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The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/)

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/)

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London, United Kingdom

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The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics. Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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. The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/)

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English


Episodes

S10 Ep75: Kilometre 0 – Danish Dynamite, part two

7/4/2022
The second part of Danish Dynamite recaps the triumphant Grand Départ weekend as Denmark celebrated the Tour de France in style. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens. Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

Duration:00:35:43

S10 Ep74: Stage 3 | Vejle – Sønderborg | Tour de France 2022

7/3/2022
The Cycling Podcast’s weekend break in Denmark comes to a close in Sønderborg where the locals have almost drunk the bars dry after a day celebrating the Tour de France. Join Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Mitch Docker as they recap a sprint stage with a twist. We also catch up with Kate Wagner, who spent the day chasing the peloton on a motorbike, and we look at the logistics as the race transfers back to Lille. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and...

Duration:00:55:35

S10 Ep73: Stage 2 | Roskilde – Nyborg | Tour de France 2022

7/2/2022
Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Mitch Docker recap stage two of the Tour de France in Denmark. There’s local beers, an appearance by the fashion police, the first verdict from the Mitch-elin Guide and a never-to-be-repeated episode of The Cycling Podcast’s scandi-noir drama, The Bridge. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport. Supersapiens Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices....

Duration:00:33:33

S10 Ep72: Stage 1 | Copenhagen time trial | Tour de France 2022

7/1/2022
Join Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Mitch Docker in Copenhagen as they follow the opening stage of the 2022 Tour de France. The weather forecast was wrong, the time trial result was surprising and this episode features perhaps the biggest edition of Corrections Corner in the history of The Cycling Podcast. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport. Supersapiens Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the...

Duration:00:52:04

S10 Ep71: Kilometre 0 – Danish Dynamite, part one

7/1/2022
The long-awaited Grand Départ in Denmark gets underway with Friday's opening time trial and Copenhagen, a city that celebrates the bicycle, has never been more ready. Danish cycling is enjoying another wave of success with the likes of Mads Pedersen, Jonas Vingegaard, Kasper Asgreen among the ten home riders on the start list. But, like most cycling stories, the history of Danish cycling is complicated. This two-part episode of Kilometre 0 borrows its title from a brilliant book about...

Duration:00:28:39

S10 Ep70: The Tour de France 2022 preview

6/30/2022
Join Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Mitch Docker in Copenhagen for an eve-of-the-Tour de France scene-setter before Friday’s opening time trial. We ask Mitch if he would have picked Mark Cavendish if he’d been selecting the Quick Step team, we ponder how Tadej Pogačar can be toppled, and ask if Ineos Grenadiers have fashioned their own version of the Bora-Hansgrohe quartet. Thankfully, we stop short of naming all 176 riders in our preview episode as the speculation threatens...

Duration:00:46:43

S10 Ep69: This Slovenian Life: part two

6/29/2022
Part two of This Slovenian Life opens up on a rainy day in Ljubljana where Primož Roglič is waiting on the top floor of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. He'll (very colourfully) convey a few amusing anecdotes from his eventful past and the differences between coming up in ski jumping versus cycling. We then meet some of Slovenian cycling's youngest stars, the juniors racers in Tadej Pogačar's incubator Pogi Team. The Cycling Podcast joins them for two important races – a criterium in Italy...

Duration:00:55:14

S10 Ep68: Les crus des flâneurs

6/27/2022
A Frenchman, the poet Paul Claudel, once opined that “wine is a professor of taste, a liberator of the spirit and an illuminator of intelligence”. Far be it for us to make the same claim of The Cycling Podcast – though we can but try with our coverage of this year’s Grande Boucle, which starts from Copenhagen in Denmark on July 1. To enhance your enjoyment – and, who knows, aid your enlightenment – we are once again teaming up with DVine Cellars of London to offer a selection of six wines...

Duration:00:49:24

S10 Ep67: Service Course | Where's Bianchi?

6/26/2022
With no World Tour teams currently riding Bianchi bicycles, Tom looks at the fascinating history of one of the world's oldest bicycle manufacturer. Not many brands inspire as much passion as Bianchi and so Tom seeks to understand why with the help of design historian and author Charlotte Fiell. He also speaks to Bianchi collectors and fans and learns the true origins of the brand's iconic celeste colour. Service Course by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in...

Duration:00:59:43

S10 Ep66: This Slovenian Life: part one

6/22/2022
To many cycling viewers, the rise of Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar may feel like it came out of nowhere. Longer-term cycling fans might remember the years of Tadej Valjavec and Jani Brajkovič as the first time Slovenia registered for them on the world stage of cycling. But the reality is, Slovenian cycling has been around for a long time, as long as cycling itself. In this first part of a two-part series for The Cycling Podcast, Kate Wagner shares her travels to Slovenia where she tracked...

Duration:00:58:33

S10 Ep65: The Women's Tour 2022

6/18/2022
Rose Manley and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Lizzy Banks for a packed episode to discuss the 2022 edition of the Women's Tour. Rose and Lizzy were in Oxford for the end of the race and after the final stage Rose caught up – literally – with the overall winner as she headed to get her train. Rose also headed to the podium herself to present the inaugural Richard Moore Award to Clara Copponi. This prize was created by the race organisers, Sweetspot, to recognise the rider who goes above and...

Duration:01:12:42

S10 Ep64: The Best There Never Was

6/6/2022
This episode of The Cycling Podcast features Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie talking about Daniel’s biography of the German cyclist Jan Ullrich. Recorded over a glass of wine on the Giro d’Italia’s rest day in Abruzzo, Lionel starts by asking why Daniel wanted to write about the 1997 Tour de France champion. In a way it’s a classic tale of partially fulfilled talent – Ullrich burst onto the scene in 1996, finishing second in the Tour de France behind his Telekom teammate Bjarne...

Duration:01:16:45

S10 Ep63: The stage race trilogy approaches

6/2/2022
The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns just as the Women’s World Tour peloton prepares to tackle three stage races in the space of a couple of months. First up it’s the Women’s Tour in Britain, then the Giro d’Italia Donne and finally, at the end of July, the inaugural Tour de France Femmes. In this episode Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Lionel Birnie look ahead to the racing. Orla speaks to new World Hour Record holder Ellen van Dijk, who broke Joss Lowden’s distance which she set last...

Duration:01:06:38

S10 Ep62: Service Course | The concussion protocol

6/1/2022
In this month's episode of Service Course, Tom Whalley and Lizzy Banks tackle the issue of concussion recognition head on. Tom and Lizzy investigate the technologies already out there that could transform concussion recognition in both professional and amateur cycling. Lizzy speaks to HIT Recognition founder, Euan Bowen about their device which can be placed on the back of a helmet and which provides instant g-force data to assess the impact when a rider sustains a hit to the head. Dr...

Duration:01:28:49

S10 Ep61: Stage 21 | Verona time trial | Giro d’Italia 2022

5/29/2022
Join Daniel Friebe and Brian Nygaard in Verona for the final podcast of the 2022 Giro d'Italia. AMARATERRA Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/ Giro dei Vini To order the Selezione Simpatica, head to DVine Cellars. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport. Supersapiens Supersapiens is a continuous glucose...

Duration:01:09:06

S10 Ep60: Stage 20 | Belluno – Marmolada | Giro d’Italia 2022

5/28/2022
The last mountain stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia promised fireworks. Three giant Dolomite passes & two determined opponents, Mikel Landa & Jai Hindley, stood between Richard Carapaz & a repeat of his 2019 Giro triumph tomorrow in Verona. In tonight’s episode, from the Passo Fedaia, we tell the story of a thrilling day made even more exciting by the preceding three weeks of mounting suspense. AMARATERRA Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling...

Duration:01:05:54

S10 Ep59: Stage 19 | Marano Lagunare – Santuario di Castelmonte | Giro d’Italia 2022

5/27/2022
The penultimate mountain stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia took the race into Slovenia, with the battle for the maglia rosa still delicately poised. Could Richard Carapaz consolidate his advantage - or might Mikel Landa and Jai Hindley attempt to finally break the deadlock that has turned this into one of the closest, most uncertain Giri in recent memory? Breakaways have been consistently rewarded in recent days, and so it would prove again with Koen Bouwman taking his second stage win of...

Duration:01:07:13

S10 Ep58: Kilometre 0 – In fair Verona

5/27/2022
The 2022 edition of the Giro d'Italia finishes in Verona – just as the 1984 edition did, and it is that race which has long fascinated Lionel Birnie. It took place towards the end of the second great era of rivalry in Italian cycling. Francesco Moser was heading towards the end of his career and had yet to win the Giro. Time was running out but all of Italy was willing him to do it, including the race director Vincenzo Torriani. This episode tells the story of the 1984 Giro and features...

Duration:00:31:08

S10 Ep57: Stage 18 | Borgo Valsugana – Treviso | Giro d’Italia 2022

5/26/2022
Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia took the riders from Borgo Valsugana to Treviso in the Veneto region. On paper, this looked like the last opportunity for the sprinter in this year’s Corsa Rosa. But a strong four-man breakaway group would upset the odds. In tonight’s episode we are joined by the Acting American Ambassador to Italy, Thomas D. Smithham to discuss all the action, the dos and don’ts of ordering both apperitivo and desert in Treviso, the blockbuster weekend, and life as a...

Duration:00:57:48

S10 Ep56: Stage 17 | Ponte Di Legno – Lavarone | Giro d’Italia 2022

5/25/2022
Stage 17 of the Giro took the peloton to Lavarone via two mighty climbs. With the battle for the pink still finely poised, here was another opportunity for Jai Hindley & Mikel Landa, in particular, to apply pressure to Richard Carapaz. As it transpired, the three tenors of this Giro still couldn‘t be separated. Meanwhile, we saw another surprise solo winner in Santiago Buitrago. In tonight’s episode, we hear from Hindley & a series of surprise guests and old...

Duration:00:50:40