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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 11 hours 41 minutes


episode 192: Press conference, part one

We received so many questions for the press conference that we have decided to split it across two episodes. Part two will be out next week.

In this episode, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe tackle questions sent in by listeners. We also put your questions to our Grandest Tour guest hosts François Thomazeau, Lizzy Banks and Ian Boswell.

So, without further ado, first question please.....


 2020-11-13  1h5m

episode 193: Press conference, part two

After listeners sent in a flood of questions we split our post-Grandest Tour press conference over two episodes. This is part two.

Next question please...

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 2020-11-17  1h8m

episode 194: Life in the Peloton – Svein Tuft turns the mic on Mitch

In the final episode of the Life in the Peloton for this year, Mitch Docker is back on the other side of the mic with his friend and former Orica-Scott teammate Svein Tuft asking the questions.

Find out about Mitch's school days and how he completed a year's worth of art coursework in a couple of days, his early racing days and how he got started on the road to the World Tour with the Drapac development team...


 2020-11-18  1h22m

episode 195: Explore | Escape From Lockdown

Explore returns with Escape From Lockdown, an episode celebrating the simple joy of riding a bike.

The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to explore the world on two wheels. Most of the world has experienced lockdown or travel restrictions of some sort and we've all been tethered to home more than usual.

For this episode, four riders took advantage of loosening restrictions to go cycling and they ended up enjoying four very different adventures...


 2020-11-20  1h32m

episode 196: Peiper on Pogacar: It was the pinnacle of my life

Allan Peiper was in the UAE Team Emirates car behind Tadej Pogacar during the dramatic time trial on La Planche des Belles Filles.

The 60-year-old Australian describes the young Slovenian's victory over this compatriot Primoz Roglic as the pinnacle of his life and in this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel talks to him about this year's Tour de France...


 2020-11-26  41m

episode 197: Service Course | Chain reaction

In this episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley and Lizzy Banks continue in their pursuit to track down the makers of the world's first 3D printed carbon bike. They talk to Henry Furniss who co-founded WyndyMilla but has now moved on to create his own R&D business for 3D printed technologies...


 2020-11-30  1h5m

episode 198: The transfer market

In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe talk about cycling's transfer market and the eleventh hour rescue of World Tour team NTT, which will race in 2021 as Qhubeka Assos.

As well as discussing the eclectic roster being put together by the African team, we hear from rider agent Gary McQuaid, who looks after Bob Jungels, Adam Yates, Jai Hindley and others, and from one rider who's been left high and dry, James Shaw...


 2020-12-03  1h57m

episode 199: Old beginnings

In this week's episode we look at two high profile figures who are returning to old haunts. Mark Cavendish is going back to Deceuninck-Quick Step, the team with which he spent three successful seasons earlier in his career, while in an even more surprising move, his old mentor, Rod Ellingworth, is returning to Team Ineos after just a year in charge at Bahrain-McLaren...


 2020-12-09  1h25m

episode 200: Explore | Utterly Brilliant with Timmy Mallett

This episode of Explore, introduced by Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop, features a man who was a fixture on British children's television in the late 1980s and 1990s – Timmy Mallett.

The host of Wacaday, the Wide Awake Club and Mallett's Mallet, Timmy was never seen without his trademark colourful glasses and trusty sidekick, a large foam mallett...


 2020-12-10  1h8m

episode 201: Rose's Christmas Quiz

In the final episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2020 we have news on the future of the Drops Cycling Team, who in 2021 will become Drops Le Col supported by Tempur. 
We hear from Bob Varney, the man behind the team, and his new sponsors, as well as two Drops riders, Joss Lowden and Marjolein van 't Geloof...


 2020-12-15  1h34m