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The Cycling Podcast

400 EpisodesProduced by Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard MooreWebsite

The Cycling Podcast - daily insight and analysis of the Tour de France.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 a… read more

400 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

138: Life in the Peloton – Juanma Garate

September 23rd, 2020

1:01:38
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker catches up with another of his sports directors, Juanma Garate.

Garate is a former Spanish national road race champion who also won stages of all three grand tours, …

137: Tour de France stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie – Paris Champs-Élysées

September 20th, 2020

1:18:36
In a final episode of The Cycling Podcast from close to the Champs-Élysées Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the last stage of the 2020 Tour de France.
Still digesting yesterday’s time trial we …

136: Tour de France stage 20: Lure – La Planche des Belles Filles

September 19th, 2020

52:44
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap an incredible stage of the Tour de France which turned the race on its head.
A Slovenian will wear the yellow jersey in …

135: Tour de France stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse – Champagnole

September 18th, 2020

53:35
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are enjoying an early glass of Champagne and a game of table tennis before recapping stage 19.
They …

134: Kilometre 0 – The World Tour?

September 18th, 2020

29:08
Episode 15: In recent months some sports, notably soccer and NBA basketball but others too, have raised the profile of the Black Lives Matter movement highlighting professional cycling's silence on the issue.

Kévin Reza …

133: Tour de France stage 18: Méribel – La Roche-sur-Foron

September 17th, 2020

39:13
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in La Roche-sur-Yoron as they recap the final Alpine stage of the Tour de France.
There was a one-two for Ineos-Grenadiers, a worrying time for Richie Porte, who …

132: Kilometre 0 – They were all yellow

September 17th, 2020

28:43
Episode 14: With Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma closing in on their first Tour de France title we look back at the journey they've been on to reach this point.

This episode of Kilometre 0 is a sequel to a Friends of the …

131: Tour de France stage 17: Grenoble – Méribel Col de la Loze

September 16th, 2020

46:37
The Tour de France reached Méribel and a new climb, the Col de la Loze, taking the riders to more than 2,300 metres of altitude. But did it settle …

130: Kilometre 0 – Tour Diaries – Part 6

September 16th, 2020

25:03
Episode 13: It's time to hear from our Tour de France diarists again. In this update, we hear from Simon Geschke of CCC who has featured in several breaks and is also helping his teammate Matteo Trentin close the gap …

129: Tour de France stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin – Villard-de-Lans

September 15th, 2020

48:16
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are in a bustling square in Grenoble.
They recap a stage to Villard-de-Lans which was won by the Bora-Hansgrohe rider Lennard …

128: Kilometre 0 – The climate challenge

September 15th, 2020

32:13
Episode 12: This episode of Kilometre 0 is a prequel to a deeper discussion of professional cycling and the environment in a future episode of The Cycling Podcast later this year.

Slowly the focus on the sport's impact …

127: Tour de France rest day press conference 2

September 14th, 2020

1:12:45
It’s the second rest day of the Tour de France and before the race resumes with its final block of stages, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau answer another batch of questions from listeners.
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126: Kilometre 0 – Tour Diaries – Part 5

September 14th, 2020

21:01
Episode 11: Our diarists return with contributions from NTT Pro Cycling's South African champion Ryan Gibbons, CCC's Simon Geschke on getting in the breaks, Connor Swift on climbing and Pavel Sivakov, who continues to …

125: Tour de France stage 15: Lyon – Grand Colombier

September 13th, 2020

45:56
In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a thrilling stage in the mountains.
Team Jumbo-Visma dominated on the final …

124: Service Course | Episode 13 | Tour de France tech, saddles and sleuthing

September 13th, 2020

1:07:25
In this episode of Service Course Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley discuss some of the new tech being ridden at this year’s Tour De France, Tom channels his inner Raymond Chandler as he starts his hunt for a rare cycling …

123: Tour de France stage 14: Clermont-Ferrand – Lyon

September 12th, 2020

1:02:58
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap another stage win for one of the surprise packages of the race.
The stage was won in brilliant …

122: Tour de France stage 13: Châtel-Guyon – Puy Mary

September 11th, 2020

57:14
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Clermont-Ferrand as they recap stage 13 of the Tour de France.
It was an aggressive stage from the gun and turned into a twin battle for the stage and the …

121: Kilometre 0 – Tour Diaries – Part 4

September 11th, 2020

24:04
Episode 4: Our Tour de France diarists return to explain what's going on inside the race. In this episode we hear from Mitchelton-Scott's Sam Bewley, who crashed out the other day and has made it home to recover from a …

120: Tour de France stage 12: Chauvigny – Sarran Corrèze

September 10th, 2020

57:11
It was Jacques Chirac and Raymond Poulidor day on the Tour de France, as the stage finished in the former French president’s home town as well as …

119: Kilometre 0 – The cultural Tour

September 10th, 2020

32:24
Episode 9: In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore speaks to American historian Christopher Thompson, author of Tour de France, a cultural …

118: Tour de France stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage – Poitiers

September 9th, 2020

45:06
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are in Chauvigny to reflect on a routine sprint stage that had a moment of drama after the riders had …

117: Life in the Peloton – Mitch Docker's Tour de France Q&A

September 9th, 2020

59:40
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, it's time for Mitch Docker to answer the questions.

Recorded on the Tour de France rest day, Mitch answers a range of questions sent in by listeners. What food does he miss most …

116: Kilometre 0 – The sprint finish

September 9th, 2020

31:27
Episode 8: With back-to-back sprints coming up after the rest day and no win on the board yet, the pressure was beginning to mount on Deceuninck-Quick Step's Irish champion Sam Bennett.

Being the designated sprinter for …

115: Tour de France stage ten: Île d’Oléron – Île de Ré

September 8th, 2020

56:37
Everyone on the Tour de France woke up nervous after the rest day, and not just because the racing was due to resume. The results of the COVID-19 …

114: Kilometre 0 – Tour Diaries – Part 3

September 8th, 2020

28:55
Episode 7: Our team of diarists take us inside the Tour de France bubble again. We hear from Simon Geschke of CCC Team about being in the thick of the action in the Pyrenees and from Connor Swift of Nairo Quintana's …

112: Tour de France rest day press conference

September 7th, 2020

55:16
It’s the first rest day of the Tour de France, which can mean only one thing – the rest day press conference, in which Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau answer questions about the race sent in by …

111: Kilometre 0 – Remembering Nico

September 7th, 2020

36:23
Episode 6: On Sunday The Tour de France stage started in Pau, home town of Nicolas Portal, who passed away suddenly in March aged just 40.

This …

110: Tour de France stage nine: Pau – Laruns

September 6th, 2020

53:26
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the second and final stage in the Pyrenees.
It was the most absorbing stage of an intriguing first …

109: Tour de France stage eight: Cazères-sur-Garonne – Loudenvielle

September 5th, 2020

57:18
The 2020 Tour de France reached the Pyrenees and an absorbing day of racing further sorted the overall standings and perhaps suggested for the first time that this race will be more complex than just anticipated battle …

108: Tour de France stage seven: Millau – Lavaur

September 4th, 2020

51:41
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, we recap a seventh stage that had everything.
There was an aggressive pace set by Bora-Hansgrohe to drop all the sprinters at the start of the stage, then …

107: Kilometre 0 – Tour Diaries – Part 2

September 4th, 2020

29:42
Episode 5: We hand the mic to our Tour de France diarists again to get inside the race bubble.

In this episode we hear from Connor Swift of Arkéa-Samsic who is riding his first Tour de France – in fact, his first Grand …

106: Tour de France stage six: Le Teil – Mont Aigoual

September 3rd, 2020

59:36
The Tour de France’s second summit finish of the opening week didn’t shake up the overall standings but it did see a barnstorming breakaway and a very fast pace from Kilometre 0.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and …

105: Kilometre 0 – The Rider

September 3rd, 2020

25:35
Episode 4: The Rider by Tim Krabbé is one of the finest books ever written about cycling and it is features the Tour de Mont Aigoual in the Cevennes, where the Tour de France goes today.

In this episode we hear from the …

104: Tour de France stage five: Gap – Privas

September 2nd, 2020

43:45
The quietest day in modern Tour de France history had an unexpected twist in the tail and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau were on hand to discuss the stage.
It was expected to be a sprint but it was …

103: Kilometre 0 – Tour de France Féminin

September 2nd, 2020

23:50
Episode 3: La Course started in 2014 as a criterium race on the Champs-Élysées before the final stage of the Tour de France. Since then the race has …

102: Tour de France stage four: Sisteron – Orcières-Merlette

September 1st, 2020

49:36
The riders tackled the first summit finish of the 2020 Tour de France earlier than normal but the fourth stage to Orcières-Merlette provided the first shake-up among the overall contenders.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie …

101: Kilometre 0 – Meet the diarists

September 1st, 2020

31:53
Episode 2: We have signed up nine riders and a sports director to keep audio diaries for us throughout the Tour de France and in this second episode of our Kilometre 0 series we'll hear from some of them.

Debutant Pavel …

100: Tour de France stage three: Nice – Sisteron

August 31st, 2020

47:12
The third stage of the Tour de France was expected to end in a sprint, and so it proved, but in this episode of our race coverage from France find out why the finish was like the race to find the quickest queue at the …

99: Kilometre 0 – Col d'Èze

August 31st, 2020

41:03
Episode 1: The Col d'Èze is not the hardest climb in the world. It's not particularly long, or steep, but it is steeped in cycling's history because …

98: Tour de France stage two: Nice – Nice

August 30th, 2020

53:08
The Tour de France’s opening weekend in Nice sent the peloton into the hills. With so many riders having crashed on Saturday there were some bruised …

97: Tour de France stage one: Nice – Nice

August 29th, 2020

1:06:10
The opening stage of this most unusual Tour de France turned out to be a strange day, befitting this most peculiar year.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel …

96: My First Tour de France

August 28th, 2020

6:56
Trailer: Get into the Tour de France mood with My First Tour, a four four-part series for Friends of the Podcast.

In episode one, François Thomazeau …

95: Life in the Peloton – Jonathan Vaughters

August 26th, 2020

59:40
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker talks to his boss at EF Pro Cycling Jonathan Vaughters to find out what a team manager does.

Vaughters founded the team and has steered it through two mergers and kept …

94: 2020 Tour de France preview

August 25th, 2020

1:15:55
With the Grand Départ in Nice just a few days away, the countdown to the start of the 2020 Tour de France is on. It will be a Tour like no other and in this episode, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look …

93: Tour looms, uncertainty reigns at the Dauphiné

August 18th, 2020

1:21:48
In a bumper episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap a thrilling and incident-packed week of racing and try to work out the implications for the Tour de France.

The Critérium …

92: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | August 2020

August 14th, 2020

1:09:54
In the August episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we speak to Lizzie Deignan, the former world champion who rides for Trek-Segafredo and returned to racing with the rest of the women's peloton last month. 
Deignan …

91: Life in the Peloton – Back on the road: A diary of racing in a pandemic

August 12th, 2020

1:40:42
Racing is back and so it was time for Mitch Docker to get on the road for two Italian Classics – one old, one relatively new.

This is Mitch's audio …

90: Wout and the art of winning

August 10th, 2020

1:19:54
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a week packed with racing as the Classics riders tackled the first, and longest, Monument of the season while the stage racers continued their build-up to the Tour …

89: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | 'July' 2020

August 5th, 2020

57:40
We return to racing in the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin with reaction to and analysis of Strade Bianche, the first Women's World …

88: Red hot on the white roads

August 3rd, 2020

1:08:27
Temperatures soared in Tuscany on Saturday and the riders occasionally disappeared in clouds of pale dust as they crossed the dirt roads.

Strade Bianche was a brutal return to the World Tour for the riders and in this …

87: Remco dusts off the opposition

July 31st, 2020

1:11:32
After a break of almost five months, racing is back.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the opening three days of the Vuelta a Burgos and look ahead to the first …

86: Service Course | Episode 12 | Hackers & helmets

July 30th, 2020

1:25:39
In this episode of Service Course Lizzy and Tom speak to an ethical hacker about the ransomware attack on Garmin, and ask what the repercussions are for those of us who use Garmin devices.

They also consider the wider …

85: Life in the Peloton – The racing restart mailbag with Luke Durbridge

July 29th, 2020

1:14:37
Back in March, Mitch Docker was planning to travel to Tuscany to race on the white roads for the first time. But the coronavirus pandemic meant Strade Bianche was postponed and for the best part of five months the …

84: Countdown to restart

July 23rd, 2020

53:15
Racing is about to re-start. The Vuelta a Burgos gets underway next Tuesday and the first major stage race on the calendar in more than four months features a high quality field, including Nairo Quintana, Remco …

83: What does Froome's departure mean for Team Ineos' Tour de France plans?

July 17th, 2020

1:01:19
Following confirmation that Chris Froome is to leave Team Ineos for Israel Start-Up Nation, we discuss the implications for the upcoming Tour de …

82: Explore | Everesting

July 10th, 2020

1:21:44
Everesting is a simple concept but a difficult challenge.

To complete a successful Everesting challenge, a rider must climb and descend the same hill …

81: Chris Froome moves on, Rod Ellingworth looks ahead

July 9th, 2020

1:05:08
In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast we speak to Rod Ellingworth, the man in charge at WorldTour team Bahrain-McLaren, about the uncertainty of the last few months and the imminent resumption of racing.

80: Not the Tour de France

July 2nd, 2020

1:01:11
In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the strange case of Mitchelton-Scott and its on-off takeover, and we hear from the team's lead sports director, Matt White, about the …

79: Life in the Peloton – Paul De Geyter

July 1st, 2020

54:46
This week, Mitch Docker interviews his former manager, Paul De Geyter, to get the lowdown on the mechanics of rider contracts, who are the best and …

78: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | June 2020

June 29th, 2020

1:19:32
In the June episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin there are interviews with the world’s number one ranked rider and the fashion house that’s taken over one of the world's best teams.
Lorena Wiebes is the world number …

77: Press Conference

June 26th, 2020

1:35:22
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer listeners questions as our press conference episode returns.

Listeners have recorded their questions about all aspects of professional cycling and sent them in and …

76: Service Course | Episode 11 | Custom build

June 24th, 2020

1:11:19
In this episode of Service Course Tom Whalley and Lizzy Banks delve into the world of bespoke bikes. We speak to Phil Taylor, one of the founders of the UK’s handmade bike festival, Bespoked, which had been due to take …

75: And So They Rode

June 19th, 2020

1:50:57
To coincide with the general release of Cycling Podcast Productions' first film, And So We Rode, we are releasing the original audio diary by Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse which inspired it.

In 2018, The Cycling Podcast …

74: Life in the Peloton – Jens Keukeleire

June 17th, 2020

54:59
This week, Mitch Docker catches up with Flandrian Jens Keukeleire. The pair were teammates at Orica-GreenEdge for several years and have been reunited at EF Pro Cycling this season.

Mitch takes Jens right back to the …

73: Lance reviewed

June 12th, 2020

1:35:07
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe return for the first time since the conclusion of Our Giro.

A couple of months ago we reviewed the Netflix documentary about the Movistar team, The Least Expected Day. Grab …

72: Explore | In conversation with Emily Chappell

June 10th, 2020

1:27:50
This episode of Explore by The Cycling Podcast features Hannah Troop in conversation with Emily Chappell, who used to criss-cross London delivering and picking up parcels as a bike courier before discovering …

71: Service Course | Episode 10 | Unbroken record

June 7th, 2020

1:13:33
In this episode of Service Course join Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley as they take a look back at the track team from Derbados that took on the world and turned the track scene upside down.

Team Huub Wattbike have been the …

70: Life in the Peloton – Tom Southam

June 3rd, 2020

1:13:21
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker talks to Tom Southam, one of his sports directors on the EF Education First team, and answers some listeners' questions from the postbag.

Southam was born in Cornwall, …

69: Our Giro stage 21: The call of nature

May 31st, 2020

1:27:07
Our Giro reaches Milan after three weeks on the virtual road. We set out from Budapest in Hungary, then spent a few days in Sicily before making the …

68: Our Giro stage 20: 'I'll get them tomorrow'

May 30th, 2020

1:45:01
Is stage 20 of Our Giro the 'queen stage'? Well, that's a matter of debate but we have got a bumper episode looking back to the final Friday of the 2018 edition when Chris Froome turned the race on its head.

Simon Yates …

67: Our Giro stage 19: Tales of the Tappe

May 29th, 2020

1:24:36
This episode of Our Giro looks at the relationship between the Giro d'Italia and the literary tradition of journalists, writers and poets covering the race.

We look at the 1949 Giro and the continuing rivalry between …

66: Our Giro stage 18: Life of Brian

May 28th, 2020

1:20:40
Stage 18 of Our Giro reunites us with Brian Nygaard, who stood in for Lionel during his brief trip home from the race to watch his football team get walloped in the FA Cup final.

Continuing the Giro's recent tradition, …

65: Our Giro stage 17: My name is Luca

May 27th, 2020

1:23:48
In this episode of Our Giro, we meet Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena and learn about his career in professional cycling.

Guercilena was not a pro rider but a sports scientist, whose career began with the …

64: Our Giro stage 16: An American in pink

May 26th, 2020

1:18:39
In this episode of Our Giro we hear from 1988 Giro d'Italia champion Andy Hampsten, the only American to win the race.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at the 1988 Giro which was shaped by …

63: Our Giro riposo: Team Hamburger

May 25th, 2020

59:40
Andy Hampsten is the only American to win the Giro d'Italia but in the first of two episodes with him we look at the 1985 race when he switched mid-season from a small domestic team in the US to the 7-Eleven squad that …

62: Our Giro stage 15: The most beautiful race

May 24th, 2020

1:26:26
Every year, the Giro d'Italia shows off the best countryside Italy has to offer. It's not to say that France and Spain are not blessed with great …

61: Our Giro stage 14: White-knuckle ride

May 23rd, 2020

1:31:26
In this episode we look at the art and psychology of descending the big mountains.

As Our Giro approaches the big mountain stages, Richard Moore, …

60: Our Giro stage 13: End of the world as we knew it

May 22nd, 2020

1:07:33
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at Paris-Nice, the last World Tour stage race before coronavirus brought the world to a halt.

In stage 13 of Our Giro we hear from Max Schachmann of Bora-Hansgrohe …

59: Our Giro stage 12: Giro 2000

May 21st, 2020

1:09:33
Stage 12 of Our Giro picks up the Max Sciandri story at the point where he decided to switch nationalities and swap his Italian racing licence for a British one.

Sciandri also recalls riding the 2000 Giro d'Italia for …

58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

May 20th, 2020

1:26:23
There's a Giro d'Italia flavour to a very special episode of Life in the Peloton.

Mitch Docker gets the Orica-GreenEdge band back together to tell the story of an unforgettable Giro for the team.

Orica-GreenEdge won the …

57: Our Giro stage 11: The Supertuscan

May 20th, 2020

1:12:51
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as Our Giro reaches Tuscany.

We interview Max Sciandri about his journey from Derby to the Tuscan hills via Los Angeles.

Sciandri was one of the Movistar sports …

56: Our Giro stage 10: The hot seat

May 19th, 2020

1:04:44
It's time trial day for Our Giro and we look back to the 2013 race and remember the day Alex Dowsett gave Great Britain a stage win they perhaps expected Bradley Wiggins to deliver.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and …

55: Our Giro riposo: Porte in a storm

May 18th, 2020

55:48
In 2010, Richie Porte was a first-year professional and rode the Giro d'Italia for Saxo Bank. After a promising sixth place in the opening time trial in Amsterdam he spent the first half of the race comfortably inside …

54: Our Giro stage 9: Magic Nights

May 17th, 2020

1:19:30
Italy was full of confidence in 1990. The country was alive, at the cutting edge of sport and fashion and with a booming economy. About to host the …

53: Our Giro stage 8: Lion King part 2

May 16th, 2020

51:09
Part two of our look at the life and times of the Giro d'Italia's record stage winner Mario Cipollini picks up the story in 2002, as he has just won …

52: Our Giro stage 7: Lion King part 1

May 15th, 2020

1:09:22
Mario Cipollini holds the record for the most Giro d’Italia stage wins and so we are going to spend the next two stages of Our Giro looking at his …

51: Our Giro stage 6: Bonk!

May 14th, 2020

51:18
Our Giro reaches Mount Etna for its first summit finish and, appropriately enough, the story of one of the Giro’s most famous explosions. 
Call it a …

50: Our Giro stage 5: The Supernovas

May 13th, 2020

1:01:48
Our Giro is still on the island of Sicily and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe turn their attention to the ‘Prosecco Supernovas’, or one-hit wonders: riders who burnt brightly but briefly at the Giro …

49: Our Giro stage 4: Imbroglio! Skulduggery at the Giro

May 12th, 2020

1:11:37
Our Giro arrives in Sicily and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the race’s rich history of controversy, tactical ruthlessness …

48: Our Giro stage 3: Stars and Watercarriers

May 11th, 2020

47:06
It’s movie night for The Cycling Podcast as we look back at Stars and Watercarriers, Jørgen Leth’s film made at the 1973 Giro d’Italia.
Richard Moore speaks to the filmmaker Leth about how the film came about and about …

47: Our Giro stage 2: The Hungarians

May 10th, 2020

1:02:37
The second stage of Our Giro focuses on Hungary, which was to be the host of the Grande Partenza this year.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they ask why Hungary has not produced as many …

46: Our Giro stage 1: The (second) Giro of rebirth

May 9th, 2020

1:02:14
Welcome to the first stage of Our Giro, a series of podcasts by Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe celebrating the best the Giro d’Italia and Italy have to offer.
With the Giro d’Italia postponed because of …

45: Life in the Peloton – Cameron Meyer

May 6th, 2020

1:09:08
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker catches up with five-time world points race champion Cameron Meyer.

Meyer won back-to-back points race – or the points score, as the Aussies call it – titles in 2009 …

44: Our Giro preview

May 5th, 2020

1:08:22
Our Giro starts on Saturday and in this episode we look ahead to what's in store during our three-week virtual journey round Italy.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe will be celebrating the best the Giro and …

43: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | May 2020

May 1st, 2020

1:29:46
The May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is an in-depth look at the career of the world’s top female cyclist, Annemiek van Vleuten.
We hear from Van Vleuten herself, her longtime coach Louis Delahaije, her …

42: Dave Brailsford on a year with Ineos

April 29th, 2020

1:43:33
In this week's episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reveal a few more details of the upcoming coverage of Our Giro d'Italia.

Our virtual journey round Italy kicks off in Budapest …

41: Service Course | Episode 9 | Taming the cobbles

April 24th, 2020

1:00:20
Despite the absence of a cobbled season, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley talk about the ways in which cycling technology has attempted to tame the …

40: Life in the Peloton – Adam Hansen

April 22nd, 2020

54:08
Mitch Docker is back with the Lotto-Soudal pro rider Adam Hansen.

In this conversation, recorded at the start of the year during the Tour Down Under, Mitch had three key questions for Adam, and his answers were …

39: Kilometre 0 | Memories of Michele

April 22nd, 2020

17:27
To mark the anniversary of the death of Michele Scarponi, we're revisiting this special episode of Kilometre 0 from 2017, in which his friends and …

38: A ramble in the Ardennes and questions about the Tour

April 22nd, 2020

1:54:39
In another bumper edition of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe enjoy a ramble through the Ardennes, recalling memorable editions of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and also discuss ASO's plans to …

37: MVDP

April 15th, 2020

1:34:20
This week's episode is a Netherlands-themed ramble to go alongside our latest special for Friends of the Podcast, which is called Van der Poel.

Introduction 00:00

Francois's song 8:16
This week François Thomazeau sings In …

36: Explore | The Three Peaks

April 13th, 2020

1:10:36
Join Lionel Birnie, Hannah Troop and Ian Boswell for an episode of Explore, looking at the world of adventure riding and bikepacking.

It's the first of who-knows-how-many lockdown editions of Explore and although we …

35: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | April 2020

April 10th, 2020

1:11:56
In the April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from riders living in lockdown, from Jip van den Bos, the Boels-Dolmans rider who took …

34: Life in the Peloton – Ella Harris

April 8th, 2020

40:07
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker catches up with Ella Harris to talk about her journey from virtual world to the World Tour.

The …

33: The Closest* Ever Paris-Roubaix

April 7th, 2020

2:15:36
It's another bumper episode of The Cycling Podcast with plenty to pick and choose from if that's what you wish to do. The main focus is Paris-Roubaix, the Queen of the Classics, the Hell of the North, so let's run …

32: Movistar and chill

March 31st, 2020

2:15:43
Alberto Bettiol's Tour of Flanders, the Movistar documentary on Netflix and the latest on the coronavirus crisis and cycling –  this week’s bumper …

31: Service Course | Episode 8 | The perfect fit

March 27th, 2020

47:46
In this month's episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley dive behind the scenes of some of the leading kit manufactures, designers and …

30: Life in the Peloton – Talking Zwift with Kevin Poulton

March 25th, 2020

55:08
With so many cyclists now confined to training indoors, Mitch Docker talks to his coach Kevin Poulton about the virtual cycling software Zwift.

Back …

29: Part 2: Marco Pinotti and Jonathan Vaughters on COVID-19

March 24th, 2020

1:24:08
In this second part of this week's Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe speaks to Marco Pinotti, head of performance at Team CCC, and a resident of Bergamo, one of the cities in Italy that has been worst hit by coronavirus.

In …

28: Part 1: Gianni Mura and Milan-Sanremo

March 24th, 2020

1:24:02
This week, we have divided the podcast into two parts, enabling those who want to avoid discussion of the coronavirus pandemic to self-isolate from …

27: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | March 2020

March 20th, 2020

1:10:42
In the March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin there's lots of racing, with Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore picking out their moments of the early season – until it was stopped in its tracks by …

26: Paris-Nice and pause

March 18th, 2020

1:18:06
The world of professional cycling is not immune to the effects of the coronavirus and so the season has been put on hold after Paris-Nice.

From their …

25: Life in the Peloton – Talking Classics with Luke Durbridge

March 12th, 2020

1:27:27
Life in the Peloton is a packed episode of two halves this time as Mitch Docker and his good mate Luke Durbridge look back at the first Belgian Classics of the season before answering some great listeners' questions.

24: Cycling in the time of coronavirus

March 11th, 2020

1:21:01
Strade Bianche may have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy but Paris-Nice got underway and the opening two stages turned out to be more like mini Classics.

Crosswinds caused chaos and whittled …

23: Explore | Coffee, croissants and cassoulet with Felicity Cloake

March 6th, 2020

1:39:47
Explore returns to The Cycling Podcast as a monthly show following the seven-part debut series, which was release at the end of 2018.

Lionel Birnie …

22: Opening weekend

March 4th, 2020

1:22:01
The season finally started, according to Lionel Birnie, with Belgium’s “Opening Weekend” comprising Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday followed by …

21: Service Course | Episode 7 | New kit day

March 2nd, 2020

41:43
In this month’s episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a look at the new kit that's arrived in the peloton for 2020. They hear from young riders, Mikkel Bjerg, Katrine Aalerud, Niamh Fisher-Black …

20: Life in the Peloton – Matt Keenan

February 26th, 2020

1:13:08
Mitch Docker meets a man whose voice will be familiar to cycling fans throughout the world. For many, Matt Keenan is the voice of the Tour de France thanks to his lead commentary work which is heard by viewers in the …

19: Remco on fire

February 26th, 2020

1:02:16
Is Remco Evenepoel the new Eddy Merckx? He's Belgian, he's 20 years old and he's won both stage races he's taken part in so far this season.

Following …

18: A new Nairoman?

February 20th, 2020

57:56
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap a great week of racing for Colombian riders and the EF …

17: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | February 2020

February 13th, 2020

46:45
In the February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from the new cyclocross world champion Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and also from Danny …

16: The Pogfather

February 12th, 2020

56:20
In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the early season races and ask what the 2020 season has in store for …

15: Life in the Peloton – Andre Greipel

February 11th, 2020

53:57
In this episode of Life in the Peloton Mitch Docker meets Andre Greipel, the German sprinter who won 11 stages of the Tour de France between 2011 and 2016.

The pair sat down to talk during the Tour Down Under and Mitch …

14: Questions for Fuglsang and the reinvention of a Spanish institution

February 5th, 2020

1:19:24
In this week’s podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss all the latest racing and news and there’s an in-depth look at a team that’s been reinvented for 2020. 

Apart from all the racing, Jakob Fuglsang, the …

13: Last of the Summer Wine

January 29th, 2020

44:54
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the early season news and recap the Tour Down Under.

There's also Luca Scinto's ban on power meters, the news that the UCI is …

12: Life in the Peloton – Jimmy Whelan

January 28th, 2020

49:29
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton, with Mitch Docker.

The Cycling Podcast is delighted to welcome Mitch Docker and his …

11: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Tao Geoghegan Hart

January 27th, 2020

24:25
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

10: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Svein Tuft

January 26th, 2020

24:37
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

9: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Mike Woods

January 25th, 2020

22:37
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

8: Service Course | Episode 6 | Gold Medal Machine?

January 24th, 2020

41:41
In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a close look at the new HB.T track bike that Team GB will be riding at the …

7: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Luke Durbridge

January 24th, 2020

22:48
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

6: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Marcel Kittel

January 23rd, 2020

23:18
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

5: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Daryl Impey

January 22nd, 2020

23:54
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker.

We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve …

4: A trip to Girona to meet Mitch Docker

January 21st, 2020

1:25:52
For this episode of The Cycling Podcast Lionel Birnie travelled to Girona to meet Mitch Docker.

Melbourne-born Docker rides for EF Education First and is about to embark on his 12th season in the elite pro peloton. He …

3: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | January 2020

January 17th, 2020

56:33
The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns for 2020 with a look ahead to the new season and interviews with Morgane Gaultier, the UCI's women's cycling …

2: Ian Boswell on concussion and retirement

January 15th, 2020

1:26:15
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for a look at the week’s cycling news, including Bernie Eisel’s retirement and Bjarne Riis’s return to the World Tour as part of Team NTT’s management.
This episode …

1: Nice-Paris and other races in 2020

January 9th, 2020

1:11:19
The Cycling Podcast returns after the Christmas and New Year break with our first episode of 2020.

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they each pick three things they're looking forward to in …

184: The Christmas Cycling Scrabble Challenge

December 23rd, 2019

58:07
It’s Christmas, traditionally a time for people to come together and enjoy the simple pleasure of playing a friendly board game and a glass of eggnog.

183: Service Course | Episode 5 | Wonder Materials and Space Elevators

December 20th, 2019

53:53
Imagine a world without potholes. Imagine a bike frame that is stiffer than one made from carbon fibre yet 20% lighter. Imagine a bike that transmits …

182: Meet Flavio Zappi

December 17th, 2019

1:33:16
In this week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie travels to Bicester Village retail outlet, not to do his Christmas shopping but to meet former Italian pro rider Flavio Zappi.

After a calamitously clumsy …

181: The Americans in Nice

December 10th, 2019

1:07:02
In a follow up to a Friends Special from 2016, Richard Moore travels to Nice to meet up with American professionals Ian Boswell, Joe Dombrowski and …

180: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | December 2019

December 6th, 2019

1:06:23
In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin of the year the team look back on their standout moments of 2019 with Kasia Niewiadoma, Lizzy Banks, Maria …

179: Adam Blythe talks about retirement

December 4th, 2019

59:46
The Cycling Podcast's 11-date Grand Tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland has reached its conclusion and Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are back with an episode recapping the cycling news.

Former British national …

178: On the road at the Grand Tour

November 29th, 2019

1:01:49
This week's episode finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the green room backstage at the Y Theatre, Leicester, before the ninth stage of their Grand Tour.

We recap the theatre tour so far and answer …

177: Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

November 27th, 2019

43:37
This month Lizzy Banks takes Service Course back to the place where it all began for her, Hill Climbs.
It was the Sheffield University Hill Climb at Curbar Edge in Derbyshire where Lizzy first started to believe that she …

176: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019

November 22nd, 2019

1:06:27
The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes a feature on arguably the greatest team in the history of women's racing, Boels-Dolmans.

175: How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White

November 21st, 2019

1:03:03
After travelling from Bristol to Belfast and reaching London on Monday night, The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour has reached its halfway point.

Richard …

174: Remembering Poulidor

November 14th, 2019

52:21
The Cycling Podcast is currently on a theatre tour but Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recorded this week's episode a few hours before taking to the stage at Worcester's Huntingdon …

173: Ellingworth takes the wheel at McLaren

November 8th, 2019

1:09:20
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review some of the biggest stories from the past week in professional cycling.

After 14 years, the Tour of California – the biggest …

172: Cavendish reboot, Pidcock stays put

October 29th, 2019

1:05:39
In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast we hear from Tom Pidcock, the versatile young rider who explains his decision not to step up to a World Tour team in 2020.

Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore also …

171: The 2020 Giro and a farewell to Phinney

October 25th, 2019

1:09:16
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe give their first reaction to the 2020 Giro d'Italia route as it is unveiled in Milan.

The Grande Partenza in Budapest, Hungary, will …

170: Service Course | Episode 3 | Invisible Women

October 18th, 2019

47:14
Inspired by Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Women, Tom Whalley and new co-host Lizzy Banks (Bigla Pro Cycling) ask how data bias is present in …

169: The 2020 Tour de France route

October 16th, 2019

1:07:46
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe react to the route of the 2020 Tour de France, which was unveiled in Paris earlier in the day.

There are new start and finish towns, …

168: An autumnal ramble

October 9th, 2019

1:06:02
The World Tour season is beginning to wind down with the race of the falling leaves – il Lombardia – at the weekend but in this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reflect on …

167: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | October 2019

October 1st, 2019

1:00:27
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Harrogate, where Saturday's women's road race was won with an astonishing performance by Annemiek van Vleuten.
Richard Moore and Rose Manley report from …

166: Another Sunday in Harrogate

September 29th, 2019

1:05:26
The UCI road world championships concluded in Harrogate on Sunday with the men’s elite road race. 

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a race run off in terrible weather and with a surprising …

165: Saturday in Harrogate

September 28th, 2019

51:49
The Cycling Podcast returns to Bettys to discuss the penultimate day of the World Championships in Harrogate.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and …

164: Friday in Harrogate

September 27th, 2019

27:34
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from Harrogate, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and François Thomazeau are joined by Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White.

They talk about Sunday's men’s road …

163: Thursday in the Yorkshire Wolds

September 26th, 2019

45:12
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and François Thomazeau and an audience at the Wold Top Brewery for a live version of the World …

162: Wednesday in Harrogate

September 25th, 2019

56:49
 In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined in Betty's tearooms by François Thomazeau to discuss the men’s …

161: Dygert dominates, Dutch defeated

September 25th, 2019

51:47
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the world championships in Yorkshire, where Richard Moore reports on the women’s time trial, William Fotheringham tells us about his new biography of Beryl …

160: Tuesday in Harrogate

September 24th, 2019

45:31
The rain fell almost all day, making the under-23 and women’s time trials extremely challenging for the riders in Yorkshire.

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch in the Rapha cafe in Harrogate as they dissect …

159: Monday in Harrogate

September 23rd, 2019

38:41
After a day of time trial action in Harrogate, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined for tea in Bettys by Seb Piquet.

Both gold medallists …

158: Sunday in Harrogate

September 22nd, 2019

40:12
The Cycling Podcast has arrived in Harrogate for the World Championships – the first time they’ve been held in Great Britain since 1982.

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch in Bettys tearoom in the finishing …

157: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | September 2019

September 17th, 2019

1:04:58
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Madrid where La Madrid Challenge was won by Lisa Brennauer after Chloe Hosking took the second and final stage in the city centre. We hear from Brennauer and …

156: Stage 21 | Fuenlabrada – Madrid | Vuelta a España 2019

September 15th, 2019

43:27
In the final episode from the Vuelta a España we hear reactions to the race from a range of riders, from debutants Carl Fredrik Hagen and Will Barta, to Sepp Kuss, a stage winner and teammate to the overall winner, Sam …

155: Stage 20 | Arenas de San Pedro – Plataforma de Gredos | Vuelta a España 2019

September 14th, 2019

48:32
The penultimate stage and last in the mountains of the Vuelta a España saw a fierce battle among the main contenders with 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar …

154: Stage 19 | Ávila‎ – Toledo | Vuelta a España 2019

September 13th, 2019

40:27
There was controversy at the Vuelta a España just two days from the end when a crash took out Primoz Roglic, the race leader, and the Movistar team appeared to try to take advantage.
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe …

153: Road Captains | Kilometre 0

September 13th, 2019

20:37
Road captains are leaders but rarely winners. They are usually experienced, but not always. They are a link for communication between sports directors and riders and they need to have detailed knowledge of the course, …

152: Stage 18 | Colmenar Viejo – Becerril de la Sierra | Vuelta a España 2019

September 12th, 2019

46:41
On the penultimate mountain state of the Vuelta a España there was a win for a team who lost not one, not two, but three leaders, and a shuffling of …

151: Stage 17 | Aranda de Duero – Guadalajara | Vuelta a España 2019

September 11th, 2019

40:37
The longest stage of the Vuelta a España produced a masterclass from Deceuninck-QuickStep in racing in crosswinds. The Belgian team attacked almost from the gun and placed all but one of their eight riders in a …

150: George Bennett | Kilometre 0

September 11th, 2019

26:12
With just five days remaining of the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma are homing in on victory.
Having placed riders on the podium at …

149: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Vuelta a España 2019

September 10th, 2019

56:25
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España. We also hear from Orla Chennaoui along with our Vuelta diarists, James Knox of Deceuninck Quick …

148: Stage 16 | Pravia - La Cubilla | Vuelta a España 2019

September 9th, 2019

36:17
It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang won the …

147: The director | Kilometre 0

September 9th, 2019

25:25
In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to Javier Guillén, the director of the Vuelta a España. 

Guillén was appointed in 2009 and one of his first decisions was to introduce the red jersey of race …

146: Stage 15 | Tineo - Santuario Del Acebo | Vuelta a España 2019

September 8th, 2019

50:04
Sepp Kuss, a young American on the Jumbo-Visma team, won the 15th stage of the Vuelta a España at the summit of Santuario Del Acebo while his teammate Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the red jersey of race leader. 

145: Stage 14 | San Vicente de la Barquera – Oviedo | Vuelta a España 2019

September 7th, 2019

39:27
It was a rare treat for the sprinters: a flattish stage that was duly controlled by the sprinters’ teams and won by Ireland’s Sam Bennett, his second …

144: Stage 13 | Bilbao – Los Machucos | Vuelta a España 2019

September 6th, 2019

49:39
Los Machucos, the toughest climb so far of the Vuelta a España, saw the two Slovenians, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar, ride away from their rivals. …

143: The Basque Country | Kilometre 0

September 6th, 2019

27:38
These days, when the Vuelta a España comes to the Basque Country it feels like a homecoming. The crowds are enormous and the tough, hilly roads virtually guarantee exciting racing. Yet for 33 years the Vuelta didn't …

142: Stage 12 | Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao | Vuelta a España 2019

September 5th, 2019

52:24
Philippe Gilbert claimed his sixth Vuelta a España stage win as the race reached Bilbao, the biggest city in the Basque Country, while Primoz Roglic held on to the red jersey of overall leader.
Richard Moore and Lionel …

141: Stage 11 | Saint-Palais – Urdax | Vuelta a España 2019

September 4th, 2019

42:09
The Vuelta a España re-entered Spain after its sojourn in France with a stage in the Basque Country won by a local rider, Mikel Iturria, on a local team, Euskadi-Murias.
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage …

140: Axel's Alumni | Kilometre 0

September 4th, 2019

22:41
There is a thread that connects no fewer than eleven riders spread across eight teams at this year's Vuelta a España.

George Bennett, Neilson Powless, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Will Barta, Sam Bewley, …

139: Stage 10 | Jurançon – Pau | Vuelta a España 2019

September 3rd, 2019

36:01
Primoz Roglic took a commanding lead at the Vuelta a España, winning the stage 10 time trial to take over the red jersey from Nairo Quintana. 
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe report from Pau and ask whether the race is …

138: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1 | Vuelta a España 2019

September 2nd, 2019

1:07:43
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España. 

We also hear from our Vuelta …

137: Ullrich 1999 | Kilometre 0

September 2nd, 2019

23:06
In this episode of Kilometre 0 Daniel Friebe looks back at the 1999 Vuelta a Espana.

It was the first year the Vuelta race leader wore a gold jersey, …

136: Stage 9 | Andorra la Vella – Cortals d’Encamp | Vuelta a España 2019

September 1st, 2019

41:54
The shortest road stage of the Vuelta a España produced a fascinating day's racing in Andorra. There were mountains, sunshine and hailstones as the pack was shuffled once again and Nairo Quintana ended the day in the …

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

August 31st, 2019

50:03
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 …

134: Stage 7 | Onda – Mas de la Costa | Vuelta a España 2019

August 30th, 2019

49:25
The steep uphill finish to Mas de la Costa whittled down the number of genuine contenders for the Vuelta a España to four riders.
Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore discuss stage seven of the race and ask whether this is as …

133: Soigneurs | Kilometre 0

August 30th, 2019

21:01
The soigneurs are the foot soldiers who keep the peloton rolling. Every day their duties involve preparing drinks bottles and food for the riders, …

132: Stage 6 | Mora de Rubielos – Ares del Maestrat | Vuelta a España 2019

August 29th, 2019

45:48
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Spain as they discuss an action-packed stage of the Vuelta a España, which saw the red jersey change hands and several high profile riders crash out.
They talk about the race for …

131: Stage 5 | L’Eliana – Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre | Vuelta a España 2019

August 28th, 2019

42:50
The first summit finish of the Vuelta a España took the riders to the observatory at Javalambre – the first time the race has ever gone there.
Lionel Birnie is joined by Richard Moore to discuss a stage that was won by …

130: Sliding doors | Kilometre 0

August 28th, 2019

27:56
Earlier this summer, the UCI announced that Juan Jose Cobo was guilty of a doping offence and would be stripped of his 2011 Vuelta a España title.

129: Stage 4 | Cullera – El Puig | Vuelta a España 2019

August 27th, 2019

43:24
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they recap stage four of the Vuelta a España.
They are in the same hotel as the Deceuninck-Quick Step and Movistar teams, in the shadow of the Luis Puig velodrome in Valencia to …

128: Stage 3 | Ibi. Ciudad del Juguete – Alicante | Vuelta a España 2019

August 26th, 2019

40:31
It was a day for the sprinters on stage three of the Vuelta a España from Ibi. Ciudad del Juguete to Alicante.
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Altea as they recap a great day for the Irish at the Vuelta a España.

127: Auf Wiedersehen, Marcel | Kilometre 0

August 26th, 2019

27:01
Marcel Kittel's first grand tour stage victory came in the Vuelta a España in 2011 when he beat Peter Sagan and Oscar Freire to the line in Talavera de la Reine.

Late last week, he announced his retirement at the age of …

126: Stage 2 | Benidorm – Calpe | Vuelta a España 2019

August 25th, 2019

46:17
The second stage of the Vuelta a España turned the race on its head as a powerful group of six got away on the final climb.
Join Lionel Birnie and …

125: Stage 1 | Salinas de Torrevieja – Torrevieja | Vuelta a España 2019

August 24th, 2019

28:08
The Vuelta a España got underway with an evening team time trial on the Costa Blanca which was costly for a couple of the overall contenders.

Join Lionel Birnie in Torrevieja for the first episode of our nightly Vuelta …

124: Goodbye Tom, Hello Tom

August 20th, 2019

1:05:08
Our final episode before the Vuelta a España sees Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in London to discuss the week's big talking …

123: You'll Win Everything With Kids

August 14th, 2019

1:17:04
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the European Championship road races and the …

122: Service Course | Episode 2 | Gravel, Adventure and Weight Limits

August 9th, 2019

51:18
Service Course by The Cycling Podcast, with Tom Whalley and Keira McVitty, returns for its second episode with a focus on gravel riding and how this trend – in professional races as well as for amateurs on weekend rides …

121: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | August 2019

August 8th, 2019

1:03:18
The August episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin covers all the recent racing, from London to the Basque Country. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore also look back at the Giro Rosa and La Course by the Tour …

120: A Sad Week In Cycling

August 7th, 2019

55:48
In the first post-Tour de France episode of The Cycling Podcast we report and reflect on the tragic death of Bjorg Lambrecht. The Belgian rider …

119: The Post-Tour Press Conference

July 31st, 2019

1:13:34
Richard, Lionel and François answer your questions about the Tour de France before saying their final goodbyes to an extraordinary 106th edition of the race.

There are a few bonus interviews too. We hear from the newly …

118: Lunch with Dave Brailsford | Extended Trailer

July 30th, 2019

16:56
The week before heading to Brussels for his tenth Tour de France as team principal and his first with new sponsors, Dave Brailsford sat down for lunch with The Cycling Podcast and a wide-ranging conversation about the …

117: Stage 21 | Rambouillet – Paris | Tour de France 2019

July 28th, 2019

1:25:34
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Paris to recap the final stage and run through the performance of the teams in the Tour de France.
There’s the usual mix of punditry, analysis, comment and …

116: Stage 20 | Albertville – Val Thorens | Tour de France 2019

July 27th, 2019

56:55
The Tour de France’s final Alpine stage was cut short because of landslides but at last the identity of the 2019 champion is known – awaiting only final confirmation on the Champs-Élysées tomorrow.
Join Richard Moore, …

115: Stage 19 | Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Col de l’Iseran | Tour de France 2019

July 26th, 2019

53:02
Anything can happen on the Tour de France, as stage 19 proved. A dramatic, remarkable and astonishing day ended with a new leader of the race and the withdrawal of one of the French favourites.
Richard Moore spent the …

114: Eight Seconds | Part 2 | Kilometre 0

July 26th, 2019

28:04
In the second part of our look at the 1989 Tour de France, Lionel Birnie catches up with Greg and Kathy LeMond to hear their memories of the closest edition of all time.

Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and …

113: Eight Seconds | Part 1 | Kilometre 0

July 26th, 2019

31:13
It is 30 years since arguably the greatest Tour de France of all time, decided in the final time trial by just eight seconds.

In the first of our two-part Kilometre 0 about the 1989 Tour, Lionel Birnie and François …

112: Stage 18 | Embrun – Valloire | Tour de France 2019

July 25th, 2019

47:21
The hot weather finally broke and heavy rain fell on the run-in to Valloire but we are still none the wiser as to who will win the Tour de France.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the first of …

111: Hotels du Tour | Kilometre 0

July 25th, 2019

29:29
This episode was inspired by a listener, Gareth Enticott, who analysed five years of data about the standard of teams’ hotels at the Tour de France. Are there any trends? Do some teams consistently get the best hotels, …

110: Stage 17 | Pont du Gard – Gap | Tour de France 2019

July 24th, 2019

48:40
What should have been a routine breakaway stage of the Tour de France turned into a dramatic day with the disqualification of two key support riders …

109: We miss you, Max | Kilometre 0

July 24th, 2019

24:19
Lukas Pöstlberger is one of the workers on the Bora-Hansgrohe team, riding in support of Peter Sagan on the flat stages and Emanuel Buchmann on the hillier ones. 

In this episode we hear about a day in the life of …

108: Stage 16 | Nîmes – Nîmes | Tour de France 2019

July 23rd, 2019

54:00
The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a loop into the stunning countryside around Nîmes. With so many aggressive days of racing behind them, and with the Alps to come, it was hardly surprising that the day …

107: Motos | Kilometre 0

July 23rd, 2019

24:59
The Tour de France peloton is accompanied by dozens of vehicles, all doing a vital job to keep the race safe, moving and covered for television. But …

106: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Tour de France 2019

July 22nd, 2019

1:01:13
Join Richard, Lionel and François as they answer questions about the Tour de France sent in by The Cycling Podcast listeners. We also hear a quick update from Television's Daniel Friebe.

There will be a final Press …

105: La Course | Kilometre 0

July 22nd, 2019

28:42
Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley reunite in Pau to cover the 6th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France.

This year the race comprised five laps of a closed circuit around Pau and featured a 1.1km climb, …

104: Stage 15 | Limoux – Foix Prat d’Albis | Tour de France 2019

July 21st, 2019

55:46
If the finish to yesterday’s stage was exciting, stage 15 to Foix was a thriller from start to finish and leaves everyone going into the second rest day still wondering who is going to win the Tour de France.
The …

103: Stage 14 | Tarbes – Col du Tourmalet | Tour de France 2019

July 20th, 2019

50:06
This most enthralling Tour de France took another twist on the Col du Tourmalet and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau were there to …

102: Stage 13 | Pau – Pau | Tour de France 2019

July 19th, 2019

49:54
The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hillside …

101: Number Crunchers | Kilometre 0

July 19th, 2019

20:50
For five years NTT (formerly Dimension Data) have worked with the Tour de France to capture information from the race, some of which is shared with the teams and TV audience. 

In this episode we hear from Peter Gray, …

100: Stage 12 | Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre | Tour de France 2019

July 18th, 2019

48:38
The Tour de France reaches the Pyrenees and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a day that saw another rider complete the full …

99: Fuglsang | Kilometre 0

July 18th, 2019

21:29
One of the stories of the season has been Jakob Fuglsang’s transformation from nearly man to winner. His crowning glory came at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, …

98: Stage 11 | Albi – Toulouse | Tour de France 2019

July 17th, 2019

53:59
The Tour de France resumed after the rest day with a flat stage from Albi to Toulouse before the Pyrenees loom into view on Thursday.
Join Richard …

97: Repos | Kilometre 0

July 17th, 2019

24:58
Go behind the scenes with The Cycling Podcast on the first rest day of the Tour de France in the latest episode of Kilometre 0. 

Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe

96: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1 | Tour de France 2019

July 16th, 2019

46:57
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau as they answer the questions you put to them via WhatsApp audio message.

We'll be doing another press conference on the second rest day and a final episode …

95: Attachés de Presse | Kilometre 0

July 16th, 2019

25:01
Fifteen years ago there were only one or two pro cycling teams that had press officers. Nowadays, they all have at least one and the job has changed enormously. 

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from the …

94: Stage 10 | Saint-Flour – Albi | Tour de France 2019

July 15th, 2019

48:27
With the rest day just 24 hours away, the peloton could have been forgiven for wanting a quiet day.
No such luck for them because crosswinds in the …

93: 1999 | Part two | Kilometre 0

July 15th, 2019

29:23
This is the second part of our conversation with sports journalist David Walsh about the 1999 Tour de France, which was won by Lance Armstrong. The Texan was dogged by questions about doping once it emerged he had …

92: Stage 9 | Saint-Étienne – Brioude | Tour de France 2019

July 14th, 2019

47:23
It’s Bastille Day in France - or as François reminds us, Le 14 Juillet, because no one calls it Bastille Day but there was to be no French stage winner in the Tour de France.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François …

91: Stage 8 | Mâcon – Saint-Étienne | Tour de France 2019

July 13th, 2019

1:04:33
After a snoozy stage on Friday, the Tour de France burst back into life with a barnstorming stage from Mâcon to St Etienne.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hotel – which they are sharing …

90: Stage 7 | Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône | Tour de France 2019

July 12th, 2019

40:43
After the drama at La Planche des Belles Filles yesterday, the Tour de France settled in for a long, slow day in the sun. Heading into the Burgundy region famous for its snails, the peloton pedalled at a snail’s pace …

89: 1999 | Part one | Kilometre 0

July 12th, 2019

29:29
This is the first of a two-part episode of Kilometre 0 looking back at the 1999 Tour de France with Sunday Times journalist David Walsh.

We are all familiar with the story of Armstrong's confession and downfall but what …

88: Stage 6 | Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles | Tour de France 2019

July 11th, 2019

53:24
The Tour de France burst into life with a classic mountain stage on La Planche des Belles Filles, with the final gravel section seeming to put an element of doubt into the minds of the riders.
Richard Moore, Lionel …

87: La Planche des Belles Filles | Kilometre 0

July 11th, 2019

27:12
For a climb only introduced in 2012, La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges Mountains has become a fixture in the Tour de France. 

It has also been decisive: on each of its three previous visits the rider in yellow …

86: Stage 5 | Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar | Tour de France 2019

July 10th, 2019

58:25
The Tour de France heads into the Vosges and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau head to the Hotel Hassenforder to record their stage five podcast.

The restaurant used to be owned by Roger Hassenforder, …

85: The CEO | Kilometre 0

July 10th, 2019

28:20
On the eve of the Tour de France Fran Millar was appointed chief executive at Team Ineos.

Millar first got involved in cycling through her brother, …

84: Stage 4 | Reims – Nancy | Tour de France 2019

July 9th, 2019

50:56
From Champagne to quiche Lorraine, the Tour de France continues its journey, although the same team was celebrating again today.
Elia Viviani followed …

83: Super Mario | Kilometre 0

July 9th, 2019

21:26
The maillot jaune is 100 years old but this episode of Kilometre 0 focuses on the special edition jerseys designed by an Italian pop artist for the …

82: Stage 3 | Binche – Épernay | Tour de France 2019

July 8th, 2019

47:14
The Tour de France has left Belgium behind and arrived in the region famous for its Champagne. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau record their stage three podcast over a glass of Champagne.
We discuss …

81: Eddy the GOAT | Kilometre 0

July 8th, 2019

22:46
The Brussels Grand Départ of the 2019 Tour de France was a two day tribute to Belgium’s most famous son, Eddy Merckx.

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the life and career of the greatest cyclist of all time. We …

80: Stage 2 | Brussels – Brussels | Tour de France 2019

July 7th, 2019

54:36
The Tour de France is still in Brussels, with the start and finish in the same places as they were on Saturday, although a very different test stood in front of the riders. The team time trial took the race through the …

79: Stage 1 | Brussels – Brussels | Tour de France 2019

July 6th, 2019

55:36
The Tour de France is off and running and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are in the centre of Brussels to discuss the opening stage.
The identity of the winning team was not a surprise but no one …

78: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Giro Rosa Preview

July 4th, 2019

59:39
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin looks ahead to the Giro Rosa, the 10-day stage race that starts on Friday. 

There’s an interview with the defending champion and favourite, Annemiek van Vleuten, and with …

77: The Pre-Tour Press Conference

July 3rd, 2019

1:12:21
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer the questions listeners put to them via WhatsApp, ahead of the 106th edition of the Tour de France.

We also hear a teaser from an upcoming Friends of the Podcast …

76: Service Course | Episode 1

June 27th, 2019

58:54
Service Course by The Cycling Podcast is a new monthly podcast, presented by Keira McVitty and Tom Whalley, taking a fresh look at bikes, technology, …

75: A Tour de France ramble

June 25th, 2019

57:51
With the Tour of Switzerland finishing at the weekend all eyes are now on the Tour de France, which starts in Brussels a week on Saturday. The …

74: The Tour without Froome

June 19th, 2019

59:30
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet at Vermuteria in London's Kings Cross to discuss the implications of the crash which will keep four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome of this year's race.

Daniel …

73: The Women's Tour Press Conference

June 17th, 2019

1:02:42
The final episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin from the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour is a press conference, in which Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore answer listeners’ questions.

Topics range from the future of …

71: Stage 6 | Carmarthen - Pembrey Country Park | Women's Tour 2019

June 15th, 2019

52:50
The final stage of the Ovo Energy Women's Tour saw Lizzie Deignan seal the overall victory, her first win since becoming a mother less than nine months ago. She also became the first rider to win two editions of a race …

70: Stage 5 | Llandrindod Wells - Builth Wells | Women's Tour 2019

June 14th, 2019

54:14
The toughest stage ever to feature in the Ovo Energy Women's Tour did not disappoint as Lizzie Deignan won her first race since her return to racing …

69: Stage 4 | Warwick - Burton Dassett | Women's Tour 2019

June 13th, 2019

53:01
The Women’s Tour burst into life on stage 4 as former winner Kasia Niewiadoma won the first summit finish at Burton Dassett. Behind her, 21 year old …

68: Stage 3 | Henley-on-Thames – Blenheim Palace | Women's Tour 2019

June 12th, 2019

53:39
It was a day of crashes and drama on the third stage of the Women’s Tour as the race leader Marianne Vos fell heavily and was forced to withdraw.

The mass pile-up at an intermediate sprint dominated the day, with lots …

67: Stage 2 | Kent Cyclopark – Kent Cyclopark | Women's Tour 2019

June 11th, 2019

45:44
There was an unusual second stage of the Ovo Energy Women's Tour, a circuit race at the Kent Cyclopark in Gravesend, but it was won by a familiar face, with Marianne Vos sprinting in ahead of Lizzie Deignan and Sarah …

66: Stage 1 | Beccles – Stowmarket | Women's Tour 2019

June 10th, 2019

50:49

Stage one of the Women’s Tour was won by Jolien D’hoore for the second year in a row as the six-day race got underway in East Anglia. The Cycling …

65: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | June 2019

June 6th, 2019

1:08:27
In the June episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we look back at the last month's racing and ahead to next week's Women's Tour, where we will be releasing daily episodes covering the six stages.
We hear from Katie …

64: The Post-Giro Press Conference

June 4th, 2019

1:17:35
Richard, Lionel and Daniel answer your questions on the 2019 Giro d'Italia for one last time before wrapping-up the final talking points.

We also hear …

63: Stage 21 | Verona – Verona | Giro d’Italia 2019

June 2nd, 2019

1:07:31
The Giro d’Italia finished in Verona with Richard Carapaz giving Ecuador its first Grand Tour win in front of thousands of his countrymen and women. 
In the final podcast from the Giro we hear from Carapaz’s fans and …

62: Stage 20 | Feltre – Croce d'Aune-Monte Avena | Giro d’Italia 2019

June 1st, 2019

44:57
The penultimate day of the Giro d’Italia and the final mountain stage saw a minor shakeup of the overall classification, with Mikel Landa …

61: Stage 19 | Treviso – San Martino di Castrozza | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 31st, 2019

51:21
After twelve months of health problems, Esteban Chaves returned to the top step of the podium, by winning in San Martino di Castrozza in the …

9: No Cigars | Kilometre 0

May 31st, 2019

20:54
Twelve teams have won stages at the Giro d’Italia, which means that ten have not. 

In this episode we hear from some of those who are set to go home empty handed, including Doug Ryder and Ben O’Connor of Dimension Data, …

59: Stage 18 | Valdaora – Santa Maria di Sala | Giro d’Italia 2019

May 30th, 2019

50:29
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

42:58
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 …

8: The Yellow Jumper | Kilometre 0

May 29th, 2019

21:38
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

53:31
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

1:01:45
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

19:07
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

53:28
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

52:00
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

48:52
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 …

6: The vegan pro | Kilometre 0

May 24th, 2019

32:03
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

47:40
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

42:13
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 …

5: Hail, Cesare! | Kilometre 0

May 22nd, 2019

22:12

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

53:25
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

57:35

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 …

4: La Girina | Kilometre 0

May 20th, 2019

15:07

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

45:03
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

52:27
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

45:46

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 …

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

May 17th, 2019

15:39

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

39:25
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

40:27
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 …

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

May 15th, 2019

24:43

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

47:11
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

46:25
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

22:05
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

51:07

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

37:26
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

1:22:57

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

1:10:07

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

50:31

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

1:04:39

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

1:13:11

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

40:06

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

1:16:12

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

50:18

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

59:25

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

1:08:17

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

55:08

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

1:03:12

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

43:59

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

1:07:43

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

50:16

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

1:05:55

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

1:13:09

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

1:05:36

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

1:02:26

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

1:08:09

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

57:24

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

1:07:40

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

1:00:22

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

1:08:10

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

1:28:04

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

59:54

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

1:07:21

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

1:03:43

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

57:59

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

1:40:02

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

1:31:55

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

1:31:25

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

1:17:03

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

1:31:52

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

1:02:48

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

1:15:56

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

1:40:27

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

1:04:19

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

1:20:59

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

1:07:00

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

1:14:38

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

1:17:09

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

1:23:55

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

1:14:59

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

1:09:01

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

1:18:43

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

1:11:47

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

1:04:04

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

1:03:31

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

54:00

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

1:21:03

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

1:25:11

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

19:12

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

18:48

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

1:22:13

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

1:06:30

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

1:17:39

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

1:11:28

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

1:02:10

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

56:23

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

39:17

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 …

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

September 13th, 2018

47:32

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

53:03

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 …

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

September 11th, 2018

42:25

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

35:20

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

43:26

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

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

September 9th, 2018

38:03

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

45:55

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

46:28

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 …

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

September 6th, 2018

35:57

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

44:35

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 …

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

September 4th, 2018

43:18

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, …

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

September 2nd, 2018

42:07

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

41:59

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

53:39

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 …

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

August 30th, 2018

50:21

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

49:29

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 …

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

August 28th, 2018

45:55

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

54:18

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 …

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

August 26th, 2018

43:20

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

41:28

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

53:52

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

1:24:40

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

1:08:32

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

1:11:53

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

36:06

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

36:33

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

1:07:40

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

44:29

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

55:20

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

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

July 26th, 2018

52:48

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

12:04

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 …

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

July 25th, 2018

49:59

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.

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

July 24th, 2018

41:45

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

28:51

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 …

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

July 23rd, 2018

43:54

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 …

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

July 22nd, 2018

50:01

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

42:24

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

50:53

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

1:04:48

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

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

July 19th, 2018

40:06

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 …

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

July 18th, 2018

41:25

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 …

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

July 17th, 2018

45:31

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.

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

July 15th, 2018

43:39

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

53:33

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

47:01

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 …

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

July 12th, 2018

56:23

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 …

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

July 11th, 2018

48:04

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 …

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

July 10th, 2018

42:32

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 …

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

July 9th, 2018

46:20

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, …

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

July 8th, 2018

45:32

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 …

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