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: 40 days 12 hours 14 minutes


episode 1: The Speculation Episode

What does 2021 have in store? In this first episode of the new year Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe gaze into their crystal ball, and we hear from François Thomazeau, Ian Boswell, Lizzy Banks, Ciro Scognamiglio, Mitch Docker, Harry Tanfield and Ben Lowe of VeloViewer, with their predictions for the upcoming cycling season...


 January 14, 2021  1h23m

episode 2: Life in the Peloton – Heinrich Haussler

It's great to be back for another season of Life in the Peloton and for my first episode of the new year I caught up with someone I've been wanting to get on the pod for a long time.

It's the German Aussie Heinrich Haussler. Even though I've known him a long time, there were so many things I wanted to talk to Heino about...


 January 20, 2021  1h32m

episode 3: Presenting Jumbo-Visma 2021

This week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the Team Jumbo-Visma training camp in Alicante, Spain.
Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui spent a few days with the world’s number one ranked team as they prepared for and looked ahead to the 2021 season. We hear from Marianne Vos, who will lead the new women’s team, Wout van Aert, Tom Dumoulin, Steven Kruijswijk, Sepp Kuss, Tobias Foss and Primoz Roglic, as well as team boss Richard Plugge and sporting director Merijn Zeeman...


 January 22, 2021  1h44m

episode 4: Dumoulin hits pause

The cycling world has been rocked by the decision of one of the sport’s stars, Tom Dumoulin, to hit the pause button on his career.
The Dutchman is taking time out, with the blessing of his team, Jumbo-Visma, to decide whether he wants to continue or not.
The news broke 24 hours after the release of last week’s episode, a special with Jumbo-Visma from their training camp in Spain, including an interview with Dumoulin in which he discussed his goals for 2021...


 January 27, 2021  1h10m

episode 5: Service Course | Let's Talk About CX

In this episode of Service Course Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley look at the latest trends in cyclocross bikes.

With riders like Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert tearing things up both on the road and in the mud, they ask whether the two disciplines of road and cx are now having much more of an influence on each other...


 January 29, 2021  1h9m

episode 6: Duel in the sand

Road racing is back with the traditional curtain-raiser to the European season, the Grand Prix La Marseillaise, taking place in the south of France on Sunday.

In this episode we assess the latest instalment in the ongoing duel between Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. It's a rivalry that spans the mud (and sand) of cyclo-cross, the cobbles and hills of the Classics and could flare up in the heat of July at the Tour de France this year...


 February 3, 2021  1h4m

episode 7: Life in the Peloton – Jack Thompson

It's a bit of a departure from the norm this week because my guest is Jack Thompson – aka Jack Ultra – who is not a professional cyclist but whose adventures on two wheels have demonstrated to me the power of the bike.

When I first heard about the type of riding Jack does I was impressed by the sheer scale of the targets he sets himself...


 February 3, 2021  53m

episode 8: The Ineos grand tour battle plan

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Ineos Grenadiers strategy for this season's three grand tours.

With Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz and Tao Geoghegan Hart in their squad they have four grand tour champions to divide between three races – and that's before considering the ambitions of Pavel Sivakov, Adam Yates and others...


 February 10, 2021  1h25m

episode 9: Rose between two thorns

The first episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2021 includes a report from the new Jumbo-Visma women's team training camp in Alicante and a conversation with Ella Harris, the Canyon-SRAM rider, from her home in New Zealand.

With Rose Manley taking over in the host's chair, and Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore in domestique roles, there's a fresh look and sound to the monthly podcast that focuses on women's racing...


 February 12, 2021  1h17m

episode 10: Trailer: A virtual lunch with Rod Ellingworth

This is the first ten minutes of an episode that's just been released for Friends of the Podcast. It's an in-depth conversation with Ineos Grenadiers director of racing Rod Ellingworth about his early days in cycling. The full episode is available now. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to


 February 15, 2021  10m