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 (


episode 202: 2020 hindsight

In our final regular episode of 2020, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe pick their moments of the COVID-19 season.

We hear from young British rider Joe Laverick, who has been riding for the AG2R development squad but is moving to Girona next season to take up another opportunity about the implications Brexit may have on his fledgling career.

And in the final part, Richard tests Lionel and Daniel with his end-of-year quiz...


 December 17, 2020  1h19m

episode 203: Strictly Amaraterra

Since 2016, when The Cycling Podcast first covered the Giro d'Italia on the ground, the soundtrack has been provided by Amaraterra, a London-based band that plays the southern Italian pizzica music.
They were in the news recently after it was reported that a Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show offered a free lunch rather than a payment to perform...


 December 23, 2020  1h2m

episode 204: Service Course | Christmas Press Conference

In the final Service Course of 2020 Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley answer your tech questions, from tyre pressures and choice of glove to race radios and pro hacks. 

When the questions prove too much, Tom and Lizzy turn to a selection of genuine experts, including Niamh Fisher-Black (the current New Zealand national road race champion), Alan Sheldon (Lizzy's team mechanic for the past two years) and up and coming cyclocross star, Cameron Mason...


 December 28, 2020  58m