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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

19: Quick Step’s domination of the Classics continues

4/25/2018
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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 loser at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The BMC Racing team lost their biggest supporter, Andy Rihs, who died last week aged 75 and we assess the Swiss businessman’s impact on professional cycling during a near two-decade association with the teams. We...

Duration:01:08:15

18: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 23

4/25/2018
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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 on the Gold Coast in Australia, they discuss all the main talking points, and there are interviews with the riders who animated those races. We hear from Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Amanda Spratt about the Ardennes races and Tiffany...

Duration:01:06:28

17: Alaphilippe conquers the Ardennes

4/18/2018
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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 as Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, won by Michael Valgren, and look ahead to Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège. They also ask why some riders are able to excel in a particular race – two-time winner Enrico Gasparotto in the Amstel Gold Race, for...

Duration:00:52:27

16: Paris-Roubaix

4/10/2018
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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 Goolaerts, who suffered a heart attack and later died in hospital. We discuss Sagan's victory, which he engineered with an attack more than 50 kilometres from the finish, working with Swiss champion Silvan Dillier, who had been in the early break,...

Duration:01:00:33

15: Terpstra delivers at the Tour of Flanders

4/4/2018
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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, Lionel bemoans the fact Quick Step's rivals were able to do so little to upset the apple cart and Richard suggests that Bora made a tactical error at a crucial part of the race that played into the Belgian team's hands. They also discuss...

Duration:01:02:42

14: From the cobbles to Catalonia

3/28/2018
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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 Sagan at Sunday's Ghent-Wevelegem. And they ask what those races mean with the Tour of Flanders coming up at the weekend. There's also a report from the Tour of Catalonia by Hannah Troop and, returning to the Flandrian Classics, we speak to...

Duration:01:07:55

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 22

3/26/2018
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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 people behind The Cyclists’ Alliance, a new organisation set up to represent and promote women’s cycling. And there are interviews with some of the in-form riders, including Kasia Niewiadoma, Alexis Ryan, Alice Barnes, Marianne Vos and Coryn...

Duration:01:11:14

13: Nibali conquers the Poggio at last

3/21/2018
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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 victory in Italy's most prestigious Classic. It also made it back-to-back Monument victories for the Shark of Messina after he took Il Lombardia at the end of last season. But where does this place Nibali in the pantheon of the greats? He's...

Duration:00:52:24

12: Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

3/15/2018
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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 weekend. There's a report from Paris-Nice by François Thomazeau and we hear from Simon Yates, who came so close to winning the race before being unseated by Marc Soler on the final day. We also hear from Ben Swift about the upcoming Milan-Sanremo...

Duration:01:06:19

11: Strade Bianche and the Team Sky story

3/7/2018
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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 Sport select committee's report into doping which centred on Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky. Strade Bianche turned out to be a three-way showdown between a talented young Belgian who was yet to win his first race as a professional, a Tour de...

Duration:01:09:56

10: Valgren beats the big freeze at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

2/28/2018
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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 cobbled classics as the season as the 'Beast from the East' gripped the region. We hear from Astana's Michael Valgren and his team-mate Magnus Kort Nielsen about the Valgren's victory and whether the reports of money troubles have affected...

Duration:00:59:14

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 21

2/22/2018
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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 highlights for InCycle, and now runs her own production company, La Pédale. We hear from a selection of top riders, including Tiffany Cromwell and Marianne Vos, as they look ahead to the season, and there are interviews with Lisa Brennauer, who has...

Duration:01:19:43

9: The Ruta del Sol

2/19/2018
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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 his first race appearance since the adverse analytical finding for an elevated level of the asthma medication salbutamol. We also hear from Tim Wellens, the Belgian who won the Ruta del Sol overall, about his plans for the early season and...

Duration:00:57:56

8: A despatch from Dubai

2/15/2018
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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 sprinters begin to think about Milan-San Remo, the first monument of the season, next month. And Aqua Blue's owner Rick Delaney expresses his exasperation at the lack of wild cards his team has been offered for World Tour races. The Cycling Podcast...

Duration:00:51:49

7: Sprinting in the desert

2/8/2018
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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 a despatch from the race featuring an interview with Norway's Alexander Kristoff who has swapped the Katusha team for the UAE Team Emirates this season. We also discuss the charms of cyclo-cross and wonder what will happen at the Ruta del...

Duration:00:49:30

6: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Sunday

2/4/2018
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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 title, and a victory that, while not a surprise, had not been expected. We discuss what went so right for Van Aert and what went so wrong for Mathieu Van der Poel, the home favourite who looked at one stage to be slipping outside the medal...

Duration:00:36:36

5: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Saturday

2/3/2018
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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 big story of the day, and it meant for worthy winners in all three races. There was a British double from Evie Richards in the women's under-23 race and Ben Tulett in the junior men's event. But everything was building towards the women's...

Duration:00:41:06

4: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast – Friday

2/2/2018
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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, asks a couple of mechanics how they plan to cope with the muddy conditions and catches up with Renaat Schotte for a last-minute form guide before the women's elite and under-23 and men's junior races on Saturday. The Cycling Podcast is...

Duration:00:31:16

3: The Cyclo-Cross Podcast

1/29/2018
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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 the races for the rainbow jersey with an extended preview episode. Unexpectedly enthused by his trip to Scheldecross before Christmas, former agnostic Daniel Friebe and 'cross experts Balint Hamvas and Renaat Schotte reconvene to ponder...

Duration:00:51:26

2: A look ahead to 2018

1/24/2018
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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 d’Italia wild cards, Richie Porte’s fifth successive victory on Willunga Hill, asking whether that’s proof that the Tasmanian is over the terrible crash that ended his Tour de France last season. We weigh up the importance of UCI president...

Duration:00:52:33

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