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 58m. Bisher sind 924 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 38 days 1 hour 33 minutes


episode 51: Our Giro stage 6: Bonk!

Our Giro reaches Mount Etna for its first summit finish and, appropriately enough, the story of one of the Giro’s most famous explosions. 
Call it a capitulation, a hunger flat, a bonk – cycling has as many terms for running out of fuel and hitting the wall as Eskimos have for ice. In 2002 Cadel Evans, the Australian former mountain biker taking part in his first Grand Tour, was in the pink jersey and only had one mountain to hang on...


 2020-05-14  50m

episode 52: Our Giro stage 7: Lion King part 1

Mario Cipollini holds the record for the most Giro d’Italia stage wins and so we are going to spend the next two stages of Our Giro looking at his career and life, which has been as turbulent as it’s been flamboyant...


 2020-05-15  1h8m

episode 53: Our Giro stage 8: Lion King part 2

Part two of our look at the life and times of the Giro d'Italia's record stage winner Mario Cipollini picks up the story in 2002, as he has just won the rainbow jersey at the World Championships.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look at the final seasons before his eventual retirement, which he had threatened a couple of times previously...


 2020-05-16  50m

episode 54: Our Giro stage 9: Magic Nights

Italy was full of confidence in 1990. The country was alive, at the cutting edge of sport and fashion and with a booming economy. About to host the World Cup, the nation's cyclists were on the cusp of a resurgence too.

After three years of foreign victors at the Giro, an Italian led from start to finish...


 2020-05-17  1h18m

episode 55: Our Giro riposo: Porte in a storm

In 2010, Richie Porte was a first-year professional and rode the Giro d'Italia for Saxo Bank. After a promising sixth place in the opening time trial in Amsterdam he spent the first half of the race comfortably inside the top ten.

Then came the stage to L'Aquila, which had been hit by a terrible earthquake the previous year.

A huge break got away and gained a lot of time. Porte was in it and ended the day in the pink jersey...


 2020-05-18  55m

episode 56: Our Giro stage 10: The hot seat

It's time trial day for Our Giro and we look back to the 2013 race and remember the day Alex Dowsett gave Great Britain a stage win they perhaps expected Bradley Wiggins to deliver.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe return refreshed after a virtual rest day with another packed episode.

After two years with Team Sky, Dowsett switched to Movistar and the 2013 Giro gave him his first taste of grand tour racing...


 2020-05-19  1h3m

episode 57: Our Giro stage 11: The Supertuscan

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as Our Giro reaches Tuscany.

We interview Max Sciandri about his journey from Derby to the Tuscan hills via Los Angeles.

Sciandri was one of the Movistar sports directors who helped guide Richard Carapaz to victory in last year's Giro and he's a familiar voice to podcast listeners...


 2020-05-20  1h12m

episode 58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

There's a Giro d'Italia flavour to a very special episode of Life in the Peloton.

Mitch Docker gets the Orica-GreenEdge band back together to tell the story of an unforgettable Giro for the team.

Orica-GreenEdge won the team time trial in Belfast to put Svein Tuft into the maglia rosa. The following day the jersey swapped to the shoulders of his teammate Michael Matthews and the Orica riders spent the next week defending the lead...


 2020-05-20  1h25m

episode 59: Our Giro stage 12: Giro 2000

Stage 12 of Our Giro picks up the Max Sciandri story at the point where he decided to switch nationalities and swap his Italian racing licence for a British one.

Sciandri also recalls riding the 2000 Giro d'Italia for the vegetarian Linda McCartney Foods team and we hear from the team's press officer John Deering about a remarkable stage win for David McKenzie...


 2020-05-21  1h8m

episode 60: Our Giro stage 13: End of the world as we knew it

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at Paris-Nice, the last World Tour stage race before coronavirus brought the world to a halt.

In stage 13 of Our Giro we hear from Max Schachmann of Bora-Hansgrohe who was in sparkling form this spring, finishing second at the Volta ao Algarve before winning Paris-Nice, which made its way to the French Riviera as Europe was on the verge of lockdown...


 2020-05-22  1h6m