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. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 31 days 3 hours 26 minutes


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episode 14: Crosswinds and Côtes du Rhône

The 2021 World Tour season is underway with the UAE Tour and in this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the opening three days of racing in the dessert.

There was a stage win for Mathieu van der Poel before his Alpecin-Fenix team had to withdraw after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19...


 2021-02-24  1h27m

episode 13: Trailer: A team apart

This is the first ten minutes of an episode that's just been released for Friends of the Podcast called A Team Apart.

It's a study of a team that punched above its weight last season, Team Sunweb. They won three Tour de France stages, Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Tours and nearly the Giro d'Italia too. A new sponsor DSM has perhaps given the team greater security, considering Sunweb is in the fragile holiday market, although the team lost its new star, Marc Hirschi on the eve of the season...


 2021-02-23  11m

episode 12: Fly me to the moon

This episode of The Cycling Podcast starts with the most significant corrections corner ever following Daniel's assertion last week that Ineos Grenadiers rider Pavel Sivakov had climbed the equivalent of the distance to the moon...

We also discuss the early races of the season, the big stories in the news and look ahead to Chris Froome's debut for his new team, Israel Start-Up Nation...


 2021-02-17  1h29m

episode 11: Life in the Peloton – Nate Wilson

I was travelling back to Girona from the first team training near Marseille at the start of the year with our trainer Nate Wilson and I was asking him a whole bunch of questions about coaching and it suddenly struck me that the conversation we were having would make a great a great podcast.

So I got my recorder out of my backpack and asked Nate about his methods and philosophy but also the mental side of a relationship between a coach and an athlete...


 2021-02-17  45m

episode 10: Trailer: A virtual lunch with Rod Ellingworth

This is the first ten minutes of an episode that's just been released for Friends of the Podcast. It's an in-depth conversation with Ineos Grenadiers director of racing Rod Ellingworth about his early days in cycling. The full episode is available now. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to


 2021-02-15  11m

episode 9: Rose between two thorns

The first episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2021 includes a report from the new Jumbo-Visma women's team training camp in Alicante and a conversation with Ella Harris, the Canyon-SRAM rider, from her home in New Zealand.

With Rose Manley taking over in the host's chair, and Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore in domestique roles, there's a fresh look and sound to the monthly podcast that focuses on women's racing...


 2021-02-12  1h18m

episode 8: The Ineos grand tour battle plan

In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Ineos Grenadiers strategy for this season's three grand tours.

With Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz and Tao Geoghegan Hart in their squad they have four grand tour champions to divide between three races – and that's before considering the ambitions of Pavel Sivakov, Adam Yates and others...


 2021-02-10  1h25m

episode 7: Life in the Peloton – Jack Thompson

It's a bit of a departure from the norm this week because my guest is Jack Thompson – aka Jack Ultra – who is not a professional cyclist but whose adventures on two wheels have demonstrated to me the power of the bike.

When I first heard about the type of riding Jack does I was impressed by the sheer scale of the targets he sets himself...


 2021-02-03  54m

episode 6: Duel in the sand

Road racing is back with the traditional curtain-raiser to the European season, the Grand Prix La Marseillaise, taking place in the south of France on Sunday.

In this episode we assess the latest instalment in the ongoing duel between Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel. It's a rivalry that spans the mud (and sand) of cyclo-cross, the cobbles and hills of the Classics and could flare up in the heat of July at the Tour de France this year...


 2021-02-03  1h4m

episode 5: Service Course | Let's Talk About CX

In this episode of Service Course Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley look at the latest trends in cyclocross bikes.

With riders like Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert tearing things up both on the road and in the mud, they ask whether the two disciplines of road and cx are now having much more of an influence on each other...


 2021-01-29  1h10m