The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – 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. 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 182: The Grandest Tour stage 27: Butter pies all round

The Vuelta a España tackled the fearsome Angliru and in this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks review a thrilling final five kilometres that again changed the complexion of the overall race.

The Angliru belonged to Preston's Hugh Carthy of EF Pro Cycling, who attacked twice on the climb to clinch his first Grand Tour stage victory...


 2020-11-01  47m

episode 183: Kilometre 0 – The story of the Giro

Our final episode of Kilometre 0 from The Grandest Tour is a look back at the Giro d’Italia and how it was won in the company of the winner, Tao Geoghegan Hart, and the runner-up, Jai Hindley.

We also hear from Sunweb sports director Luke Roberts about what happened at the critical point in the race, when they tackled the Stelvio, and members of The Cycling Podcast team select their key moments...


 2020-11-02  41m

episode 184: The Grandest Tour stage 28: Pass the parcel

The time trial stage of the Vuelta a España was always going to be important and it caused a re-shuffle at the top of general classification with Primoz Roglic taking the red jersey of race leader back from Richard Carapaz.

Lizzy Banks joins Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to discuss the stage and its implications for the race. They also debate the “gimmick” of the steep climb at the end that saw the riders change bikes mid-stage...


 2020-11-03  46m

episode 185: Life in the Peloton – Hugh Carthy

Mitch Docker sits down with his EF Pro Cycling teammate Hugh Carthy on the Vuelta a España's second rest day to talk about his stage win on the fearsome Angliru climb.

Hugh talks about climbing, gearing, the World Tour's toughest mountains, team bus playlists, staying calm in the heat of the moment, pots of tea, butter pies, crumbly Lancashire cheese, the Birdy Brow KOM and much more.....


 2020-11-04  1h8m

episode 186: The Grandest Tour stage 29: A tale of two Tours

The latest episode of The Grandest Tour looks at two Grand Tours, with the latest from the Vuelta a España, with stage 14 won by Tim Wellens, and a look ahead to next year’s Tour de France, with the 2021 route announced on Sunday evening.

Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by François Thomazeau, who picks out the most interesting stages of next year’s Tour and describes the route as the most traditional in fifteen years...


 2020-11-04  47m

episode 187: The Grandest Tour stage 30: Where are we, Lionel?

s the Vuelta a España reached stage 15, and The Grandest Tour reached stage 30, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a day that had breakaway written all over it, but ended in a bunch sprint.

We check in with Daniel Friebe and hear from our audio diarist, Nick Schultz, who was in the break that looked like it would stay away, and from Harry Tanfield, whose Vuelta ended thanks to a persistent injury...


 2020-11-05  54m

episode 188: The Grandest Tour Stage 31: Gone fishing

Ian Boswell rejoins the team for stage 31 of The Grandest Tour, looking back at stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, ahead to Saturday’s decisive one, and also back at the Giro d’Italia.
Boswell tells us what to expect on the final climb of the Vuelta, to Alto de la Covatilla, which he rode himself when the race was last there in 2018 and the stage was won by his friend, Ben King...


 2020-11-06  59m

episode 189: The Grandest Tour stage 32: Déjà vu (almost) all over again

Ian Boswell joins Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to talk about the penultimate and decisive stage of the Vuelta a España, and a thrilling finale that almost re-enacted the finish to the Tour de France – but not quite.

The team discuss whether Primoz Roglic was in any real danger as Richard Carapaz launched a late bid to claim the race lead. It was high drama but in the end Roglic did enough as the young Frenchman, David Gaudu, rode away to his second stage win...


 2020-11-07  42m

episode 190: The Grandest Tour stage 33: It's a wrap

After five weeks, spanning the Giro d’Italia, classics and Vuelta a España, our daily coverage of ‘The Grandest Tour’ comes to an end with Ian Boswell, Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore discussing the final stage of the Vuelta in Madrid and the efforts made by organisers, teams and riders to successfully stage so many races in the middle of a global pandemic...


 2020-11-08  1h11m

episode 191: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November | Brennauer, Banks and Longo Borghini

The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore, takes a look back at the recent races, discusses a controversial finish at Driedaagse De Panne, some interesting tactics at the Tour of Flanders and the late, late show at the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge, which finally ended the season...


 2020-11-12  1h21m