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 191: Service Course | One hour, three minutes and 59 seconds in the life of...

In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy and Tom speak to two holders of prestigious cycling world records. First up is Ashton Lambie, who at the time of recording is the current holder of the individual pursuit world record, and the first person to go under four minutes in that event. Ashton talks about living in an RV, not wanting to ride for a road team, bench pressing over 300lbs, coffee, bikes, and what to watch on Netflix.

Next is Joss Lowden, the new hour record holder...


 2021-10-22  1h25m

episode 192: Trailer: Introducing Lionel Birnie

This is a trailer for a new episode available to Friends of the Podcast.

The latest in our series featuring The Cycling Podcast's hosts features Lionel Birnie facing the questions from Orla Chennaoui. Lionel talks about his route into cycling journalism, from a childhood spent making football magazines to learning the ropes at his local newspaper.

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 2021-10-28  13m

episode 193: The €18million question

In this episode, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss some of the latest stories from the world of professional cycling. After saving the team at the last minute a year ago, is this the end of the road for the Qhubeka-NextHash World Tour team? What’s behind the latest shake-up at Movistar, and does Tiesj Benoot really want out of Team DSM? And if he leaves, where might he end up?

In part two, we discuss Ineos Grenadiers...


 2021-10-28  1h21m

episode 194: Explore | Pavé, Pozzato and gravel

Explore returns for a mini series this month and in this opening episode we cover the pavé and gravel experiencing the old and new of road racing.

The day before the women's Paris-Roubaix, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie, joined by Simon Gill, sampled some of the sectors. Lionel once rode the full 260-kilometre Paris-Roubaix cyclo-sportive but Richard had never ridden on the cobblestones of north-eastern France and was in for a shock...



episode 195: Man of the Hour

In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Alex Dowsett's Hour record attempt.

Dowsett held the record back in 2015, before Bradley Wiggins broke it, and he aimed to win it back from the current holder Victor Campenaerts in Mexico this week...



episode 196: Lizzy Banks joins...The Cycling Podcast Féminin

In this month's episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore are joined by Lizzy Banks to discuss the British national championships and the Ronde van Drenthe, and we hear from Susanne Andersen who is leaving Team DSM to join Uno-X.
We also look back on the first women's Paris-Roubaix and ahead to next year's inaugural Tour de France Femmes. 
The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport...



episode 197: Explore | Mark Beaumont's GBDuro diary

In the latest episode of Explore we hear Mark Beaumont’s audio diary from GBDuro, the on- and off-road race the length of Britain, from Land's End to John o’ Groats.

Amazingly this was Mark’s first ever organised race — though GBDuro is not a race in the traditional sense.

Or perhaps it is? As well as being a test of endurance, it is an event that seeks to put cycle racing back in touch with its roots...



episode 198: The Giro's slow striptease

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the final unveiling of the 2022 Giro d'Italia route. The Giro stages have been revealed bit by bit this time in batches, rather than chronologically. Has this robbed the Giro route of some of its mystery and majesty or does it not really matter? And what are the other terrible innovations in recent grand tour history?

It's track season, cyclo-cross season and silly season...



episode 199: Explore | On the trail of Alfred the Great

For this episode of Explore one of our audio producers, Adam Bowie, takes over on the mic as he sets off to ride the King Alfred's Way in the south west of England.

The 350-kilometre circular, mostly off-road, bikepacking route features a mix of gravel tracks, woodland trails, canal towpaths and rural lanes as it takes in parts of the Ridgeway, South Downs Way, Shipwrights Way and Sussex Border Path...



episode 200: The Ghent Six

This week's episode comes from the Six Days of Ghent, which is back this week after a year's absence. 

Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie report from a familiarly busy and raucous 't Kuipke on the opening night and speak to some of the star names, including Olympic Madison champion Michael Mørkøv and local favourite Iljo Keisse...