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 (

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 786 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 32 days 8 hours 14 minutes


episode 201: Service Course | Fix up

In this episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley looks back on the fixed gear phenomenon, which peaked around a decade ago, and asks what happened to fixie culture.

He speaks with Max Leonard, co-author of Fixed, former bike messenger Emily Chappell, and Tibco-SVB’s Tanja Erath.

Tanja came into pro-cycling through the Zwift academy, but before that she started making waves racing in fixed gear criteriums, notably the much missed Red Hook series...


 2021-11-20  1h7m

episode 202: Explore | Gravel at a crossroads

In this fourth and final episode in our mini-series of Explore we look at the  gravel scene.

Gravel at a crossroads is partly inspired by some of the reaction to our feature on the so-called "first professional gravel race" in Veneto in episode one. Some took exception to the description, with one listener advising us that if we want to talk about gravel we should speak to some Americans!

So we have...


 2021-11-24  1h19m

episode 203: Annus galaxicus: The Classics, part one

In the first part of our look back at the 2021 road racing season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discussed the cobbled Classics.

The Latin title of our series, Annus galaxicus, was Daniel's idea, naturally, and it refers to Julian Alaphilippe, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel, who looked set to dominate the one-day races. However, while all of them had outstanding moments, none of them managed to win one of the five Monuments. We ask why...


 2021-11-26  1h5m

episode 204: Annus galaxicus: The Classics, part two

In the second part of our look back at the one-day races of 2021, we pick up the story by asking whether Peter Sagan can return to his best to challenge the current crop of Galácticos.

We hear from Jonathan Vaughters about the ways racing has changed and why a 'boring' race to watch does not mean an easy race to ride.

Toms Skujiņš of Trek-Segafredo tells us which of the current riders are most likely to win all five one-day Monuments in their career...


 2021-11-30  1h16m

episode 205: Five years of Féminin

The final episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2021 is one of two halves.

In the first, Lizzy Banks and Richard Moore argue over who should win our end-of-year awards, and Lizzy tells us all about her new team, EF Education-Tibco-SVB.

In the second, Orla Chennaoui is interviewed by one of our listeners, Jack Mckillop, about the origins and first five years of The Cycling Podcast Féminin...


 2021-12-06  1h14m

episode 206: Annus galaxicus: The grand tours

Our review of the 2021 men’s road racing season continues with a deep look at the three grand tours.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe weigh up the era of the galacticos in a year when the three outstanding stage racers – Egan Bernal, Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič – each won a grand tour...


 2021-12-10  2h3m

episode 207: Annus galaxicus: Press conference

In this week's episode, it's over to you, our listeners, to ask the questions of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe...


 2021-12-16  1h43m

episode 208: Service Course | Press conference

In this press conference episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley and Lizzy Banks open the floor to your questions. We discuss whether time is up for the front derailleur thanks to Classified's revolutionary two-speed hub, we try to unmuddy the waters when it comes to picking that perfect winter tyre and Richard from France asks Tom and Lizzy to describe their dream builds...


 2021-12-17  1h19m

episode 209: Explore | The 12 hills of Christmas

Explore usually takes riders a little further afield than just a few kilometres from their home but in this episode Lionel Birnie sets out on his familiar festive route in the eastern edge of the Chilterns.

On the route are 12 hills and so this is the 12 hills of Christmas, a 90-kilometre route peppered with short climbs.

While Christmas is a time for celebrations, lightheartedness and joy it's also a time for reflection on the year almost passed...


 2021-12-20  53m

episode 210: The Cesares aka The Moonies: Our alternative awards 2021

Welcome to The Cesares, also known as The Moonies, or to put it more simply The Cycling Podcast's alternative awards 2021.

Our virtual ceremony hosted by Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe has none of the glitz or glamour of The Oscars or, indeed, any of the world's well-known awards nights...


 2021-12-23  1h49m