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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 37 days 10 hours 44 minutes


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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...



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...



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...



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!

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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...



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...



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 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 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 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...


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