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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 11 hours 41 minutes


episode 11: Life in the Peloton – Nate Wilson

I was travelling back to Girona from the first team training near Marseille at the start of the year with our trainer Nate Wilson and I was asking him a whole bunch of questions about coaching and it suddenly struck me that the conversation we were having would make a great a great podcast.

So I got my recorder out of my backpack and asked Nate about his methods and philosophy but also the mental side of a relationship between a coach and an athlete...


 2021-02-17  44m

episode 12: Fly me to the moon

This episode of The Cycling Podcast starts with the most significant corrections corner ever following Daniel's assertion last week that Ineos Grenadiers rider Pavel Sivakov had climbed the equivalent of the distance to the moon...

We also discuss the early races of the season, the big stories in the news and look ahead to Chris Froome's debut for his new team, Israel Start-Up Nation...


 2021-02-17  1h28m

episode 13: Trailer: A team apart

This is the first ten minutes of an episode that's just been released for Friends of the Podcast called A Team Apart.

It's a study of a team that punched above its weight last season, Team Sunweb. They won three Tour de France stages, Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Tours and nearly the Giro d'Italia too. A new sponsor DSM has perhaps given the team greater security, considering Sunweb is in the fragile holiday market, although the team lost its new star, Marc Hirschi on the eve of the season...


 2021-02-23  10m

episode 14: Crosswinds and Côtes du Rhône

The 2021 World Tour season is underway with the UAE Tour and in this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the opening three days of racing in the dessert.

There was a stage win for Mathieu van der Poel before his Alpecin-Fenix team had to withdraw after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19...


 2021-02-24  1h26m

episode 15: Service Course | Cycling in cyberspace

In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a deep dive into the world of online cycling, something that we've all become even more accustomed to over the last 12 months thanks to a global pandemic.

Tom speaks to Zwift's lead game designer Wes Salmon, Hustle City creator Marcus Cheek, cyclist and CEO of Die Gute Fabrik Hannah Nicklin, Mike Rose from No More Robots, and Stuart Ruecroft...


 2021-02-25  1h6m

episode 16: Opening Weekend

In this week’s episode Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe review opening weekend in Flanders and the first cobbled classics of the spring, Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
We hear from Jake Stewart, the 21-year-old from Coventry who was second at Het Nieuwsblad – the youngest podium finisher since Eddy Merckx in 1966 – and rides for the French team, Groupama-FDJ...


 2021-03-02  1h24m

episode 17: Life in the Peloton – On the road with Tom Scully

It was time to hit the cobbles for the first time this year with Opening Weekend up in Belgium. That's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

I was planning to travel from Girona to Belgium with my EF Education-Nippo teammate Tom Scully so I thought it would be a great idea to take all of you on a road trip with us asa we headed to the first classics of the season...


 2021-03-03  1h23m

episode 18: ???????? El Cycling Podcast – Camisas de cemento

This is episode one of a new Spanish language podcast, El Cycling Podcast, hosted by Laura Meseguer and Rob Hatch. Episode one is being launched here before the whole series moves to a designated Spanish language feed, which you can subscribe to here...


 2021-03-04  1h5m

episode 19: Trailer: Paris-Nice and The King

This is a trailer for a new episode available now for Friends of the Podcast called Paris-Nice and The King.

It tells the story of Paris-Nice, its place in French cycling heritage and the seven consecutive victories by Irish rider Sean Kelly in the 1980s.

To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to


 2021-03-06  4m

episode 20: Van der Poel has lift off

In this week's episode we look back at Mathieu van der Poel's phenomenal victory at Strade Bianche and there's a report from the race to the sun, Paris-Nice.

First, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore discuss Strade Bianche, a race that grows in prestige, and in fans' affections, each year...


 2021-03-10  1h18m