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 50m. Bisher sind 878 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 3 hours 26 minutes


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episode 34: Trailer: Magnus Bäckstedt – Cuddly Lions and Cobblestones

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If ever a rider was built for Paris-Roubaix it was Magnus Bäckstedt. Since turning professional and seeing the cobblestones for the first time, he dreamed of conquering the Hell of the North.

But, like the journey from Compiègne to the velodrome, Bäckstedt's journey was far from smooth...



episode 33: From Silicon Valley to Flanders

The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin focuses on the Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem with interviews with Elisa Longo Borghini, Anna Henderson, Demi Vollering, Lotte Kopecky and Grace Brown.

Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss how the races were won and we also have a long interview with a new name, Kristen Faulkner.

Faulkner has a remarkable story: she grew up in Alaska, is a Harvard graduate, and was a venture capitalist until January...



episode 32: The Great Dane of Flanders

Richard Moore heads to Oudenaarde for the Tour of Flanders and then reviews the men's race with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe.

The biggest question pre-race was whether Deceuninck, sorry, Elegant-Quick-Step could topple defending champion Mathieu van der Poel and his big rival Wout van Aert.

And the answer was, yes, thanks to another brilliant display by their Great Dane, Kasper Asgreen...



episode 31: Life in the Peloton – Belgian cobbled Classics with Luke Durbridge

The cobbled Classics in Belgium are such an exciting time of year and it's become a tradition for me to check in with my good buddy Luke Durbridge to talk about what makes these races so special.

Luke is up in Belgium at the moment and has been riding all the Classics that lead up to the big one on Sunday – the Tour of Flanders – and Paris-Roubaix just over the border in France a week later...



episode 30: Trailer: Supersonic: The Marcus Christie Story

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The path to a career as a professional cyclist is a road less travelled and also a notoriously gruelling one. For many, moreover, it can become a search for the self, the pursuit of an identity, which raises the stakes way beyond the promise or reality of whatever material rewards come with success...



episode 29: Who's afraid of the big bad Wolfpack?

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's racing in Belgium and Catalonia.

First, the cobbled Classics where Deceuninck-Quick Step got off to a flyer with victory for Sam Bennett at the Oxyclean Brugge-De Panne Classic before winning the numbers game at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, where Kasper Asgreen got the better of everyone, including Mathieu Van der Poel and Wout Van Aert.

On Sunday, though, Van Aert bounced back to win Gent-Wevelgem...



episode 28: Service Course | Robocoach

In this episode of Service Course Ian Boswell stands in for Lizzy. Ian talks about his continuing recovery from the concussions that forced his early retirement, and gives his reaction to the way the new concussion protocols are impacting racing this season. On the new tech side of things Tom speaks with Chris Blomfield-Brown from CORE about their new core temperature sensor, which is being used by a number of men's and women's teams this year...



episode 27: Trailer: The Lionel of Flanders

This is a trailer for a five-part series available for Friends of the Podcast.

Four years ago, Lionel and Simon went to Flanders to see the traditional preparation races that lead up to the Tour of Flanders. The result was a five-part series for Friends of the Podcast called The Lionel of Flanders. (Thanks to producer Tom Whalley for coming up with the title)...



episode 26: Stuyven stuns The Galácticos

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the first Monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo, and ask how Jasper Stuyven was able to stun the Galácticos...



episode 25: Trailer: Covering Team Sky

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