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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 and Science in Sport.

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 and Science in Sport.
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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 and Science in Sport.

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Episodes

101: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 26

8/17/2018
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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 Wright, Kasia Niewiadoma and Team Sky sports director Servais Knaven, who helps run a junior women’s team that includes the eldest of his four daughters. We’re also joined by listener Hannah Nicklin who tells us about The Cycling Podcast...

Duration:01:23:55

100: The next generation

8/16/2018
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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 his ambitions for the forthcoming Vuelta a Espana. And, after a good week for young riders on the big stage, we look at the next generation. The Tour de l'Avenir starts on Friday and many of the World Tour teams will be keeping a close eye on...

Duration:01:07:47

99: A post-Tour ramble

8/8/2018
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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 the San Sebastian Classic and updates on a race won brilliantly by Julian Alaphilippe but marred by a horrible crash that left Egan Bernal, Mikel Landa and Pierre Latour among the riders nursing bad injuries. We also begin the countdown to...

Duration:01:11:08

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

8/2/2018
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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 Press Conference' at the 105th Tour de France.

Duration:00:35:21

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

8/2/2018
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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 'Press Conference' at the 105th Tour de France.

Duration:00:35:48

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

7/30/2018
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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 team-mates Luke Rowe on the Champs-Élysées. We also hear from Sky’s coach Xabier Artexte, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s manager Richard Plugge about their riders Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk finishing fourth and fifth, and from Quick Step’s Bob...

Duration:01:06:55

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

7/28/2018
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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 Dumoulin and Chris Froome were the strongest riders in the race. We recap the stage and also hear from Dan Martin, winner of the most aggressive rider of the Tour award, and from Luke Roberts, sports director of Dumoulin’s Sunweb team, and...

Duration:00:42:43

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

7/27/2018
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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. It was an absorbing, action-packed stage with an impressive performance from several teams – notably LottoNL-Jumbo, who set up Primoz Roglic for the stage win, and Team Sky, who enabled Geraint Thomas to extend his overall lead by another...

Duration:00:54:35

93: Kilometre 0 – Chavanel: A year on Tour

7/27/2018
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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 speak to Chavanel and several of the people who know him best, including Jean-Rene Bernaudeau, the manager of the team he started and will finish his professional career with. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe.

Duration:00:24:00

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

7/26/2018
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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 final Pyrenean climb at the end of stage 17\. We clear up the accusations as Démare was vindicated by several rival teams. We also focus on Geraint Thomas and speak to several people who have known the Welshman since the beginning of his career....

Duration:00:52:03

91: Discover the Friends of the Podcast 2018 series

7/26/2018
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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 Science in Sport. To access the library of extended episodes, create an account and subscribe on our website today. https://thecyclingpodcast.com/wp-login.php?action=register

Duration:00:11:19

90: Kilometre 0 – The experiment

7/26/2018
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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 race? Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe.

Duration:00:25:36

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

7/25/2018
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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 where this leaves Team Sky now. And Nairo Quintana won the stage – but was that nothing more than a consolation for Movistar? We discuss all the talking points from the stage and hear from Froome, Thomas, Dave Brailsford and Dan Martin, who...

Duration:00:49:14

88: Kilometre 0 - Rebuilding Cofidis

7/25/2018
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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 at the centre of a doping scandal in 2004. It is now ten years since Cofidis won a Tour de France stage and at the start of the year Vasseur was brought in to turn around the team’s fortunes. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe.

Duration:00:23:51

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

7/24/2018
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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 which then blew into some of the riders’ eyes. We explain what was happening. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are joined by Daniel Friebe and Ciro Scognamiglio to discuss the big talking points. There was Julian...

Duration:00:41:00

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

7/24/2018
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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 Conference' at the 105th Tour de France.

Duration:00:28:06

85: Kilometre 0 – The coach

7/24/2018
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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 graduates of the British Cycling Academy he founded and ran. The next day, on the road to Alpe d'Huez, Orla Chennaoui travelled with Ellingworth in a Team Sky car and asked him about his relationship with both riders and his approach to...

Duration:00:25:29

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

7/23/2018
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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 episode of 'The Press Conference' at the 105th Tour de France.

Duration:00:43:09

83: Kilometre 0 – Schleck returns to the Tour

7/23/2018
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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 how he has adjusted to retirement. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe.

Duration:00:17:01

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

7/22/2018
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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 for the second day in a row after Omar Fraile’s victory in Mende on Saturday. This time it was their Danish rider Magnus Cort who won. We hear how Astana planned their strategy from Cort’s team-mate Michael Valgren and sports director Lars...

Duration:00:49:16