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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episode 131: Lord of the Rings

This episode of The Cycling Podcast covers the Olympic Games time trial, won by Primoz Roglic, and the resumption of the World Tour with the San Sebastian Classic, won by Neilson Powless.

Roglic – a former ski jumper, in case you didn't know – began his sporting career dreaming of gold at the winter Games. Now he is Lord of the Rings in the time trial...


 2021-08-03  1h7m

episode 132: Life in the Peloton – A Swedish odyssey

It's a bit of a different episode of Life in the Peloton this week because instead of chatting to someone in the world of professional cycling, I decided to document a bikepacking ride I went on a few weeks ago.

As many of you will know, my team – EF Education-Nippo – has embraced all sorts of cycling events in the past couple of years. You might have followed Lachlan Morton's Alternative Tour de France, for example...


 2021-08-04  1h22m

episode 133: Vinos de la Vuelta

The final grand tour of the 2021 cycling season also completes our viticultural triple crown, after our collaboration with Dvine Cellars to bring you the wines of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.

In this episode, Daniel Friebe discusses The Cycling Podcast’s Vuelta selection with Greg Andrews of Dvine Cellars and Greg’s resident aficionado and maestro of Spanish wine, Angus McNabb...


 2021-08-10  40m

episode 134: Life in the Peloton – Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

In this episode, I caught up with multiple South African champion Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. We talked about her route into professional cycling, her QOM Strava record on the famous Rocacorba climb near Girona, and the challenge she set herself to get the best women's time below 30 minutes.

Then, in the final part, we talked about the women's road race at the Tokyo Olympics...


 2021-08-11  1h13m

episode 135: Vueltas y revueltas | 2021 Vuelta a España preview

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look ahead to the third and final grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España.

Will it be another showdown between the two newly-crowned Olympic champions Primoz Roglic and Richard Carapaz or will Egan Bernal get the Ineos Grenadiers leadership role and aim to add the Vuelta to the Giro title he won earlier this season...


 2021-08-12  1h12m

episode 136: Stage 1 | Burgos | Vuelta a España 2021

The Vuelta a España opened in Burgos on Saturday evening and Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore were there for The Cycling Podcast to capture the sounds, sights and smells of stage one.
In tonight's episode we hear from Jack Haig of Bahrain Victorious, Joe Dombrowksi of UAE-Team Emirates, Johan Jacobs of Movistar and Fabio Jakobsen of Deceuninck-Quick Step. And we discuss Primoz Roglic's win and ask whether it means that the Vuelta will be "Roglified" for the third year in a row...


 2021-08-14  48m

episode 137: Stage 2 | Caleruega - Burgos | Vuelta a España 2021

In our stage 2 episode from the Vuelta a España we discuss the first bunch sprint of the 2021 race, won by Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Fenix, completing their clean sweep of stage wins in the three Grand Tours.

We hear from their sports director, Michel Cornelisse, and from the rider who was second, Fabio Jakobsen. There was a crash with 4.5km to go and we hear from Max Schachmann, the biggest name rider to be caught up in it...


 2021-08-15  50m

episode 138: Kilometre 0 – Meet our audio diarists

In our first episode of Kilometre 0 from the 2021 Vuelta a España we meet our audio diarists, James Knox, Pavel Sivakov and Joan Bou.

Knox, riding for Deceuninck-Quickstep, is riding for GC in his second grand tour of the year. Sivakov, of Ineos Grenadiers, is in a supporting role in a team that includes Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz and Adam Yates...


 2021-08-16  30m

episode 139: Stage 3 | Santo Domingo de Silos - Espinosa de los Monteros | Vuelta a España 2021

The first mountain stage of the Vuelta a España was contested by the breakaway, with the stage and red jersey of overall leader going to Rein Taaramae, the Estonian on the Intermarché team.
Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore discuss the stage and what we learned, and we hear from Kenny Elissonde, who was third on the stage, and Primoz Roglic, the deposed leader...


 2021-08-16  49m

episode 140: Stage 4 | El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón | Vuelta a España 2021

Stage 4 of the Vuelta a España saw an emotional win for Fabio Jakobsen, just over a year after his terrible crash at the Tour of Poland, and in tonight's podcast we hear from his teammate and good friend, Florian Senechal.

Rein Taaramae held on to the leader's red jersey despite a late fall and we have an interview with him and his Intermarché team's sports director, Valerio Piva...


 2021-08-17  45m