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 141: Kilometre 0 – The Other Slovenians

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we meet some of the other Slovenians.

The small country has two of cycling's superstars, Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar. But beneath them there are a lot of other good riders, three of whom are riding the Vuelta a España. 

We speak to Jan Tratnik of Bahrain Victorious, Jan Polanc of UAE-Team Emirates and Luka Mezgec of Team Bike Exchange...


 2021-08-18  27m

episode 142: Stage 5 | Tarancón – Albacete | Vuelta a España 2021

The peloton spent most of the fifth stage anticipating crosswinds which never blew but there was still late drama on the approach to Albacete.
Daniel Friebe is still in Spain following the Vuelta a España, and he is joined by Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to discuss the day’s racing.
We hear from Kenny Elissonde, who was talking down his chances of taking the red jersey before the stage, and discuss the crash which cost Rein Taaramae another day in the overall lead...


 2021-08-18  47m

episode 143: Stage 6 | Requena – Alto de la Montaña de Cullera | Vuelta a España 2021

The wind may not have blown particularly hard but it took only a gentle sea breeze and some narrow roads to create some Classic-style racing at the Vuelta a España.
In this episode, Daniel Friebe has descended the Alto de la Montaña de Cullera in order to check in with Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to recap stage six of the race which saw another change of leadership...


 2021-08-19  49m

episode 144: Kilometre 0 – Padun of a Kind

Mark Padun’s back-to-back stage wins at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June shocked the cycling world. Long touted as a future star, the Ukrainian had seemed to stagnate in his second and third seasons as a pro - only to bounce back spectacularly in the Alps over that remarkable weekend in the late spring...


 2021-08-20  19m

episode 145: Stage 7 | Gandia – Balcón de Alicante | Vuelta a España 2021

The Vuelta a España burst into life with the toughest stage so far, to Balcón de Alicante. There was a desperate escape from the last chance saloon by Team DSM, a crash for one member of Movistar’s trident and a clutch of dangerous riders climbed back into contention.
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie dial up Daniel Friebe in Spain to discuss the action. Richard wastes no time claiming the stage winner Michael Storer for Scotland...


 2021-08-20  51m

episode 146: Stage 8 | Santa Pola – La Manga del Mar Menor | Vuelta a España 2021

Although it was a quiet day on the Vuelta a España there’s plenty for Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie to talk about.
They discuss the sprint finish and a second victory for Fabio Jakobsen before reflecting on some comments from EF Education-Nippo sports director Juanma Garate about Hugh Carthy, who withdrew from the race yesterday...


 2021-08-21  56m

episode 147: Stage 9 | Puerto Lumbreras – Alto de Velefique | Vuelta a España 2021

Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie dial up our man in Spain, Daniel Friebe, to discuss stage nine of the Vuelta a España, the final test in the mountains before the first rest day of the race.
A couple of days ago we were hoping to learn more about the likely shape of the battle for the red jersey only for a number of riders to gain time in the break and muddy the picture at the top of the overall standings...


 2021-08-22  47m

episode 148: Kilometre 0 – An hour at 186bpm

In the second instalment of our riders’ diaries from the Vuelta a España we hear from James Knox of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, Pavel Sivakov of Ineos Grenadiers and Joan Bou of Euskaltel-Euskadi.
Bou is from Valencia and when the Vuelta reached some of his local roads at the end of the first week he shone, figuring in a couple of breakaways, including the strong break on stage six, from which Magnus Cort held on to win...


 2021-08-23  44m

episode 149: Anna Kiesenhofer

In the August episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we have an in-depth interview with the surprise Olympic road race champion, Anna Kiesenhofer.
Kiesenhofer tells us how she approached the race and started the early break, how much – or how little – she knew about what was happening behind, how she is adjusting to life as Olympic champion, and what she will do next...


 2021-08-23  1h6m

episode 150: Kilometre 0 – Scott's second act

Scott Thwaites is at the Vuelta a España as part of one of the most successful Grand Tour teams, Alpecin-Fenix. But it's something of a miracle that he's here at all, after a crash in 2018 left him with a broken spine, neck, ribs and sternum.

He raced domestically in the UK in 2019 before returning to the big time last year. In this episode he tells us about his crash and comeback...


 2021-08-24  22m