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 (

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episode 168: An autumnal ramble

The World Tour season is beginning to wind down with the race of the falling leaves – il Lombardia – at the weekend but in this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reflect on three big stories from the world of cycling.

In part one, Daniel remembers Giorgio Squinzi, the boss of the Mapei company who elevated the brand from the humble world of industrial grouts and adhesives to the position as one of the greatest cycling teams of all time...


 2019-10-09  1h5m

episode 169: The 2020 Tour de France route

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe react to the route of the 2020 Tour de France, which was unveiled in Paris earlier in the day...


 2019-10-16  1h7m

episode 170: Service Course | Episode 3 | Invisible Women

Inspired by Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Women, Tom Whalley and new co-host Lizzy Banks (Bigla Pro Cycling) ask how data bias is present in cycling.

They hear from Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio about a fundamental UCI rule that she believes is based on data solely from male riders, and Liz Colebrook, one of the few female frame builders in the UK, who says that cycling design not only ignores women but other “outliers” too...


 2019-10-18  46m

episode 171: The 2020 Giro and a farewell to Phinney

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe give their first reaction to the 2020 Giro d'Italia route as it is unveiled in Milan.

The Grande Partenza in Budapest, Hungary, will be followed by a transfer to Sicily – without a rest day – and a journey that hugs the southern and Adriatic coastlines before a very difficult final week in the Alps...


 2019-10-25  1h8m

episode 172: Cavendish reboot, Pidcock stays put

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast we hear from Tom Pidcock, the versatile young rider who explains his decision not to step up to a World Tour team in 2020.

Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore also discuss Mark Cavendish’s move to Bahrain-Merida...


 2019-10-30  1h4m

episode 173: Ellingworth takes the wheel at McLaren

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review some of the biggest stories from the past week in professional cycling.

After 14 years, the Tour of California – the biggest stage race in the USA – is taking a hiatus...


 2019-11-08  1h8m

episode 174: Remembering Poulidor

The Cycling Podcast is currently on a theatre tour but Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recorded this week's episode a few hours before taking to the stage at Worcester's Huntingdon Hall.

They discuss the latest developments in the General Medical Council's hearing into former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, and Shane Sutton's extraordinary appearance before he stormed out...


 2019-11-14  51m

episode 175: How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White

After travelling from Bristol to Belfast and reaching London on Monday night, The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour has reached its halfway point.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's news – double Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings' retirement, the latest from Dr Richard Freeman's General Medical Council hearing and we hear from Matt White about how he sits down to plan the race programme for Mitchelton-Scott's riders...


 2019-11-21  1h2m

episode 176: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019

The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes a feature on arguably the greatest team in the history of women's racing, Boels-Dolmans.
With both sponsors giving notice of their intention to quit, the Dutch squad faces an uncertain future. We speak to the team director, Danny Stam, its longest-serving rider, Christine Majerus, and former riders Lucy Martin and Nikki Brammeier...


 2019-11-22  1h5m

episode 177: Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

This month Lizzy Banks takes Service Course back to the place where it all began for her, Hill Climbs.
It was the Sheffield University Hill Climb at Curbar Edge in Derbyshire where Lizzy first started to believe that she may have a serious future in the sport and so for this episode she goes back to her roots to look at hill climbing bikes in all their glorious eccentricities...


 2019-11-27  42m