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 770 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 9 hours 59 minutes


episode 41: Service Course | Episode 9 | Taming the cobbles

Despite the absence of a cobbled season, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley talk about the ways in which cycling technology has attempted to tame the cobbles. There’s a look at some retro editions of Roubaix, particularly those in the early 90s, where it looked as if road bikes equipped with front and rear suspension were going to be the dominant force on the cobbles...


 2020-04-24  59m

episode 42: Dave Brailsford on a year with Ineos

In this week's episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reveal a few more details of the upcoming coverage of Our Giro d'Italia.

Our virtual journey round Italy kicks off in Budapest on Saturday, May 9 and over the course of three weeks we will delve into the history and culture of the Giro d'Italia, capturing the sounds and flavour of the first grand tour of the season...


 2020-04-29  1h42m

episode 43: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | May 2020

The May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is an in-depth look at the career of the world’s top female cyclist, Annemiek van Vleuten.
We hear from Van Vleuten herself, her longtime coach Louis Delahaije, her Mitchelton-Scott teammate Lucy Kennedy and one of her rivals, Lizzy Banks of Bigla-Katusha...


 2020-05-01  1h29m

episode 44: Our Giro preview

Our Giro starts on Saturday and in this episode we look ahead to what's in store during our three-week virtual journey round Italy.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe will be celebrating the best the Giro and Italy have to offer. The classic races, the riders, the food and wine, the culture, countryside and history.

We'll look back at some memorable moments from our time covering the Giro d'Italia and hear from some familiar voices...


 2020-05-05  1h7m

episode 45: Life in the Peloton – Cameron Meyer

In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker catches up with five-time world points race champion Cameron Meyer.

Meyer won back-to-back points race – or the points score, as the Aussies call it – titles in 2009 and 2010 and more or less made the discipline his own.

Heralded as a potential stage race contender, he turned professional for the Garmin-Slipstream team and in this episode he tells the story of how his first European stage race as a pro was the Giro d'Italia...


 2020-05-06  1h8m

episode 46: Our Giro stage 1: The (second) Giro of rebirth

Welcome to the first stage of Our Giro, a series of podcasts by Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe celebrating the best the Giro d’Italia and Italy have to offer.
With the Giro d’Italia postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, The Cycling Podcast is embarking on a virtual grand tour instead. Starting in Budapest and finishing in Milan, our route will more or less follow that of the real 2020 Giro but with a few diversions thrown in along the way...


 2020-05-09  1h1m

episode 47: Our Giro stage 2: The Hungarians

The second stage of Our Giro focuses on Hungary, which was to be the host of the Grande Partenza this year.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they ask why Hungary has not produced as many international class riders as comparable nations. Only one Hungarian – László Bodrogi, a contemporary of Fabian Cancellara and Filippo Pozzato in the Mapei development squad at the start of this century – has taken part in the Tour de France. No Hungarian has won the Peace Race...


 2020-05-10  1h1m

episode 48: Our Giro stage 3: Stars and Watercarriers

It’s movie night for The Cycling Podcast as we look back at Stars and Watercarriers, Jørgen Leth’s film made at the 1973 Giro d’Italia.
Richard Moore speaks to the filmmaker Leth about how the film came about and about the story he was trying to tell.
The 1973 Giro was dominated by Eddy Merckx, who wore the pink jersey from start to finish...


 2020-05-11  46m

episode 49: Our Giro stage 4: Imbroglio! Skulduggery at the Giro

Our Giro arrives in Sicily and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the race’s rich history of controversy, tactical ruthlessness and downright cheating.
From police raids to outlandish excuses for positive doping tests to Richard’s shocking wine-tasting notes, we cover it all...


 2020-05-12  1h10m

episode 50: Our Giro stage 5: The Supernovas

Our Giro is still on the island of Sicily and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe turn their attention to the ‘Prosecco Supernovas’, or one-hit wonders: riders who burnt brightly but briefly at the Giro d’Italia. 
They include Ivan Quaranta, the sprinter who upstaged Mario Cipollini at the 1999 Giro. Twenty-one years later, Daniel caught up with Quaranta to find out where – or, indeed, if – it all went wrong...


 2020-05-13  1h1m