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: 31 days 13 hours 34 minutes


episode 151: Stage 10 | Roquetas de Mar – Rincón de la Victoria | Vuelta a España 2021

It was another day when the Vuelta a España was turned on its head by a big break, which led to a change of leadership and a second stage win for one of the revelations of the first week.
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie dial up to speak to Daniel Friebe to discuss the tenth stage of the race...


 2021-08-24  47m

episode 152: Stage 11 | Antequera – Valdepeñas de Jaén | Vuelta a España 2021

It was déjà-vu – or should that be Dane ja vu? – at the Vuelta a España as the race reached Valdepeñas de Jaén and a very steep climb past the Andalucian whitewashed buildings to the finish.
Lionel Birnie dials up Daniel Friebe in Spain and they initially ponder the Buffalo, Richard Moore’s whereabouts. Don’t worry, Richard joins us midway through.
We recap a second stage win for Primoz Roglic, who won on a climb that was tailor-made for him...


 2021-08-25  51m

episode 153: Kilometre 0 – Aru-vederci

When Fabio Aru won the 2015 Vuelta a España at age 25 it was easy to foresee the Sardinian assembling an extensive Grand Tour collection before he even reached his thirties.

Instead, the trajectory of Aru’s career changed dramatically, so much so that he would not finish on the podium of a three-week race again. Not only that, but Aru decided before this year’s Tour of Spain that it would be his final race...


 2021-08-26  18m

episode 154: Stage 12 | Jaén – Córdoba | Vuelta a España 2021

It was another dynamic and surprising stage at the Vuelta a España and so Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie dial up The Cycling Podcast’s man in Spain Daniel Friebe to recap the action.
Are we witnessing the Three Days of Magnus Cort? Away in the big break two days ago, caught in sight of the line yesterday, the Great Dane won a brilliant sprint finish in Córdoba after a brilliant lead-out from his EF Education-Nippo teammate Jens Keukeleire...


 2021-08-26  52m

episode 155: Kilometre 0 – Vuelta Skelter

Tim Moore's new book, Vuelta Skelter, sees him retrace the journey of the 1941 Vuelta a España in the wheel-marks of the winner, Julián Berrendero.

Berrendero was a Republican who had spoken out against Franco. He spent 18 months in a concentration camp but was released in time to ride the 1941 Vuelta,  or "the tour of a nation reborn," as it was branded by Franco and his followers...


 2021-08-27  38m

episode 156: Stage 13 | Belmez - Villanueva de la Serena | Vuelta a España 2021

It was back to work for the sprinters on stage 13 of the Vuelta a España and in The Cycling Podcast we discuss a lead-out that appeared to go wrong for Deceuninck-Quick-step before going spectacularly right, with Florian Sénéchal taking the win.

Tom Pidcock tells us what happened to split the bunch in the closing stages, with Matteo Trentin and Bert Van Lerberghe describing how the sprint unfolded...


 2021-08-27  52m

episode 157: Stage 14 | Don Benito – Pico Villuercas | Vuelta a España 2021

The first of two very challenging weekend stages was a bit of a stalemate as far as the race between the overall contenders was concerned but there was an intriguing battle for the stage win.
RIchard Moore and Lionel Birnie check in with our man in Spain, Daniel Friebe, to recap stage 14, which was won by Romain Bardet...


 2021-08-28  53m

episode 158: Stage 15 | Navalmoral de la Mata – El Barraco | Vuelta a España 2021

The Vuelta a España reached its second rest day but the much-anticipated sort out failed to materialise meaning that there’s a surprising wearer of the red jersey as the race goes into its final week.
Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie check in with Daniel Friebe in Spain once again to recap stage 15, which saw a long pursuit match between eventual winner Rafal Majka and Steven Kruijswijk, who chased hard but failed to make any dent in the Pole’s advantage...


 2021-08-29  51m

episode 159: Kilometre 0 – 206 beats per minute

In the latest episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we hear from one of our audio diarists at the Vuelta a España, James Knox of Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

James tells us about his rest day tumble, awkward Anglo-French relations with his roommate, Florian Sénéchal, and getting his heart rate up to 206 beats per minute, in his raw, insightful and entertaining account of the second week of the Vuelta...


 2021-08-30  40m

episode 160: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Vuelta a España 2021

In The Cycling Podcast's first press conference episode of the Vuelta a España Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore answer listeners' questions, which ranged from Romain Bardet's English, Team Bike Exchange's woes, the possibility of a fourth grand tour in the Southern Hemisphere, podcasters' use of language and the recruitment process of our audio diarists.
In this episode we also hear from Team DSM sports director Matt Winston...


 2021-08-30  55m