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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.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

18: A new Nairoman?

2/20/2020
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap a great week of racing for Colombian riders and the EF Education First team. The outstanding performance of the week was by Nairo Quintana, who grabbed his first victories for the French Arkéa-Samsic by winning the stage to Chalet-Reynard, halfway up Mont Ventoux, to clinch the Tour de La Provence. Meanwhile, EF Education First dominated the Tour Colombia by winning the team time trial to set up a...

Duration:00:57:11

17: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | February 2020

2/13/2020
In the February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from the new cyclocross world champion Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and also from Danny Stam, who tells us how his team, Boels-Dolmans, has managed to attract a new sponsor, SD Worx. The new sponsor has signed up for four years, ensuring the future of a team that has set the benchmark for women’s teams. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the early season racing and there is also an interview with Canyon-SRAM...

Duration:00:46:00

16: The Pogfather

2/12/2020
In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the early season races and ask what the 2020 season has in store for Slovenian sensation Tadej Pogacar's after his victory at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. We also hear from Cameron Wurf, the former World Tour pro-turned-triathlete who has returned to the top ranks of professional cycling with Team Ineos. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport. Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off all...

Duration:00:55:35

15: Life in the Peloton – Andre Greipel

2/11/2020
In this episode of Life in the Peloton Mitch Docker meets Andre Greipel, the German sprinter who won 11 stages of the Tour de France between 2011 and 2016. The pair sat down to talk during the Tour Down Under and Mitch reveals that Andre has been a long-time listener to the Life in the Peloton podcast and asked when he would be invited to be a guest on the show. Mitch starts by asking Andre about an unusual race victory – his only pro win that came from a breakaway – and then the pair talk...

Duration:00:53:12

14: Questions for Fuglsang and the reinvention of a Spanish institution

2/5/2020
In this week’s podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss all the latest racing and news and there’s an in-depth look at a team that’s been reinvented for 2020. Apart from all the racing, Jakob Fuglsang, the Danish rider on Astana, has been subject to the allegation that he has been working with the banned doctor, Michele Ferrari. Any such association would constitute an anti-doping offence but media outlets in Denmark and Norway report that the authorities are investigating Fuglsang...

Duration:01:18:38

13: Last of the Summer Wine

1/29/2020
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the early season news and recap the Tour Down Under. There's also Luca Scinto's ban on power meters, the news that the UCI is considering a world championship for gravel racing and we discuss Peter Sagan's latest milestone – his 30th birthday. It was at the Tour Down Under a decade ago that Sagan first made a splash as a professional. As he begins his fourth decade, we ask whether the three-time...

Duration:00:44:08

12: Life in the Peloton – Jimmy Whelan

1/28/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton, with Mitch Docker. The Cycling Podcast is delighted to welcome Mitch Docker and his excellent Life in the Peloton series to the fold for 2020. This is the first episode of a fortnightly series presented by the EF Education First rider Mitch Docker. Let’s hand over to Mitch to find out more… “Life in the Peloton started in 2016 and if you are a regular listener you’ll know the drill by now, but if you’ve just discovered the podcast...

Duration:00:48:44

11: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Tao Geoghegan Hart

1/27/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This is the final episode of our mini series and it features Tao Geoghegan Hart, who Mitch caught up with shortly before the Giro d'Italia. Before the podcast, they were just acquaintances in...

Duration:00:23:40

10: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Svein Tuft

1/26/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. The penultimate episode of our mini series introducing our listeners to Life in the Peloton features another Canadian, Svein Tuft. In this episode Mitch and Svein hike up into the mountains...

Duration:00:23:52

9: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Mike Woods

1/25/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This conversation with Mike Woods, the EF Education First climber, took place shortly after the 2018 Vuelta a España when the Canadian sealed his first grand tour stage win. Life in the...

Duration:00:21:52

8: Service Course | Episode 6 | Gold Medal Machine?

1/24/2020
In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a close look at the new HB.T track bike that Team GB will be riding at the Olympics in Tokyo. A collaboration between Hope Technology and Lotus Engineering, the bike’s striking looks are certain to divide opinion. To find out more about the design, Lizzy spoke with Tony Purnell, the head of development at British Cycling. He believes that, in a few years time, we will see road bikes emulating the design of the HB.T We also...

Duration:00:40:56

7: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Luke Durbridge

1/24/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. Mitch's friend and former teammate Luke Durbridge is a regular guest on Life in the Peloton and, as you'd expect, the pair have a great rapport. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling...

Duration:00:22:03

6: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Marcel Kittel

1/23/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This time, let's hear Mitch's conversation with Marcel Kittel. They were teammates together at Skil-Shimano in 2010 but this chat is from 2017, when Kittel was at the peak of his sprinting...

Duration:00:22:33

5: From the Life in the Peloton archive: Daryl Impey

1/22/2020
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. First up it's Daryl Impey, the Mitchelton-Scott rider who has experienced the highs and lows of professional cycling over a career that has spanned more than a decade. Life in the Peloton...

Duration:00:23:09

4: A trip to Girona to meet Mitch Docker

1/21/2020
For this episode of The Cycling Podcast Lionel Birnie travelled to Girona to meet Mitch Docker. Melbourne-born Docker rides for EF Education First and is about to embark on his 12th season in the elite pro peloton. He came to Europe in 2009 when he got a contract with the Skil-Shimano team, then moved to Orica-GreenEdge, where he spent six years, before heading to EF Education First. In that time he's evolved from sprinter to lead-out man to Classics specialist to road captain. He's also the...

Duration:01:25:07

3: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | January 2020

1/17/2020
The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns for 2020 with a look ahead to the new season and interviews with Morgane Gaultier, the UCI's women's cycling coordinator, and two talented young riders, Sarah Gigante and Pfeiffer Georgi. Gigante is the youngster who shocked her rivals by winning the senior Australian national road race title last year at the age of just 18. Now 19, she backed that up this year by winning the time trial title. Rose Manley caught up with her a few days after the...

Duration:00:55:48

2: Ian Boswell on concussion and retirement

1/15/2020
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for a look at the week’s cycling news, including Bernie Eisel’s retirement and Bjarne Riis’s return to the World Tour as part of Team NTT’s management. This episode features an extensive interview with Ian Boswell, the American who spent seven seasons in the World Tour with Team Sky and Katusha-Alpecin. Boswell has been forced to retire from racing at the age of just 28 because of a series of concussions suffered in crashes – the most...

Duration:01:26:23

1: Nice-Paris and other races in 2020

1/9/2020
The Cycling Podcast returns after the Christmas and New Year break with our first episode of 2020. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they each pick three things they're looking forward to in professional cycling in the coming year. From new teams to riders facing new challenges, big-name transfers and leadership dynamics, new places to visit and, yes, the prospect of goulash. We discuss the likely fortunes of Bahrain-McLaren, Israel Start-Up Nation, Sam Bennett at...

Duration:01:10:34

184: The Christmas Cycling Scrabble Challenge

12/23/2019
It’s Christmas, traditionally a time for people to come together and enjoy the simple pleasure of playing a friendly board game and a glass of eggnog. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and special guest Ned Boulting for The Cycling Podcast’s Christmas Cycling Scrabble Challenge. This is Scrabble, but not as you know it. Only words that have a clear and obvious link to the world of professional cycling are permitted. And with that wonderfully vague rule, let the arguments begin. In honour of...

Duration:00:57:22

183: Service Course | Episode 5 | Wonder Materials and Space Elevators

12/20/2019
Imagine a world without potholes. Imagine a bike frame that is stiffer than one made from carbon fibre yet 20% lighter. Imagine a bike that transmits a potentially endless amount of data, without any wires, and with all the sensors built into the components (and also your clothing). Imagine an elevator that could take you from the earth to the stars. Lizzy and Tom imagine all of those things and find that they are closer to reality than you may think, and the key is Graphene. Remember...

Duration:00:53:08