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 57m. Bisher sind 773 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 13 hours 34 minutes


episode 152: The Grandest Tour stage 7: When the wind blows

We lingered in Matera, the beautiful city where stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia finished and stage 7 started, with crosswinds forecast. They duly came, and, predictably, it was Deceuninck-Quickstep and Jumbo-Visma who went to the front and tore the race into pieces.

In tonight's episode we hear from our diarist, James Knox of Deceuninck, about his sense of trepidation ahead of the stage...


 2020-10-09  58m

episode 153: The Grandest Tour stage 8: Dowsett takes an emotional win

As Alex Dowsett won his second stage of the Giro d’Italia, and his first in seven years, The Cycling Podcast was there to witness an emotional victory for the rider from Essex.

The Giro had woken up to the concerning news of one of the favourites, Simon Yates, testing positive for Covid-19. His Mitchelton-Scott teammates all tested negative and so continue in the race, but Yates was taken by ambulance to the team’s HQ in Varese where he will quarantine for fourteen days...


 2020-10-10  45m

episode 154: The Grandest Tour stage 9: Super Sunday

There were races in Belgium, France and Italy, with Ghent-Wevelgem, Paris-Tours and the Giro d'Italia, and we have reaction to each of them in our latest episode.

From Italy, we hear from Wilco Kelderman, who moved up to second overall at the Giro, and his Sunweb teammate Sam Oomen. We also have interviews with Larry Warbasse, who makes some pointed comments about Ruben Guerrero, the stage nine winner, and Guerrero's teammate, Lawson Craddock...


 2020-10-11  51m

episode 155: The Grandest Tour Rest Day 1: Press Conference

The first rest day of the Giro d'Italia sees Daniel and Richard answer your questions with the first press conference of The Cycling Podcast's Grandest Tour.
There are questions about asterisks, the dates of the Ardennes classics and whether they should be moved, Team Ineos and Peter Sagan – and many more. There were also questions for Joe Dombrowski and James Knox, who are both keeping audio diaries for The Cycling Podcast, so they answer these listeners' questions directly...


 2020-10-12  57m

episode 156: Kilometre 0 – Italy's other mountains

Stretching over 1200 kilometres, from the knee of Italy’s boot to the tip of its toe, the Apennines are ‘il Bel Paese’s’ defining geographical feature - & yet many would struggle to point to them on a map.

Similarly, the range’s place in Giro folklore is underplayed or even ignored, despite glorious dramas on fearsome climbs like Blockhaus, Monte Carpegna, San Pellegrino in Alpe & l’Abetone...


 2020-10-13  14m

episode 157: The Grandest Tour stage 10: Saganissimo

The Giro d’Italia resumed after its rest day with the news that two high profile riders, Steven Kruijswijk and Michael Matthews, had tested positive for Covid and were out of the race.

The race limped on and served up a thrilling stage, won by Peter Sagan with one of the performances of his career...


 2020-10-13  55m

episode 158: Kilometre 0 – Giro Diaries – Part 3

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from three of our diarists in the Giro d'Italia peloton.

With Mitchelton-Scott and Jumbo-Visma having to pull out of the race because of a spate of coronavirus positive tests, Joe Dombrowski of UAE Team Emirates reacts to the news, talks about the difficulty of keeping the bubble secure and asks whether the race will make it to Milan...


 2020-10-14  42m

episode 159: The Grandest Tour stage 11: A transitional stage

The Giro d’Italia had a transitional stage for the sprinters and we had a transitional podcast too, with Lionel Birnie joining Richard Moore to recap stage 11...


 2020-10-14  50m

episode 160: Kilometre 0 – Giro Diaries – Part 4

Our Giro Diaries series continues and this episode kicks off with Jacopo Guarnieri recapping a day's racing while having his post-race massage.

We also hear from James Knox as he continues to defend his teammate João Almeida's maglia rosa and from Cesare Benedetti on Peter Sagan's first Giro stage win and first race victory since the 2019 Tour de France.

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 2020-10-15  27m

episode 161: The Grandest Tour stage 12: Chocolate mousse at the Merckx's

In our latest episode, discussing stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by guest presenter Ian Boswell, the former professional rider with Team Sky and Katusha-Alpecin.
It was a tough day in Italy, with heavy rain and cold weather turning a hilly stage into a battle for survival. We hear from James Knox of Deceuninck-Quickstep who describes himself as "an emotional and physical wreck after one of the worst experiences of my life – it was truly awful...


 2020-10-15  43m