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: 38 days 1 hour 33 minutes


episode 61: Stage 11 | Perugia - Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino Wine Stage) | Giro d'Italia 2021

Stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia was the eagerly awaited day of the strade bianche, taking the riders from Umbria into Tuscany and over its famous white dirt roads.
We start the episode in Perugia, hearing what Matt White of Team Bike Exchange and Matt Winston of Team DSM, were thinking ahead of this crucial stage. Then, in Montelcino at the finish, we hear from one of the day's animators, Dries De Bondt, and also from a rider who climbed to third overall, Damiano Caruso...


 2021-05-19  52m

episode 62: Stage 12 | Siena - Bagno di Romagna | Giro d'Italia 2021

As our Girovagando pushes past its half-way point our stage twelve episode from the Giro d'Italia includes our audio diarist, James Knox, on the emotional departure of a valued teammate, there are interviews with two of the stage's main protagonists, George Bennett and Chris Hamilton, and we hear from the previous day's winner, Mauro Schmid.
The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport...


 2021-05-20  46m

episode 63: Kilometre 0 – Alfredo, Forever

Thursday’s twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia was a paean not only to one of Italy’s cycling heartlands – the verdant hills and mountains of Tuscany – but also two legends of Italian cycling in Gino Bartali and Alfredo Martini.

Martini is the lesser known of the pair but there is no doubting his status as a national sporting treasure, less for the six rainbow jerseys he amassed as the Italian team coach from 1975 to 1997 than for who he was and how he led his life...


 2021-05-21  24m

episode 64: Stage 13 | Ravenna - Verona | Giro d'Italia 2021

Stage 13 and as the Giro d'Italia reached Verona we discuss a first grand tour stage win for Giacomo Nizzolo and hear from his teammate and lead-out man, Max Walscheid.

We've got an interview with Deceuninck-Quick-step supremo Patrick Lefevere and another audio diary from one of his riders, James Knox...


 2021-05-21  54m

episode 65: Stage 14 | Cittadella - Monte Zoncolan | Giro d'Italia 2021

No day is the same at the Giro d'Italia but very few start, for Richard and Daniel at least, with a meeting with the US Acting Ambassador to Italy. We hear from Ambassador Tom Smitham – a keen cyclist and friend of the podcast – in tonight's episode and we have all the reaction from a crucial stage that finished at Monte Zoncolan, including interviews with Simon Yates's sports director, Matt White, and Egan Bernal's, Dario Cioni...


 2021-05-22  1h1m

episode 66: Kilometre 0 – Frontierland: The Giro & Italy's most mysterious region

After its ascent of the Zoncolan on stage 14, the Giro d'Italia remains in Italy’s far northeast on Sunday – and even dips into Slovenia – for a stage that reflects many of the region’s textures and contradictions.

The local hero as far as the Giro is concerned was Alessandro De Marchi – but the former maglia rosa crashed out en route to Bagno di Romagna...


 2021-05-23  32m

episode 67: Stage 15 | Grado - Gorizia | Giro d'Italia 2021

The Giro d'Italia crossed into Slovenia on stage 15 and The Cycling Podcast was there to see Victor Campenaerts win Qhubeka Assos's third stage in five days.
The start of the stage was marred by an enormous crash with our audio diarist, James Knox, one of the fallers. Thankfully he wasn't too badly hurt, as he tells us in tonight's instalment. We also hear from Simon Yates, who is Egan Bernal's closest challenger, ahead of Monday's key stage in the Dolomites...


 2021-05-23  51m

episode 68: Stage 16 | Sacile - Cortina d'Ampezzo | Giro d'Italia 2021

With the queen stage of the Giro d'Italia shortened by 60km, two major climbs removed and no TV pictures, the job of The Cycling Podcast after stage 16 was to piece together what happened.

Richard and Daniel were at the finish in Cortina to speak to some of the protagonists and make sense of a stage that cemented Egan Bernal's status as the favourite to win the Giro in Milan on Sunday...


 2021-05-24  1h2m

episode 69: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Giro d'Italia 2021

On the second rest day of the Giro d'Italia Richard and Daniel sit down in Canazei in the Dolomites to answer some listeners' questions.
Topics include downhill time trials, littering, Italy and the Giro's place in its cultural landscape, and why there is no cycling equivalent of Sam Allardyce, the football manager.
For a couple of questions we turn to James Knox, of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Eurosport GCN commentator Rob Hatch for their insights...


 2021-05-25  55m

episode 70: Kilometre 0 – The stage winners

Eleven of the sixteen stages so far at this Giro d’Italia have been won by first time grand tour stage winners. 

Some – Egan Bernal, Giacomo Nizzolo – have not been much of a surprise. But some certainly have, and yet there have been days when the stage winner has been overshadowed by the GC battle. 

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we revisit their stages with some of the winners, including Joe Dombrowski, Taco van der Hoorn and Victor Lafay...


 2021-05-26  27m