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135: Stage 8 | Valls – Igualada | Vuelta a España 2019

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It was another day for the breakaway at the Vuelta a España and in this episode Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore meet in Barcelona to discuss the stage.
The leader’s red jersey is proving to be the reluctant prize in a game of pass the parcel as Miguel Angel Lopez once again relinquished his grip on it.
We also catch up with Orla Chennaoui and also hear from our two diarists in the peloton.
If you’d like to ask either James Knox or Nick Schultz a question, send it to us on Twitter @cycling_podcast
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May 30th, 2019

51:14
A thrilling finish to the final sprinters’ stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia saw a win for a small Italian team and a change in the points competition, with the Ciclamino jersey moving from Arnaud Demare to Pascal …

58: Stage 17 | Commezzadura – Anterselva | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 29th, 2019

43:43
A surprise winner and a skirmish between the overall contenders marked the seventeenth stage of the Giro d’Italia, which saw the race enter the German speaking part of Italy.
In the podcast Richard Moore and Daniel …

57: The Yellow Jumper | Kilometre 0

May 29th, 2019

22:23
In only his fourth Grand Tour, Primoz Roglic enters the final stages of the Giro d’Italia still with a chance of winning. 

His back story is well known by now but the sheer speed of his progress is sometimes overlooked. 

56: Stage 16 | Lovere – Ponte di Legno | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 28th, 2019

54:16
On another day of miserable weather at the Giro d’Italia there was an enthralling stage that included the climb of the Passo del Mortirolo, which saw …

55: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2

May 27th, 2019

1:02:30
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe hear from Jumbo-Visma's Addy Engels following an ill-timed comfort break on stage 15 before answering the questions …

54: Il Mortirolo | Kilometre 0

May 27th, 2019

19:52
Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia has given up the Gavia but the riders in the race would have preferred the bad weather to spare them the …

53: Stage 15 | Ivrea – Como | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 26th, 2019

54:13
Another packed episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia comes from the shores of Lake Como after stage 15.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap a day during which the two-man break stayed …

52: Stage 14 | Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 25th, 2019

52:45
The Giro d’Italia was turned on its head after a third consecutive day of attacking, exciting and unpredictable racing.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Courmayeur as they discuss stage 14, which …

51: Stage 13 | Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 24th, 2019

49:37
The Giro d’Italia sparked into life on stage 13 as the first summit finish saw Ilnur Zakarin win and haul himself back into overall contention.

Behind …

50: The vegan pro | Kilometre 0

May 24th, 2019

32:48
Adam Hansen of Lotto-Soudal follows a plant-based diet. Being lactose intolerant he cut out dairy products years ago and stopped eating meat a couple …

49: Stage 12 | Cuneo to Pinerolo | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 23rd, 2019

48:25
The Giro d’Italia finally burst into life with an aggressive stage that saw the pink jersey swap shoulders, but stay within the same team.
Richard …

48: Stage 11 | Carpi to Novi Ligure | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 22nd, 2019

42:58
The Giro d’Italia went to Fausto Coppi country and The Cycling Podcast’s episode from stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia starts outside Villa Coppi near Novi Ligure.
The sprint finish happened a few hundred metres from …

47: Hail, Cesare! | Kilometre 0

May 22nd, 2019

22:57

On long, flat – dare we say it, slightly boring – days like the tenth stage of the Giro d’Italia you will often see the peloton led for kilometre after kilometre by one rider from the team of the dominant sprinter.

On …

46: Stage 10 | Ravenna to Modena | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 21st, 2019

54:10
The Giro d’Italia arrived in Modena, home of Luciano Pavarotti and balsamic vinegar and on the doorstep of the Ferrari Formula 1 team on the day that …

45: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1

May 20th, 2019

58:20

Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe catch up with Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates before answering the questions you put to them via WhatsApp.

We'll be answering more listener questions on the second rest day. Send your us …

44: La Girina | Kilometre 0

May 20th, 2019

15:52

At a race that glories in its traditions and sometimes its dogmas, Giusy Virelli, a 34-year-old from an Italian cycling backwater in the deep south, …

43: Stage 9 | Riccione to San Marino | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 19th, 2019

45:48
The first phase of the 2019 Giro d’Italia concluded with a tricky time trial to San Marino which tested the riders’ climbing legs on another day when the rain fell heavily.
Lionel Birnie is back from his weekend trip …

42: Stage 8 | Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro | Giro d'Italia 2019

May 18th, 2019

53:12
The Giro’s longest day took it northbound for 239km from Tortoreto Lido on the Adriatic coast to Pesaro in the Marche region. Another sprint-finish saw Caleb Ewan of Lotto-Soudal claim his first stage win of the race …

41: Stage 7 | Vasto to L'Aquila | Giro d'Italia 2019

May 17th, 2019

46:31

The Giro d’Italia began its northward journey on Friday with a stage to L’Aquila in the mountains of Abruzzo, ten years after one of Italy’s worst ever earthquakes ravaged the region and the day’s finish-town in …

40: Clear Eyes, Full Heart - The Filippo Simeoni Story | Kilometre 0

May 17th, 2019

16:24

Filippo Simeoni wishes his career was remembered for his stage wins in the Vuelta a España or his Italian national championship title in 2008. …

39: Stage 6 | Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 16th, 2019

40:10
The Giro d’Italia headed to San Giovanni Rotondo, one of Italy’s most important religious centres, and stage six of the race gave the host nation its first stage victory and pink jersey of 2019.
Lionel Birnie and Daniel …

38: Stage 5 | Frascati to Terracina | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 15th, 2019

41:12
The rain fell on the Giro d’Italia peloton more or less the whole way from Frascati to Terracina, meaning a sketchy sprint finish at the end of stage …

37: Padri d'Italia – Cycling and fatherhood | Kilometre 0

May 15th, 2019

25:28

Ten days before the Giro d'Italia started, Conor Dunne became a father for the first time. Having missed out on all the grand tours last season when he was with the soon-to-implode Aqua Blue team, he didn't want to miss …

36: Stage 4 | Orbetello to Frascati | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 14th, 2019

47:56
For the second day in a row, the Giro d’Italia served up crash-related drama in the final half dozen kilometres.
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for a glass of Frascati after the finish of stage four as they discuss …

35: Stage 3 | Vinci to Orbetello | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 13th, 2019

47:10
Stage three of the 2019 Giro d’Italia took the riders from the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci to Orbetello, with the wind and threat of rain making the peloton nervous.
Join Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Ciro …

34: La Grassa - The Fat One | Kilometre 0

May 13th, 2019

22:50
For the Grande Partenza of its 102nd edition, the Giro picked a grand old Italian city: Bologna. Famed for its cuisine, its scholars and the porticos …

33: Stage 2 | Bologna to Fucecchio | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 12th, 2019

51:52

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe at their Tuscan agriturismo as they digest the sprint finish at the end of the second stage of the Giro d’Italia.

Lionel headed out to the San Baronto climb, …

32: Stage 1 | Bologna to Bologna San Luca | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 11th, 2019

38:11
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Bologna for a packed episode of The Cycling Podcast following the opening stage of the Giro …

31: The Pre-Giro Press Conference

May 9th, 2019

1:23:42

Richard, Lionel and Daniel answer your questions ahead of the 102nd Giro d'Italia.

You can send us WhatsApp audio notes with your questions, observations and Pédaleur de Charme nominations throughout the Giro to +44 …

30: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | May 2019

May 8th, 2019

1:10:52

May's episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin covers all the racing in April as well as last weekend's Tour de Yorkshire. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley …

29: Adam Blythe Interviews Thomas De Gendt

May 2nd, 2019

51:16

In the sixth and final episode of Adam Blythe Interviews, presented by The Cycling Podcast, Adam sits down with fellow Lotto-Soudal rider, Thomas De Gendt.

De Gendt finished 3rd in the General Classification at the …

28: Revelations of the Spring

April 30th, 2019

1:05:24

After a spring of near-misses in the one-day Classics, Jakob Fuglsang finally crossed the line first to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and to continue an extraordinary run of success by his Astana team.

Richard Moore, …

27: Van der Poel and the greatest race of all time?

April 23rd, 2019

1:13:56

The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast looks back at what some have called "the greatest race of all time," Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, won by …

26: Adam Blythe Interviews Owain Doull

April 18th, 2019

40:51

In the fifth episode of Adam Blythe Interviews, presented by The Cycling Podcast, Adam meets Team Sky rider Owain Doull. 

Doull is an Olympic gold …

25: Gilbert ages like wine

April 15th, 2019

1:16:57

The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast is all about Paris-Roubaix, where Philippe Gilbert almost completed his collection of monuments, sprinting …

24: Adam Blythe Interviews Tim Harris

April 11th, 2019

51:03

In the latest episode of Adam Blythe Interviews, the Lotto-Soudal professional meets Tim Harris, a former rider and mentor to many riders.

Harris was the British road race champion in 1989 and enjoyed a long career …

23: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | April 2019

April 10th, 2019

1:00:10

The April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the Tour of Flanders, where Marta Bastianelli continued her strong start to the season with victory over Annemiek van Vleuten and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.

Orla …

22: Bettiol leaves them trailing at Flanders

April 9th, 2019

1:09:02

Before Sunday, Alberto Bettiol had not won a professional bike race. The Tour of Flanders was some way to get off the mark.

Richard Moore, Lionel …

21: Adam Blythe Interviews Tiesj Benoot

April 4th, 2019

55:53

In the third episode of Adam Blythe Interviews… Adam meets his Lotto-Soudal teammate Tiesj Benoot, the winner in 2018 of an epic edition of Strade Bianche and one of the favourites for his home race, the Tour of …

20: Flanders fine tuning and moon racing

April 2nd, 2019

1:03:57

The races leading up to Sunday's Tour of Flanders always offer some clues as to which teams and riders are in the best shape to contend on the cobbled hills.

Richard Moore returns from Belgium to discuss Gent-Wevelgem …

18: Adam Blythe Interviews Luke Rowe

March 28th, 2019

44:44

Adam Blythe Interviews is a new six-part series by The Cycling Podcast. In each episode Adam will interview a significant figure from the world of professional cycling.

In this episode, he sits down with Team Sky's …

17: Alaphilippe extends his winning run to Sanremo

March 26th, 2019

1:08:28

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe dissect the first one-day Monument of the season, …

16: Adam Blythe Interviews Caleb Ewan

March 21st, 2019

51:01

Adam Blythe Interviews is a new six-part series by The Cycling Podcast. In each episode Adam will interview a significant figure from the world of professional cycling and the first one finds him in wide-ranging …

15: Order! Order! Team Sky becomes Team Ineos

March 20th, 2019

1:06:40

This episode of The Cycling Podcast kicks off with confirmation that Team Sky will become Team Ineos in time for the Tour de Yorkshire at the end of next month.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss …

14: The Cycling Podcast Féminin March 2019

March 15th, 2019

1:13:54

The March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore, includes the latest racing news, including the first event of the Women's World Tour, Strade Bianche, won by a …

13: Gravel roads and crosswinds

March 13th, 2019

1:06:21

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Italian one-day race Strade Bianche, which takes the peloton across the dusty white roads of Tuscany and into the …

12: Deceuninck's opening weekend double

March 7th, 2019

1:03:11

A packed episode of The Cycling Podcast tackles all the latest stories from the world of professional cycling.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss all the talking points from the 'Opening Weekend' in …

11: Tejay's Tour ambitions

February 28th, 2019

1:08:54

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast there are interviews with Tejay van Garderen, looking to re-boot his career with EF-Education First, and his teammate Sep Vanmarcke, the former winner of Omloop Het …

10: Astana on fire

February 21st, 2019

58:09

There’s a lot of recent racing to cover in the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast, presented by Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe with Lionel Birnie in his sick bed.

They discuss the astonishing run by Astana, who …

9: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 32

February 18th, 2019

1:08:25

The February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes interviews with cyclo-cross world championship silver medallist Lucinda Brand, Olympic …

8: Cavendish on the comeback trail

February 13th, 2019

1:01:07

This week's episode of The Cycling Podcast tackles all the biggest stories from the world of professional cycling and features an exclusive interview with Mark Cavendish, who is seeking to return to his best after …

7: Katusha-Alpecin's reboot

February 7th, 2019

1:08:55

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the stories thrown up by the early season stage races before focusing on Katusha-Alpecin's attempts to recover from a poor …

6: The disruptors from 'Derbados'

January 31st, 2019

1:28:49

This episode of The Cycling Podcast features an extended interview by Richard Moore with Dan Bigham, John Archibald, Jacob Tipper and Jonathan Wale of the Huub Wattbike team that has been ruffling feathers on the track.

5: Deja vu Down Under

January 24th, 2019

1:00:39

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast the regular hosts, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, discuss the first World Tour race of …

4: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 31

January 22nd, 2019

1:08:06

The first Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2019 includes interviews with new Trek-Segafredo recruit Abi Van Twisk, Canyon-SRAM’s Hannah Barnes and retired rider Iris Slappendel.

Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore …

3: A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels

January 17th, 2019

1:04:28

The 2019 road racing season is underway in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People's Choice Classic, his first race …

2: Dumoulin's Giro ambitions

January 10th, 2019

58:44

Join Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe as The Cycling Podcast returns for the 2019 season with a look at Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin's plans for the …

1: Explore | Episode 7 | Riding and racing

January 1st, 2019

1:40:47

We kick off 2019 with the seventh and final episode of Explore, our series looking at the worlds of bikepacking, endurance and ultra endurance riding.

161: Christmas drinks with Dan Lloyd

December 23rd, 2018

1:32:40

December 23 | Our 161st and final free-to-air episode of 2018 is a twist on the semi-regular Lunch With series. Join Lionel Birnie for Christmas …

160: Explore | Episode 6 | Remembering Mike Hall + Riding Around the World

December 21st, 2018

1:32:10

December 21 | Episode 6

This episode of Explore tells two stories.

In the first half, Lionel Birnie travels to mid-Wales to meet Anna Haslock, race director of the Transcontinental Race and partner of the late Mike …

159: The end of Team Sky

December 18th, 2018

1:17:48

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at London's Soho Theatre to discuss the news that Sky's sponsorship of the cycling team will come to an end in December 2019.

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, …

Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours

September 3rd, 2018

22:25

This episode was made for Friends of the Podcast as part of Kilometre 0 series recorded at the 2017 Vuelta a España. 

Become a Friend of the Podcast to keep us on the road at the three Grand Tours. You'll get access to …

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 …

16: The First Tour

July 21st, 2017

23:41

In our final episode of Kilometre 0 of the 2017 Tour de France, we look back at the very first race in 1903 with Peter Cossins, the author of Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep.

We explore the roots of the Tour, why …

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 …

15: The route master

July 20th, 2017

16:45

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to Thierry Gouvenou, the sporting director of the Tour de France, about how the race route is plotted.

This year's Tour has visited all five mountain ranges in France – the Jura, …

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 …

14: Tour de la Musique

July 19th, 2017

35:43

In the 1930s, the Tour de France used to have an official song each year. Almost all of them were absolutely dreadful and it has to be said that …

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 …

13: The African Challenge

July 18th, 2017

17:02

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we focus on the African riders who have begun to make an impression on the Tour de France in the past decade.

We hear from Doug Ryder, boss of the first African team to ride the Tour, now …

12: La Course

July 17th, 2017

20:35

This week sees La Course expand its format from a criterium held on the Champs-Elysées in Paris to an innovative two-day format.

They will climb …

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, …

11: The Kiwi quartet

July 14th, 2017

20:18

There are four riders from New Zealand in this Tour de France and if George Bennett carries on the way he's going, he'll record the best finish by a Kiwi in the race.

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore …

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 …

10: The ambush

July 13th, 2017

19:36

This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Jean-François Bernard's only day in the yellow jersey. After Bernard Hinault's retirement, he was …

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 …

9: Ten years after

July 12th, 2017

33:11

Ten years ago, when the Tour de France arrived in Pau, Michael Rasmussen had a secure grip on the yellow jersey and looked set to win the race.

But he had been caught giving false information to the anti-doping …

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 …

8: Food with François

July 11th, 2017

24:24

Part of the Tour de France experience is sampling the food and wine the country has to offer. And who better as our guide than François Thomazeau, a man who owns a restaurant in Marseille and has written a book on …

7: The Bus Drivers

July 10th, 2017

16:31

With the whole Tour de France transferring from one side of France to the other on the rest day it means a lot of driving for some of the people …

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 …

6: The pioneer

July 7th, 2017

21:00

This episode of Kilometre 0 features Phil Anderson, the first Australian – in fact, the first non-European – to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.

Anderson describes the day early in his debut Tour in 1981 …

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 …

5: Breakaway kings

July 6th, 2017

19:05

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we focus on one of the wild card teams, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, who have put riders in the breakaways day after day during the first week of the Tour de France.

We hear from Yoann Offredo, …

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 …

4: The Green Tour?

July 5th, 2017

21:28

Cycling is a healthy, environmentally-friendly pursuit but how green is the Tour de France?

With a huge convoy of race motorbikes and cars, a fleet of team cars and scores of buses burning fuel at the rate of a euro …

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 …

3: The Podium Girls Debate

July 4th, 2017

20:15

Jan Bakelants' ill-judged comments about podium girls in a newspaper interview just before the Tour de France reignited the debate about whether it's time the do away with the tradition.

Orla Chennaoui looks at both …

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 …

2: A Tour of survival

July 3rd, 2017

20:30

Thirty years ago, the British ANC-Halfords team started the Tour de France in West Berlin against all the odds. The story of how that first Tour was …

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 …

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