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The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. 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 – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. 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.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España and Classics. 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

36: The boy who cried Wolfpack

4/15/2021
In this week's episode we discuss a busy week of racing, with Mark Cavendish returning to winning form, Tom Pidcock announcing himself on the world stage and everyone's favourite Pog Rog band reuniting in the Basque Country. We have an interview with Cavendish's new coach, Vasilis Anastopoulos, and try to put the veteran sprinter's three stage wins at the Tour of Turkey into context. In the Basque Country Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar went head to head, with the Pog-Rog swingometer...

Duration:01:18:12

🇪🇸 Trailer: El Cycling Podcast episode 4

4/15/2021
This is a trailer for episode four of El Cycling Podcast, a podcast for Spanish speakers hosted by Laura Meseguer and Rob Hatch. Follow El Cycling Podcast on Audioboom or your favourite podcast app to listen to every episode. Laura Meseguer y Rob Hatch repasan la Vuelta al País Vasco (y la historia tras ESA canción) junto a Joseba Beloki. Mikel Landa y Alex Aranburu también atienden a los micrófonos de El Cycling Podcast para analizar su carrera de casa mientras Luís Ángel Maté, nuevo...

Duration:00:04:26

35: Life in the Peloton – Tom Pidcock

4/14/2021
This week's guest is a young man who has made a big splash in his first couple of months racing in the World Tour. I knew the name Tom Pidcock because he's been racing on the coat tails of Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert in cyclo-cross for a couple of winters now, but I'd never actually met him or spoken to him before. But when I got a message to say Tom would love to come on the podcast I was really keen to find out more about a man whose reputation preceded him. We've all seen...

Duration:00:41:23

34: Trailer: Magnus Bäckstedt – Cuddly Lions and Cobblestones

4/9/2021
This is a ten-minute trailer for our latest episode for Friends of the Podcast. To sign up go to thecyclingpodcast.com If ever a rider was built for Paris-Roubaix it was Magnus Bäckstedt. Since turning professional and seeing the cobblestones for the first time, he dreamed of conquering the Hell of the North. But, like the journey from Compiègne to the velodrome, Bäckstedt's journey was far from smooth. There were a couple of years when he and his team didn't even make it to the start line...

Duration:00:09:55

33: From Silicon Valley to Flanders

4/8/2021
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin focuses on the Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem with interviews with Elisa Longo Borghini, Anna Henderson, Demi Vollering, Lotte Kopecky and Grace Brown. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss how the races were won and we also have a long interview with a new name, Kristen Faulkner. Faulkner has a remarkable story: she grew up in Alaska, is a Harvard graduate, and was a venture capitalist until January. She turned...

Duration:01:35:58

32: The Great Dane of Flanders

4/5/2021
Richard Moore heads to Oudenaarde for the Tour of Flanders and then reviews the men's race with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe. The biggest question pre-race was whether Deceuninck, sorry, Elegant-Quick-Step could topple defending champion Mathieu van der Poel and his big rival Wout van Aert. And the answer was, yes, thanks to another brilliant display by their Great Dane, Kasper Asgreen. After his solo heroics at the Grand Prix E3 Saxo Bank in Harelbeke last week, the Danish champion...

Duration:01:26:54

31: Life in the Peloton – Belgian cobbled Classics with Luke Durbridge

3/31/2021
The cobbled Classics in Belgium are such an exciting time of year and it's become a tradition for me to check in with my good buddy Luke Durbridge to talk about what makes these races so special. Luke is up in Belgium at the moment and has been riding all the Classics that lead up to the big one on Sunday – the Tour of Flanders – and Paris-Roubaix just over the border in France a week later. In this episode, we talk about how the races each have a character of their own and how the Grand...

Duration:01:01:18

30: Trailer: Supersonic: The Marcus Christie Story

3/31/2021
This is a trailer of a new episode for Friends of the Podcast. To listen to the full episode sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com The path to a career as a professional cyclist is a road less travelled and also a notoriously gruelling one. For many, moreover, it can become a search for the self, the pursuit of an identity, which raises the stakes way beyond the promise or reality of whatever material rewards come with success. Rerouted into cycling by a running injury at age 17, Northern Irish...

Duration:00:05:45

29: Who's afraid of the big bad Wolfpack?

3/29/2021
In this episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's racing in Belgium and Catalonia. First, the cobbled Classics where Deceuninck-Quick Step got off to a flyer with victory for Sam Bennett at the Oxyclean Brugge-De Panne Classic before winning the numbers game at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, where Kasper Asgreen got the better of everyone, including Mathieu Van der Poel and Wout Van Aert. On Sunday, though, Van Aert bounced back to win Gent-Wevelgem. But where...

Duration:01:26:57

28: Service Course | Robocoach

3/26/2021
In this episode of Service Course Ian Boswell stands in for Lizzy. Ian talks about his continuing recovery from the concussions that forced his early retirement, and gives his reaction to the way the new concussion protocols are impacting racing this season. On the new tech side of things Tom speaks with Chris Blomfield-Brown from CORE about their new core temperature sensor, which is being used by a number of men's and women's teams this year. Tom also speaks with Jonathan Lee from...

Duration:01:15:39

27: Trailer: The Lionel of Flanders

3/24/2021
This is a trailer for a five-part series available for Friends of the Podcast. Four years ago, Lionel and Simon went to Flanders to see the traditional preparation races that lead up to the Tour of Flanders. The result was a five-part series for Friends of the Podcast called The Lionel of Flanders. (Thanks to producer Tom Whalley for coming up with the title). The order of the races may have changed since but with the Classics approaching again we've decided to add the series to the...

Duration:00:02:45

26: Stuyven stuns The Galácticos

3/22/2021
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the first Monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo, and ask how Jasper Stuyven was able to stun the Galácticos. The other questions answered include, why did Filippo Ganna lead Team Ineos into the Poggio, should Caleb Ewan have attacked on the Poggio, what should Wout Van Aert, Matthieu Van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe done differently, would Stuyven have won without Søren Kragh Andersen's contribution in the finishing straight, and was...

Duration:01:03:02

25: Trailer: Covering Team Sky

3/19/2021
This is a trailer for a new four-part series available now for Friends of the Podcast. It's called Covering Team Sky and it's been written and read by Lionel Birnie. Part one is called The Founding Principles and covers the period leading up to the launch of Team Sky in 2010. Part two is A Difficult Debut Season, focusing on the team's first year in the peloton. Part three, TUEs and The Jiffy Bag, looks at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, won by Bradley Wiggins but which is now famous for...

Duration:00:03:57

24: The Galácticos

3/17/2021
Our second episode of the week recaps a remarkable edition of Tirreno-Adriatico and looks ahead to Saturday's opening Monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe analyse Tirreno-Adriatico – where Wout Van Aert outsprinted the sprinters and out time trialled the time triallists; Matthieu Van der Poel also won a sprint and a hilly stage and Tadej Pogacar was better than both of them on the big climb and won the race overall. But where does this leave...

Duration:01:07:27

23: Life in the Peloton – Robbie McEwen

3/17/2021
Robbie McEwen doesn't do many podcasts so I was really happy when he said yes to coming on Life in the Peloton. As one of the best sprinters of his generation – a generation that overlapped with the likes of Mario Cipollini, Erik Zabel, Thor Hushovd, Tom Boonen and Alessandro Petacchi – Robbie won 12 stages of the Tour de France. He also won the green jersey three times. Now retired, Robbie has stayed connected with the sport because he is Matt Keenan's co-commentator at the Tour de France...

Duration:01:17:48

22: Paris-Nice and the case of Dr Freeman

3/15/2021
In the first of two episodes of The Cycling Podcast this week, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Paris-Nice and another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory by Primoz Roglic. Roglic lost the Tour de France to his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar in the most dramatic fashion in the final time trial. And with victory all but certain in Paris-Nice, he crashed twice on the same descent on the final day of the race and was unable to claw his way back into the leading...

Duration:01:21:28

21: SD Worx win the numbers game

3/12/2021
In this month's episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Rose Manley, Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui discuss the first races of the new season, in which a familiar team with a new name, SD Worx, have so far been dominant. There's an interview with Emma Norsgaard, the Dane who has made a great start to her Movistar career with second at both Het Nieuwsblad and Le Samyn. And we meet Teniel Campbell, the Trinidadian who has joined Team Bike Exchange. There's also a quick fire interview with...

Duration:01:20:27

20: Van der Poel has lift off

3/10/2021
In this week's episode we look back at Mathieu van der Poel's phenomenal victory at Strade Bianche and there's a report from the race to the sun, Paris-Nice. First, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore discuss Strade Bianche, a race that grows in prestige, and in fans' affections, each year. Was this edition the best yet? And from Paris-Nice, Richard and François Thomazeau convene over a beer in Gien to review the stage three time trial and to look ahead to the rest of the race....

Duration:01:18:24

19: Trailer: Paris-Nice and The King

3/6/2021
This is a trailer for a new episode available now for Friends of the Podcast called Paris-Nice and The King. It tells the story of Paris-Nice, its place in French cycling heritage and the seven consecutive victories by Irish rider Sean Kelly in the 1980s. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to thecyclingpodcast.com

Duration:00:04:42

18: 🇪🇸 El Cycling Podcast – Camisas de cemento

3/4/2021
This is episode one of a new Spanish language podcast, El Cycling Podcast, hosted by Laura Meseguer and Rob Hatch. Episode one is being launched here before the whole series moves to a designated Spanish language feed, which you can subscribe to here. ¡Bienvenidos al primer episodio del Cycling Podcast! Somos Laura Meseguer (presentadora en Eurosport España y autora de ‘Metiendo Codos’) y Rob Hatch (voz del ciclismo en Eurosport UK, GCN y BBC), y aquí estamos para ofrecerles historias y...

Duration:01:05:24