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The Cycling News podcast is a podcast all about the world of professional cycling. Brought to you by the world centre of cycling, the Cycling News podcast reports from the biggest races, including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and interviews the stars of the sport.




UCI World Championships: Team Time Trial analysis

It’s the morning after the team time trial at the World Championships in Bergen and the Cyclingnews team look back at an exciting day of TTTs that saw Sunweb pull off a historic double win in the men’s and women’s races. We hear from Tom Dumoulin on their sock win, while we also talk to Chris Froome after Team Sky faded to third. There’s also analysis from Boels Dolman’s Danny Stam and Canyon SRAM rider Lisa Brennauer. The Sunweb women’s team adopted a cautious approach over the opening...

Duration: 00:25:00

The Philippa York Podcast. Exclusive interview on her transition, the macho world of sport, and the future

On July 6, 2017, Philippa York publicly introduced herself to the cycling community and the world at large. Before her transition, Philippa went by the name of Robert Millar. Millar was a successful rider in the 1980s and mid 1990s but hung up his wheels before virtually disappearing from the public arena. The landscape back then - not just in cycling – but in society in general was very different to the one we live in today. There was a lot less understanding, education and acceptance...

Duration: 00:39:44

Recon Ride: GP Québec and GP Montréal preview

While the Vuelta rages on in Spain, many of the pro peloton's top names are in North America this weekend for the GPs Québec and Montréal. The final one-day events on the WorldTour calendar ahead of the Bergen World Championships, the hilly circuit races offer an excellent final opportunity for the Classics types to test themselves ahead of their rainbow jersey bids. With insight from 2016 Montréal winner Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and 2014 Québec runner-up Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), the...

Duration: 00:33:03

Recon Ride: Vuelta a España, Rest Day Round-up II

The Recon Ride delivers one final Rest Day Round-up for 2017, touching on both the surprises and disappointments from week two of the Vuelta a España and looking ahead to the last six days of Grand Tour racing this year. With less than a week left to race at the Vuelta, Sky's Chris Froome seems to have firm control over the general classification, but there's still time and ample tough terrain for his rivals to make up ground. In addition to a big time trial on Tuesday, the final week of...

Duration: 00:24:11

Recon Ride: Vuelta a España, Rest Day Round-up

Nine stages into the Vuelta a España, Sky's Chris Froome is wearing the red jersey for the first time since 2011 – but the week ahead will throw plenty of serious challenges at the peloton in Spain. In other words, it's all still to play for in the final Grand Tour of 2017. The Recon Ride dissects the first block of racing thus far at the Vuelta, evaluating the GC picture and talking surprises and disappointments. From there it's on to predicting what's next, with some tough stages...

Duration: 00:27:59

Recon Ride: Vuelta a España Preview

Ever the 'last chance saloon' for the pro peloton's stage racing specialists, the Vuelta a España has nevertheless drawn serious star power in the overall contender department in recent years, and this edition is no different. Tour de France winner Chris Froome, thrice a runner-up at the Spanish grand Tour, will look to earn that elusive first Vuelta win on a route as lumpy as ever. Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru, Romain Bardet and Esteban Chaves are just a few of the many...

Duration: 00:45:54

Contador prepares to hang up the wheels

The latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast takes a closer look at the impending retirement of Trek-Segafredo's Alberto Contador, who announced this week that he would be hanging up the proverbial wheels after one final tilt at the Vuelta a España, a race he's won multiple times. Koen de Kort, a teammate of Contador's over a decade ago at Liberty Seguros and again now with Trek, offers the perspective within the team, while also weighing in on the Spaniard's chances in his final Grand...

Duration: 00:28:57

Mark Cavendish: Exclusive interview with the Dimension Data sprinter

The former world road race champion and 30-time Tour de France stage winner was back in the United Kingdom last week and Cyclingnews sat down with him near his home outside London for a catch up and a coffee. Cyclingnews editor Daniel Benson talks to Cavendish about his blistering success in 2016, illness and injury this season, and this year’s Tour de France and how he and Peter Sagan have moved on after their crash. The Dimension Data rider opens up about his struggles to find form ahead...

Duration: 00:29:42

Tour de France wrap

The Tour de France might be over for another year but the 2017 edition of the race was one of the closest in living memory with the winner and podium places not decided until the final weekend of racing. Chris Froome (Team Sky) ran out the eventual winner, taking his fourth Tour in five years, while Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale Drapac) and Romain Bardet (AG2R Lan Mondiale) rounded out the top three. There were plenty of interesting and topical subplots, from Peter Sagan’s DQ to Michael...

Duration: 00:33:41

Tour de France: Col d'Izoard looms, but time running out for Froome's rivals

In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, we take a closer look at 17th stage of the Tour de France, won by LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic, and discuss where things stand in the GC conversation with just four stages left to race. Hear from Trek's Alberto Contador, who put in another bold but unsuccessful attack on Wednesday, and Quick-Step's Dan Martin, who lost a bit of time on GC after a brief dig of his own – as well as Cannondale-Drapac sports director Charly Wegelius, eyeing a...

Duration: 00:30:04

Recon Ride: Tour de France, Rest Day Round-up II

With just six stages left to race at the Tour de France, a surprising five riders are currently within two minutes or less of Sky's Chris Froome and his yellow jersey, making for one of the closest GC battles in recent Tour memory. The second week of racing at the Tour brought plenty of excitement, with Froome losing yellow and then re-taking it as rivals like Fabio Aru (Astana) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) put the three-time winner under pressure. With only one mountaintop finish...

Duration: 00:27:47

Taking and losing the yellow jersey with Cedric Vasseur


Duration: 00:28:59

Recon Ride: Tour de France, Rest Day Round-up

Stage 9 proved an explosive finale to the first block of racing at the Tour de France before the first rest day. As the Tour peloton takes a breather, the Recon Ride takes stock of where things stand in cycling's biggest stage race. The abandonments of Alejandro Valverde and Mark Cavendish and the disqualification of Peter Sagan seem to be in the distant past now in the wake of a crash-marred ninth stage. BMC's Richie Porte, who looked to be one of the chief rivals of Sky's Chris Froome in...

Duration: 00:33:19

The fall and rise of Thomas Dekker

Welcome to a special episode of the Cyclingnews podcast. We’re in the Netherlands to meet former professional cyclist and admitted doper, Thomas Dekker. The former Rabobank rider shot to fame at an early age and when he turned professional he was one of the most hyped youngsters in Europe. He looked on course to have a glorious career. However, early on in his career Dekker was faced with difficult choices over doping. The decision to take performance enhancing drugs sent Dekker on a...

Duration: 00:40:13

It has been a dramatic 24 hours for the Tour de France

Arnaud Demare won the stage 4 sprint into Vittel, but it was an incident between Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish that made the headlines. The two came together in the sprint, when Sagan stuck out his elbow and Cavendish crashed. The jury initially gave Sagan a 30-second time penalty and docked him points in the points classification, but later expelled him from the race after they deemed him to have endangered riders. Cavendish was initially cleared of any fractures in the hand he injured...

Duration: 00:18:28

Tour de France stage 3: Porte attacks, Froome moves up, Contador cautious & Sagan on top

Stage 3 of the Tour de France saw the race start in Belgium, and dip into Luxembourg, before an uphill finish in Longwy, France. The nervous stage saw Peter Sagan (Bora) pull a foot from one of his pedals in the sprint but still take the win ahead of Michael Matthews (Sunweb Giant) and Dan Martin (QuickStep Floors). In the race for the yellow jersey Richie Porte (BMC Racing) briefly opened up a gap on his rivals before being swallowed up by a group containing around 30 riders. Alberto...

Duration: 00:15:36

The long road to Dusseldorf: Esteban Chaves gears up for his Tour de France debut

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the development of a Grand Tour contender and a team that has transformed with him. It's been a challenging year for Esteban Chaves, whose preparation for the upcoming Tour was derailed by a nagging knee problem, but the 27-year-old Colombian climber and his Orica-Scott team have learned the value of patience, especially considering the way their relationship began. Featuring interviews with Chaves and Orica...

Duration: 00:25:44

Recon Ride: Tour de France Preview

After half a season's worth of 'tune-up' races, the main event of cycling's stage racing calendar has arrived. The Tour de France kicks off in Dusseldorf on Saturday and it's shaping up to be a tough one to predict. A parcours featuring a few new punchy ascents and only two short time trial stages should set up a GC battle skewed towards the climbers, and defending champion Chris Froome will have his work cut out for him after a relatively quiet build-up campaign. Richie Porte, Nairo...

Duration: 00:44:16

Transfer market special - Podcast

We’re just over two weeks away from the Tour de France and the transfer season is already in full swing. Riders can’t officially sign for teams until August 1st but that doesn’t stop agents, riders and teams discussing deals ahead of the deadline. In this week’s episode we’ll run down a list of potential moves, from Mikel Landa to Movistar, to the host of big name riders at BMC Racing and QuickStep Floors who are all out of contract. The Cyclingnews team also analysis which teams need to...

Duration: 00:42:30

Dauphine: The final cut featuring interviews with Fuglsang, Porte and Froome

In the final instalment from this year’s Criterium du Dauphine the team look back at an excellent week of racing that culminated in a well-deserved and thrilling win for Jakob Fuglsang. Forever the bridesmaid and never the bride – Fuglsang picked up two stages wins in the race but his final day triumph, on the last ascent of the race knocked Richie Porte (BMC Racing) off the top step of the podium by just ten seconds with a last-day ride from Dan Martin that earned the Irishman his third...

Duration: 00:24:38

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