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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

158: Explore | Episode 5 | The TransAtlantic Way

12/14/2018
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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 goes from Dublin to Derry (with riders choosing their own route for the first leg) before following the Wild Atlantic Way all the way round the west coast of Ireland finishing near Cork in the south of the country. Laura Scott has taken on self...

Duration:01:31:07

157: Bennett’s dilemma and Kennaugh’s return

12/12/2018
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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 the end of 2019, with a more in-depth episode covering this story to come next week. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can claim a free print copy of The Economist by texting...

Duration:01:02:03

156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

12/10/2018
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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 included placing second at the Giro Rosa and Flèche Wallonne, and Richard met her at her home on the outskirts of Banyoles in Catalonia. Moolman Pasio will change teams in 2019, joining Marianne Vos at CCC after several years with Cervelo-Bigla,...

Duration:01:15:10

155: Explore | Episode 4 | Lionel's Low Route with Ned Boulting

12/7/2018
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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 friendship. Lionel's Low Route is the antidote to the Haute Route, which tackles every mountain on the horizon. Carefully plotting a two-and-a-half day ride across some of England's flattest countryside, Lionel set off with television...

Duration:01:39:42

154: Remembering Paul Sherwen

12/6/2018
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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 when very few British or English-speaking riders managed to make that breakthrough. He was the first of the 'second wave' of English-speakers to tackle the Tour de France and he paved the way for the likes of Graham Jones, Sean Yates and...

Duration:01:03:34

153: Explore | Episode 3 | End-To-End

11/30/2018
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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 prestigious of the place-to-place records, with a history stretching back to 1886. In this episode of Explore by The Cycling Podcast, we meet Broadwith and learn how he planned an executed his record-breaking ride – and how the man whose...

Duration:01:20:14

152: The Cycling Podcast Live in Cardiff

11/29/2018
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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, A Journey Through the Cycling Year. In response to that, Joanne John – a podcast listener who runs events at St David's Hall – contacted us and invited us to play Cardiff. This episode features the first airing for selected extracts of our...

Duration:01:06:15

151: Explore | Episode 2 | Australia

11/23/2018
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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 Australian cycling journalist who has been covering professional racing since 1987\. Much loved by his colleagues in the Tour de France press room, and instantly recognisible thanks to his trademark Hawaiian shirts, Rupert signed up for the...

Duration:01:13:59

150: Not lunch with Adam Blythe

11/21/2018
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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 the plates had been cleared away. The former British national champion is still only 29 but has packed a lot into his nine-year pro career. He'd baulk at being described as a product of the British Cycling academy because he left fairly...

Duration:01:16:24

149: Explore | Episode 1 | The Transcontinental Race

11/16/2018
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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 episodes released each Friday morning. Over the course of the series we’ll hear inspirational stories from people who have undertaken some remarkable challenges on two wheels. We’ll hear from someone who rode to Australia, someone who rode...

Duration:01:23:10

148: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 29

11/15/2018
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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, which she won, and we hear from French rider Audrey Cordon-Ragot on her move from Wiggle-High5 to Trek-Segafredo. Rachel McKinnon recently became the first trans woman to win a world cycling title, taking gold in the sprint in the 35-44 age...

Duration:01:14:14

147: An interview with Geraint Thomas

11/14/2018
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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 podcast’s Richard Moore for dismissing him as a potential winner, even after he won back to back stages in the Alps! Richard, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe also discuss the latest news and we hear from podcast regulars François Thomazeau, Ciro...

Duration:01:08:16

146: A stagiaire's story with Freddy Ovett

11/8/2018
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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 Ovett, who rode as a stagiaire for BMC Racing earlier this year. Each year many of the World Tour teams offer stagiaire placements to young riders for a variety of reasons – to introduce a new signing to the team, to offer a taste of the pro...

Duration:01:17:58

145: The 2019 Giro and Chris Hoy on the revolution in track sprinting

11/1/2018
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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 serious climbing in the second half of the race. With the race starting in Bologna next May, Lionel attempts to draw Daniel into a debate about how to make authentic bolognese sauce. We also discuss Christian Prudhomme's proposal to ban...

Duration:01:11:02

144: No Brakes | Red Hook Milano

10/26/2018
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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, speaking to some of the organisers and riders, including Red Hook founder David Trimble and Angus Morton, the Australian who has ridden as a professional on the road for a number of years. Morton says that events like Red Hook, a...

Duration:01:03:19

143: The 2019 Tour de France route ramble

10/26/2018
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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 peloton in a diagonal from Brussels to the south west and then across to the Alps before the traditional final stage in Paris. What does the 2019 route say about the Tour? Who will the route suit? And just as importantly what will be on the...

Duration:01:02:46

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