The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – 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. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 602 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 24 days 5 hours 2 minutes


episode 181: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 2 – Walsall

Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks as they recap stage two of the Women’s Tour, which tackled ten climbs on a tough circuit in grim weather.
A break of 10 riders got clear to deny a second bunch sprint and at the finish we saw Amy Pieters of SD Worx win her fourth Women’s Tour stage, while Clara Copponi of France took the race lead from Marta Bastianelli...


 2021-10-05  1h0m

episode 182: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 3 – Atherstone time trial

The Women’s Tour had the first time trial stage in its eight-year history as the riders tackled a 16.6-kilometre circuit round Atherstone. But this was about as far from the traditional out-and-back British 10-mile time trial as you could get.
Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks in the New Swan in Atherstone as they recap a stage that has turned the race on its head – and possibly put the leader’s jersey out of the reach of all the riders...


 2021-10-06  47m

episode 183: Life in the Peloton – My last Sunday in Hell

So, this is it, my final race as a professional cyclist. When I announced I'd be retiring at the end of this season I didn't know what my last race would be, but then fate stepped in. Paris-Roubaix – a race I've truly loved over the years, was rescheduled from its usual April spot to an end-of-season Sunday in October. It seemed fitting to ride this brutal race to close my career...


 2021-10-07  1h29m

episode 184: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 4 – Shoeburyness to Southend-on-Sea

It’s another packed podcast from the Women’s Tour. Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks at the famous Rossi’s ice cream parlour on the seafront in Southend-on-Sea as they recap stage four.
The stage was won by Lorena Wiebes of Team DSM and we hear her finish line reaction and get the thoughts of sports director Albert Timmer...


 2021-10-07  59m

episode 185: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 5 – Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside… For the second day in a row the Women’s Tour finished beside the sea, this time in Clacton and for the second day in a row Lorena Wiebes won the stage.
Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks on the sea front as they recap the stage. We hear from Mark Cavendish, who stopped to watch the race yesterday and was at the finish today...


 2021-10-08  51m

episode 186: Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 6 – Haverhill to Felixstowe

That’s a wrap from the 2021 Women’s Tour. Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks as they witness the conclusion of the final stage – the longest of the race – to Felixstowe.
The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering and although there wasn’t a drop of rain in the air in the finishing straight the rainbow shone too.
Elisa Balsamo, the recently-crowned world champion, finally grabbed a stage win for her Valcar team after going so close yesterday...


 2021-10-09  57m

episode 187: Podcast of the falling leaves

In the first of two episodes this week, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss Tadej Pogacar's victory at Il Lombardia, the fifth and final Monument of the season.

There's also all the most recent cycling news, including Arnaud Demare's win at the end of a thrilling Paris-Tours, the latest transfers and the appointment of Marion Rousse as the director of the new Tour de France Femmes, which is launching in 2022...


 2021-10-11  54m

episode 188: The 2022 Tour de France routes

The routes for the 2022 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes were revealed in Paris so now the riders know what awaits them next July.

The 109th edition of the men’s Tour will start on Friday, July 1 with a time trial in Copenhagen, followed by two stages in Denmark before a transfer back to France where the cobbles of the Hell of the North await. The serious climbing starts with La Super Planche des Belles Filles before Alpe d’Huez returns for the first time since 2018...


 2021-10-15  1h4m

episode 189: The four days of Pozzato

Richard Moore has been in the Veneto region of northern Italy experiencing the rebirth of racing in an area that is rich in cycling heritage.

Richard joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to talk about the week's racing and riding.

Filippo Pozzato, former Milan-Sanremo winner and Italian national champion, has created a new one-day race in his own image...


 2021-10-18  1h15m

episode 190: Life in the Peloton – The retirement episode

So, this is it, retirement. Or, to put it another way, the longest off-season of my life. I've ridden my final race and in a few short weeks I will be officially retired from the professional peloton.

When I made the decision that this would be my final season as a rider, I wanted to prepare myself for what comes next. And so, over the course of the year, as my mindset has changed and I've got closer to my final race, I spoke to some friends and former teammates about what to expect...


 2021-10-21  1h41m