The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at (

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 910 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 37 days 10 hours 20 minutes


episode 22: Arrivée | Tour of Flanders | men’s race

In our second round of Arrivée podcasts of the 2023 season, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe get together to serve up their hot takes after a memorable edition of the Tour of Flanders...


 2023-04-02  40m

episode 23: Arrivée | Tour of Flanders | Women’s race

In this episode of Arrivée, Rose Manley and Lizzy Banks dissect the women’s Tour of Flanders.

After an imperious start to the season which includes wins for Demi Vollering, Marlen Reusser and Lotte Kopecky, all eyes will be on SD Worx...


 2023-04-02  34m

episode 24: Men who stare at GOATS

In this week’s regular episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are joined by long-time contributor François Thomazeau to reflect on Tadej Pogačar’s Tour of Flanders victory at the weekend and look ahead to Paris-Roubaix. 
Since Flanders, debate has raged about whether Pog will one day complete cycling’s “Monument Slam”...


 2023-04-05  1h19m

episode 25: Arrivée | Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Join Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks in the grandstand at the velodrome in Roubaix as they recap a thrilling third edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

They spent the day hopping from cobble section to cobble section but made it to the finish in time to see the outcome.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport...


 2023-04-08  37m

episode 26: Arrivée | Paris-Roubaix

In our third round of Arrivée podcasts of the 2023 season, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the action from a fast - historically fast - & frenetic Paris-Roubaix. 

After his victory in Milan-Sanremo three weeks ago, Mathieu van der Poel looked like the hot favourite - but could his long-time rival Wout Van Aert turn it into a Sunday in Hell for the Dutchman? Lionel was on the ground to find out, & we discuss the main talking points here...


 2023-04-09  39m

episode 27: Like a Matt Out of Hell

As the dust settles on another cobbled Classics season – and some who made it to the Roubaix velodrome on Sunday are still wiping the grit and in one or two cases tears from their eyes –  Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie take a last look back at the Hell of the North in the company of former WorldTour pro and cobblestone connoisseur Mitch Docker...


 2023-04-12  1h21m

episode 28: Service Course | Tech Heaven in Hell

This episode of Service Course was recorded on location at the Hell of the North.

Join Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley for two breathtaking races at Paris-Roubaix and a closer look at some of the bikes being ridden. The pair hear about the rival adjustable tyre pressure systems being used by Team DSM and Jumbo-Visma at the race, Scope Atmoz and Gravaa Kaps respectively, as well as speaking to the creator of Gravaa Kaps, Gertjan van Ginderen...


 2023-04-13  40m

episode 29: Amstel Gold Ace

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie review the action from the first of the Limburg-Ardennes troika of Classics–- the Amstel Gold Race. To aid them in an ever more desperate scramble for superlatives to describe Tadej Pogačar’s spring, the boys are joined by AG2R Citroën stalwart Larry Warbasse – who’ll be among those trying to prevent a Pog clean sweep at Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège...


 2023-04-17  1h23m

episode 30: Arrivée | Flèche Wallonne

In the time it takes to climb the Mur de Huy half a dozen times, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie discuss the uphill cheese roll, aka Flèche Wallonne.

Is it the most predictable race on the calendar, or is there some hidden nuance to the final climb? We discuss how the race panned out and other associated Ardennes trivia before attention turns to the big one, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, on Sunday...


 2023-04-19  32m

episode 31: Arrivée | Liège-Bastogne-Liège | women's race

Rose Manley and Lizzy Banks serve up their takes on an edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege that ranks highly on the Belgian waffle-o-meter.

SD Worx’s Demi Vollering comes into the race with an Ardennes Classics triple on her mind. But with more teams taking more risks as the Spring season comes to a close, her ascension is anything but a forgone conclusion...


 2023-04-23  38m