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 142: Service Course | Contador, Basso, Biometrics and Ducks

In this episode of Service Course Tom and Lizzy react to EF Pro-Cycling's new kit for the Giro, speak with Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso about the Aurum Magma, the first bike to be produced by their new brand, and chat with Absolute Black's Borut Fonda about his lab work with Tadej Pogačar.

Service Course is supported by Science In Sport...


 2020-10-02  1h17m

episode 143: The Grandest Tour Stage 1: Monreale - Palermo

In the first episode from the Giro d’Italia — and the first of The Grandest Tour by The Cycling Podcast — Richard and Daniel review stage one, won by Filippo Ganna of Team Ineos Grenadiers. 

We hear from Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates, the big winners among the overall contenders, and from our new diarists, Joe Dombrowski, James Knox, Jacopo Guarnieri, Nathan Haas, Cesare Benedetti and Rick Zabel, who tells us how he targeted — and won — the King of the Mountains jersey...


 2020-10-03  48m

episode 144: The Grandest Tour Stage 2: Alcamo - Agrigento (via Liège–Bastogne–Liège)

In stage two of The Cycling Podcast’s Grandest Tour we are divided between Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Giro d’Italia. 

In Liège there was a victory for Primoz Roglic, and we have the reaction of the boss of his Jumbo-Visma team, Richard Plugge. 

In Italy, Diego Ulissi won his seventh Giro stage and we hear from his teammate, Joe Dombrowski. We also have a dispatch from another of our audio diarists, James Knox, an interview with Matt White and the White Feather; Gianni Savio...


 2020-10-04  46m

episode 145: The Grandest Tour stage 3: Enna — Etna

Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia saw drama even before the race properly started when Geraint Thomas, one of the favourites, crashed heavily in the neutralised zone. 

Thomas’s challenge is over, and Simon Yates’s took a dent as he was dropped on the slopes of Mount Etna. We hear from the sports directors of their respective teams and also from Fabrizio Guidi, whose EF Pro Cycling team won the stage with Jonathan Caicedo...


 2020-10-05  37m

episode 146: Kilometre 0 – Giro Diaries – Part 1

Episode 1: We have signed up six riders to keep audio diaries for us throughout the 103rd edition of the Giro d'Italia.

They are Nathan Haas (Cofidis), Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates), Rick Zabel (Israel Start-Up Nation), James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Cesare Benedetti (Bora-hansgrohe), Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ).

Meet the team in this first episode of Kilometre 0...


 2020-10-06  47m

episode 147: The Grandest Tour stage 4: Shark hunting

The Giro d'Italia spent a fourth day on the island of Sicliy and Richard and Daniel went shark hunting in Messina, visiting the shop owned by Vincenzo Nibali's family.

With the stage won in a close sprint by Arnaud Démare of Groupama-FDJ, we get an eyewitness account from our audio diarist, and Démare's leadout man, Jacopo Guarnieri. We speak to Pello Bilbao, who is sitting third overall after also riding the Tour de France...


 2020-10-06  49m

episode 148: Life in the Peloton – Dr Kevin Sprouse

Mitch Docker is back to talk about Life in the Peloton with a man who is critical to the health and wellbeing of the riders on and off the bike.

Dr Kevin Sprouse is the medical director of Mitch's team, EF Pro Cycling, and in a fascinating conversation he talks about the daily routine for a team doctor working in professional cycling...


 2020-10-07  1h11m

episode 149: The Grandest Tour stage 5: Premature celebrations

A mountainous stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia was won by the heaviest man in the race, Filippo Ganna, after an apparent row between his breakaway companions, Thomas De Gendt and Einer Rubio. 

We hear from both De Gendt and Rubio, with each having a different view of what went on.

In this episode we also hear from Simon Yates, who still hopes to win overall, from Jakob Fuglsang and our old friend Ciro Scognamiglio of Gazzetta dello Sport...


 2020-10-07  48m

episode 150: The Grandest Tour stage 6: Démare in a hurry

From the beautiful city of Matera, the third oldest in the world, Richard and Daniel report from a stage of the Giro d'Italia won in impressive style by French champion Arnaud Démare. We hear from his Groupama-FDJ leadout man, Jacopo Guarnieri, who is keeping an audio diary for The Cycling Podcast, and also from another of our diarists, James Knox, whose Deceuninck-Quickstep team defended the pink jersey of overall leader...


 2020-10-08  50m

episode 151: Kilometre 0 – Giro Diaries – Part 2

In episode two of Kilometre 0 from The Grandest Tour we hear once again from our team of audio diarists, including pasta with Nathan Haas, defending the pink jersey with James Knox, and hearing about the life less glamorous with Rick Zabel.
Our audio diarists at the Giro d'Italia are Haas (Cofidis), Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates), Zabel (Israel Start-Up Nation), Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Cesare Benedetti (Bora-hansgrohe), Jacopo Guarnieri (Groupama-FDJ)...


 2020-10-09  29m