The Cycling Podcast

400 EpisodesProduced by Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore

The Cycling Podcast 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… read more

400 Episodes | 2015 - 2018

158: Explore | Episode 5 | The TransAtlantic Way

December 14th, 2018

1:32:37

December 14 | Episode 5

This episode of Explore with Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop focuses on the TransAtlantic Way in Ireland featuring two riders who took part this year, Laura Scott and Simon Gill.

The …

157: Bennett’s dilemma and Kennaugh’s return

December 12th, 2018

1:03:33

The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast features interviews with Sam Bennett and Peter Kennaugh as Daniel spends a day in Mallorca with the Bora-Hansgrohe team. 

There’s also discussion of the news that Sky will be …

156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

December 10th, 2018

1:16:41

The December episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is presented by Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui and features an in-depth interview with one of …

155: Explore | Episode 4 | Lionel's Low Route with Ned Boulting

December 7th, 2018

1:41:12

December 7 | Episode 4

After the incredible feats we've covered in the first three episodes of Explore, it's time for a bit of a gear change this time as we discover the joy of cycling and the way a journey on two …

154: Remembering Paul Sherwen

December 6th, 2018

1:05:04

December 6 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe remember Paul Sherwen, who died at the weekend …

153: Explore | Episode 3 | End-To-End

November 30th, 2018

1:21:44

November 30 | Episode 3

Earlier this year, long-distance time triallist Michael Broadwith – a multiple national 24-hour champion – set about …

152: The Cycling Podcast Live in Cardiff

November 29th, 2018

1:07:45

November 29 | Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Orla Chennaoui and a sold-out live audience at Cardiff's St David's Hall in this episode of The …

151: Explore | Episode 2 | Australia

November 23rd, 2018

1:15:23

November 23 | Episode 2

This episode of Explore heads to Australia and then across the great nation with two riders who had very different reasons for setting out on the challenges before them.

First up is a …

150: Not lunch with Adam Blythe

November 21st, 2018

1:17:54

This episode is a twist on The Cycling Podcast's occasional Lunch With... series.

Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie met up with Adam Blythe during the London Six-Day at the Olympic velodrome and although they did have …

149: Explore | Episode 1 | The Transcontinental Race

November 16th, 2018

1:24:40

November 16 | Episode 1

The Cycling Podcast’s new series Explore focuses on the booming world of endurance and ultra endurance riding and …

148: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 29

November 15th, 2018

1:15:44

In the November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley discuss the latest events in women's cycling.

There's an interview with Lucy Kennedy of Australia and …

147: An interview with Geraint Thomas

November 14th, 2018

1:09:46

November 14 | Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas speaks to The Cycling Podcast this week as he recalls his victory in July, discusses training in …

146: A stagiaire's story with Freddy Ovett

November 8th, 2018

1:19:28

November 7 | In this bumper episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look at the long-established route into the professional ranks for young riders – the stagiaire system – and …

145: The 2019 Giro and Chris Hoy on the revolution in track sprinting

November 1st, 2018

1:12:32

November 1 | In another packed episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe give their snap reaction to the 2019 Giro d'Italia route, which will stay in Italy (bar a brief incursion …

144: No Brakes | Red Hook Milano

October 26th, 2018

1:04:49

The first episode of The Cycling Podcast: No Brakes features the recent Milan Red Hook criterium, one of the new events that has gained a big …

143: The 2019 Tour de France route ramble

October 26th, 2018

1:04:16

October 26 | The 2019 World Tour season finally drew to a close with the Tour of Guangxi last week and this week the route for the 2019 Tour de France was unveiled.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess …

142: Pinot's vintage Lombardy

October 17th, 2018

54:45

October 17 | In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss Thibaut Pinot’s win at Il Lombardia and we hear from Pinot himself, who discusses Strava art, the disappointment that …

141: Vineyards, Valverde and Sagan

October 9th, 2018

1:21:48

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are reunited in London to reflect on the Paris-Tours Classic and Alejandro Valverde's

This bumper show was recorded in the cafe at …

140: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 28

October 8th, 2018

1:25:56

In the October episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui report from the world championships and are joined by Rose Manley to discuss all the action from Innsbruck. 

There are interviews …

139: Kilometre 0 Worlds Stories: Never too late

October 5th, 2018

19:57

Edwige Pitel competed at the world road race championship in Innsbruck for France. She has been racing for 15 years, including at the Athens Olympics in 2004, and was French road race champion in 2016. 

She was 49 then …

138: Kilometre 0 Worlds stories: From Aleppo to Innsbruck

October 3rd, 2018

19:33

Badreddin Wais was the one-man elite men’s Syrian team at the world championships in Innsbruck. In this special episode of Kilometre 0 he tells Orla Chennaoui about his journey as a refugee from his home city, Aleppo, …

137: The world championships

October 1st, 2018

1:22:58

Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui report from the world championships in Innsbruck, where Alejandro Valverde and Anna van der Breggen won the men’s and women’s titles. 

They are joined by podcast friends Ciro …

136: The Innsbruck worlds

September 27th, 2018

1:07:15

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui report from Innsbruck, where the world championships are being held this week, and Daniel Friebe previews the course and looks ahead to …

27: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 27

September 23rd, 2018

1:18:24

In the September episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley discuss the latest racing and look ahead to the world championships. At the Madrid Challenge we hear from overall …

135: From Canada to the CPA

September 19th, 2018

1:12:13

September 18 | The first post-Vuelta podcast features a report from the Canadian World Tour races from François Thomazeau, including interviews with Michael Matthews, Nathan Haas and Simon Gerrans.

David Millar tells …

134: Stage 21 | Alcorcón – Madrid | Vuelta a España 2018

September 16th, 2018

1:02:55

The Vuelta a España finished in Madrid with Elia Viviani winning the stage and Simon Yates confirming his overall victory. The final podcast of the race has Fran Reyes and Daniel Friebe reporting from Madrid, with …

133: Stage 20 | Escaldes-Engordany – Coll de la Gallina | Vuelta a España 2018

September 15th, 2018

57:08

Simon Yates is set to be crowned 2018 Vuelta a España winner in Madrid on Sunday after defending his leader’s red jersey in Andorra. On a short but, in his words, “ferocious” stage, Yates came in third, behind Enric Mas …

132: Stage 19 | Lleida – Andorra | Vuelta a España 2018

September 14th, 2018

40:02

As Simon Yates tightened his grip on the red jersey of leader of the Vuelta a España, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes report from Andorra …

9: Kilometre 0 – Andorra

September 14th, 2018

24:30

A growing number of professional cyclists call Andorra home. Lionel Birnie calls it “the worst place in Europe.”

Ahead of the Vuelta’s visit, we speak to a number of riders who live there and ask them about living …

130: Stage 18 | Ejea de los Caballeros – Lleida | Vuelta a España 2018

September 13th, 2018

48:17

The stage 18 podcast from the Vuelta a España reflects on an upset, with Jelle Wallays upsetting the sprinters with a clever and strong ride to win in Lleida. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the …

129: Stage 17 | Getxo – Balcón de Bizkaia | Vuelta a España 2018

September 12th, 2018

53:48

With the Vuelta a España in the Basque Country, one of cycling’s real heartlands, the fans were out in force as the riders tackled one of the toughest climbs of this year’s race. 

In this episode there are interviews …

8: Kilometre 0 – End of a team

September 12th, 2018

36:23

This Vuelta is the last Grand Tour in which we will see the distinctive red and black of the BMC Racing Team. Over 11 years the American team, backed by Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs, helped change the sport, paying big …

127: Stage 16 | Santillana del Mar – Torrelavega | Vuelta a España 2018

September 11th, 2018

43:10

The important time trial stage produced the expected shake-up of the general classification at the Vuelta a España – but the identity of the winners and losers caught some by surprise. It was a good day for Simon Yates …

126: The Press Conference - Part 2

September 11th, 2018

36:05

Join Richard, Fran and Daniel as they answer your questions in part two of the Cycling Podcast's press conference at the 2018 Vuelta a España.

You can send The Cycling Podcast an audio memo via WhatsApp to +44 7971 338 …

125: The Press Conference - Part 1

September 10th, 2018

44:11

Join Richard, Fran and Lionel as they answer your questions in part one of the first Cycling Podcast press conference at the 2018 Vuelta a España.

Send The Cycling Podcast an audio memo via WhatsApp to +44 7971 338 205

7: Kilometre 0 – The sponsorship crisis

September 10th, 2018

20:29

As teams close and struggle for sponsorship it can seem that cycling’s business model is fatally flawed. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from …

123: Stage 15 | Ribera de Arriba – Lagos de Covadonga | Vuelta a España 2018

September 9th, 2018

38:48

From a misty summit of one of the Vuelta’s iconic climbs, Lagos de Covadonga, Richard Moore and Fran Reyes report from one of this year’s race’s decisive stages. While Thibaut Pinot took a brilliant win, the other …

122: Stage 14 | Cistierna – Les Praeres, Nava | Vuelta a España 2018

September 8th, 2018

46:40

The fourteenth stage of the Vuelta a España finished with a new climb to Les Praeres which provided the platform for Simon Yates to win the stage and reclaim the red jersey.

Richard Moore, Fran Reyes and Daniel Friebe …

121: Stage 13 | Candás – La Camperona | Vuelta a España 2018

September 7th, 2018

47:13

The first of three big days in the mountains in the Vuelta a España saw a surprise winner of the stage and a subtle sort out of the general classification. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss it all from …

6: Kilometre 0 – 36 x 32

September 7th, 2018

20:23

The vogue for ever steeper climbs and ever lower gears has been one of the biggest changes in cycling over the last 20 years. To understand the extent of the change, and the effect on climbing tactics and technique, we …

119: Stage 12 | Mondoñedo – Faro de Estaca de Bares | Vuelta a España 2018

September 6th, 2018

36:42

Another wet, windy and chilly day on the Vuelta a España saw an exciting stage in Galicia and a new overall leader as the break raced to a lead in excess of 10 minutes. 

Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes …

118: Stage 11 | Mombuey – Ribeira Sacra/Luíntra | Vuelta a España 2018

September 5th, 2018

45:20

Stage 11 of the Vuelta a España produced a thrilling day’s racing as one of the overall contenders, Thibaut Pinot, went on the attack, causing some panic behind. In the end, nothing much changed, but it was a stage that …

5: Kilometre 0 – A Spanish dynasty

September 5th, 2018

27:32

This episode of Kilometre 0 looks at the history of the Movistar team, tracing its roots back to the Reynolds team and the early 1980s.

Movistar has …

116: Stage 10 | Salamanca – Fermoselle | Vuelta a España 2018

September 4th, 2018

44:03

The Vuelta a España resumed on Tuesday after a rest day in Salamanca with a stage for the sprinters. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the day’s action, with the main drama coming in the last 15km, …

4: Kilometre 0 – The transfer market

September 3rd, 2018

25:25

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the way the transfer market works in professional cycling.

Teams and riders can announce transfers from August 1 onwards but other negotiations can go on much later. On the eve …

114: Stage 9 | Talavera de la Reina – La Covatilla | Vuelta a España 2018

September 2nd, 2018

42:52

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Vuelta a España, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are at La Covatilla to witness the race being shaken up.

They discuss a second stage win in the space of a week for …

113: Stage 8 | Linares – Almadén | Vuelta a España 2018

September 1st, 2018

42:44

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the eighth stage which finished at a small hill-top town in the middle of Spain called Almadén.

And, as is so often the case with uphill …

112: Stage 7 | Puerto-Lumbreras – Pozo Alcón | Vuelta a España 2018

August 31st, 2018

54:24

The Cycling Podcast is an episode of two parts with the first section coming from Spain and the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España, which saw a second consecutive stage win for France – while the race leader is also a …

3: Kilometre 0 – The long way round

August 31st, 2018

24:45

This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Nick Schultz's journey from Australia to the World Tour via France, the Netherlands and Spain.

The …

110: Stage 6 | Huércal-Overa – San Javier | Vuelta a España 2018

August 30th, 2018

51:06

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes recap stage six of the Vuelta a España which ended, as expected, with a sprint finish.

We discuss Nacer Bouhanni’s win – and his …

109: Stage 5 | Granada – Roquetas de Mar | Vuelta a España 2018

August 29th, 2018

50:14

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes recap stage five of the Vuelta a España, which finished in Roquetas de Mar.

We hear from Ben King, who won the stage yesterday and …

2: Kilometre 0 – King Kelly's Vuelta and the missing trophy

August 29th, 2018

27:46

It's 30 years since Ireland's Sean Kelly won the Vuelta a España. Victory in 1988 compensated for a near-miss the previous year, when he looked all …

107: Stage 4 | Velez-Malaga – Alfacar, Sierra de la Alfaguara | Vuelta a España 2018

August 28th, 2018

46:40

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes are in Granada to assess the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España.

It was the first major mountain of the race and we assess the clues …

106: Stage 3 | Mijas – Alhaurín de la Torre | Vuelta a España 2018

August 27th, 2018

55:03

There’s no such thing as a routine sprint stage on the Vuelta a España and stage three in the Andalucian countryside featured more climbing than the hilly stages of some races.

Despite that the race concluded with a …

1: Kilometre 0 – Vuelta vignettes

August 27th, 2018

35:28

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes cover the rich history of the Vuelta a España with a series of unconnected stories. History, drama and intrigue, the Vuelta has …

104: Stage 2 | Marbella – Caminito del Rey | Vuelta a España 2018

August 26th, 2018

44:05

The Vuelta a España had its first uphill finish at Caminito del Rey, where a familiar face summoned all his experience to win the stage. The red …

103: Stage 1 | Malaga – Malaga | Vuelta a España 2018

August 25th, 2018

42:13

The Vuelta a España got underway with an eight-kilometre time trial in the Andalucian city of Malaga and Lionel Birnie met up with Daniel Friebe and Spanish cycling journalist Fran Reyes to capture a flavour of the …

102: The surf 'n' turf Vuelta

August 22nd, 2018

54:37

August 22 | In our final weekly episode before daily coverage of the Vuelta a España begins on Saturday, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in the London sunshine to preview the third and final grand …

101: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 26

August 17th, 2018

1:25:25

In the August episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley review the recent races and news in the world of women’s cycling.

There are interviews with UCI president David …

100: The next generation

August 16th, 2018

1:09:17

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the European Championships road race, won by Matteo Trentin.

We also hear from George Bennett of LottoNL-Jumbo about his …

99: A post-Tour ramble

August 8th, 2018

1:12:38

August 8 | In the first episode of The Cycling Podcast since the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss everything that has happened since the peloton reached the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

98: The Press Conference | Part 3b | Tour de France 2018

August 2nd, 2018

36:51

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau answer your messages you sent in via WhatsApp.

From the climbs of the Alps to the cobbles of the champs-élysées, they respond to a selection of the best messages in …

97: The Press Conference | Part 3a | Tour de France 2018

August 2nd, 2018

37:18

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau answer your questions you sent in via WhatsApp. 

From the climbs of the Alps to the cobbles of the champs-élysées, they respond to a selection of the best messages in …

96: Stage 21 Houilles – Paris Champs-Élysées | Tour de France 2018

July 30th, 2018

1:08:25

In our final podcast from the Tour de France Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the three-week race and Geraint Thomas’s overall victory.

And there’s Orla Chennaoui’s postcard from Paris …

95: Stage 20 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle – Espelette | Tour de France 2018

July 28th, 2018

45:14

In the penultimate episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the time …

94: Stage 19 Lourdes – Laruns | Tour de France 2018

July 27th, 2018

56:05

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau analyse the final mountain stage of the Tour de France …

15: Kilometre 0 - Chavanel: A year on Tour

July 27th, 2018

25:30

The final episode of Kilometre 0 from the Tour de France focuses on Sylvain Chavanel, who is riding a record 18th Tour.

Thursday's 18th stage was …

92: Stage 18 Trie-sur-Baïse – Pau | Tour de France 2018

July 26th, 2018

53:33

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau review the 18th stage to Pau, which was won by French sprinter Arnaud Démare.

Démare’s victory came 24 hours after Andre …

91: Discover the Friends of the Podcast 2018 series

July 26th, 2018

12:49

Discover the best of the Friends of the Podcast episodes we've released so far in 2018 in this extended sampler.

Friends of the Podcast help keep The Cycling Podcast on the road throughout the season, alongside the …

14: Kilometre 0 - The experiment

July 26th, 2018

27:07

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie head to the summit of the Col du Portet to witness the short Pyrenean mountain stage …

89: Stage 17 Bagnères-de-Luchon – Col du Portet | Tour de France 2018

July 25th, 2018

50:44

The Tour de France continued in the Pyrenees with a short and explosive 65-kilometre stage finishing on the very difficult climb of the Col du Portet.

13: Kilometre 0 - Rebuilding Cofidis

July 25th, 2018

25:21

In this episode of Kilometre 0 Orla Chennaoui talks to Cedric Vasseur, the boss of the French Cofidis team.

Cofidis has been a fixture at the Tour de France for more than 20 years. In that time they have enjoyed stage …

87: Stage 16 Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon | Tour de France 2018

July 24th, 2018

42:30

The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a dramatic opening stage in the Pyrenees.

An incident early in the stage paused the race. A …

86: The Press Conference | Part 2 | Tour de France 2018

July 24th, 2018

29:36

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau answer your messages you sent in via WhatsApp (+44 7971 338 205). 

From the cobbles of Roubaix to l'Alpe d'Huez, they respond to a selection of the best messages in …

12: Kilometre 0 - The coach

July 24th, 2018

26:59

At La Rosière in the Alps, Geraint Thomas won the stage and took the yellow jersey and, more than an hour later, Mark Cavendish crossed the line last and well outside the time limit.

For Rod Ellingworth it was a …

84: The Press Conference | Part 1 | Tour de France 2018

July 23rd, 2018

44:39

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau spent the afternoon listening to the voice messages you sent in via WhatsApp. From the cobbles of Roubaix to l'Alpe d'Huez, they respond to a selection of the best …

11: Kilometre 0 - Schleck returns to the Tour

July 23rd, 2018

19:05

In this episode of Kilometre 0 Richard Moore spends the day with 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck.

The former rider from Luxembourg is back at the Tour driving VIPs for one of the race's sponsors, Skoda. …

82: Stage 15 Millau – Carcassonne | Tour de France 2018

July 22nd, 2018

50:46

The Tour de France reached Carcassonne, the final stop before the second rest day, and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a second consecutive stage that was dominated by the breakaway riders.

81: Stage 14 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Mende | Tour de France 2018

July 21st, 2018

43:09

There were two races on stage 14 of the Tour de France and The Cycling Podcast discuss both of them in the latest episode. At the airfield in Mende, where the stage finished with a brutally short but steep climb, Omar …

80: Stage 13 Bourg d’Oisans – Valence | Tour de France 2018

July 20th, 2018

51:38

Today’s stage of the Tour de France was the calm after the storm. Alpe d’Huez had claimed one notable victim – with fourth-placed Vincenzo Nibali …

79: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 25

July 20th, 2018

1:05:33

The July episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from France, where Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley report from La Course, the …

10: Kilometre 0 - Dutch Corner

July 20th, 2018

18:34

Lionel Birnie heads to bend number seven on Alpe d'Huez to experience the atmosphere of Dutch Corner.

However, because of safety and security …

77: Stage 12 Bourg St Maurice – Alpe d’Huez | Tour de France 2018

July 19th, 2018

40:51

The Tour is won on the Alpe (more often than not) so what does this mean for the yellow jersey?

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui discuss Geraint Thomas’s second consecutive stage win …

9: Kilometre 0 - Breaking the story

July 19th, 2018

32:27

In this episode of Kilometre 0 François Thomazeau talks about how Reuters broke the story about organised doping in the Festina team in 1998.

One of …

75: Stage 11 Albertville – La Rosière | Tour de France 2018

July 18th, 2018

42:10

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss stage 11 of the Tour de France, which was the first mountain-top finish of the race.

As expected, Team Sky’s Geraint …

8: Kilometre 0 - La Course 2018

July 18th, 2018

26:06

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we spend the day following La Course, the one-day women’s race organised by the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Orla …

73: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 10 | Annecy – Le Grand Bornand

July 17th, 2018

46:16

The Tour de France reached the Alps after the rest day and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recap the tenth stage.

7: Kilometre 0 - The Data Dimension

July 17th, 2018

16:59

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the growing use of data and statistics in professional cycling.

With so much information available, what …

6: Kilometre 0 - Pavé

July 16th, 2018

29:12

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Lionel Birnie heads out on to the pavé to witness one of the most dramatic Tour de France stages in years.

The …

69: Stage 9 | Arras – Roubaix | Tour de France 2018

July 15th, 2018

44:24

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the grandstand at the famous outdoor velodrome in Roubaix, which traditionally hosts the finish of the Paris-Roubaix classic.

Today’s stage nine covered almost 22 …

68: Stage 8 | Dreux – Amiens | Tour de France 2018

July 14th, 2018

54:18

With the cobbled stage looming the Tour de France peloton rolled through the countryside from Dreux to Amiens waiting for the inevitable sprint …

67: Stage 7 | Fougères – Chartres | Tour de France 2018

July 13th, 2018

47:46

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a quiet day on the Tour de France – a long 231-kilometre trek across the countryside that barely sparked into life until the final five kilometres.

With the …

5: Kilometre 0 - Ten years of Argyle

July 13th, 2018

32:37

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look back ten years to the Slipstream team's Tour de France debut.

Jonathan Vaughters talks about the team's anti-doping ethos and the steep learning curve of riding their first Tour. …

65: Tour de France 2018| Stage 6 | Brest – Mûr de Bretagne

July 12th, 2018

57:08

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a chaotic finale to a stage that finished on the Mûr de Bretagne in Brittany.

In last night’s podcast we asked Daniel …

4: Kilometre 0 - Cartes du Tour

July 12th, 2018

18:56

In the fourth episode of Kilometre 0 from the Tour de France we meet Paul Fournel, author of a new illustrated history of the maps of the Tour.

63: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 5 | Lorient – Quimper

July 11th, 2018

48:49

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a tough, tricky and hilly stage through the Breton countryside that saw a familiar winner in Quimper.

World champion …

3: Kilometre 0 - 20 in a row

July 11th, 2018

26:41

This episode of Kilometre 0 features the Australian rider Adam Hansen, who set a record of completing 20 grand tours when he rode the Giro d'Italia in May.

Hansen is not riding this Tour de France – it's the first one …

61: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 4 | La Baule – Sarzeau

July 10th, 2018

43:17

With World Cup fever gripping France it was somehow appropriate on the day of the semi-final between France and Belgium that two Frenchmen and two Belgians formed the four-man break on stage four of the Tour.

In this …

2: Kilometre 0 - The pain barrier

July 10th, 2018

28:06

On stage one Lawson Craddock crashed, breaking his scapula and suffering a deep laceration above his eye. He finished the stage but the question was …

59: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 3 | Cholet – Cholet

July 9th, 2018

47:05

The Tour de France’s third stage was a team time trial in the countryside around Cholet and The Cycling Podcast’s sleek formation of Richard Moore, …

1: Kilometre 0 - The debutants

July 9th, 2018

17:44

In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to some of the riders who were experiencing the Tour de France for the first time.

The nerves and sense of anticipation were heightened in …

57: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 2 | Mouilleron-Saint-Germain – La Roche-sur-Yon

July 8th, 2018

46:17

Crashes were again a feature of the Tour de France as a reduced group contested the sprint finish in La Roche-sur-Yon following a pile-up just inside …

56: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 1 | Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte

July 7th, 2018

47:41

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau kick off The Cycling Podcast’s Tour de France coverage after an opening stage that concluded with a chaotic final ten kilometres.

Join them as they digest the …

55: A pre-Tour de France ramble, part two

July 4th, 2018

1:23:55

July 4 | In a bumper final episode before the start of the 2018 Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in a Soho pub …

54: A pre-Tour de France ramble, part one

June 28th, 2018

57:52

June 28 | With the start of the Tour de France now just nine days away, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss how the start list is taking shape for the Grand Départ in the Vendée.

The big selection …

53: All roads lead to the Tour

June 21st, 2018

52:39

June 21 | In this episode of the The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore is back from the Women's Tour and joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to begin the build-up to the Tour de France.

They recap the Critérium du …

52: The Women's Tour | Stage 5 | Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay

June 17th, 2018

1:00:50

In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin from the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley discuss the last stage and the …

51: The Women's Tour | Stage 4 | Evesham to Worcester

June 16th, 2018

1:04:14

Stage four of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, into Worcester, was won by the former world champion Amalie Dideriksen, giving her team, Boels-Dolmans, …

50: The Women's Tour 2018 | Stage 3 | Atherstone - Royal Leamington Spa

June 15th, 2018

56:21

Stage three of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, into Royal Leamington Spa, was won by Australian Sarah Roy, giving her team, Mitchelton-Scott, two out of three stages so far. The American rider Coryn Rivera kept the …

49: The Women's Tour 2018 | Stage 2 | Rushden - Daventry

June 14th, 2018

51:01

Stage two of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour took the riders into Northamptonshire, with the first climbs bringing some of the favourites to the fore. At the finish in Daventry it was Coryn Rivera, the American on Team …

48: The Women's Tour 2018 | Stage 1 | Framlingham - Southwold

June 13th, 2018

50:59

Stage one of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour finished on the seafront in Southwold with Jolien D’Hoore of Belgium and Mitchelton-Scott winning the bunch …

47: The Women's Tour 2018 Preview

June 12th, 2018

39:15

The Cycling Podcast Féminin previews the OVO Energy Women's Tour, with Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley looking ahead to the riders, …

46: The Tour's innovation plus the Dauphiné

June 7th, 2018

52:33

June 7 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Tour de France's innovative Formula …

45: Giro d'Italia 2018 | The Press Conference 3

June 1st, 2018

1:09:23

Almost a week has passed since Chris Froome won the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia- a week Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe spent listening to the voice messages you sent in via WhatsApp. Covering …

44: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 24

May 30th, 2018

1:09:52

In the May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley look back on a busy month of racing, in Yorkshire, China, California and the Basque Country.

Orla has a report from the …

43: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 21 | Roma – Roma

May 27th, 2018

1:08:06

As Sam Bennett sprinted to his third Giro d’Italia stage win in Rome, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe bowed out – but not without their own bit of drama. In this final episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro we …

42: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 20 | Susa – Cervinia

May 26th, 2018

55:03

The final mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia saw Mikel Nieve win on his birthday and Chris Froome increase his overall lead ahead of Sunday’s final, processional stage into Rome. Barring an accident, Froome will win …

41: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 19 | Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia

May 25th, 2018

53:48

An extraordinary day at the Giro d’Italia saw Chris Froome embark on an 80km solo breakaway to win the 19th stage and take over the pink jersey. …

40: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 18 | Abbiategrasso – Prato Nevoso

May 24th, 2018

44:58

A dramatic day on the Giro d’Italia saw Tom Dumoulin slash Simon Yates’ overall lead in half to set up a thrilling final two days in the mountains. …

39: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 17 | Riva del Garda – Iseo

May 23rd, 2018

48:16

Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia was described as a transition day but it was short, fast and furious before Elia Viviani claimed his fourth stage win in Iseo. Looking ahead to three more tough days in the mountains, and …

38: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 16 | Trento – Rovereto

May 22nd, 2018

48:34

Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia featured the crucial time trial between Trento and Rovereto and saw Simon Yates hold on to the pink jersey of race …

37: Giro d'Italia 2018 | The Press Conference 2

May 21st, 2018

1:02:17

It's a rest day again at the Giro d’Italia and so The Cycling Podcast find themselves in the position of answering questions instead of asking them.

We have invited listeners to leave a voice message on What’s App, or …

36: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 15 | Tolmezzo – Sappada

May 20th, 2018

51:27

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the German-speaking part of northern Italy after another impressive stage win for Simon Yates, who extended his lead in the …

35: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 14 | San Vito al Tagliamento – Monte Zoncolan

May 19th, 2018

47:44

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Monte Zoncolan where the Giro d’Italia’s 14th stage finished with a British one-two.

Team Sky’s Chris …

34: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 13 | Ferrara – Nervesa della Battaglia

May 18th, 2018

46:59

Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia was the relative calm before the storm of Saturday’s Monte Zoncolan mountain stage but there’s nevertheless a packed …

33: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 12 | Osimo – Imola

May 17th, 2018

43:49

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap stage 12 of the race which finished on the motor racing circuit in …

32: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 11 | Assisi – Osimo

May 16th, 2018

52:41

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe shelter from a heavy rain storm in Osimo to discuss the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia.

In a packed episode, we hear from Matt White, Simon …

31: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 10 | Penne – Gualdo Tadino

May 15th, 2018

47:34

The Cycling Podcast comes from Umbria after stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia changed the complexion of the overall race for the pink jersey quite significantly.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the fact that …

30: Giro d'Italia 2018 | The Press Conference

May 14th, 2018

1:07:21

It’s a rest day at the Giro d’Italia and so The Cycling Podcast find themselves in the position of answering questions instead of asking them.

We have invited listeners to leave a voice message on What’s App, or send a …

29: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 9 | Pesco Sannita – Gran Sasso d’Italia

May 13th, 2018

49:34

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the finish line at Gran Sasso d’Italia, where stage nine of the race finished.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe capture the atmosphere on the mountain and speak to the …

28: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 8 | Praia a Mare – Montevergine di Mercogliano

May 12th, 2018

56:46

The episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the deepest countryside in Campania as Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review stage eight of the Giro d’Italia, and another uphill finish.

It was a fairly unremarkable …

27: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 7 | Pizzo – Praia a Mare

May 11th, 2018

46:46

It may have been a fairly routine stage of the Giro d’Italia but it’s a jam-packed episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe begin the episode by looking back at last …

26: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 6 | Caltanissetta – Etna

May 10th, 2018

51:06

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the queue to board the ferry from Messina in Sicily to the mainland – just as they did at a similar stage of the race last year.

They reflect …

25: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 5 | Agrigento – Santa Ninfa

May 9th, 2018

49:15

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Menfi, the home town of Team Sky’s Sicilian rider Salvatore Puccio where they recap stage five of the race to Santa Ninfa.

The honours went …

24: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 4 | Catania – Caltagirone

May 8th, 2018

42:12

The Giro d’Italia resumed in Sicily after the grande partenza weekend in Israel and a tricky finish in Caltagirone gave Belgium’s Tim Wellens the second Giro stage win of his career and caught Chris Froome out.

Wellens …

23: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 3 | Be’er Sheva – Eilat

May 6th, 2018

39:53

The Giro d’Italia’s three-day stay in Israel concluded with a long stage through the Negev desert from Be’er Sheva to Eilat.

And although the …

22: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 2 | Haifa – Tel Aviv

May 5th, 2018

32:57

The Giro d’Italia continued with the second stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv and it concluded with the predicted bunch sprint, although that barely told …

21: Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 1 | Jerusalem / Jerusalem

May 4th, 2018

41:35

The Giro d’Italia got underway with a time trial in Jerusalem and Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie were there to see the race resume more or less as …

20: The 2018 Giro d'Italia preview

May 2nd, 2018

1:13:40

May 2 | The 2018 Giro d'Italia starts in Jerusalem on Friday and ahead of the first grand tour of the season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at the classic Italian cafe, Italia Uno, in London's …

19: Quick Step’s domination of the Classics continues

April 25th, 2018

1:09:46

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the final Classic of the spring and another win for the dominant Quick Step team courtesy of Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels. …

18: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 23

April 25th, 2018

1:07:58

In the April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined once again by Rose Manley as they look back on a busy month of racing. From the Tour of Flanders to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, …

17: Alaphilippe conquers the Ardennes

April 18th, 2018

53:57

Ardennes Week closes the spring Classics and it was first blood to Julian Alaphilippe on Wednesday as he beat Alejandro Valverde to the top of the …

16: Paris-Roubaix

April 10th, 2018

1:02:03

April 10 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reflect on Paris-Roubaix.

The race was won by the world champion Peter Sagan but was overshadowed by the death of …

15: Terpstra delivers at the Tour of Flanders

April 4th, 2018

1:04:12

April 4 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Niki Terpstra's victory at the Tour of Flanders and ask whether it was a vintage edition of the race.

Daniel …

14: From the cobbles to Catalonia

March 28th, 2018

1:09:26

March 28 | The cobbled Classics are well underway and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up to discuss Quick Step's dominance at Friday's Grand Prix E3 Harelbeke, and how their sprinter Elia Viviani got …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 22

March 26th, 2018

1:12:44

The March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin sees Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui joined once again by Rose Manley as they discuss the opening races in the Women’s World Tour. 

We hear from Gracie Elvin, the …

13: Nibali conquers the Poggio at last

March 21st, 2018

53:54

March 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Vincenzo Nibali's victory at Milan-Sanremo.

After several failed attempts to win the opening one-day Monument of …

12: Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

March 15th, 2018

1:07:49

March 15 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the two World Tour stage races – Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico – and look ahead to the opening Monument of the …

11: Strade Bianche and the Team Sky story

March 7th, 2018

1:11:26

March 7 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a brilliant edition of the Italian one-day race Strade Bianche before turning their attention to the publication …

10: Valgren beats the big freeze at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

February 28th, 2018

1:00:44

February 28 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore reports from a freezing cold Belgium and the opening Classics of the season, …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 21

February 22nd, 2018

1:21:13

February 22 | The February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin sees Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui joined by Rose Manley as they look ahead to the 2018 season. Rose has covered the Women’s World Tour for the past …

9: The Ruta del Sol

February 19th, 2018

59:26

February 19 | This week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Andalusia and the Ruta del Sol where Richard Moore is joined by our Spanish …

8: A despatch from Dubai

February 15th, 2018

53:19

February 15 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe joins Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie and reports back from his trip to the Dubai Tour.

We hear from Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff about their …

7: Sprinting in the desert

February 8th, 2018

51:00

February 8 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Orla Chennaoui discuss the opening days of the Dubai Tour, where the sprinters have been sharing the stage wins among themselves.

6: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Sunday

February 4th, 2018

38:07

Sunday | Our mini series from the cyclo-cross World Championships concludes with coverage of the men’s elite race from Valkenburg.

Lionel Birnie is joined by cyclo-cross experts Renaat Schotte and Balint Hamvas to …

5: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Saturday

February 3rd, 2018

42:36

Saturday | In this episode of The Cyclo-Cross Podcast in association with Mudiiita, Lionel Birnie is joined by cyclo-cross experts Renaat Schotte and Balint Hamvas to discuss the first day's racing at the World …

4: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Friday

February 2nd, 2018

32:46

Friday | The Cycling Podcast heads to Valkenburg in the Netherlands for the World Cyclo-Cross Championships and Lionel Birnie finds that persistent rain has made the course very muddy before the racing even gets under …

3: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast

January 29th, 2018

52:56

This week's episode of The Cycling Podcast is the debut episode of The Cyclo-Cross Podcast.

As thoughts and mud-encrusted wheels turn towards the World Championships in Valkenburg at the weekend, The Cycling Podcast …

2: A look ahead to 2018

January 24th, 2018

54:03

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the week in professional cycling and cast their eyes over the forthcoming season at what they are looking forward to from the …

1: The 2018 season is off and running

January 18th, 2018

1:17:04

January 18 | The Cycling Podcast returns with a bumper episode just as the 2018 road racing season gets underway with the Tour Down Under.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss some of the big stories …

Phil Deeker's Thousand Cols Challenge | Brevet

January 10th, 2018

42:10

January 10 | Between May and October 2017, Phil Deeker set himself the challenge of riding a thousand cols in 100 days. The founder of Rapha Travel’s …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 20 | I ❤️ the 1980s

January 9th, 2018

56:57

I ❤️ the 1980s

In the first Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2018 we hear from two pioneers of the 1980s, Robin Morton and Mandy Jones.

Orla Chennaoui speaks to Morton, who managed a men’s team at the 1984 Giro d’Italia, …

End of year review | Episode 36

December 29th, 2017

30:50

December 29 | This final episode of 2017 is highlights (or lowlights?) reel taking a look back at the three grand tours and other major news stories of the year.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe will be …

The Christmas Ramble | Episode 35

December 21st, 2017

1:12:58

In our final regular episode of 2017, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe revisit the story of Chris Froome and his adverse analytical …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 19

December 19th, 2017

1:00:00

The December episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, focuses on some of the sponsors who back women's teams. …

The Chris Froome salbutamol case | Episode 34

December 14th, 2017

44:54

December 14 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe react to the news that the 2017 Tour de France and Vuelta a España winner Chris Froome has questions to answer after a …

Lunch with Brian Holm | Episode 33

December 8th, 2017

1:04:25

December 8 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, we join Brian Holm for pie and mash in London.

The former Danish national champion has had an …

The Giro route and Chris Froome’s bid for glory | Episode 32

December 1st, 2017

1:00:02

The Cycling Podcast this week is devoted this week to the 2018 Giro d'Italia, with the route for the 101st race unveiled on Wednesday. We discuss the route and Chris Froome's decision to try to win his first Giro before …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 18

November 27th, 2017

46:40

November 27 | The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is a conversation between Richard Moore and two of the world's most promising young riders, the Canyon-SRAM pair Hannah Barnes and Mieke Kröger. It was …

Training camps and team building | Episode 31

November 22nd, 2017

1:06:39

November 22 | Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in central London after their sell-out West End show at the Arts Theatre to discuss the latest training camp and team building trends.

The Australian …

When Orla Met Ned | Episode 30

November 14th, 2017

1:04:42

November 14 | During the Vuelta a España Orla Chennaoui went to Herne Hill velodrome to meet Ned Boulting, who races on the track throughout the year.

Vaughters and vin | Episode 29

November 8th, 2017

44:44

November 8 | Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are at The Connaught in London's Mayfair to meet Jonathan and Ashley Vaughters.

They talk about how the Cannondale-Drapac team – soon to become EF Education First – was …

Around the world in 78 days | Brevet

November 3rd, 2017

34:41

November 3 | In this pilot for a new series – The Cycling Podcast Brevet – Richard Moore meets Mark Beaumont, who recently smashed the world record, pedalling around the globe in 78 days.

In doing so he rode 240 miles …

A conversation with Conor Dunne | Episode 28

November 1st, 2017

50:22

November 1 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast we sit down to talk to Irish rider Conor Dunne about his experiences at the Vuelta a España.

Dunne was part of the Aqua Blue team – the first Irish squad to ride a …

A postcard from China | Episode 27

October 25th, 2017

32:32

October 25 | The Cycling Podcast this week comes from the Tour of Guangxi in China, the last World Tour race of the 2017 season. Fran Reyes, who listeners will remember from our Vuelta a España coverage, was there for …

The 2018 Tour de France route | Episode 26

October 17th, 2017

55:03

October 17 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at St Pancras station to share their first reactions to the 2018 Tour de France route, which had just been …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 17

October 16th, 2017

52:38

October 16 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns with a special episode from Monaco with Tiffany Cromwell in conversation with Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui.

The Canyon-SRAM rider has been a professional during a …

Podcast of the Falling Leaves | Episode 25

October 11th, 2017

50:55

October 11 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the final two big one-day races of the 2017 European road racing season.

Vincenzo Nibali seized the initiative …

The autumn classics and a chat with Christophe Bassons | Episode 24

October 5th, 2017

1:04:00

October 5 | In this week's Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe review the autumn one-day races in Italy and look ahead to the season's final Monument, Il Lombardia.

We hear from friend of the podcast Ciro …

World Championship road races | Episode 23

September 27th, 2017

1:06:47

September 27 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship road races in Bergen, Norway.

Peter Sagan became the first rider to win three …

World Championship time trials | Episode 22

September 21st, 2017

56:19

September 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship time trials in …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 16

September 18th, 2017

1:12:15

September 18 | In the September episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Bob and Tom Varney, the father-and-son team who run Drops. The British team has just enjoyed its …

Stage 21 | Arroyomolinos / Madrid | Vuelta a España 2017

September 10th, 2017

36:20

The Vuelta a España concluded with its traditional stage into Madrid – a time to enjoy a glass of something fizzy to toast three weeks on the road.

Alberto Contador, completing his final race as a professional, was …

Stage 20 | Corvera de Asturias | Alto de l’Angliru | Vuelta a España 2017

September 9th, 2017

43:52

The Angliru had all the ingredients to create an epic stage to decide the Vuelta a España. Epic is an over-used word in professional cycling but in this case it applied.

The steep gradient, the long climb and the …

Stage 19 | Caso / Gijon | Vuelta a España 2017

September 8th, 2017

43:00

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes in Gijon on Asturias day as the Vuelta a España nears its conclusion.

The day belonged to Thomas De Gendt of the Lotto-Soudal team. Not only did …

Stage 18 | Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana | Vuelta a España 2017

September 7th, 2017

39:42

The Vuelta a España headed deep into the Cantabrian countryside and at last a breakaway was given a big advantage so they could fight for the stage.

Stage 17 | Villadiego / Los Machucos | Vuelta a España 2017

September 6th, 2017

31:50

Stage 17 of the Vuelta a España took the riders to previously uncharted territory and the steep Los Machucos climb.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes are at the top of …

Stage 16 | Circuito de Navarra / Logroño | Vuelta a España 2017

September 5th, 2017

44:28

The Vuelta a España resumed after its rest day with an individual time trial from the motor racing circuit in Navarra to Logroño in Rioja.

Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader’s red jersey by winning the stage …

Stage 15 | Alcala La Real / Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada | Vuelta a España 2017

September 3rd, 2017

42:18

Arguably the toughest stage of the Vuelta a España took the riders to 2,510 metres and a spectacular finish at Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada. It …

Stage 14 | Écija / Sierra de La Pandera | Vuelta a España 2017

September 2nd, 2017

37:51

The latest Cycling Podcast comes from the summit of La Pandera as the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España was won by Poland's Rafal Majka.

Richard …

Stage 13 | Coín / Tomares | Vuelta a España 2017

September 1st, 2017

42:12

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Vuelta a España there’s an interview with Sir Dave Brailsford, who tells us, at the end of a week in which Team Sky confirmed the signing of four of the world’s best …

Stage 12 | Motril / Antequera | Vuelta a España 2017

August 31st, 2017

36:52

It was a dramatic day at the Vuelta a España as stage 12 took the riders from the coastal town of Motril inland to Antequera, with two hard climbs at the end. The drama started before the stage, with the overnight news …

Stage 11 | Lorca / Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto | Vuelta a España 2017

August 30th, 2017

45:27

Rain and cold once again dominated proceedings at the Vuelta a España as Miguel Angel Lopez, the young Colombian nicknamed ‘Superman’, won stage …

Stage 10 | Caravaca / Elpozo Alimentación | Vuelta a España 2017

August 29th, 2017

41:24

The Vuelta a España resumed after its first rest day in rainy Murcia and The Cycling Podcast has an interview with Chris Froome, who is in the overall lead and in a strong position to win his first Vuelta. He talks …

Stage 9 | Orihuela / Cumbre del Sol, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell | Vuelta a España 2017

August 27th, 2017

54:49

Stage nine of the Vuelta a España saw another hilltop finish and a win for Chris Froome – the first time this season he has been able to cross the line first with his arms in the air. Richard Moore and Fran Reyes …

Stage 8 | Hellín / Xorret de Catí | Vuelta a España 2017

August 26th, 2017

40:38

Stage eight of the Vuelta a España finished close to the summit of Xorret de Catí, a famously tough climb in southern Spain. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes tell the story of the stage but the main drama of …

Stage 7 | Llíria / Cuenca | Vuelta a España 2017

August 25th, 2017

42:33

It was another day for a breakaway at the Vuelta a España as stage seven took the riders inland from Llíria to Cuenca. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss a stage that almost supplied a fascinating twist …

Stage 6 | Villareal / Sagunt | Vuelta a España 2017

August 24th, 2017

38:27

The hills of Valencia made for open, aggressive racing both in the pursuit of the stage win and the race for the leader’s red jersey.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe …

Stage 5 | Benicassìm / Alcossebre | Vuelta a España 2017

August 23rd, 2017

42:47

The Cycling Podcast comes from the beach at Alcossebre, as holidaymakers enjoy a pre-dinner drink, and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes …

Stage 4 | Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona | Vuelta a España 2017

August 22nd, 2017

41:48

The Vuelta a España reached Spanish soil after it’s opening few days in France and Andorra, and although there are few seasoned sprinters in the race, the peloton nevertheless brought everything back together in time …

Stage 3 | Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella | Vuelta a España 2017

August 21st, 2017

49:49

The Vuelta a España headed from France into Andorra and the first serious climbs of the race. And it was no surprise to see a former Vuelta champion and the pre-race favourite right at the head of affairs.

In this …

Stage 2 | Nîmes / Gruissan | Vuelta a España 2017

August 20th, 2017

48:13

The wind blew across the south of France but the Vuelta a España peloton did not split although there was a change of race leadership at the finish in Gruissan.

Although there were no breakaways, it was still a tense, …

Stage 1 | Nîmes | Vuelta a España 2017

August 19th, 2017

48:25

The Vuelta a España started in Nîmes in the south of France with a spectacular team time trial that took the riders through the Roman amphitheatre in …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 15

August 15th, 2017

1:04:33

August 15 | This month's Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, looks back at the recent racing, from the RideLondon Classique to the European championships and Crescent Vargarda team time trial …

The transfer merry-go-round | Episode 21

August 9th, 2017

1:03:55

August 9 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast is the final one before our daily coverage of the Vuelta a España begins on August 19.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the flurry of transfers as …

Post-Tour racing and the transfer window | Episode 20

August 1st, 2017

50:47

August 1 | In this, our first episode since the end of the Tour de France, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are reunited with Daniel Friebe to discuss a busy week of racing.

The San Sebastian Classic was won by Michal …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 14

July 24th, 2017

1:10:40

This episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the summit of the Col d'Izoard and the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille as Richard Moore, Orla …

Stage 21 | Montgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées | Tour de France 2017

July 23rd, 2017

43:38

The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the 2017 Tour de France concludes with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau picking their individual highlights of the race.

We also canvass the opinions of some of the …

Stage 20 | Marseille / Marseille | Tour de France 2017

July 22nd, 2017

44:05

The 20th stage of the Tour de France was the long-awaited time trial in Marseille, starting and finishing in the Stade Velodrome, home of Olympique Marseille.

With three riders so close overall, everything was up for …

Stage 19 | Embrun / Salon-de-Provence | Tour de France 2017

July 21st, 2017

50:31

After the Alps and before the time trial in Marseille, the Tour de France had a long transitional stage into the heart of Provence. Had the wind blown it might have been a very interesting day but as it turned out it …

Stage 18 | Briançon / Col d’Izoard | Tour de France 2017

July 20th, 2017

41:47

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are joined by Orla Chennaoui to discuss the 18th stage …

Stage 17 | La Mure / Serre-Chevalier | Tour de France 2017

July 19th, 2017

40:39

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau report on stage 17, which saw the race head into the Alps with the climb of the biggest mountain on the …

Stage 16 | Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère | Tour de France 2017

July 18th, 2017

52:42

During the 16th stage of the Tour de France, the wind blew and caused more than a bit of disruption at the end.

In this packed episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss …

Stage 15 | Laissac-Sévérac-l’Eglise / Le Puy-en-Velay | Tour de France 2017

July 16th, 2017

41:26

Today’s episode of The Cycling Podcast starts in the car, as journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau drive the course of the 15th stage of the Tour de France from Laissac-Sévérac-l’Eglise to Le …

Stage 14 | Blagnac / Rodez | Tour de France 2017

July 15th, 2017

41:45

There was a significant twist at the end because Fabio Aru, who was left without support from his Astana team-mates, lost time and the yellow jersey to Chris Froome. It was a surprising finish because today was not …

Stage 13 | Saint-Girons / Foix | Tour de France 2017

July 14th, 2017

49:45

The shortest stage of the 2017 Tour de France was just 101 kilometres but it packed a punch. There were attacks from the moment the race left the neutralised zone.

And one of the riders who made the early early attack, …

Stage 12 | Pau / Peyragudes | Tour de France 2017

July 13th, 2017

49:58

Stage 12 of the Tour de France from Pau to Peyragudes was slow to get going but after Team Sky dominated all day in the Pyrenees, riding strongly in support of Chris Froome, their leader faltered when it really mattered …

Stage 11 | Eymet / Pau | Tour de France 2017

July 12th, 2017

36:58

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau review stage 11, which was a flat and fairly predictable run south from Eymet to Pau.

But don’t let the lack of action in the …

Stage 10 | Périgueux / Bergerac | Tour de France 2017

July 11th, 2017

47:08

After the drama of Sunday’s mountain stage to Chambéry came the rest day and then a stage that could almost be described as a rest day on bikes.

In …

Stage 9 | Nantua / Chambéry | Tour de France 2017

July 9th, 2017

58:32

An amazing, incident-filled day on the Tour de France saw two of the top five riders crash out and Chris Froome call on the unwritten rule that no …

Stage 8 | Dole / Station des Rousses | Tour de France 2017

July 8th, 2017

44:56

A fast, aggressive eighth stage of the Tour de France may not have shaken up the general classification too much but the toll will certainly tell on …

Stage 7 | Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges | Tour de France 2017

July 7th, 2017

47:42

One of the closest finishes in Tour de France history meant that the winner could not be determined by the naked eye or even the finish line …

Stage 6 | Vesoul / Troyes | Tour de France 2017

July 6th, 2017

38:32

On Thursday the Tour de France returned to the flatlands after the mountains of the previous day, with the sprinters doing battle again in Troyes. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Francois Thomazeau of The Cycling …

Stage 5 | Vittel / La Planche des Belles Filles | Tour de France 2017

July 5th, 2017

39:47

The first mountain-top finish of the 2017 Tour de France offered a few clues as to who is going to contend for the final yellow jersey of the race but La Planche des Belles Filles did not provide the big sort we have …

Stage 4 | Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel | Tour de France 2017

July 4th, 2017

46:16

A long, slow day on the Tour de France ended in drama, disappointment and disqualification in Vittel.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the decision to …

Stage 3 | Verviers / Longwy | Tour de France 2017

July 3rd, 2017

45:58

Peter Sagan’s victory at the top of the hill in Longwy was not a surprise, but the manner of it was exceptional. The world champion seemed to toy with his rivals on the climb, closing down a move by Richie Porte, then …

Stage 2 | Düsseldorf / Liège | Tour de France 2017

July 2nd, 2017

49:04

Stage two of the Tour de France took the riders from Germany into Belgium, where Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Francois Thomazeau convene to discuss the action and main talking points, from chaotic bunch sprints to …

Stage 1 | Düsseldorf / Düsseldorf | Tour de France 2017

July 1st, 2017

37:36

The rain fell as the Tour de France got underway in Düsseldorf but Geraint Thomas of Team Sky powered through the drizzle to win his first Grand Tour stage and take the yellow jersey.

In this episode of The Cycling …

Countdown to the Tour de France | Episode 19

June 21st, 2017

51:52

June 21 | In this week's episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the latest racing and look ahead to the Tour de France. When next they meet it will be in Dusseldorf for …

Last day drama at the Dauphiné | Episode 18

June 15th, 2017

47:52

June 15 | In this week's podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe are joined by Eurosport commentator, and Chief Superintendent of the Pronunciation …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 13

June 12th, 2017

1:10:28

In this month's Cycling Podcast Féminin we report from the OVO Energy Women's Tour with as the Polish rider Kasia Niewiadoma held on for a …

Lunch with Paul Watson | Episode 17

June 7th, 2017

1:32:30

June 7 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast is another in the occasional series of lunches with someone from the world of cycling.

First, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie meet up in London for the first time since the …

TRAILER | Pancake Breakfasts and Pursuiter’s Cough: Alexis Ryan’s Californian Diary

June 6th, 2017

4:25

Canyon-SRAM rider Alexis Ryan kept an audio diary for The Cycling Podcast at the women’s Tour of California. In it we hear about her roommate Tiffany …

PREVIEW | The 1987 Giro according to Stephen Roche

May 29th, 2017

24:24

We're celebrating the end of #Giro100 by giving you a sneak peak of our latest special!

On the 30th anniversary of his controversial victory, our fifth Friends Special of 2017 is an interview with 1987 Giro d’Italia …

Stage 21 | Monza to Milan | Giro d'Italia 2017

May 28th, 2017

1:02:42

The final podcast of the 100th Giro comes from the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, scene of the finish of the time trial that ended the race. It was a …

Giro d'Italia Stage 20: Pordenone – Asiago

May 27th, 2017

43:23

The penultimate day of the Giro d’Italia saw Thibaut Pinot take a strong stage win as Nairo Quintana held the pink jersey and Tom Dumoulin slipped a …

Giro d'Italia Stage 19: San Candido - Piancavallo

May 26th, 2017

36:00

On the penultimate day in the mountains the 100th Giro d’Italia saw a re-shuffling of the top four, who are now separated by just 53 seconds. It sets …

Giro d’Italia Stage 18: Moena - Ortisei

May 25th, 2017

46:38

Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia was dubbed the ‘Queen Stage,’ though in this mountainous 100th edition of the Italian tour there are a few contenders for this unofficial honour. It was won by Tejay van Garderen, the BMC …

Giro d’Italia stage 17: Tirano – Canazei

May 24th, 2017

45:19

Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia took the riders into the Dolomites and ended with a win for Pierre Rolland and Cannondale-Drapac. We hear from …

Stage 16: Rovetta - Bormio

May 23rd, 2017

42:44

For some the Giro d'Italia really started with stage 16, the first multi-mountain stage in the Alps that finished with a fast descent to Bormio. The …

Stage 15 | Valdengo to Bergamo | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 21st, 2017

34:32

Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia was more like a one-day Classic than a grand tour stage coming at the end of the second week – and not just because it …

Stage 14 | Castellania to Oropa | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 20th, 2017

43:20

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Biella, at the foot of the climb to a Oropa where stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia finished.

It was a …

Stage 13 | Reggio Emilia to Tortona | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 19th, 2017

44:15

Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia was completely flat and was always likely to end in a sprint and so it proved, although the wind threatened to make for a nervous afternoon.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel …

Stage 12 | Forlì to Reggio Emilia | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 18th, 2017

41:20

After three explosive days – the day to Blockhaus, the time trial and then Wednesday’s hilly stage – the 100th Giro d’Italia calmed down again.

A three-man break on the road from Forlì to Reggio Emilia was never likely …

Stage 11 | Florence to Bagno di Romagna | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 17th, 2017

46:58

This episode of The Cycling Podcast evaluates an aggressive, unpredictable day when the pink jersey, Tom Dumoulin, and his Sunweb team could not …

Stage 10 | Foligno to Montefalco | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 16th, 2017

48:29

The time trial in Montefalco turned the Giro d’Italia on its head again and left the race beautifully balanced between the climbers and the time …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Episode 12

May 16th, 2017

54:43

Lizzie Deignan in conversation with Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui

This month’s episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Lizzie Deignan’s book launch in Leeds. Deignan was in conversation with Orla Chennaoui …

Stage 9 | Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 14th, 2017

44:55

The Giro d’Italia reached Blockhaus, the first major mountain of the race, and at last there was drama, although it was the unwelcome kind of drama …

Stage 8 | Molfetta to Peschici | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 13th, 2017

47:24

If the Giro d’Italia is a 21-course tasting menu, the first week has seen plate after plate of bread with olive oil. Today we were at least offered …

Stage 7 | Castrovillari to Alberobello | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 12th, 2017

36:38

After eight days of racing, the 100th Giro d’Italia is yet to spark into life – although with all the mountains in the final week it may be that the …

Stage 6 | Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 11th, 2017

36:02

Stage six of the Giro d’Italia headed to Terme Lungiane, a natural spa north of Reggio Calabria, where the day started, and although the race for the pink jersey is only bubbling gently at the moment, the battle for the …

Stage 5 | Pedara to Messina | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 10th, 2017

46:22

The Giro d'Italia was island-hopping again after stage five, leaving Vincenzo Nibali's home town of Messina and heading across the water to the mainland.

With Richard Moore returning home for a few days, it's up to …

Stage 4 | Cefalù to Etna | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 9th, 2017

41:40

It was hoped that the Giro d’Italia would explode into life at Mount Etna in Sicily but a strong wind discouraged attacks from most of the …

Stage 3 | Tortolì to Cagliari | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 7th, 2017

32:56

The Giro d’Italia’s stay on Sardinia has come to an end with a dramatic third stage to Cagliari. It was short and sweet and the final 25 kilometres were shaped by strong winds.

The Sardinian start makes logistics …

Stage 2 | Olbia to Tortolì | Giro d'Italia 2017

May 6th, 2017

34:37

The Giro d’Italia’s second stage in Sardinia saw German champion Andre Greipel win the sprint finish, as Caleb Ewan pulled his foot out of the pedal …

Il Direttore | The Director

May 6th, 2017

25:41

This is an episode of The Cycling Podcast Italiano. (Italian)

Il Cycling Podcast Italiano fa il suo esordio in occasione del centesimo Giro d’Italia, partito il 5 maggio da Alghero. In questa prima puntata, Daniel …

Stage 1 | Alghero to Olbia | Giro d'Italia 2017

May 5th, 2017

49:27

The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia is underway and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe were in Sardinia to see Austrian rider Lukas …

Giro 100 | Teaser trailer

April 28th, 2017

15:53

With the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia almost upon us, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe gather in one of London’s traditional Italian cafés, Italia Uno in Charlotte Street, to discuss what makes the …

Remembering Scarponi | Episode 16

April 26th, 2017

1:00:01

April 26 | The Cycling Podcast remembers Michele Scarponi, who was tragically killed while out training near his home in Italy at the weekend just days after winning a stage of the Tour of the Alps. 
Richard Moore, …

Episode 11 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin

April 24th, 2017

1:03:06

In this month’s Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui report from Flèche Wallonne, where Anna van der Breggen won her second of …

Valverde Mountain | Episode 15

April 20th, 2017

57:37

April 20 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Amstel Gold Race before handing over to Richard Moore …

Cannibal of the Cobbles | Episode 14

April 12th, 2017

1:10:07

April 12 | In this week’s podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe pick over the bones of the fastest ever Paris-Roubaix, won by Greg Van Avermaet. Van Avermaet has been in sparkling form throughout the …

Bonus | Boonen's Farewell | Trailer

April 7th, 2017

3:50

This bonus episode for Friends of the Podcast, marks Tom Boonen's retirement after more than a decade at the top.

The Belgian former world champion wanted one final Classics campaign before bowing out on the Roubaix …

Gilbert wins a Flanders of what ifs | Episode 13

April 5th, 2017

1:02:28

April 5 | Philippe Gilbert's remarkable win in the Tour of Flanders is the main subject up for discussion in The Cycling Podcast this week, with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe debating whether Gilbert …

15th time lucky | Mat Hayman: how I won Paris-Roubaix | Trailer

April 3rd, 2017

4:44

Six weeks before last year's Paris-Roubaix Mathew Hayman crashed and broke a bone in his arm. He was told he'd be out of action for six weeks.

Five …

Cobbled Classics and Catalonia | Episode 12

March 30th, 2017

1:03:07

March 30 | With three World Tour races taking in the cobbles and climbs of Flanders, it can mean only one thing – the Ronde Van Vlaanderen is just round the corner.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe …

The Lionel of Flanders trailer

March 24th, 2017

8:00

March 23-27: A five-part series for Friends of the Podcast 2017.

Lionel Birnie heads to Flanders to witness the build-up to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen as cycling fever grips the region.

With three World Tour races in …

Michal Kwiatkowski wins Milan-San Remo | Episode 11

March 21st, 2017

49:57

March 22 | The Cycling Podcast this week looks back at the first monument of the season, Milan-San Remo, with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discussing Peter Sagan’s searing attack on the Poggio and …

Episode 10 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin

March 20th, 2017

1:06:25

March 20 | In the March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Steve Fry of M2 Sports, an agency with …

Alberto Contador lights up Paris-Nice | Episode 10

March 15th, 2017

1:11:38

March 15 | The Cycling Podcast this week comes from Nice, where Richard Moore is joined by award-winning French journalist François Thomazeau to …

Team Sky's woes continue | Episode 9

March 8th, 2017

1:04:17

March 8 | In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the latest racing in Europe and the …

First of the Cobbled Classics | Episode 8

March 1st, 2017

1:02:38

March 1 | The cobbled classics got underway at the weekend and The Cycling Podcast discusses Greg Van Avermaet’s win at Het Nieuwsblad and Peter Sagan’s at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. We hear from Cannondale-Drapac manager …

Grand Tour strategy with Orica-Scott | Episode 7

February 23rd, 2017

1:10:01

February 22 | There’s a lot of racing to discuss and look forward to in The Cycling Podcast, with Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie joined by Daniel Friebe at the Abu Dhabi Tour, which has a stellar cast of stars, …

Episode 9 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin

February 20th, 2017

1:07:20

February 20 | Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui return for the second Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2017 in the company of Drops rider Abi Van Twisk. …

An early-season ramble | Episode 6

February 16th, 2017

47:46

February 16 | A lull in the early season sees The Cycling Podcast go off-piste and discuss the prospects of Tom Boonen as he prepares for his final …

Double trouble and bucket breaks | Episode 5

February 9th, 2017

1:09:46

February 9 | As the 2017 season continues to move through the gears, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe return to review and debate the …

Of Punch-ups and Plagiarism | Episode 4

February 3rd, 2017

1:20:30

February 3 | Our latest episode sees Lionel Birnie and his weekly round-up fully tested by a frantic few days of early-season racing and news.

Tour Down Under, Berlin Six and Damian Collins MP | Episode 3

January 27th, 2017

1:07:13

January 27 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe briefly recap the Tour Down Under, where Richie Porte won on Willunga Hill for the fourth year in a row and Australian …

Mud, sweat and energy balls | Episode 8 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin

January 25th, 2017

1:09:00

In the first Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2017 Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Delia Beddis, a double winner of the Three Peaks …

What does the 2017 season have in store? | Episode 2

January 20th, 2017

1:06:42

January 20 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast was recorded just as the 2017 UCI World Tour season was getting underway at the Tour Down Under.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss what they are …

Back to the future: riders to watch in 2017 | Episode 1

January 11th, 2017

41:32

January 11 | In the first episode of 2017 The Cycling Podcast turns the spotlight on some of the potential stars of the future. Featuring two of the world’s leading development teams, we speak to Tao Geoghegan Hart, …

32. Review of the year

December 26th, 2016

35:48

December 27 | This episode looks back at some of the highlights and memorable moments of The Cycling Podcast's coverage in 2016, featuring regular …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Episode 7

December 22nd, 2016

1:04:51

December 22 | The seventh episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is a riding special. Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore report from a women's ride in …

31. Catching up with Graeme Obree

December 15th, 2016

45:56

December 15 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore meets former world champion and World Hour Record holder Graeme Obree.

They talk …

30. Lunch with… Charly Wegelius

December 8th, 2016

1:14:11

December 8 | This is the first in an occasional series of podcasts called Lunch with The Cycling Podcast.

Lionel Birnie is joined by Charly Wegelius, the former professional rider who wrote the book about being a …

29. A chat with Jonathan Vaughters

December 1st, 2016

46:31

December 1 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Cannondale-Drapac CEO Jonathan Vaughters and French journalist François Thomazeau.

We spoke to …

28. Sixty Minutes of Ghent

November 24th, 2016

59:35

November 24 | The latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast includes a report from the Ghent Six-Day, won by Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. It was billed as Wiggins’ last race, but Wiggins was vague whether Ghent really …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Episode 6

November 16th, 2016

1:06:44

Episode six of The Cycling Podcast Féminin celebrates the careers of some of the riders who retired at the end of the 2016 season, though there’s also an interview with somebody who is at the pinnacle of her career: …

27. The off-season ramble

November 10th, 2016

1:06:22

November 10 | It's the off-season, and the world of professional cycling has been uncharacteristically quiet for a few days, but nevertheless this is a packed episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast.

Richard Moore, …

26. A chat with Ned Boulting

November 2nd, 2016

54:48

November 3 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie meet up with Ned Boulting on the eve of his nationwide …

25. London Six-Day and 2017 Giro d'Italia route

October 27th, 2016

55:18

October 27 | This episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast comes from the track centre at the London velodrome on the opening night of the London Six-Day.

It is Bradley Wiggins's first race since the Fancy Bears …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin - Episode 5

October 24th, 2016

1:09:23

October 24 | Episode five of The Cycling Podcast Féminin looks back at the world championships in Qatar and ahead to next year’s revamped La Course by Le Tour de France. There’s an interview with Kelly Catlin, the …

24. World Championship road races

October 19th, 2016

50:28

October 20 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the road races at the World Championships in Qatar.

The wind blew in the desert, the men's race …

Dave Brailsford speaks to The Cycling Podcast

October 16th, 2016

1:29:09

October 16 | The Cycling Podcast met Sir Dave Brailsford to quiz him on the controversies engulfing Team Sky since the Fancy Bears hackers revealed …

23. The World Championships in the desert

October 12th, 2016

56:12

October 12 | In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the world championships in Qatar, look ahead to the weekend’s men’s and women’s road races, and examine the …

22. Chaves wins Il Lombardia

October 6th, 2016

53:06

October 6 | In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast the team looks back at Il Lombardia, the season’s final monument and the first ever won by a …

21. Bradley Wiggins and the TUE

September 28th, 2016

1:01:19

September 28 | The Telegraph Cycling Podcast returns after its post-Vuelta a España break and turns its attention to Sir Bradley Wiggins and the controversy around the release of his therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs).

The Cycling Podcast Féminin - Episode 4

September 22nd, 2016

1:05:02

Episode 4 of The Cycling Podcast Féminin has an international flavour with news and interviews from Rio, Madrid and Africa. Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore look back at the Olympic Games and speak to three of the …

Stage 21 | Las Rozas to Madrid | Vuelta a España 2016

September 12th, 2016

32:25

September 11 | In this final episode of The Cycling Podcast's coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss the end of this year's race, and talk about which riders and teams have …

Stage 20 | Benidorm to Alto de Aitana | Vuelta a España 2016

September 11th, 2016

40:33

In this, the penultimate episode of The Cycling Podcast's coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess …

Stage 19 | Xàbia to Calp | Vuelta a España 2016

September 9th, 2016

28:22

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe sit down for a post-stage drink on the beach at Calpe to discuss the 19th stage of the Vuelta a Espana.

The 37-kilometre time trial …

Stage 18 | Requena to Gandia | Vuelta a España 2016

September 8th, 2016

44:20

September 8 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a third stage win for Orica-Bike Exchange, courtesy of Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen, and look forward to Friday's …

Stage 17 | Castellón de la Plana to Camins del Penyagolosa, Llucena | Vuelta a España 2016

September 7th, 2016

33:10

September 7 | Mathias Frank gave IAM Cycling a second stage win of the Vuelta a Espana on the steep Alto Mas de la Costa climb. The Swiss rider broke away from a larger break with Italy's Dario Cataldo and then dropped …

Stage 16 | Alcañiz to Peñíscola | Vuelta a España 2016

September 5th, 2016

31:59

September 5 | After two days of drama at the Vuelta a Espana, it was a quiet day in the heat of Spain.

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the 16th stage, won by Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker, but first they …

Stage 15 | Sabiñánigo – Aramon Formigal, Sallent de Gállego | Vuelta a España 2016

September 4th, 2016

43:18

September 4 | In a packed episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast from the Vuelta a Espana, Lionel Birnie witnesses Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador dash Chris Froome’s hopes of winning the race with a daring attack …

Stage 14 | Urdax-Dantxarinea to Col d'Aubisque (Gourette) | Vuelta a España 2016

September 3rd, 2016

36:49

September 3 | A brilliant day of racing in the Pyrenees, culminating with anarchy on the Aubisque, saw Chris Froome cope with everything Nairo …

Stage 13 | Bilbao to Urdax-Dantxarinea | Vuelta a España 2016

September 2nd, 2016

32:11

September 2 | Valerio Conti of Lampre won the 13th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, becoming the eighth rider to get his first grand tour stage win in this race.

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast Lionel …

Stage 12 | Los Corrales de Buelna to Bilbao | Vuelta a España 2016

September 1st, 2016

41:10

September 1 | As the Vuelta a España reached Spain’s cycling heartland, the Basque Country, it was a Belgian on an Australian team who won stage twelve to Bilbao. Jens Keukeleire is highly rated but a stage win in a …

Stage 11 | Jurassic Museum of Asturias, Colunga to Peña Cabarga | Vuelta a España 2016

August 31st, 2016

44:34

August 31 | In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss stage 11 of the Vuelta a España, won by Chris Froome. There are interviews with Froome, who discusses his tactics on the …

Stage 10 | Lugones to Lagos de Covadonga | Vuelta a España 2016

August 29th, 2016

34:13

August 29 | The Vuelta a España entered the high mountains of Asturias on Tuesday and The Telegraph Cycling Podcast was at the spectacular summit of …

Stage 9 | Cistierna to Alto del Naranco, Oviedo | Vuelta a España 2016

August 28th, 2016

21:20

August 28 | In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe review stage nine of the Vuelta a España, won by David de la Cruz, who also took over the leader’s red jersey from Nairo Quintana. …

Stage 8 | Villalpando to La Camperona, Valle de Sabero | Vuelta a España 2016

August 27th, 2016

36:55

August 27 | The first summit finish of the Vuelta a España saw Nairo Quintana take the red jersey of overall leader from his fellow Colombian, Darwin …

Stage 7 | Maceda to Puebla de Sanabria | Vuelta a España 2016

August 26th, 2016

32:25

Friday’s seventh stage of the Vuelta a España was won by Belgium’s Jonas Van Genechten but the final kilometre was marred by another crash involving …

Stage 6 | Monforte de Lemos to Ribeira Sacra, Luintra | Vuelta a España 2016

August 25th, 2016

22:50

August 25 | The Telegraph Cycling Podcast returns with a review stage six of the Vuelta a España, which was won by Britain's Simon Yates.

Lionel Birnie discusses the stage with Daniel Friebe, who is in Spain awaiting …

Sir Bradley Wiggins in conversation with The Cycling Podcast

August 25th, 2016

27:55

August 24 | Not long after stepping off the plane from Rio, Sir Bradley Wiggins appeared at the Rapha Cycle Club in Soho, London, for a conversation with The Cycling Podcast before an appreciative audience.

Wiggins …

Stage 5 | Viveiro to Lugo | Vuelta a España 2016

August 24th, 2016

22:26

August 24 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss the fifth stage, won by Gianni Meersman of the Etixx-Quick Step team.

It was Meersman's second stage win of the race …

Stage 4 | Betanzos to San Andrés de Teixido | Vuelta a España 2016

August 23rd, 2016

24:50

August 23 | This episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast features Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discussing stage four of the Vuelta a España, which was won by young Frenchman Lilian Calmejane.

The Direct Energie …

Stage 3 | Marín to Mirador de Ézaro, Dumbría | Vuelta a España 2016

August 22nd, 2016

28:14

August 22 | The Cycling Podcast reviews stage three of the Vuelta a España with Richard Moore and Rob Hatch at the Rapha Cycle Club at Spitalfields …

The Cycling Podcast in conversation with Joe Dombrowski

August 22nd, 2016

1:17:18

Joe Dombrowski is riding his second Grand Tour of the season at the Vuelta a Espana, having ridden the Giro d’Italia, where he went close to a stage win in the final week. After the Giro the Cannondale-Drapac rider took …

Stage 2 | Ourense to Baiona | Vuelta a España 2016

August 21st, 2016

22:54

August 21 | The Vuelta a España continued with a flattish stage to Baiona that was won by Etixx-Quick Step's Belgian sprinter Gianni Meersman.

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski finished fourth in the sprint to take the …

Stage 1 | Laias to Parque Náutico Castrelo de Miño | Vuelta a España 2016

August 20th, 2016

21:45

August 20 | The Vuelta a España got underway with a team time trial in Galicia and it was a good day for overall contenders Chris Froome, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Esteban Chaves and Tejay Van Garderen and a …

20. Olympic track events

August 18th, 2016

50:41

August 18 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the track events at the Olympic …

19. Olympic road events and Tour of Utah

August 11th, 2016

1:13:00

August 11 | The first regular episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast since the Tour de France starts with an update of the events that have …

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Episode 3

August 3rd, 2016

1:17:01

Episode three of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Paris on the day of La Course, the 12th round of the inauguaral women's UCI World Tour.

Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore discuss the latest developments in the …

Stage 21 | Chantilly to Paris | Tour de France 2016

July 24th, 2016

57:12

The 2016 Tour de France concluded on the Champs-Élysées, with Andre Greipel finally claiming a stage win and keeping the German streak of final-day victories going.

After victories for Marcel Kittel in 2013 and 2014, …

Stage 20 | Megève to Morzine | Tour de France 2016

July 23rd, 2016

39:10

Heavy rain fell on the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France, which made it difficult for any of the riders who had designs on grabbing a …

Stage 19 | Albertville to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc | Tour de France 2016

July 22nd, 2016

45:27

The rain which fell towards the end of stage 19 of the Tour de France in the Alps contributed towards some incredible drama and a significant shake-up in the overall positions behind race leader Chris Froome.

And, with …

Stage 18 | Sallanches to Megève | Tour de France 2016

July 21st, 2016

38:34

This episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast was recorded as the stage 18 mountain time trial of the Tour de France unfolded in Megève.

Join …

Stage 17 | Bern to Finhaut-Émosson | Tour de France 2016

July 20th, 2016

37:00

As Chris Froome moved a day closer to his third Tour de France victory, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie were joined at Finhaut-Émosson by Ciro Scognamiglio to discuss a stage that offered Froome’s opponents no …

2: The Cycling Podcast Féminin - Episode 2

July 19th, 2016

1:11:46

In episode two of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore look back at the Women's Tour, discuss whether Marianne Vos can make it back to the top and talk tactics with Rochelle Gilmore.

There are …

Stage 16 | Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern | Tour de France 2016

July 18th, 2016

40:25

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Daniel Friebe to discuss the 16th stage of the Tour de France from Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern in Switzerland.

Two …

Stage 15 | Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz | Tour de France 2016

July 17th, 2016

37:57

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Ciro Scognamiglio to discuss the 15th stage of the race, a short but intense 160-kilometre leg with six climbs in the Jura.

Stage 14 | Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes | Tour de France 2016

July 16th, 2016

38:48

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Caley Fretz of VeloNews to discuss a long, hot, windy 14th stage of the Tour de France.

With a headwind predicted for much …

Stage 13 | Bourg-Saint-Andéol to La Caverne Pont d’Arc | Tour de France 2016

July 15th, 2016

53:24

A sombre mood settled over the Tour de France today in the wake of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, with the publicity caravan – the cavalcade of advertising vehicles that precedes the race – falling quiet, a minute’s …

Stage 12 | Montpellier to Mont Ventoux | Tour de France 2016

July 14th, 2016

35:57

There was drama on Mont Ventoux, one of the most iconic mountains the Tour de France visits, but it was not the sort of drama anyone could have …

Stage 11 | Carcassonne to Montpellier | Tour de France 2016

July 13th, 2016

34:35

What had been expected to be a routine sprint stage to Montpellier turned out to be anything but when the green jersey wearer Peter Sagan and yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome broke away on the run-in the finish, each …

Stage 10 | Escaldes-Egordany to Revel | Tour de France 2016

July 12th, 2016

38:20

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by French journalist François Thomazeau to discuss the 10th stage of the Tour de France from Andorra to Revel.

The stage …

Stage 9 | Vielha Val d’Aran to Andorra Arcalis | Tour de France 2016

July 10th, 2016

38:29

A torrential rainstorm, with added hail stones the size of marbles, made the final climb to Arcalis in Andorra even more challenging. Tom Dumoulin, …

Stage 8 | Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon | Tour de France 2016

July 9th, 2016

41:26

Defending champion Chris Froome won the eighth stage of the Tour de France and took over the yellow jersey from Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet, but the Team Sky rider laid down the gauntlet in a way his rivals perhaps had …

Stage 7 | L’Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle | Tour de France 2016

July 8th, 2016

41:49

As Steve Cummings won the second Tour de France stage of his career, to make it four in a week for Great Britain and also for Team Dimension Data, …

Stage 6 | Arpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban | Tour de France 2016

July 7th, 2016

43:23

Mark Cavendish overtook Bernard Hinault in the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners when he notched his third victory of this race, and 29th …

Stage 5 | Limoges to Le Lioran | Tour de France 2016

July 6th, 2016

50:24

In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are reunited with Daniel Friebe to discuss an intriguing fifth stage, which took the riders 216 kilometres from Limoges into the Massif …

Stage 4 | Saumur to Limoges | Tour de France 2016

July 5th, 2016

43:28

For the second day in a row, the winning margin at the Tour de France was a matter of centimetres – if not millimetres.

After three stages without a victory, pressure was building on the Belgian Etixx-Quick Step team …

Stage 3 | Granville to Angers | Tour de France 2016

July 4th, 2016

40:24

The Tour de France had a virtual off-day for much of stage three – barely a pedal was turned until Angers.

On American Independence Day, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by VeloNews journalist Andy Hood to …

Stage 2 | Saint-Lô – Cherbourg-en-Cotentin | Tour de France 2016

July 3rd, 2016

41:37

On Saturday, Mark Cavendish took the first Tour de France yellow jersey of his career. On Sunday in Cherbourg, it Peter Sagan swapped his world champion’s rainbow jersey for the maillot jaune.

The second stage of the …

Stage 1 | Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach | Tour de France 2016

July 2nd, 2016

41:02

Mark Cavendish clinched the 27th Tour de France stage win of his career but the yellow jersey that came with it was his first.

This episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast reviews the opening stage of the Tour, from …

On the eve of the Tour

July 1st, 2016

33:29

The 103rd Tour de France starts at Mont St Michel on Saturday and The Cycling Podcast team arrived in Normandy to soak up the pre-race atmosphere ahead of the Grand Départ.

In this episode Richard Moore and Lionel …

18. Final Tuning

June 22nd, 2016

53:59

June 22 | In the latest Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Rob Hatch discuss the final warm-up races for the Tour de France, now just over a week away, and the Women’s Tour, won by world champion Lizzie …

17. The Dauphiné concludes

June 16th, 2016

1:05:26

June 16 | In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie discuss the conclusion of the Criterium du Dauphiné.

The race was won by Chris Froome – for the third time in …

1: The Cycling Podcast Féminin - Episode 1

June 14th, 2016

1:09:25

The first Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, looks at the dominant force in women’s racing, Dutch team Boels-Dolmans, …

16. Critérium du Dauphiné

June 9th, 2016

50:15

June 9 | The Telegraph Cycling Podcast returns after the Giro d'Italia to discuss the Critérium du Dauphiné, the stage race held in the Alps that heralds the beginning of the build-up to the Tour de France.

Alberto …

Stage 21 | Cuneo to Torino | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 29th, 2016

1:17:30

In our final regular podcast from the Giro d’Italia we hear some of the riders’, team directors’ and journalists’ highlights from the past three …

Stage 20 | Guillestre to Sant’Anna di Vinadio | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 28th, 2016

51:30

The penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia, crossing back into Italy and finishing at Sant'Anna di Vinadio, saw Vincenzo Nibali complete his Lazarus …

Stage 19 | Pinerolo to Risoul | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 28th, 2016

50:30

In Friday's Cycling Podcast from stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia to Risoul, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe savour the most gripping day of racing in …

Stage 18 | Muggiò to Pinerolo | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 26th, 2016

45:34

The longest stage of the Giro d’Italia was won by Matteo Trentin ahead of two fellow Italians. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss all the latest news and developments in The Cycling Podcast’s stage 18 show, which …

Stage 17 | Molveno to Cassano d'Adda | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 25th, 2016

47:59

In Wednesday's Cycling Podcast from stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia to Cassano d'Adda, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe analyse an intriguing day of racing, with Roger Kluge of IAM Cycling taking the stage.

Kluge's …

Stage 16 | Bressanone to Andalo | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 24th, 2016

53:23

In Tuesday's Cycling Podcast from stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia to Andalo, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe pick apart a scintillating day of racing, …

Stage 15 | Castelrotto/Kastelruth to Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 22nd, 2016

43:21

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by former rider Dan Lloyd and …

Stage 14 | Alpago (Farra) to Corvara (Alta Badia) | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 21st, 2016

38:54

In Saturday's Cycling Podcast from stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia to Corvara, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe revisit the key action on a sublime day …

Stage 13 | Palmanova to Cividale del Friuli | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 20th, 2016

37:43

In Friday's Cycling Podcast from stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia to Cividale del Friuli, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe dissect the key action on a …

Stage 12 | Noale to Bibione | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 19th, 2016

38:28

The Giro d’Italia’s 12th stage ended with a sprint finish in Bibione, along the coast from Venice, where the German Andre Greipel took his third win of the race on his last day before going home.

Lionel Birnie and …

Stage 11 | Modena to Asolo | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 18th, 2016

37:25

In Wednesday's Cycling Podcast from stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia to Asolo, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe analyse a second Diego Ulissi stage win …

Stage 10 | Campi Bisenzio to Sestola | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 17th, 2016

47:32

In the latest Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia, Daniel Friebe steps in for self-styled team captain Richard Moore, joining Lionel Birnie to digest the events of stage 10. It was a dramatic day, too, with Gianluca …

Stage 9 | Radda in Chianti to Greve in Chianti | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 15th, 2016

34:28

For the latest Cycling Podcast, from the Giro d’Italia, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined in Greve in Chianti by Caley Fretz of VeloNews as they discuss the stage nine time trial won by Primoz Roglic. There are …

Stage 8 | Foligno to Arezzo | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 14th, 2016

35:35

In the latest Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie report from Arezzo, where stage eight of the Giro d’Italia finished. They are joined by …

Stage 7 | Sulmona to Foligno | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 13th, 2016

40:09

In our stage 7 podcast we take an in-depth look at a team that is at the Giro d’Italia hunting for stage wins – BMC Racing. We hear from their sports director, Max Sciandri, and young Swiss star Stefan Küng, who came …

Stage 6 | Ponte to Roccaraso | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 12th, 2016

43:33

In the latest Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Sophie Smith as they discuss the sixth stage from Ponte to Roccaraso, with the first summit finish.

There are …

Stage 5 | Praia a Mare to Benevento | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 11th, 2016

38:41

As the Giro d’Italia makes its way north, stopping in Benevento, an hour from Naples, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Caley Fretz of VeloNews to discuss the stage, won by Germany’s Andre Greipel, and also …

Stage 4 | Catanzaro to Praia a Mare | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 10th, 2016

31:51

The Giro d’Italia finally reached home soil on Tuesday and The Cycling Podcast was there to see Diego Ulissi win the fourth stage and Tom Dumoulin …

Stage 3 | Nijmegen to Arnhem | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 8th, 2016

33:03

On the Giro d’Italia’s third and final day in the Netherlands, The Telegraph Cycling Podcast reviews the stage and looks ahead to finally landing on Italian soil. The race resumes on Tuesday more than 2,000km away in …

Stage 2 | Arnhem to Nijmegen | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 7th, 2016

42:09

Marcel Kittel proved that he is back to his best with a convincing win in Nijmegen at the end of stage two of the Giro d’Italia and The Telegraph Cycling Podcast was there to witness his victory and reflect on the …

Stage 1 | Apeldoorn | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 6th, 2016

43:47

The 99th Giro d’Italia got underway in the Netherlands on Friday and the Telegraph Cycling Podcast team were there to witness a popular local win for …

15. Sutton allegations rock British Cycling

April 27th, 2016

53:10

In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast the team discusses the controversy at British Cycling following allegations that Shane Sutton, the technical …

14. Disc or no disc

April 21st, 2016

51:52

April 20 | In this week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe are joined by Rob Hatch as they discuss the Ardennes Classics and …

The Cycling Podcast Big Race Explainer – No.4 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

April 20th, 2016

9:23

April 20 | Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the final important one-day Classic of the spring before the focus switches to stage races and the Grand Tours.

13. Hayman triumphs at a classic Paris-Roubaix

April 12th, 2016

1:07:24

April 12 | In this week’s episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast our hosts, much like the international peloton, are split between the cobbles of north-eastern France and the green hills of the Basque Country.

It’s a …

The Trainer Road Challenge | 2. The Race

April 7th, 2016

21:58

April 7 | After five months of training using the Trainer Road App, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch headed to Manchester's velodrome for the conclusion of their challenge.

Coach Chad Timmermann from Trainer …

12. Peter the Great: Sagan takes flight in Flanders

April 6th, 2016

43:57

April 7 | This episode of the Telegraph Cycling Podcast analyses the Tour of Flanders and the impressive attack by the world champion Peter Sagan that decided it.

With Richard Moore off at the Tour of the Basque …

The Cycling Podcast Big Race Explainer – No.3 Paris-Roubaix

April 5th, 2016

12:39

April 6 | With its battered cobbled roads, Paris-Roubaix is a race that belongs to the past.

And yet it is arguably the most eagerly-awaited single-day race of the entire year. The weather forecast is monitored on an …

11. Tragedy at Ghent-Wevelgem: Reflection before revolution

March 30th, 2016

1:13:40

March 31 | It has been a dark week for cycling following the deaths of Antoine Demoitié, who died after being hit by a motorcycle during Sunday’s …

The Cycling Podcast Big Race Explainer – No.2 Tour of Flanders

March 30th, 2016

10:58

March 30 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast's Big Race Explainer focuses on the Tour of Flanders.

Although it's the youngest of the five …

10. A postcard from Sanremo

March 23rd, 2016

50:51

March 24 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast includes a special report from the first Monument of the season, Milan-San Remo.

Daniel Friebe was there for the podcast, capturing the atmosphere in San Remo as the …

The Trainer Road Challenge | 1. Training

March 21st, 2016

16:51

March 21 | Back in the autumn a company called Trainer Road approached The Cycling Podcast offering to sponsor our episodes over the winter.

But …

9. Snow and Nice

March 16th, 2016

51:27

March 17 | Geraint Thomas’s victory in Paris-Nice is the main talking point in this week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast. Hosts Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss what it means for the Welshman, who …

The Cycling Podcast Big Race Explainer – No.1 Milan-San Remo

March 16th, 2016

10:55

March 16 | The Cycling Podcast teams up with Eurosport to begin the countdown to the first Monument of the season, Milan-San Remo.

Nicknamed La Primavera, or La Classicissima, the longest one-day Classic of the season …

8. Track and dirt roads

March 9th, 2016

50:23

March 9 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast includes reports from the track cycling world championships in London and the Strade Bianche in Tuscany.

“I’m proud of them,” an emotional Shane Sutton, the coach in …

7. Cometh the cobbles

March 2nd, 2016

56:11

March 3 | In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast the team discuss the opening weekend of the fabled cobbled classics, with Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne whetting the appetite for the Tour of Flanders and …

6. The Lizzie Armitstead interview

February 24th, 2016

52:53

February 25 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast features an exclusive interview with world champion Lizzie Armitstead ahead of her season debut at Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday We also hear from the former double …

5. Cavendish clinches Qatar as Kristoff wins three stages

February 15th, 2016

34:40

February 16 | In this week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast the regular team of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Mark Cavendish’s …

4. Early wins for Kittel, Cavendish and Froome

February 10th, 2016

45:20

February 11 | The Telegraph Cycling Podcast returns this week with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discussing the latest racing in the Middle East, Australia, Spain and France.

Marcel Kittel, who missed …

3. Motors, mud and early season races

February 3rd, 2016

43:28

February 4 | Motorised doping is the hot topic in the sport of cycling and also in the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discussing events at last weekend’s …

2. The road season gets underway

January 27th, 2016

55:14

January 28 | The season has kicked off and, in the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the opening events in Australia and Argentina.

At the Tour Down Under in …

Friends Special No. 1 Preview - The Froome Tests

January 20th, 2016

6:07

Inside the Lab:

Chris Froome entered a laboratory in west London for physiological testing after winning his second Tour de France in August 2015. …

1. At the training camps

January 14th, 2016

47:58

January 14 | In the first Telegraph Cycling Podcast of 2016 we hear from training camps in Spain and Manchester and riders including Mark Cavendish, Ireland’s Dan Martin and Italy’s Elia Viviani.

Richard Moore is …

43. Heroes, villains and the stories of 2015

December 28th, 2015

42:36

December 28 | In this, the final episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast in 2015, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by some friends of the podcast to look back at some of the moments of the year.

The Cycling Podcast's Christmas Message

December 22nd, 2015

4:28

December 22 | The Cycling Podcast team would like to thank all our listeners for helping to make 2015 our best year yet – and ask for your support to …

42. The scientists speak, part two

December 17th, 2015

41:27

December 17 | This is part two of our conversation with sports scientists Jeroen Swart and Ross Tucker.

Swart was one of the scientists who tested Tour de France champion Chris Froome at the GSK lab, while Tucker has …

41. The scientists speak

December 15th, 2015

59:40

December 15 | The new Telegraph Cycling Podcast features part one of a two-part interview with sports scientists Jeroen Swart and Ross Tucker. Part two will be released later this week.

The South Africans, both based …

40. Bradley Wiggins interview

December 9th, 2015

44:32

December 9 | This week’s Telegraph Cycling Podcast features an exclusive interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins, as well as a competition to win a signed copy of his new book, My Hour.

Wiggins looks back at his hour …

39. Chris Froome's lab test

December 4th, 2015

37:01

December 4 | In this week’s show Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss Chris Froome’s test results, published in Esquire magazine on Friday.

It …

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