The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

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The Cycling Podcast Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha (https://rapha.cc) and Science in Sport (http://scienceinsport.com/).


181: The Americans in Nice
Dec 10 • 67 min
180: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | December 2019
Dec 6 • 67 min
179: Adam Blythe talks about retirement
Dec 4 • 60 min
178: On the road at the Grand Tour
Nov 29 • 62 min
177: Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes
Nov 27 • 44 min
176: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019
Nov 22 • 67 min
175: How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White
Nov 21 • 63 min
174: Remembering Poulidor
Nov 14 • 53 min
173: Ellingworth takes the wheel at McLaren
Nov 8 • 70 min
172: Cavendish reboot, Pidcock stays put
Oct 29 • 66 min
171: The 2020 Giro and a farewell to Phinney
Oct 25 • 70 min
170: Service Course | Episode 3 | Invisible Women
Oct 18 • 47 min
169: The 2020 Tour de France route
Oct 16 • 68 min
168: An autumnal ramble
Oct 9 • 66 min
167: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | October 2019
Oct 1 • 61 min
166: Another Sunday in Harrogate
Sep 29 • 66 min
165: Saturday in Harrogate
Sep 28 • 52 min
164: Friday in Harrogate
Sep 27 • 28 min
163: Thursday in the Yorkshire Wolds
Sep 26 • 45 min
162: Wednesday in Harrogate
Sep 25 • 57 min
161: Dygert dominates, Dutch defeated
Sep 25 • 52 min
160: Tuesday in Harrogate
Sep 24 • 46 min
159: Monday in Harrogate
Sep 23 • 39 min
158: Sunday in Harrogate
Sep 22 • 40 min
157: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | September 2019
Sep 17 • 65 min
156: Stage 21 | Fuenlabrada – Madrid | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 15 • 44 min
155: Stage 20 | Arenas de San Pedro – Plataforma de Gredos | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 14 • 49 min
154: Stage 19 | Ávila‎ – Toledo | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 13 • 41 min
153: Road Captains | Kilometre 0
Sep 13 • 21 min
152: Stage 18 | Colmenar Viejo – Becerril de la Sierra | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 12 • 47 min
151: Stage 17 | Aranda de Duero – Guadalajara | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 11 • 41 min
150: George Bennett | Kilometre 0
Sep 11 • 26 min
149: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 10 • 57 min
148: Stage 16 | Pravia - La Cubilla | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 9 • 37 min
147: The director | Kilometre 0
Sep 9 • 26 min
146: Stage 15 | Tineo - Santuario Del Acebo | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 8 • 50 min
145: Stage 14 | San Vicente de la Barquera – Oviedo | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 7 • 40 min
144: Stage 13 | Bilbao – Los Machucos | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 6 • 50 min
143: The Basque Country | Kilometre 0
Sep 6 • 28 min
142: Stage 12 | Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 5 • 53 min
141: Stage 11 | Saint-Palais – Urdax | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 4 • 42 min
140: Axel’s Alumni | Kilometre 0
Sep 4 • 23 min
139: Stage 10 | Jurançon – Pau | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 3 • 36 min
138: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1 | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 2 • 68 min
137: Ullrich 1999 | Kilometre 0
Sep 2 • 23 min
136: Stage 9 | Andorra la Vella – Cortals d’Encamp | Vuelta a España 2019
Sep 1 • 42 min
135: Stage 8 | Valls – Igualada | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 31 • 50 min
134: Stage 7 | Onda – Mas de la Costa | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 30 • 50 min
133: Soigneurs | Kilometre 0
Aug 30 • 21 min
132: Stage 6 | Mora de Rubielos – Ares del Maestrat | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 29 • 46 min
131: Stage 5 | L’Eliana – Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 28 • 43 min
130: Sliding doors | Kilometre 0
Aug 28 • 28 min
129: Stage 4 | Cullera – El Puig | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 27 • 44 min
128: Stage 3 | Ibi. Ciudad del Juguete – Alicante | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 26 • 41 min
127: Auf Wiedersehen, Marcel | Kilometre 0
Aug 26 • 27 min
126: Stage 2 | Benidorm – Calpe | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 25 • 47 min
125: Stage 1 | Salinas de Torrevieja – Torrevieja | Vuelta a España 2019
Aug 24 • 28 min
124: Goodbye Tom, Hello Tom
Aug 20 • 65 min
123: You’ll Win Everything With Kids
Aug 14 • 77 min
122: Service Course | Episode 2 | Gravel, Adventure and Weight Limits
Aug 9 • 52 min
121: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | August 2019
Aug 8 • 64 min
120: A Sad Week In Cycling
Aug 7 • 56 min
119: The Post-Tour Press Conference
Jul 31 • 74 min
118: Lunch with Dave Brailsford | Extended Trailer
Jul 30 • 17 min
117: Stage 21 | Rambouillet – Paris | Tour de France 2019
Jul 28 • 86 min
116: Stage 20 | Albertville – Val Thorens | Tour de France 2019
Jul 27 • 57 min
115: Stage 19 | Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Col de l’Iseran | Tour de France 2019
Jul 26 • 53 min
114: Eight Seconds | Part 2 | Kilometre 0
Jul 26 • 28 min
113: Eight Seconds | Part 1 | Kilometre 0
Jul 26 • 31 min
112: Stage 18 | Embrun – Valloire | Tour de France 2019
Jul 25 • 48 min
111: Hotels du Tour | Kilometre 0
Jul 25 • 30 min
110: Stage 17 | Pont du Gard – Gap | Tour de France 2019
Jul 24 • 49 min
109: We miss you, Max | Kilometre 0
Jul 24 • 25 min
108: Stage 16 | Nîmes – Nîmes | Tour de France 2019
Jul 23 • 54 min
107: Motos | Kilometre 0
Jul 23 • 25 min
106: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Tour de France 2019
Jul 22 • 61 min
105: La Course | Kilometre 0
Jul 22 • 29 min
104: Stage 15 | Limoux – Foix Prat d’Albis | Tour de France 2019
Jul 21 • 56 min
103: Stage 14 | Tarbes – Col du Tourmalet | Tour de France 2019
Jul 20 • 50 min
102: Stage 13 | Pau – Pau | Tour de France 2019
Jul 19 • 50 min
101: Number Crunchers | Kilometre 0
Jul 19 • 21 min
100: Stage 12 | Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre | Tour de France 2019
Jul 18 • 49 min
99: Fuglsang | Kilometre 0
Jul 18 • 22 min
98: Stage 11 | Albi – Toulouse | Tour de France 2019
Jul 17 • 54 min
97: Repos | Kilometre 0
Jul 17 • 25 min
96: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1 | Tour de France 2019
Jul 16 • 47 min
95: Attachés de Presse | Kilometre 0
Jul 16 • 25 min
94: Stage 10 | Saint-Flour – Albi | Tour de France 2019
Jul 15 • 49 min
93: 1999 | Part two | Kilometre 0
Jul 15 • 30 min
92: Stage 9 | Saint-Étienne – Brioude | Tour de France 2019
Jul 14 • 48 min
91: Stage 8 | Mâcon – Saint-Étienne | Tour de France 2019
Jul 13 • 65 min
90: Stage 7 | Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône | Tour de France 2019
Jul 12 • 41 min
89: 1999 | Part one | Kilometre 0
Jul 12 • 30 min
88: Stage 6 | Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles | Tour de France 2019
Jul 11 • 54 min
87: La Planche des Belles Filles | Kilometre 0
Jul 11 • 27 min
86: Stage 5 | Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar | Tour de France 2019
Jul 10 • 59 min
85: The CEO | Kilometre 0
Jul 10 • 29 min
84: Stage 4 | Reims – Nancy | Tour de France 2019
Jul 9 • 51 min
83: Super Mario | Kilometre 0
Jul 9 • 22 min
82: Stage 3 | Binche – Épernay | Tour de France 2019
Jul 8 • 47 min
81: Eddy the GOAT | Kilometre 0
Jul 8 • 23 min
80: Stage 2 | Brussels – Brussels | Tour de France 2019
Jul 7 • 55 min
79: Stage 1 | Brussels – Brussels | Tour de France 2019
Jul 6 • 56 min
78: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Giro Rosa Preview
Jul 4 • 60 min
77: The Pre-Tour Press Conference
Jul 3 • 73 min
76: Service Course | Episode 1
Jun 27 • 59 min
75: A Tour de France ramble
Jun 25 • 58 min
74: The Tour without Froome
Jun 19 • 60 min
73: The Women’s Tour Press Conference
Jun 17 • 63 min
71: Stage 6 | Carmarthen - Pembrey Country Park | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 15 • 53 min
70: Stage 5 | Llandrindod Wells - Builth Wells | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 14 • 54 min
69: Stage 4 | Warwick - Burton Dassett | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 13 • 53 min
68: Stage 3 | Henley-on-Thames – Blenheim Palace | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 12 • 54 min
67: Stage 2 | Kent Cyclopark – Kent Cyclopark | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 11 • 46 min
66: Stage 1 | Beccles – Stowmarket | Women’s Tour 2019
Jun 10 • 51 min
65: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | June 2019
Jun 6 • 69 min
64: The Post-Giro Press Conference
Jun 4 • 78 min
63: Stage 21 | Verona – Verona | Giro d’Italia 2019
Jun 2 • 68 min
62: Stage 20 | Feltre – Croce d’Aune-Monte Avena | Giro d’Italia 2019
Jun 1 • 45 min
61: Stage 19 | Treviso – San Martino di Castrozza | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 31 • 52 min
60: No Cigars | Kilometre 0
May 31 • 21 min
59: Stage 18 | Valdaora – Santa Maria di Sala | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 30 • 51 min
58: Stage 17 | Commezzadura – Anterselva | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 29 • 43 min
57: The Yellow Jumper | Kilometre 0
May 29 • 22 min
56: Stage 16 | Lovere – Ponte di Legno | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 28 • 54 min
55: The Press Conference | Rest Day 2
May 27 • 62 min
54: Il Mortirolo | Kilometre 0
May 27 • 19 min
53: Stage 15 | Ivrea – Como | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 26 • 54 min
52: Stage 14 | Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 25 • 52 min
51: Stage 13 | Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 24 • 49 min
50: The vegan pro | Kilometre 0
May 24 • 32 min
49: Stage 12 | Cuneo to Pinerolo | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 23 • 48 min
48: Stage 11 | Carpi to Novi Ligure | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 22 • 42 min
47: Hail, Cesare! | Kilometre 0
May 22 • 22 min
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 Tuesday’s stage to Modena, it was…
46: Stage 10 | Ravenna to Modena | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 21 • 54 min
45: The Press Conference | Rest Day 1
May 20 • 58 min
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 thoughts, theories and observations…
44: La Girina | Kilometre 0
May 20 • 15 min
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, is something of a trailblazer. If Mauro Vegni, the race director, is the architect of the “Corsa Rosa”,…
43: Stage 9 | Riccione to San Marino | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 19 • 45 min
42: Stage 8 | Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 18 • 53 min
41: Stage 7 | Vasto to L’Aquila | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 17 • 46 min
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 particular. Having been abandoned by…
40: Clear Eyes, Full Heart - The Filippo Simeoni Story | Kilometre 0
May 17 • 16 min
39: Stage 6 | Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 16 • 40 min
38: Stage 5 | Frascati to Terracina | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 15 • 41 min
37: Padri d’Italia – Cycling and fatherhood | Kilometre 0
May 15 • 25 min
36: Stage 4 | Orbetello to Frascati | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 14 • 47 min
35: Stage 3 | Vinci to Orbetello | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 13 • 47 min
34: La Grassa - The Fat One | Kilometre 0
May 13 • 22 min
33: Stage 2 | Bologna to Fucecchio | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 12 • 51 min
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, described as the Box Hill of Tuscany by…
32: Stage 1 | Bologna to Bologna San Luca | Giro d’Italia 2019
May 11 • 38 min
31: The Pre-Giro Press Conference
May 9 • 83 min
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 7971338205. We’ll answer as many as we…
30: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | May 2019
May 8 • 70 min
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 and Richard Moore look back on a thrilling Amstel Gold Race, won by Kasia Niewiadoma, who we hear from…
29: Adam Blythe Interviews Thomas De Gendt
May 2 • 51 min
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 2012 Giro d’Italia and was once…
28: Revelations of the Spring
Apr 30 • 65 min
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, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss…
27: Van der Poel and the greatest race of all time?
Apr 23 • 73 min
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 Dutch superstar Mathieu van der Poel. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe consider this claim in…
26: Adam Blythe Interviews Owain Doull
Apr 18 • 40 min
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 medallist, a member of Great Britain’s team pursuit squad at the Rio Games, who is in his third year with…
25: Gilbert ages like wine
Apr 15 • 76 min
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast is all about **Paris-Roubaix**, where **Philippe Gilbert** almost completed his collection of monuments, sprinting to his fourth (of five) in the old Roubaix Velodrome. Richard Moore was there and he reports from…
24: Adam Blythe Interviews Tim Harris
Apr 11 • 51 min
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 with British, Dutch, Belgian, French and…
23: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | April 2019
Apr 10 • 60 min
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 Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard…
22: Bettiol leaves them trailing at Flanders
Apr 9 • 69 min
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 Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the EF Education First rider’s surprise victory and ask how he was able to…
21: Adam Blythe Interviews Tiesj Benoot
Apr 4 • 55 min
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 Flanders, this Sunday. The pair were…
20: Flanders fine tuning and moon racing
Apr 2 • 63 min
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 with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe…
18: Adam Blythe Interviews Luke Rowe
Mar 28 • 44 min
**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 Luke Rowe – who Blythe has known…
17: Alaphilippe extends his winning run to Sanremo
Mar 26 • 68 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe dissect the first one-day Monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo. The race was won Deceuninck-Quick Step’s Julian Alaphilippe, who has been in blistering form this…
16: Adam Blythe Interviews Caleb Ewan
Mar 21 • 51 min
**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 conversation with his Lotto-Soudal…
15: Order! Order! Team Sky becomes Team Ineos
Mar 20 • 66 min
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 the deal that has saved Team Sky’s Dave…
14: The Cycling Podcast Féminin March 2019
Mar 15 • 73 min
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 resurgent Annemiek van Vleuten. There’s an…
13: Gravel roads and crosswinds
Mar 13 • 66 min
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 glorious centre of Siena. Julian…
12: Deceuninck’s opening weekend double
Mar 7 • 63 min
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 Flanders. Deceuninck-Quick Step’s…
11: Tejay’s Tour ambitions
Feb 28 • 68 min
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 Nieuwsblad, the Belgian race that kicks off…
10: Astana on fire
Feb 21 • 58 min
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 have dominated the early season, the…
9: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 32
Feb 18 • 68 min
The February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes interviews with cyclo-cross world championship silver medallist Lucinda Brand, Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald and the recently retired Dani Rowe. Orla Chennaoui, Richard Moore and Rose…
8: Cavendish on the comeback trail
Feb 13 • 61 min
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 almost 18 months laid low with…
7: Katusha-Alpecin’s reboot
Feb 7 • 68 min
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 season in 2018. The Swiss team with…
6: The disruptors from ‘Derbados’
Jan 31 • 88 min
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. At the weekend, they won the…
5: Deja vu Down Under
Jan 24 • 60 min
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 the 2019 season, the Tour Down Under, won by South African Daryl Impey. There are interviews with Tim…
4: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 31
Jan 22 • 68 min
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 discuss the Women’s Tour Down Under,…
3: A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels
Jan 17 • 64 min
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 in Lotto-Soudal colours before the Tour Down Under began. We hear from Ewan about how he hopes to return…
2: Dumoulin’s Giro ambitions
Jan 10 • 58 min
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 Grand Tours. We hear from the 2017 Giro d’Italia champion about why he’s focusing on the Italian Grand Tour…
1: Explore | Episode 7 | Riding and racing
Jan 1 • 100 min
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. Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop are joined by Richard Moore to look back at the highlights of the series…
161: Christmas drinks with Dan Lloyd
Dec 23, 2018 • 92 min
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 drinks with Dan Lloyd. Lionel met Dan at the Dancing Man Brewery in Southampton for a beer, a bite to eat and…
160: Explore | Episode 6 | Remembering Mike Hall + Riding Around the World
Dec 21, 2018 • 92 min
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 Hall, who founded the event. It brings…
159: The end of Team Sky
Dec 18, 2018 • 77 min
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. We reflect on Team Sky’s nine…
158: Explore | Episode 5 | The TransAtlantic Way
Dec 14, 2018 • 92 min
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 TransAtlantic Way is an unsupported ride that…
157: Bennett’s dilemma and Kennaugh’s return
Dec 12, 2018 • 63 min
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 pulling out of sponsoring Team Sky at…
156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
Dec 10, 2018 • 76 min
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 the world’s top riders, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. The South African has just had her best season, which…
155: Explore | Episode 4 | Lionel’s Low Route with Ned Boulting
Dec 7, 2018 • 101 min
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 wheels can develop (and sometimes test) a…
154: Remembering Paul Sherwen
Dec 6, 2018 • 65 min
December 6 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe remember Paul Sherwen, who died at the weekend aged 62. Sherwen was a pioneering rider – heading to France to make it as a professional in the late 1970s…
153: Explore | Episode 3 | End-To-End
Nov 30, 2018 • 81 min
November 30 | Episode 3 Earlier this year, long-distance time triallist Michael Broadwith – a multiple national 24-hour champion – set about tackling Gethin Butler’s 17-year-old record for riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This is arguably the most…
152: The Cycling Podcast Live in Cardiff
Nov 29, 2018 • 67 min
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 Cycling Podcast. Earlier this year, we went on our Grand Tour of (Parts of) Britain to promote our first book,…
151: Explore | Episode 2 | Australia
Nov 23, 2018 • 75 min
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 compelling interview with Rupert Guinness, an…
150: Not lunch with Adam Blythe
Nov 21, 2018 • 77 min
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 lunch the podcast was recorded once all…
149: Explore | Episode 1 | The Transcontinental Race
Nov 16, 2018 • 84 min
November 16 | Episode 1 The Cycling Podcast’s new series **Explore** focuses on the booming world of endurance and ultra endurance riding and bikepacking. Join hosts Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop, plus producer Tom Whalley, for a six-part series with new…
148: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 29
Nov 15, 2018 • 75 min
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 Mitchelton-Scott at the recent Taiwan KOM Challenge,…
147: An interview with Geraint Thomas
Nov 14, 2018 • 69 min
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 Tenerife and his chances of repeating his success in another Grand Tour — and takes issue with the…
146: A stagiaire’s story with Freddy Ovett
Nov 8, 2018 • 79 min
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 hear an extended interview with Freddy…
145: The 2019 Giro and Chris Hoy on the revolution in track sprinting
Nov 1, 2018 • 72 min
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 into San Marino) and will feature some…
144: No Brakes | Red Hook Milano
Oct 26, 2018 • 64 min
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 following and a place on cycling’s ‘alternative calendar.’ Calvert Churchill and Keira McVitty report from Milan,…
143: The 2019 Tour de France route ramble
Oct 26, 2018 • 64 min
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 the 2019 Tour, which will take the…
142: Pinot’s vintage Lombardy
Oct 17, 2018 • 54 min
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 will haunt him and his plans for 2019.…
141: Vineyards, Valverde and Sagan
Oct 9, 2018 • 81 min
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 Soho’s Curzon cinema and begins with…
140: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 28
Oct 8, 2018 • 85 min
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 with Coryn Rivera, Audrey Cordon-Ragot,…
139: Kilometre 0 Worlds Stories: Never too late
Oct 5, 2018 • 19 min
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 and is 51 now — and still riding at…
138: Kilometre 0 Worlds stories: From Aleppo to Innsbruck
Oct 3, 2018 • 19 min
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, to Switzerland, where he now lives,…
137: The world championships
Oct 1, 2018 • 82 min
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 Scognamiglio and Fran Reyes and there are…
136: The Innsbruck worlds
Sep 27, 2018 • 67 min
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 Sunday’s men’s road race. We hear from…
27: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 27
Sep 23, 2018 • 78 min
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 winner Ellen van Dijk and Georgia…
135: From Canada to the CPA
Sep 19, 2018 • 72 min
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 us about his bid to become president…
134: Stage 21 | Alcorcón – Madrid | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 16, 2018 • 62 min
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 interviews with Julian Dean of…
133: Stage 20 | Escaldes-Engordany – Coll de la Gallina | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 15, 2018 • 57 min
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 and Miguel Angel Lopez, who also…
132: Stage 19 | Lleida – Andorra | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 14, 2018 • 40 min
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 on the penultimate day in the mountains. It looked decisive as Yates increased his lead over Alejandro…
9: Kilometre 0 – Andorra
Sep 14, 2018 • 24 min
A growing number of professional cyclists call Andorra home. Lionel Birnie calls it “the worst place in Europe.” Ahead of the Vuelta’s visit, we speak to a number of riders who live there and ask them about living and training in Andorra. Kilometre 0 by…
130: Stage 18 | Ejea de los Caballeros – Lleida | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 13, 2018 • 48 min
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 peloton’s misjudgement and Wallays’ win…
129: Stage 17 | Getxo – Balcón de Bizkaia | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 12, 2018 • 53 min
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 with American rider Sepp Kuss,…
8: Kilometre 0 – End of a team
Sep 12, 2018 • 36 min
This Vuelta is the last Grand Tour in which we will see the distinctive red and black of the BMC Racing Team. Over 11 years the American team, backed by Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs, helped change the sport, paying big salaries, winning the Tour de France…
127: Stage 16 | Santillana del Mar – Torrelavega | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 11, 2018 • 43 min
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 and Steven Kruijswijk and a bad one…
126: The Press Conference - Part 2
Sep 11, 2018 • 36 min
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 338 205
125: The Press Conference - Part 1
Sep 10, 2018 • 44 min
Join Richard, Fran and Lionel as they answer your questions in part one of the first Cycling Podcast press conference at the 2018 Vuelta a España. Send The Cycling Podcast an audio memo via WhatsApp to +44 7971 338 205
7: Kilometre 0 – The sponsorship crisis
Sep 10, 2018 • 20 min
As teams close and struggle for sponsorship it can seem that cycling’s business model is fatally flawed. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from Michael Mørkøv, whose team, Quick-Step Floors, is the most successful of 2018 yet is still looking for…
123: Stage 15 | Ribera de Arriba – Lagos de Covadonga | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 9, 2018 • 38 min
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 overall contenders were involved in a…
122: Stage 14 | Cistierna – Les Praeres, Nava | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 8, 2018 • 46 min
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 discuss the action and Yates’ chances…
121: Stage 13 | Candás – La Camperona | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 7, 2018 • 47 min
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 the summit of La Camperona, and we…
6: Kilometre 0 – 36 x 32
Sep 7, 2018 • 20 min
The vogue for ever steeper climbs and ever lower gears has been one of the biggest changes in cycling over the last 20 years. To understand the extent of the change, and the effect on climbing tactics and technique, we hear from riders, former riders,…
119: Stage 12 | Mondoñedo – Faro de Estaca de Bares | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 6, 2018 • 36 min
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 discuss the implications of another…
118: Stage 11 | Mombuey – Ribeira Sacra/Luíntra | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
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 will have taken a toll on many of…
5: Kilometre 0 – A Spanish dynasty
Sep 5, 2018 • 27 min
This episode of Kilometre 0 looks at the history of the Movistar team, tracing its roots back to the Reynolds team and the early 1980s. Movistar has a reputation for being old school, but we hear from riders and sports directors who know how the team…
116: Stage 10 | Salamanca – Fermoselle | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 4, 2018 • 44 min
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, when a spate of punctures seemed to…
Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours
Sep 3, 2018 • 22 min
This episode was made for Friends of the Podcast as part of Kilometre 0 series recorded at the 2017 Vuelta a España. [Become a Friend of the Podcast](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends) to keep us on the road at the three Grand Tours. You’ll get access…
4: Kilometre 0 – The transfer market
Sep 3, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the way the transfer market works in professional cycling. Teams and riders can announce transfers from August 1 onwards but other negotiations can go on much later. On the eve of the Vuelta a España Richie Porte…
114: Stage 9 | Talavera de la Reina – La Covatilla | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 2, 2018 • 42 min
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 American Ben King of the Dimension Data…
113: Stage 8 | Linares – Almadén | Vuelta a España 2018
Sep 1, 2018 • 42 min
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 finishes like this, Spaniard Alejandro…
112: Stage 7 | Puerto-Lumbreras – Pozo Alcón | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 31, 2018 • 54 min
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 Frenchman. Lionel Birnie and Fran…
3: Kilometre 0 – The long way round
Aug 31, 2018 • 24 min
This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Nick Schultz’s journey from Australia to the World Tour via France, the Netherlands and Spain. The 23-year-old is riding his second Vuelta a España for the Spanish Caja Rural team but next year he will step…
110: Stage 6 | Huércal-Overa – San Javier | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 30, 2018 • 51 min
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 reputation for trouble – coming the day…
109: Stage 5 | Granada – Roquetas de Mar | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 29, 2018 • 50 min
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 gave Dimension Data their first World…
2: Kilometre 0 – King Kelly’s Vuelta and the missing trophy
Aug 29, 2018 • 27 min
It’s 30 years since Ireland’s Sean Kelly won the Vuelta a España. Victory in 1988 compensated for a near-miss the previous year, when he looked all set to win before a painful problem arose. This is the story of Kelly’s battles to win the Vuelta, how he…
107: Stage 4 | Velez-Malaga – Alfacar, Sierra de la Alfaguara | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 28, 2018 • 46 min
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 from the stage. The stage itself was…
106: Stage 3 | Mijas – Alhaurín de la Torre | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 27, 2018 • 55 min
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 sprint showdown between two Italian…
1: Kilometre 0 – Vuelta vignettes
Aug 27, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes cover the rich history of the Vuelta a España with a series of unconnected stories. History, drama and intrigue, the Vuelta has had it all in a history spanning…
104: Stage 2 | Marbella – Caminito del Rey | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 26, 2018 • 44 min
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 jersey changed shoulders too. In this episode, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes enjoy the view of the Andalucian…
103: Stage 1 | Malaga – Malaga | Vuelta a España 2018
Aug 25, 2018 • 42 min
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 opening stage of the final grand tour of…
102: The surf ‘n’ turf Vuelta
Aug 22, 2018 • 54 min
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 tour of the season. We discuss what…
101: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 26
Aug 17, 2018 • 85 min
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 Lappartient, young British rider Sophie…
100: The next generation
Aug 16, 2018 • 69 min
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 fourth place in the Tour of Poland and…
99: A post-Tour ramble
Aug 8, 2018 • 72 min
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. Richard is back from his visit to…
98: The Press Conference | Part 3b | Tour de France 2018
Aug 2, 2018 • 36 min
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 the inbox for the final part of ‘The…
97: The Press Conference | Part 3a | Tour de France 2018
Aug 2, 2018 • 37 min
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 the inbox for part a of the final…
96: Stage 21 Houilles – Paris Champs-Élysées | Tour de France 2018
Jul 30, 2018 • 68 min
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 featuring reaction from Thomas’s Welsh…
95: Stage 20 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle – Espelette | Tour de France 2018
Jul 28, 2018 • 45 min
In the penultimate episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the time trial which confirmed the overall results of the race. The time trial confirmed that Geraint Thomas, Tom…
94: Stage 19 Lourdes – Laruns | Tour de France 2018
Jul 27, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau analyse the final mountain stage of the Tour de France that crossed the Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque before a hair-raising descent into Laruns.…
15: Kilometre 0 - Chavanel: A year on Tour
Jul 27, 2018 • 25 min
The final episode of Kilometre 0 from the Tour de France focuses on Sylvain Chavanel, who is riding a record 18th Tour. Thursday’s 18th stage was the 365th stage of his career, meaning he’s spent a whole year of his life riding the Tour de France. We…
92: Stage 18 Trie-sur-Baïse – Pau | Tour de France 2018
Jul 26, 2018 • 53 min
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 Greipel questioned his GPS data on the…
91: Discover the Friends of the Podcast 2018 series
Jul 26, 2018 • 12 min
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 support of our sponsors Rapha and…
14: Kilometre 0 - The experiment
Jul 26, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie head to the summit of the Col du Portet to witness the short Pyrenean mountain stage with the innovative gridded start. What did the riders think and would it change the dimension of the…
89: Stage 17 Bagnères-de-Luchon – Col du Portet | Tour de France 2018
Jul 25, 2018 • 50 min
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. At the finish, Geraint Thomas extended his lead in the yellow jersey as Chris Froome faltered. We ask…
13: Kilometre 0 - Rebuilding Cofidis
Jul 25, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 Orla Chennaoui talks to Cedric Vasseur, the boss of the French Cofidis team. Cofidis has been a fixture at the Tour de France for more than 20 years. In that time they have enjoyed stage wins and yellow jerseys but were also…
87: Stage 16 Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon | Tour de France 2018
Jul 24, 2018 • 42 min
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 protest by farmers brought the peloton to a halt and police seeking to get things under control used tear gas…
86: The Press Conference | Part 2 | Tour de France 2018
Jul 24, 2018 • 29 min
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 the inbox for episode 2 of ‘The Press…
12: Kilometre 0 - The coach
Jul 24, 2018 • 26 min
At La Rosière in the Alps, Geraint Thomas won the stage and took the yellow jersey and, more than an hour later, Mark Cavendish crossed the line last and well outside the time limit. For Rod Ellingworth it was a bitter-sweet day because both riders were…
84: The Press Conference | Part 1 | Tour de France 2018
Jul 23, 2018 • 44 min
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 messages in the inbox for the first…
11: Kilometre 0 - Schleck returns to the Tour
Jul 23, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 Richard Moore spends the day with 2010 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck. The former rider from Luxembourg is back at the Tour driving VIPs for one of the race’s sponsors, Skoda. Richard talks to him about his career and…
82: Stage 15 Millau – Carcassonne | Tour de France 2018
Jul 22, 2018 • 50 min
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. And the Astana team was celebrating…
81: Stage 14 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Mende | Tour de France 2018
Jul 21, 2018 • 43 min
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 Fraile won from a large break while,…
80: Stage 13 Bourg d’Oisans – Valence | Tour de France 2018
Jul 20, 2018 • 51 min
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 having to pull out of the race after a crash caused by catching his bike on a spectator’s camera strap. We…
79: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 25
Jul 20, 2018 • 65 min
The July episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from France, where Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley report from La Course, the women’s one-day race in the Alps. There’s also a feature from the Giro Rosa, the women’s Tour of Italy. At La…
10: Kilometre 0 - Dutch Corner
Jul 20, 2018 • 18 min
Lionel Birnie heads to bend number seven on Alpe d’Huez to experience the atmosphere of Dutch Corner. However, because of safety and security concerns, the Tour de France organisers and police had taken steps to control the size and behaviour of the…
77: Stage 12 Bourg St Maurice – Alpe d’Huez | Tour de France 2018
Jul 19, 2018 • 40 min
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 and ask whether this means he is now…
9: Kilometre 0 - Breaking the story
Jul 19, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 François Thomazeau talks about how Reuters broke the story about organised doping in the Festina team in 1998. One of the news agency’s regular stringers called François on the eve of the Grand Départ in Dublin to say a…
75: Stage 11 Albertville – La Rosière | Tour de France 2018
Jul 18, 2018 • 42 min
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 Thomas took the yellow jersey from…
8: Kilometre 0 - La Course 2018
Jul 18, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we spend the day following La Course, the one-day women’s race organised by the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley go to the start in Annecy and the finish in Le Grand Bornand, where they witness a…
73: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 10 | Annecy – Le Grand Bornand
Jul 17, 2018 • 46 min
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. We hear from the team-mate and sports director of Julian Alaphilippe’s Quick Step team after the…
7: Kilometre 0 - The Data Dimension
Jul 17, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the growing use of data and statistics in professional cycling. With so much information available, what is useful to the team managers and riders? We also talk to Stephan Van der Zwan, co-owner of the Pro Cycling…
6: Kilometre 0 - Pavé
Jul 16, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0, Lionel Birnie heads out on to the pavé to witness one of the most dramatic Tour de France stages in years. The morning after the French national holiday and with France playing in the World Cup final later that evening…
69: Stage 9 | Arras – Roubaix | Tour de France 2018
Jul 15, 2018 • 44 min
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 kilometres of cobbled roads and Richard…
68: Stage 8 | Dreux – Amiens | Tour de France 2018
Jul 14, 2018 • 54 min
With the cobbled stage looming the Tour de France peloton rolled through the countryside from Dreux to Amiens waiting for the inevitable sprint finish. For the second day in a row, Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen won the stage in decisive style. Fernando…
67: Stage 7 | Fougères – Chartres | Tour de France 2018
Jul 13, 2018 • 47 min
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 cobbles of Paris-Roubaix looming we ask…
5: Kilometre 0 - Ten years of Argyle
Jul 13, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look back ten years to the Slipstream team’s Tour de France debut. Jonathan Vaughters talks about the team’s anti-doping ethos and the steep learning curve of riding their first Tour. We hear from Will Frischkorn who…
65: Tour de France 2018| Stage 6 | Brest – Mûr de Bretagne
Jul 12, 2018 • 57 min
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 Martin if he felt the Mûr de Bretagne…
4: Kilometre 0 - Cartes du Tour
Jul 12, 2018 • 18 min
In the fourth episode of Kilometre 0 from the Tour de France we meet Paul Fournel, author of a new illustrated history of the maps of the Tour. Fournel is one of Frances’s most respected writers and he tells us about his book and his lifelong love affair…
63: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 5 | Lorient – Quimper
Jul 11, 2018 • 48 min
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 Peter Sagan won with a perfectly timed…
3: Kilometre 0 - 20 in a row
Jul 11, 2018 • 26 min
This episode of Kilometre 0 features the Australian rider Adam Hansen, who set a record of completing 20 grand tours when he rode the Giro d’Italia in May. Hansen is not riding this Tour de France – it’s the first one he’s missed since his run began in…
61: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 4 | La Baule – Sarzeau
Jul 10, 2018 • 43 min
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 episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard…
2: Kilometre 0 - The pain barrier
Jul 10, 2018 • 28 min
On stage one Lawson Craddock crashed, breaking his scapula and suffering a deep laceration above his eye. He finished the stage but the question was whether it was wise for him to carry on. With the help of the Education First medical staff he started the…
59: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 3 | Cholet – Cholet
Jul 9, 2018 • 47 min
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, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the winners and losers of the day. The yellow jersey changed…
1: Kilometre 0 - The debutants
Jul 9, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to some of the riders who were experiencing the Tour de France for the first time. The nerves and sense of anticipation were heightened in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île as they prepared to tackle the…
57: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 2 | Mouilleron-Saint-Germain – La Roche-sur-Yon
Jul 8, 2018 • 46 min
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 the final couple of kilometres ruled out most of the main contenders. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and…
56: Tour de France 2018 | Stage 1 | Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte
Jul 7, 2018 • 47 min
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau kick off The Cycling Podcast’s Tour de France coverage after an opening stage that concluded with a chaotic final ten kilometres. Join them as they digest the fall-out from a number of crashes that saw…
55: A pre-Tour de France ramble, part two
Jul 4, 2018 • 83 min
July 4 | In a bumper final episode before the start of the 2018 Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in a Soho pub to complete the countdown to La Grande Boucle. One story has dominated this week’s cycling news and that…
54: A pre-Tour de France ramble, part one
Jun 28, 2018 • 57 min
June 28 | With the start of the Tour de France now just nine days away, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss how the start list is taking shape for the Grand Départ in the Vendée. The big selection story of the week was…
53: All roads lead to the Tour
Jun 21, 2018 • 52 min
June 21 | In this episode of the The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore is back from the Women’s Tour and joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to begin the build-up to the Tour de France. They recap the Critérium du Dauphiné, which was won by Geraint Thomas,…
52: The Women’s Tour | Stage 5 | Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay
Jun 17, 2018 • 60 min
In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin from the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley discuss the last stage and the battle for overall victory. While the stage into Colwyn Bay was taken by Finnish champion Lotta Lepisto, it…
51: The Women’s Tour | Stage 4 | Evesham to Worcester
Jun 16, 2018 • 64 min
Stage four of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, into Worcester, was won by the former world champion Amalie Dideriksen, giving her team, Boels-Dolmans, their first win of the race. Coryn Rivera of Team Sunweb kept the leader’s green jersey with only one stage…
50: The Women’s Tour 2018 | Stage 3 | Atherstone - Royal Leamington Spa
Jun 15, 2018 • 56 min
Stage three of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, into Royal Leamington Spa, was won by Australian Sarah Roy, giving her team, Mitchelton-Scott, two out of three stages so far. The American rider Coryn Rivera kept the leader’s green jersey. Orla Chennaoui of…
49: The Women’s Tour 2018 | Stage 2 | Rushden - Daventry
Jun 14, 2018 • 51 min
Stage two of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour took the riders into Northamptonshire, with the first climbs bringing some of the favourites to the fore. At the finish in Daventry it was Coryn Rivera, the American on Team Sunweb, who narrowly beat Marianne Vos,…
48: The Women’s Tour 2018 | Stage 1 | Framlingham - Southwold
Jun 13, 2018 • 50 min
Stage one of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour finished on the seafront in Southwold with Jolien D’Hoore of Belgium and Mitchelton-Scott winning the bunch sprint in her first race back after suffering a broken collarbone. The Cycling Podcast Féminin reports…
47: The Women’s Tour 2018 Preview
Jun 12, 2018 • 39 min
The Cycling Podcast Féminin previews the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, with Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley looking ahead to the riders, teams and stages that could animate the 2018 race, as well as the places they will visit over the five days.…
46: The Tour’s innovation plus the Dauphiné
Jun 7, 2018 • 52 min
June 7 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the Tour de France’s innovative Formula 1-style grid start to the 65-kilometre long 17th stage in the Pyrenees. How will it work? Will the riders…
45: Giro d’Italia 2018 | The Press Conference 3
Jun 1, 2018 • 69 min
Almost a week has passed since Chris Froome won the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia- a week Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe spent listening to the voice messages you sent in via WhatsApp. Covering everything from…
44: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 24
May 30, 2018 • 69 min
In the May episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley look back on a busy month of racing, in Yorkshire, China, California and the Basque Country. Orla has a report from the Tour de Yorkshire and there are…
43: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 21 | Roma – Roma
May 27, 2018 • 68 min
As Sam Bennett sprinted to his third Giro d’Italia stage win in Rome, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe bowed out – but not without their own bit of drama. In this final episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro we hear from some of the main players over…
42: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 20 | Susa – Cervinia
May 26, 2018 • 55 min
The final mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia saw Mikel Nieve win on his birthday and Chris Froome increase his overall lead ahead of Sunday’s final, processional stage into Rome. Barring an accident, Froome will win his first Giro, to add to his four…
41: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 19 | Venaria Reale – Bardonecchia
May 25, 2018 • 53 min
An extraordinary day at the Giro d’Italia saw Chris Froome embark on an 80km solo breakaway to win the 19th stage and take over the pink jersey. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe were at the finish in Bardonecchia to witness the previous leader, Simon…
40: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 18 | Abbiategrasso – Prato Nevoso
May 24, 2018 • 44 min
A dramatic day on the Giro d’Italia saw Tom Dumoulin slash Simon Yates’ overall lead in half to set up a thrilling final two days in the mountains. It was only in the last 2km, on the long climb to Prato Nevoso, that Yates showed his first sign of…
39: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 17 | Riva del Garda – Iseo
May 23, 2018 • 48 min
Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia was described as a transition day but it was short, fast and furious before Elia Viviani claimed his fourth stage win in Iseo. Looking ahead to three more tough days in the mountains, and the stages that will decide the race,…
38: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 16 | Trento – Rovereto
May 22, 2018 • 48 min
Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia featured the crucial time trial between Trento and Rovereto and saw Simon Yates hold on to the pink jersey of race leader. With Yates losing less time than many expected to his closest challenger, Tom Dumoulin, Richard Moore…
37: Giro d’Italia 2018 | The Press Conference 2
May 21, 2018 • 62 min
It’s a rest day again at the Giro d’Italia and so The Cycling Podcast find themselves in the position of answering questions instead of asking them. We have invited listeners to leave a voice message on What’s App, or send a question by email, and earlier…
36: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 15 | Tolmezzo – Sappada
May 20, 2018 • 51 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the German-speaking part of northern Italy after another impressive stage win for Simon Yates, who extended his lead in the Giro d’Italia. But the question is,…
35: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 14 | San Vito al Tagliamento – Monte Zoncolan
May 19, 2018 • 47 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Monte Zoncolan where the Giro d’Italia’s 14th stage finished with a British one-two. Team Sky’s Chris Froome won the stage and began the process of dragging himself back into overall contention – but he was…
34: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 13 | Ferrara – Nervesa della Battaglia
May 18, 2018 • 46 min
Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia was the relative calm before the storm of Saturday’s Monte Zoncolan mountain stage but there’s nevertheless a packed episode of The Cycling Podcast from Nervesa della Battaglia. Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the stage…
33: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 12 | Osimo – Imola
May 17, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap stage 12 of the race which finished on the motor racing circuit in Imola. There was contrasting fortunes for Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick Step at the finish because Ireland’s Sam…
32: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 11 | Assisi – Osimo
May 16, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe shelter from a heavy rain storm in Osimo to discuss the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia. In a packed episode, we hear from Matt White, Simon Yates’s sports director after the British…
31: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 10 | Penne – Gualdo Tadino
May 15, 2018 • 47 min
The Cycling Podcast comes from Umbria after stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia changed the complexion of the overall race for the pink jersey quite significantly. Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the fact that Mitchelton-Scott’s dream position has been…
30: Giro d’Italia 2018 | The Press Conference
May 14, 2018 • 67 min
It’s a rest day at the Giro d’Italia and so The Cycling Podcast find themselves in the position of answering questions instead of asking them. We have invited listeners to leave a voice message on What’s App, or send a question by email, and earlier this…
29: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 9 | Pesco Sannita – Gran Sasso d’Italia
May 13, 2018 • 49 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the finish line at Gran Sasso d’Italia, where stage nine of the race finished. Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe capture the atmosphere on the mountain and speak to the riders as they cross the line before…
28: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 8 | Praia a Mare – Montevergine di Mercogliano
May 12, 2018 • 56 min
The episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the deepest countryside in Campania as Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review stage eight of the Giro d’Italia, and another uphill finish. It was a fairly unremarkable stage but there were two very notable…
27: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 7 | Pizzo – Praia a Mare
May 11, 2018 • 46 min
It may have been a fairly routine stage of the Giro d’Italia but it’s a jam-packed episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Giro d’Italia. Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe begin the episode by looking back at last night’s transfer from Sicily to the…
26: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 6 | Caltanissetta – Etna
May 10, 2018 • 51 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the queue to board the ferry from Messina in Sicily to the mainland – just as they did at a similar stage of the race last year. They reflect on a thrilling finish at Mount Etna,…
25: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 5 | Agrigento – Santa Ninfa
May 9, 2018 • 49 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Menfi, the home town of Team Sky’s Sicilian rider Salvatore Puccio where they recap stage five of the race to Santa Ninfa. The honours went to Team Lotto NL-Jumbo’s Enrico…
24: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 4 | Catania – Caltagirone
May 8, 2018 • 42 min
The Giro d’Italia resumed in Sicily after the grande partenza weekend in Israel and a tricky finish in Caltagirone gave Belgium’s Tim Wellens the second Giro stage win of his career and caught Chris Froome out. Wellens and his Lotto-Fix All team played a…
23: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 3 | Be’er Sheva – Eilat
May 6, 2018 • 39 min
The Giro d’Italia’s three-day stay in Israel concluded with a long stage through the Negev desert from Be’er Sheva to Eilat. And although the landscape was very different to Saturday’s stage the end result was the same. There was a second stage win for…
22: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 2 | Haifa – Tel Aviv
May 5, 2018 • 32 min
The Giro d’Italia continued with the second stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv and it concluded with the predicted bunch sprint, although that barely told the full story of a surprisingly intriguing day. After missing out on the pink jersey in the opening time…
21: Giro d’Italia 2018 | Stage 1 | Jerusalem / Jerusalem
May 4, 2018 • 41 min
The Giro d’Italia got underway with a time trial in Jerusalem and Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie were there to see the race resume more or less as it ended last year – with Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in pink. The world time trial champion pipped Rohan Dennis…
20: The 2018 Giro d’Italia preview
May 2, 2018 • 73 min
May 2 | The 2018 Giro d’Italia starts in Jerusalem on Friday and ahead of the first grand tour of the season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at the classic Italian cafe, Italia Uno, in London’s Charlotte Street to preview the race.…
19: Quick Step’s domination of the Classics continues
Apr 25, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the final Classic of the spring and another win for the dominant Quick Step team courtesy of Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels. We also weigh up the winners and…
18: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 23
Apr 25, 2018 • 67 min
In the April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined once again by Rose Manley as they look back on a busy month of racing. From the Tour of Flanders to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, not to mention the Commonwealth Games…
17: Alaphilippe conquers the Ardennes
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
Ardennes Week closes the spring Classics and it was first blood to Julian Alaphilippe on Wednesday as he beat Alejandro Valverde to the top of the Mur de Huy to win Flèche Wallonne. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss this race as well…
16: Paris-Roubaix
Apr 10, 2018 • 62 min
April 10 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reflect on Paris-Roubaix. The race was won by the world champion Peter Sagan but was overshadowed by the death of 23-year-old Belgian rider Michael…
15: Terpstra delivers at the Tour of Flanders
Apr 4, 2018 • 64 min
April 4 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Niki Terpstra’s victory at the Tour of Flanders and ask whether it was a vintage edition of the race. Daniel offers his patented wine glass rating,…
14: From the cobbles to Catalonia
Mar 28, 2018 • 69 min
March 28 | The cobbled Classics are well underway and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up to discuss Quick Step’s dominance at Friday’s Grand Prix E3 Harelbeke, and how their sprinter Elia Viviani got caught out by world champion Peter…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 22
Mar 26, 2018 • 72 min
The March episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin sees Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui joined once again by Rose Manley as they discuss the opening races in the Women’s World Tour. We hear from Gracie Elvin, the leading Australian rider and one of the…
13: Nibali conquers the Poggio at last
Mar 21, 2018 • 53 min
March 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Vincenzo Nibali’s victory at Milan-Sanremo. After several failed attempts to win the opening one-day Monument of the season, Nibali finally secured…
12: Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico
Mar 15, 2018 • 67 min
March 15 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the two World Tour stage races – Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico – and look ahead to the opening Monument of the season, Milan-San Remo at the…
11: Strade Bianche and the Team Sky story
Mar 7, 2018 • 71 min
March 7 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a brilliant edition of the Italian one-day race Strade Bianche before turning their attention to the publication of the Digital, Culture, Media and…
10: Valgren beats the big freeze at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Feb 28, 2018 • 60 min
February 28 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore reports from a freezing cold Belgium and the opening Classics of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. An extended package from Flanders captures the sounds of the…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 21
Feb 22, 2018 • 81 min
February 22 | The February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin sees Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui joined by Rose Manley as they look ahead to the 2018 season. Rose has covered the Women’s World Tour for the past two seasons, presenting the…
9: The Ruta del Sol
Feb 19, 2018 • 59 min
February 19 | This week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Andalusia and the Ruta del Sol where Richard Moore is joined by our Spanish correspondent Fran Reyes to discuss the week’s racing. There’s an exclusive interview with Chris Froome, making…
8: A despatch from Dubai
Feb 15, 2018 • 53 min
February 15 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Daniel Friebe joins Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie and reports back from his trip to the Dubai Tour. We hear from Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff about their early season form as all the…
7: Sprinting in the desert
Feb 8, 2018 • 51 min
February 8 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Orla Chennaoui discuss the opening days of the Dubai Tour, where the sprinters have been sharing the stage wins among themselves. Daniel Friebe is in Dubai and he sends…
6: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Sunday
Feb 4, 2018 • 38 min
Sunday | Our mini series from the cyclo-cross World Championships concludes with coverage of the men’s elite race from Valkenburg. Lionel Birnie is joined by cyclo-cross experts Renaat Schotte and Balint Hamvas to discuss Wout Van Aert’s third consecutive…
5: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Saturday
Feb 3, 2018 • 42 min
Saturday | In this episode of The Cyclo-Cross Podcast in association with Mudiiita, Lionel Birnie is joined by cyclo-cross experts Renaat Schotte and Balint Hamvas to discuss the first day’s racing at the World Championships in Valkenburg. The mud was the…
4: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Friday
Feb 2, 2018 • 32 min
Friday | The Cycling Podcast heads to Valkenburg in the Netherlands for the World Cyclo-Cross Championships and Lionel Birnie finds that persistent rain has made the course very muddy before the racing even gets under way. Lionel checks out the course,…
3: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast
Jan 29, 2018 • 52 min
This week’s episode of The Cycling Podcast is the debut episode of The Cyclo-Cross Podcast. As thoughts and mud-encrusted wheels turn towards the World Championships in Valkenburg at the weekend, The Cycling Podcast kicks off its comprehensive coverage of…
2: A look ahead to 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the week in professional cycling and cast their eyes over the forthcoming season at what they are looking forward to from the 2018 season. We discuss the Giro…
1: The 2018 season is off and running
Jan 18, 2018 • 77 min
January 18 | The Cycling Podcast returns with a bumper episode just as the 2018 road racing season gets underway with the Tour Down Under. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss some of the big stories from the off-season, including the…
Phil Deeker’s Thousand Cols Challenge | Brevet
Jan 10, 2018 • 42 min
January 10 | Between May and October 2017, Phil Deeker set himself the challenge of riding a thousand cols in 100 days. The founder of Rapha Travel’s Cent Cols Challenge – during which riders tackle 100 cols in ten days of riding – decided to join…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 20 | I ❤️ the 1980s
Jan 9, 2018 • 56 min
I ❤️ the 1980s In the first Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2018 we hear from two pioneers of the 1980s, Robin Morton and Mandy Jones. Orla Chennaoui speaks to Morton, who managed a men’s team at the 1984 Giro d’Italia, only securing her seat in the team car…
End of year review | Episode 36
Dec 29, 2017 • 30 min
December 29 | This final episode of 2017 is highlights (or lowlights?) reel taking a look back at the three grand tours and other major news stories of the year. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe will be back in mid-January as the 2018 World…
The Christmas Ramble | Episode 35
Dec 21, 2017 • 72 min
In our final regular episode of 2017, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe revisit the story of Chris Froome and his adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol and assess how things have played out in the week since the news was…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 19
Dec 19, 2017 • 60 min
The December episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, focuses on some of the sponsors who back women’s teams. We hear from Erwin Janssen, of the Dolmans Landscaping Group, who co-sponsors the world’s top team,…
The Chris Froome salbutamol case | Episode 34
Dec 14, 2017 • 44 min
December 14 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe react to the news that the 2017 Tour de France and Vuelta a España winner Chris Froome has questions to answer after a urine sample from the Vuelta showed…
Lunch with Brian Holm | Episode 33
Dec 8, 2017 • 64 min
December 8 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, we join Brian Holm for pie and mash in London. The former Danish national champion has had an eventful career – he nearly died in a crash when he was a young professional, he won the Paris-Brussels…
The Giro route and Chris Froome’s bid for glory | Episode 32
Nov 30, 2017 • 60 min
The Cycling Podcast this week is devoted this week to the 2018 Giro d’Italia, with the route for the 101st race unveiled on Wednesday. We discuss the route and Chris Froome’s decision to try to win his first Giro before going for his fifth Tour de France.…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 18
Nov 27, 2017 • 46 min
November 27 | The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is a conversation between Richard Moore and two of the world’s most promising young riders, the Canyon-SRAM pair Hannah Barnes and Mieke Kröger. It was recorded before an audience earlier…
Training camps and team building | Episode 31
Nov 22, 2017 • 66 min
November 22 | Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in central London after their sell-out West End show at the Arts Theatre to discuss the latest training camp and team building trends. The Australian Orica-Scott team plan to break with…
When Orla Met Ned | Episode 30
Nov 14, 2017 • 64 min
November 14 | During the Vuelta a España Orla Chennaoui went to Herne Hill velodrome to meet Ned Boulting, who races on the track throughout the year. Both work primarily in television but Orla was keen to talk to Ned about the various other strands to…
Vaughters and vin | Episode 29
Nov 8, 2017 • 44 min
November 8 | Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are at The Connaught in London’s Mayfair to meet Jonathan and Ashley Vaughters. They talk about how the Cannondale-Drapac team – soon to become EF Education First – was saved when it faced extinction and wine,…
Around the world in 78 days | Brevet
Nov 3, 2017 • 34 min
November 3 | In this pilot for a new series – The Cycling Podcast Brevet – Richard Moore meets Mark Beaumont, who recently smashed the world record, pedalling around the globe in 78 days. In doing so he rode 240 miles a day, every day, for almost three…
A conversation with Conor Dunne | Episode 28
Nov 1, 2017 • 50 min
November 1 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast we sit down to talk to Irish rider Conor Dunne about his experiences at the Vuelta a España. Dunne was part of the Aqua Blue team – the first Irish squad to ride a Grand Tour – that set out from Nîmes in…
A postcard from China | Episode 27
Oct 25, 2017 • 32 min
October 25 | The Cycling Podcast this week comes from the Tour of Guangxi in China, the last World Tour race of the 2017 season. Fran Reyes, who listeners will remember from our Vuelta a España coverage, was there for all six stages and brings us a report…
The 2018 Tour de France route | Episode 26
Oct 17, 2017 • 55 min
October 17 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up at St Pancras station to share their first reactions to the 2018 Tour de France route, which had just been revealed in Paris. Several of the…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 17
Oct 16, 2017 • 52 min
October 16 | The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns with a special episode from Monaco with Tiffany Cromwell in conversation with Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui. The Canyon-SRAM rider has been a professional during a period of great change in women’s…
Podcast of the Falling Leaves | Episode 25
Oct 11, 2017 • 50 min
October 11 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review the final two big one-day races of the 2017 European road racing season. Vincenzo Nibali seized the initiative on a testing descent to drop Thibaut…
The autumn classics and a chat with Christophe Bassons | Episode 24
Oct 5, 2017 • 64 min
October 5 | In this week’s Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe review the autumn one-day races in Italy and look ahead to the season’s final Monument, Il Lombardia. We hear from friend of the podcast Ciro Scognamiglio of Gazzetta dello Sport,…
World Championship road races | Episode 23
Sep 27, 2017 • 66 min
September 27 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship road races in Bergen, Norway. Peter Sagan became the first rider to win three consecutive road race rainbow jerseys but we…
World Championship time trials | Episode 22
Sep 21, 2017 • 56 min
September 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship time trials in Bergen, Norway. Tom Dumoulin dominated the men’s race to make it a stunning week for Team Sunweb and the…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 16
Sep 18, 2017 • 72 min
September 18 | In the September episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Bob and Tom Varney, the father-and-son team who run Drops. The British team has just enjoyed its second year and will step up again in…
Stage 21 | Arroyomolinos / Madrid | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 10, 2017 • 36 min
The Vuelta a España concluded with its traditional stage into Madrid – a time to enjoy a glass of something fizzy to toast three weeks on the road. Alberto Contador, completing his final race as a professional, was given the honour of riding ahead of the…
Stage 20 | Corvera de Asturias | Alto de l’Angliru | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 9, 2017 • 43 min
The Angliru had all the ingredients to create an epic stage to decide the Vuelta a España. Epic is an over-used word in professional cycling but in this case it applied. The steep gradient, the long climb and the miserable weather made it a test that…
Stage 19 | Caso / Gijon | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 8, 2017 • 43 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes in Gijon on Asturias day as the Vuelta a España nears its conclusion. The day belonged to Thomas De Gendt of the Lotto-Soudal team. Not only did Lotto win their fourth stage of the…
Stage 18 | Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 7, 2017 • 39 min
The Vuelta a España headed deep into the Cantabrian countryside and at last a breakaway was given a big advantage so they could fight for the stage. A group of 20 got clear and as the end approached, five men broke away. It was eventually Sander Armée of…
Stage 17 | Villadiego / Los Machucos | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 6, 2017 • 31 min
Stage 17 of the Vuelta a España took the riders to previously uncharted territory and the steep Los Machucos climb. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes are at the top of the climb having completed their won…
Stage 16 | Circuito de Navarra / Logroño | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 5, 2017 • 44 min
The Vuelta a España resumed after its rest day with an individual time trial from the motor racing circuit in Navarra to Logroño in Rioja. Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader’s red jersey by winning the stage ahead of Team Sunweb’s Wilco…
Stage 15 | Alcala La Real / Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 3, 2017 • 42 min
Arguably the toughest stage of the Vuelta a España took the riders to 2,510 metres and a spectacular finish at Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada. It was won by Miguel Angel Lopez who caught and passed Adam Yates, who had launched a long-range bid for…
Stage 14 | Écija / Sierra de La Pandera | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 2, 2017 • 37 min
The latest Cycling Podcast comes from the summit of La Pandera as the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España was won by Poland’s Rafal Majka. Richard Moore and Fran Reyes report on Majka’s victory and the battle behind between the overall favourites. Esteban…
Stage 13 | Coín / Tomares | Vuelta a España 2017
Sep 1, 2017 • 42 min
In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Vuelta a España there’s an interview with Sir Dave Brailsford, who tells us, at the end of a week in which Team Sky confirmed the signing of four of the world’s best young riders, about the British…
Stage 12 | Motril / Antequera | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 31, 2017 • 36 min
It was a dramatic day at the Vuelta a España as stage 12 took the riders from the coastal town of Motril inland to Antequera, with two hard climbs at the end. The drama started before the stage, with the overnight news that the bus belonging to Aqua Blue…
Stage 11 | Lorca / Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 30, 2017 • 45 min
Rain and cold once again dominated proceedings at the Vuelta a España as Miguel Angel Lopez, the young Colombian nicknamed ‘Superman’, won stage eleven at Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto. It ended with a brutal climb, in driving wind and rain, with…
Stage 10 | Caravaca / Elpozo Alimentación | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 29, 2017 • 41 min
The Vuelta a España resumed after its first rest day in rainy Murcia and The Cycling Podcast has an interview with Chris Froome, who is in the overall lead and in a strong position to win his first Vuelta. He talks about the threats ahead over the next…
Stage 9 | Orihuela / Cumbre del Sol, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 27, 2017 • 54 min
Stage nine of the Vuelta a España saw another hilltop finish and a win for Chris Froome – the first time this season he has been able to cross the line first with his arms in the air. Richard Moore and Fran Reyes discuss the stage and also the latest news…
Stage 8 | Hellín / Xorret de Catí | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 26, 2017 • 40 min
Stage eight of the Vuelta a España finished close to the summit of Xorret de Catí, a famously tough climb in southern Spain. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes tell the story of the stage but the main drama of the day was arguably before any…
Stage 7 | Llíria / Cuenca | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 25, 2017 • 42 min
It was another day for a breakaway at the Vuelta a España as stage seven took the riders inland from Llíria to Cuenca. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss a stage that almost supplied a fascinating twist to the plot when it seemed that…
Stage 6 | Villareal / Sagunt | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 24, 2017 • 38 min
The hills of Valencia made for open, aggressive racing both in the pursuit of the stage win and the race for the leader’s red jersey. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the sixth…
Stage 5 | Benicassìm / Alcossebre | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 23, 2017 • 42 min
The Cycling Podcast comes from the beach at Alcossebre, as holidaymakers enjoy a pre-dinner drink, and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes reflect on the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España. The stage finished with a steep climb which led to a…
Stage 4 | Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 22, 2017 • 41 min
The Vuelta a España reached Spanish soil after it’s opening few days in France and Andorra, and although there are few seasoned sprinters in the race, the peloton nevertheless brought everything back together in time for the finish. And it was the Italian…
Stage 3 | Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 21, 2017 • 49 min
The Vuelta a España headed from France into Andorra and the first serious climbs of the race. And it was no surprise to see a former Vuelta champion and the pre-race favourite right at the head of affairs. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard…
Stage 2 | Nîmes / Gruissan | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 20, 2017 • 48 min
The wind blew across the south of France but the Vuelta a España peloton did not split although there was a change of race leadership at the finish in Gruissan. Although there were no breakaways, it was still a tense, nervous day in the peloton as no one…
Stage 1 | Nîmes | Vuelta a España 2017
Aug 19, 2017 • 48 min
The Vuelta a España started in Nîmes in the south of France with a spectacular team time trial that took the riders through the Roman amphitheatre in the centre of the town. BMC Racing won the stage and put their Australian rider Rohan Dennis into the…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 15
Aug 15, 2017 • 64 min
August 15 | This month’s Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, looks back at the recent racing, from the RideLondon Classique to the European championships and Crescent Vargarda team time trial and road race. From Sweden we hear…
The transfer merry-go-round | Episode 21
Aug 9, 2017 • 63 min
August 9 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast is the final one before our daily coverage of the Vuelta a España begins on August 19. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the flurry of transfers as riders and teams confirmed their moves…
Post-Tour racing and the transfer window | Episode 20
Aug 1, 2017 • 50 min
August 1 | In this, our first episode since the end of the Tour de France, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are reunited with Daniel Friebe to discuss a busy week of racing. The San Sebastian Classic was won by Michal Kwiatkowski, one of Sky’s Tour de…
The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 14
Jul 24, 2017 • 70 min
This episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the summit of the Col d’Izoard and the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille as Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Lionel Birnie cover La Course. But was the innovative two-day format an improvement on the…
Stage 21 | Montgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées | Tour de France 2017
Jul 23, 2017 • 43 min
The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the 2017 Tour de France concludes with Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau picking their individual highlights of the race. We also canvass the opinions of some of the riders and perhaps are not surprised…
Stage 20 | Marseille / Marseille | Tour de France 2017
Jul 22, 2017 • 44 min
The 20th stage of the Tour de France was the long-awaited time trial in Marseille, starting and finishing in the Stade Velodrome, home of Olympique Marseille. With three riders so close overall, everything was up for grabs, in theory, although Chris…
Stage 19 | Embrun / Salon-de-Provence | Tour de France 2017
Jul 21, 2017 • 50 min
After the Alps and before the time trial in Marseille, the Tour de France had a long transitional stage into the heart of Provence. Had the wind blown it might have been a very interesting day but as it turned out it was the first stage of the race when…
16: The First Tour
Jul 21, 2017 • 23 min
In our final episode of Kilometre 0 of the 2017 Tour de France, we look back at the very first race in 1903 with Peter Cossins, the author of Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep. We explore the roots of the Tour, why the race was founded and some of the…
Stage 18 | Briançon / Col d’Izoard | Tour de France 2017
Jul 20, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are joined by Orla Chennaoui to discuss the 18th stage from Briançon to the Col d’Izoard. It was billed as the decisive mountain stage of the Tour but Romain…
15: The route master
Jul 20, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to Thierry Gouvenou, the sporting director of the Tour de France, about how the race route is plotted. This year’s Tour has visited all five mountain ranges in France – the Jura, the Vosges, the Pyrenees, the Massif…
Stage 17 | La Mure / Serre-Chevalier | Tour de France 2017
Jul 19, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast from the Tour de France, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau report on stage 17, which saw the race head into the Alps with the climb of the biggest mountain on the route, the Col du Galibier. The…
14: Tour de la Musique
Jul 19, 2017 • 35 min
In the 1930s, the Tour de France used to have an official song each year. Almost all of them were absolutely dreadful and it has to be said that although the Tour has inspired plenty of music since, much of it has been little improvement on those early…
Stage 16 | Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère | Tour de France 2017
Jul 18, 2017 • 52 min
During the 16th stage of the Tour de France, the wind blew and caused more than a bit of disruption at the end. In this packed episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the race as it resumes following the…
13: The African Challenge
Jul 18, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we focus on the African riders who have begun to make an impression on the Tour de France in the past decade. We hear from Doug Ryder, boss of the first African team to ride the Tour, now known as Dimension Data-Qhubeka,…