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: 38 days 1 hour 33 minutes


episode 21: Service Course | Episode 7 | New kit day

In this month’s episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a look at the new kit that's arrived in the peloton for 2020. They hear from young riders, Mikkel Bjerg, Katrine Aalerud, Niamh Fisher-Black and her brother Finn, all of whom have recently stepped up to bigger teams, and talk about the challenges of using totally new equipment...


 2020-03-02  40m

episode 22: Opening weekend

The season finally started, according to Lionel Birnie, with Belgium’s “Opening Weekend” comprising Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday followed by Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday. 
The racing was thrilling, but there has been a lot of other news in the cycling world, from coronavirus and its possible effects on the upcoming races, not to mention the four teams still in quarantine in Abu Dhabi, to Gianni Moscon’s latest transgression and disqualification at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne...


 2020-03-04  1h21m

episode 23: Explore | Coffee, croissants and cassoulet with Felicity Cloake

Explore returns to The Cycling Podcast as a monthly show following the seven-part debut series, which was release at the end of 2018.

Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop introduce the show, which will also feature regular contributions from former World Tour professional rider Ian Boswell...


 2020-03-06  1h39m

episode 24: Cycling in the time of coronavirus

Strade Bianche may have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy but Paris-Nice got underway and the opening two stages turned out to be more like mini Classics.

Crosswinds caused chaos and whittled down the number of riders likely to contend for overall victory as the race heads towards the hills and, hopefully, the sun at the end of the week...


 2020-03-11  1h20m

episode 25: Life in the Peloton – Talking Classics with Luke Durbridge

Life in the Peloton is a packed episode of two halves this time as Mitch Docker and his good mate Luke Durbridge look back at the first Belgian Classics of the season before answering some great listeners' questions.

Mitch and Luke used to be teammates at Orica-GreenEdge, now they live not too far from each other in Girona, and they caught up after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne to talk about 'opening weekend'...


 2020-03-12  1h26m

episode 26: Paris-Nice and pause

The world of professional cycling is not immune to the effects of the coronavirus and so the season has been put on hold after Paris-Nice.

From their separate studios, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap what will be the final race for a while. Daniel was on the road covering a surreal edition of the Race to the Sun and he reports on the decision by organisers ASO to push on to Nice and what it was like as the effects of the virus spread across Europe...


 2020-03-18  1h17m

episode 27: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | March 2020

In the March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin there's lots of racing, with Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore picking out their moments of the early season – until it was stopped in its tracks by coronavirus...


 2020-03-20  1h9m

episode 28: Part 1: Gianni Mura and Milan-Sanremo

This week, we have divided the podcast into two parts, enabling those who want to avoid discussion of the coronavirus pandemic to self-isolate from the subject and enjoy a diverting hour or so listening to us talk about cycling.

In this part one, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe pay tribute to the veteran Italian sportswriter Gianni Mura, who died last week, and talk about Milan-Sanremo...


 2020-03-25  1h23m

episode 29: Part 2: Marco Pinotti and Jonathan Vaughters on COVID-19

In this second part of this week's Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe speaks to Marco Pinotti, head of performance at Team CCC, and a resident of Bergamo, one of the cities in Italy that has been worst hit by coronavirus.

In the second part we hear from Jonathan Vaughters, boss of the EF Pro Cycling team, who were the first to pull out of the Strade Bianche race a couple of weeks ago, about what the future might hold for the sport once the crisis is over...


 2020-03-25  1h23m

episode 30: Life in the Peloton – Talking Zwift with Kevin Poulton

With so many cyclists now confined to training indoors, Mitch Docker talks to his coach Kevin Poulton about the virtual cycling software Zwift.

Back in 2016, Mat Hayman crashed out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and fractured his arm. It looked like his Classics campaign was over but within days he was back training indoors, using Zwift, and less than six weeks later he crossed the line first in the velodrome to clinch victory in Paris-Roubaix...


 2020-03-25  54m