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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.

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.
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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.




Tour down Under: Impey secures overall succes as Greipel takes stage win 18

The 2018 Santos Tour Down Under has been raced and won with Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)taking the final stage and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) the overall victory. In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast – brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello – we here from Greipel and Impey, along with runner-up Richie Porte (BMC) and points classification winner, world champion Peter Sagan. We look back at the closing stage of the race and prowess of Greipel’s...


Can anyone stop Richie Porte at the Tour Down Under?

Hear from Sagan, Impey, Porte, and Haas as GC battle hots up ahead of Willunga It’s the end of another tough day at the Tour Down Under and world champion Peter Sagan has taken the stage into Uraidla with a sprint win over Daryl Impey and Luis Leon Sanchez. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider now leads the race from Impey at two seconds and teammate Jay McCarthy at nine seconds. After a stage that saw temperatures nudge over 42 degrees, we hear from the winner Sagan, along with Impey, Richie Porte,...


Hot hot heat at the Tour Down Under

Hear from Sunweb on how to handle 47 degrees, Viviani on his first Quick-Step win, and Matt White on stage 4 The third stage of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under was one of the hottest in the race's history, ending with a conclusive sprint victory for Elia Viviani over race leader Caleb Ewan. In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast – brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello – we hear from Viviani, Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White, and Sunweb's...


Tour Down Under: Sprints, crashes, and a looming GC battle

Hear from Porte, Greipel, Ewan, along with Morabito on how he defied the medics, in our latest from TDU It's the end of stage 2 of the Tour Down Under and in the latest episode of the Cyclingnews Podcast – brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo and Pinarello – we hear from Andre Greipel, Caleb Ewan, Richie Porte, Adam Hansen and Steve Morabito. For a quick recap: Greipel won stage 1 of the race and pulled on the first leader's jersey, but today, on the road to Stirling, Ewan...


Peter Sagan, Ewan Tour Down Under and de Gendt

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you Prendas and Pinarello, we look back at the People’s Choice Classic from Adelaide and Peter Sagan’s win ahead of the rest of the sprinters. With just 24-hours to go until the start of the Tour Down Under we preview the course, and the favourites, and ask if Sagan himself can challenge for the top stop on the GC. We hear from the world champion, as well Mitchelton Scott’s Caleb Ewan, while we also have an exclusive...


Behind the scenes recon with Mitchelton-Scott

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we go behind the scenes with home favourites Mitchelton-Scott at the Tour Down Under. The team head into the race with sprinter Caleb Ewan in their ranks and they will be looking to Daryl Impey when it comes to the GC battle. On Thursday the team headed out to preview stage 4 of the race. The stage is the first of two back-to-back hilly days in the race, and while the peloton will be familiar with stage 5 up Old Willunga Hill, stage 4,...


Touching down at Tour Down Under

The Cyclingnews have hit the ground running in Adelaide ahead of the Tour Down Under with an action-packed podcast featuring Elia Viviani, Sam Bennett, Scott Davies, EF Education first’s Tom Southam and Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson and Zeb Woodpower. The hosts run through the parcours for the race, pick out their favourites, and the key factors that could decide the race. Southam also talks about the precarious position his team were faced with during the tail-end of last season, and...


Season preview with Van Avermaet and Boswell

The 2018 seasons is here and what better way to kick-start the campaign than by listening to the latest Cyclingnews podcast. This week we sit down and catch up with Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and one of Katusha-Alpecin’s newest recruits, Ian Boswell. Van Avermaet is gearing up for another tilt at the Classics and after a hugely successful 2017 is hoping to add the Tour of Flanders to his already impressive palmares. We talked to the Belgian about his plans for the...


Review of the year and interviews with Porte and van Garderen

We’ve a bumper edition of the Cyclingnews podcast as we look back and review the 2017 race season, while we also hear from Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen from the BMC Racing team camp, with exclusive interviews with both riders. We also run through the week of news and the development in the Chris Froome case. Ed Pickering from Procycling and Daniel Benson from Cyclingnews then look back at the year of racing and pick out their highlights, lowlights and everything in between.


Froome’s salbutamol case and what it means for him, Sky, and cycling

The latest edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast could only be about one thing: Chris Froome and his adverse analytical finding for salbutamol. News of what could be one of the biggest stories in recent cycling history broke on Wednesday morning as Team Sky and the UCI pre-empted the revelations that were about to land from Le Monde and the Guardian. The facts are as follows: 2000 ng/ml of asthma medication salbutamol, double the permissible amount, was found in Froome’s urine in an...


Giro d’Italia analysis and Froome’s double Grand Tour challenge

The Grand Tour landscape for 2018 continues to develop with the unveiling of next year’s Giro d’Italia route on Wednesday evening. The 3,546.2-kilometre, three-week event starts in Israel and takes in just 44.2km of time trialling and a total of eight summit finishes. Perhaps the biggest news of the evening was the confirmation that Chris Froome would make a return after an eight-year absence, to attempt the fabled Giro-Tour double. In the latest edition of the Cyclingnews podcast Daniel...


Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky and UKAD’s report

In this week’s podcast episode editor in chief Daniel Benson and the Times’ Jeremy Whittle discuss the end of the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) investigation into Team Sky, British Cycling, Bradley and the alleged anti-doping violation. We look at the ramifications of the case; where this leaves the reputations of those involved, and we’ll look back at the key points that led to Wednesday’s news that no charges would be brought by UKAD. The case was launched in September 2016, when an...


Recon Ride: Off-season 2017

The 2017 WorldTour is officially in the rearview mirror, with no major races left to preview, but the off-season and the season to come have plenty of storylines for the Recon Ride to dissect before signing off for the year. The podcast discusses the transfers likely to have the biggest impact on the pro peloton and what to expect in 2018 in one last 'preview' show.


How Jonathan Vaughters brought Slipstream Sports back from the brink

At the end of August Cannondale Drapac were plunged into difficulty when a major potential sponsor pulled away from negotiation. The American team, run by Jonathan Vaughters, were left with a $7,000,000 shortfall and quickly told their riders and staff that if a new sponsor could not be secured then the team would almost certainly fold. With just a fortnight to save the team a crowd-funding operation was set up, and over $500,000 raised from fan donations. At the same time Vaughters...


Analysis of the 2018 Tour de France route with Bardet, Yates and Froome

This week the Cyclingnews team are in Paris for the presentation of the 2018 Tour de France race route. Joined by Jeremy Whittle from The Times, the Cyclingnews team of Daniel Benson and Sadhbh O’Shea analyse the mouth-watering route from race organisers ASO, and dissect the key points of the parcours. We hear from four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, who will be aiming to join an elite club of five-time winners; Simon Yates (Orica Scott) who outlines his team’s goals and hints...


Tom Dumoulin exclusive: riding clean, the Tour, and Froome

In this week’s episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we have an exclusive interview with Giro d’Italia winner and world time trial champion Tom Dumoulin. We caught up with the Butterfly of Maastricht, at Team Sunweb’s season debrief in Holland on Thursday. Despite still nursing a cold that brought an end to his season, Dumoulin was in fine spirits and talked openly about his Giro win, how riding clean is pivotal for him as he becomes a sporting icon, and of course whether or not he will...


Recon Ride: Il Lombardia preview

Talk of 'The Classics' tends to invoke thoughts of spring in northern Europe, but the fifth of the five Monuments gets underway in October in Italy. Il Lombardia kicks off Sunday in Bergamo, offering the climbers a tasty opportunity to nab a big one-day win before the road cycling season comes to a close. 2016 winner Esteban Chaves won't be in attendance after crashing hard at the Giro dell'Emilia, but 2015 winner Vincenzo Nibali will, one of several big names on the always impressive...


The three-Peter special: Sagan wins Worlds

In the final instalment from the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen we look at back Peter Sagan winning his third straight title. He edged out home favourite Alex Kristoff and Michael Matthews to take the rainbow jersey in what was a nail-biting finish in Norway. We hear from Sagan, Kristoff, Matthews, and Greg van Avermaet who finished in sixth and analyse the race. We look at the Italians, French, Belgians and Australians and also pick out our own highlights from a fantastic week of...


Behind the scenes at the UCI election and what really happened

In this episode of the Cyclingnews podcast we take you inside the UCI Congress at the World Championships in Bergen on a day that saw David Lappartient crush Brian Cookson 37-8 in the presidential election. It was a dramatic day of huge significance for the sport and we speak exclusively to both men just after the vote. We also share with you our insight and knowledge of how the voting played out; we analyse where Cookson lost the election; where Lappartient gained support and what this...


Recon Ride: World Championships elite men's road race preview

The one-day race so many riders have been 'tuning up' for since at least the end of July is finally upon us: the UCI Road World Championships elite men's road race. The lumpy men's road course in Bergen, Norway should make for an unpredictable contest – even more so at 267.5 kilometres in full and with the potential for tricky weather. Slovakia's Peter Sagan will be on the hunt for an unprecedented third straight rainbow jersey, but the field will have plenty of big names hoping to deny...


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