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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

142: Pinot's vintage Lombardy

10/17/2018
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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. There’s also an interview with 22 year old British rider James Shaw, who has lost his place with Lotto-Soudal and tells us about the challenge of being a young rider in the World Tour. And Hannah Troop reports from the Tour of Turkey, where...

Duration:00:53:14

141: Vineyards, Valverde and Sagan

10/9/2018
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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 a discussion on the inclusion of gravel sections in Paris-Tours, which revamped what had previously been known as the sprinters' Classic. We also look back at the World Championships and assess Valverde's victory and what it means for...

Duration:01:20:18

140: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 28

10/8/2018
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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, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig and promising young British rider Pfeiffer Georgi. We also discuss the recent UCI reforms and how they might affect women’s racing. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport

Duration:01:24:26

139: Kilometre 0 Worlds Stories: Never too late

10/5/2018
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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 the highest level. She also works as a computer engineer and manages her season with care, not racing week in, week out but selecting her targets and regularly beating women half her age. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear her remarkable...

Duration:00:18:27

138: Kilometre 0 Worlds stories: From Aleppo to Innsbruck

10/3/2018
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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, works and races his bike. ‘Cycling is therapy,’ he says as he explains that his dream is to earn a professional contract and to represent his country at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Duration:00:18:03

137: The world championships

10/1/2018
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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 interviews with bronze medalist Michael Woods, silver medalist Romain Bardet, Ion Izaguirre, Tom Dumoulin, George Bennett, Peter Kennaugh, Lucinda Brand and Lucy Kennedy. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.

Duration:01:21:27

136: The Innsbruck worlds

9/27/2018
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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 the talented young British rider James Knox who rides for Quick-Step but will be helping Adam and Simon Yates in their bid for the rainbow jersey of world champion. We also discuss the routes for the 2019 Yorkshire world championships and some...

Duration:01:05:45

27: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 27

9/23/2018
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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 Bronzini, who won her final race before becoming a sports director with the new Trek Factory Racing team. There are also interviews with Hannah Barnes and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and a report from the recent Rapha Women’s 100. The Cycling Podcast...

Duration:01:16:54

135: From Canada to the CPA

9/19/2018
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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 of the professional cyclists’ association, and there’s a response from the CPA. There are extracts from the diaries kept by Mark Downey at the Tour of Britain and Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse at the #NoGoTour, and Ned Boulting tells us...

Duration:01:10:43

134: Stage 21 | Alcorcón – Madrid | Vuelta a España 2018

9/16/2018
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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 Mitchelton-Scott and Patrick Lefevere of Quick-Step. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie review the race and how it was won and we also hear from Tao Geoghegan Hart, who finished his debut Grand Tour, King of the Mountains Thomas De Gendt, double stage...

Duration:01:01:25

133: Stage 20 | Escaldes-Engordany – Coll de la Gallina | Vuelta a España 2018

9/15/2018
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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 moved up to second and third overall with their performances on this mountainous penultimate stage. In the penultimate Vuelta podcast, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the stage and there are interviews with Adam Yates, Matt...

Duration:00:55:38

132: Stage 19 | Lleida – Andorra | Vuelta a España 2018

9/14/2018
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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 Valverde, though Saturday’s short stage, just 97km long, includes six climbs and could be very dangerous. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast we discuss the action and the tactics of Movistar, the Spanish team that launched an all-out...

Duration:00:38:32

9: Kilometre 0 – Andorra

9/14/2018
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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 The Cycling Podcast is supported by The Economist. UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist delivered to their door by texting KM0 to 78070.

Duration:00:22:59

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

9/13/2018
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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 after the Belgian endured a terrible time with crashes and injuries at the Vuelta last year. We hear from some of the disappointed riders, Quick-Step’s Michael Morkov and Bora-Hansgrohe’s Lukas Postlberger, as well as from the previous day’s...

Duration:00:46:46

129: Stage 17 | Getxo – Balcón de Bizkaia | Vuelta a España 2018

9/12/2018
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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, impressing in his Grand Tour debut, and Tony Gallopin, the experienced French rider who is riding for the overall classification for the first time in his career. At the finish we hear from Simon Yates’ sports director Matt White, Simon Clarke, who...

Duration:00:52:18

8: Kilometre 0 – End of a team

9/12/2018
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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 with Cadel Evans, and becoming masters of the art of team time trialling. Rihs died this year and BMC will be taken over by CCC — but it will be a very different team. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from two BMC stalwarts, Brent...

Duration:00:34:53

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

9/11/2018
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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 for Nairo Quintana and Miguel Ángel López. In the stage 16 podcast Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the significance of the stage and we hear from Yates’s teammate, Jack Haig, as well as from our Pédaleur de Charme Ben...

Duration:00:41:40

126: The Press Conference - Part 2

9/11/2018
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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

Duration:00:34:34

125: The Press Conference - Part 1

9/10/2018
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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

Duration:00:42:41

7: Kilometre 0 – The sponsorship crisis

9/10/2018
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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 funding for 2019\. We also hear from Luca Guercilena, the Trek-Segafredo manager, from Matthias Brandle, who has ridden for three teams that have folded, and from Mauro Gianetti of Team UAE-Emirates. Kilometre 0 is supported by The Economist....

Duration:00:18:59