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. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 37 days 10 hours 20 minutes


episode 61: Explore | Only Fools and Cyclists

On the Giro d'Italia's second rest day, Lionel Birnie headed west to Bath to meet two of the voices of cycling – Eurosport-GCN commentary duo Rob Hatch and Sean Kelly.

He joined them for a ride down the Bristol to Bath railway path. It was a ride that took a surprising and slightly surreal diversion once they reached Bristol...

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


 2023-05-31  55m

episode 62: The Reign in Spain

The Cycling Podcast Feminin team are reunited once again following Lizzy Banks’ long anticipated return to racing. Lizzy shares her experience of helping her team to victory at the Joe Martin stage race earlier this month, after overcoming two and a half years of illness and injury.

There’s plenty to discuss in the World Tour, where the SD Worx winning streak has continued...


 2023-06-02  1h10m

episode 63: Le Demi-Dauphiné

With the Giro d'Italia now in the rear-view mirror and the Tour de France on the horizon, The Cycling Podcast begins the countdown to the grand départ in Bilbao.

As the Critérium du Dauphiné reaches its halfway stage, Lionel Birnie is joined by François Thomazeau and Rob Hatch to discuss what it all means for the build-up to the world's biggest race...


 2023-06-07  55m

episode 64: Service Course | Lunsar to Arkansas

This episode of Service Course comes from two far flung destinations. Firstly Lizzy takes you to Arkansas where she was competing in the Joe Martin Stage Race and then Tom, with the help of Oskar Scarsbrook takes you to Sierra Leone. More specifically the Lunsar region of Sierra Leone where the Tour de Lunsar was taking place. The most important race in the region, the Tour de Lunsar is not on the UCI’s calendar but it is supported by our sponsors Science In Sport...


 2023-06-09  1h23m

episode 65: Unchained Malady - Cycling’s Netflix Fever

In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie are joined by one of the brains behind what some have already called the event of the cycling season - not Christian Prudhomme or Mauro Vegni but James Gay-Rees, the Oscar-winning executive producer of the hotly anticipated docuseries released on Netflix last week, Tour de France: Unchained...


 2023-06-15  1h5m

episode 66: Boy Gino - Remembering Gino Mäder

The world of professional cycling was rocked and devastated this week by the death of 26-year-old Bahrain Victorious rider Gino Mäder after a crash in his home race, the Tour de Suisse. The tragedy has completely overshadowed the build-up to the Tour de France - and, in turn, forced a change to our original plan for the episode, namely a review of the new Netflix docuseries, Tour de France: Unchained, after last week’s interview with execuitve producer James Gay-Rees...


 2023-06-23  1h29m

episode 67: Steelsy determination

With the SD Worx victory machine still rumbling on at the Tour de Suisse, Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lizzy Banks are faced with a few conundrums. Is Kasia Niewiadoma back to her best? Can SD Worx be beaten on strategy? And most pressingly of all, exactly who has the cutest dog in the peloton? 

The Cycling Podcast Féminin team pick over some of the week’s impressive solo performances and hear from rising star Claire Steels who Zubeldia’d her way to sixth on GC...


 2023-06-24  1h14m

episode 68: Richie and Chris: The 100th Tour, 10 years on

Richie and Chris kicks off a seven-part mini series focusing on the 2013 Tour de France. To mark the 100th edition of the race, the Tour headed to Corsica for the grand départ.

Lionel Birnie spoke to former teammates Chris Froome and Richie Porte about the race. Froome led Team Sky for the first time having been runner-up to Bradley Wiggins the previous year. Wiggins was somewhat controversially – although perhaps not surprisingly – left out of the line-up a few weeks before the start...


 2023-06-26  30m

episode 69: The XL Tour de France preview

This is our XL Tour de France preview with Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and François Thomazeau – a bumper episode looking ahead to the race, which starts on Saturday.

A few days before the grand départ, as the team line-ups and new jerseys are unveiled we look ahead to see what's in store at the biggest race in the world...


 2023-06-27  1h34m

episode 70: Kilometre 0 – Shooting the Tour: Enter the Slipstream

In this episode of Kilometre 0, we speak to three filmmakers who had the tricky task of making a film during the 2020 'Covid' Tour de France.

The result is Enter the Slipstream, which debuts on US streaming service Peacock, part of NBC Sports, tomorrow (Saturday, July 1)...


 2023-06-30  30m