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Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the world of professional cycling.

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22. World Championship time trials

9/21/2017
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September 21 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the World Championship time trials in Bergen, Norway. Tom Dumoulin dominated the men's race to make it a stunning week for Team Sunweb and the Dutch – Team Sunweb won both the men's and women's team time trials and Dumoulin and compatriot Annemiek Van Vleuten won the individual titles. The podcast tackles the big questions. Should the time trial have finished with the three-kilometre...

Duration: 00:54:49


The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 16

9/18/2017
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September 18 | In the September episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui are joined by Bob and Tom Varney, the father-and-son team who run Drops. The British team has just enjoyed its second year and will step up again in 2018 with American star Tayler Wiles joining from UnitedHealthcare. We have a report from Fran Reyes at the Madrid Challenge, the final race in the Women’s World Tour. Fran spoke to American Coryn Rivera, who was second, one of Spain’s best...

Duration: 01:10:44


Stage 21 | Arroyomolinos / Madrid | Vuelta a España 2017

9/10/2017
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The Vuelta a España concluded with its traditional stage into Madrid – a time to enjoy a glass of something fizzy to toast three weeks on the road. Alberto Contador, completing his final race as a professional, was given the honour of riding ahead of the peloton as they reached the circuit in Madrid. But the racing soon hotted up as Chris Froome, who has become the first rider to do the Tour de France-Vuelta double since the Vuelta moved to its late summer spot made it clear he also had...

Duration: 00:34:50


Stage 20 | Corvera de Asturias | Alto de l’Angliru | Vuelta a España 2017

9/9/2017
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The Angliru had all the ingredients to create an epic stage to decide the Vuelta a España. Epic is an over-used word in professional cycling but in this case it applied. The steep gradient, the long climb and the miserable weather made it a test that would add an element of risk to proceedings. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes have their own battle to the top of the Angliru. Once there, they report on Alberto Contador’s final victory as a professional,...

Duration: 00:42:22


Stage 19 | Caso / Gijon | Vuelta a España 2017

9/8/2017
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This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes in Gijon on Asturias day as the Vuelta a España nears its conclusion. The day belonged to Thomas De Gendt of the Lotto-Soudal team. Not only did Lotto win their fourth stage of the race, and second in a row following Sander Armée’s victory yesterday, but De Gendt completed the set of Giro, Tour and Vuelta stages. Having won on the Stelvio and Mont Ventoux he had hoped to win on the Angliru. Well, he didn’t do too badly....

Duration: 00:41:30


Stage 18 | Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana | Vuelta a España 2017

9/7/2017
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The Vuelta a España headed deep into the Cantabrian countryside and at last a breakaway was given a big advantage so they could fight for the stage. A group of 20 got clear and as the end approached, five men broke away. It was eventually Sander Armée of Lotto-Soudal who got the better of Julian Alaphilippe and Alexey Lutsenko – both stage winners earlier in this Vuelta – to give his team their third victory of the race. Behind them, Fabio Aru went on the attack, almost as if to prove a...

Duration: 00:38:12


Stage 17 | Villadiego / Los Machucos | Vuelta a España 2017

9/6/2017
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Stage 17 of the Vuelta a España took the riders to previously uncharted territory and the steep Los Machucos climb. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes are at the top of the climb having completed their won battle with the steep, rough, partially-concrete road, albeit with four wheels rather than two. It was a dramatic day both in terms of the battle for the stage win and the race for the red jersey. Austrian Stefan Denifl gave Aqua Blue...

Duration: 00:30:20


Stage 16 | Circuito de Navarra / Logroño | Vuelta a España 2017

9/5/2017
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The Vuelta a España resumed after its rest day with an individual time trial from the motor racing circuit in Navarra to Logroño in Rioja. Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader’s red jersey by winning the stage ahead of Team Sunweb’s Wilco Kelderman and extending his overall lead on Vincenzo Nibali to almost two minutes. Lionel Birnie has rejoined the race, replacing Richard Moore, and he joins Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes to discuss the stage. We hear from Froome’s rest day press...

Duration: 00:43:00


Stage 15 | Alcala La Real / Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada | Vuelta a España 2017

9/3/2017
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Arguably the toughest stage of the Vuelta a España took the riders to 2,510 metres and a spectacular finish at Alto Hoya de Mora, Sierra Nevada. It was won by Miguel Angel Lopez who caught and passed Adam Yates, who had launched a long-range bid for victory, in the closing kilometres of the monster climb. The Cycling Podcast was at the summit and our stage 15 episode includes interviews with some of the stars of the day: Ilnur Zakarin, the Russian who moved up to third overall with a late...

Duration: 00:40:48


Stage 14 | Écija / Sierra de La Pandera | Vuelta a España 2017

9/2/2017
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The latest Cycling Podcast comes from the summit of La Pandera as the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España was won by Poland's Rafal Majka. Richard Moore and Fran Reyes report on Majka's victory and the battle behind between the overall favourites. Esteban Chaves, Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador all had a go but Chris Froome's red jersey didn't look to be in any danger. Of Froome's group it was the Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez who was most impressive, jumping away to finish second on the...

Duration: 00:36:21


Stage 6 | Villareal / Sagunt | Vuelta a España 2017

8/24/2017
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The hills of Valencia made for open, aggressive racing both in the pursuit of the stage win and the race for the leader’s red jersey. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the sixth stage from Villareal to Sagunt, which saw a Polish one-two at the finish. The honours went to Lotto-Soudal’s Tomas Marczynski, an old training partner of Fran’s, with Pawel Poljanski second. But behind them, Alberto Contador continued to look...

Duration: 00:36:57


Stage 5 | Benicassìm / Alcossebre | Vuelta a España 2017

8/23/2017
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The Cycling Podcast comes from the beach at Alcossebre, as holidaymakers enjoy a pre-dinner drink, and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes reflect on the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España. The stage finished with a steep climb which led to a slight reshuffle of the overall places, although Chris Froome of Team Sky retained the leader’s red jersey and stretched his overall advantage by eight seconds. Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko of Astana won the stage and was the strongest on the...

Duration: 00:41:17


Stage 4 | Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona | Vuelta a España 2017

8/22/2017
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The Vuelta a España reached Spanish soil after it’s opening few days in France and Andorra, and although there are few seasoned sprinters in the race, the peloton nevertheless brought everything back together in time for the finish. And it was the Italian Matteo Trentin who succeeded in giving Quick Step their second stage win of the race. They had hoped to lead him out for victory in Gruissan a couple of days ago but his team-mate Yves Lampaert took a flyer and ended up winning. Richard...

Duration: 00:40:18


Stage 3 | Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella | Vuelta a España 2017

8/21/2017
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The Vuelta a España headed from France into Andorra and the first serious climbs of the race. And it was no surprise to see a former Vuelta champion and the pre-race favourite right at the head of affairs. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes to discuss stage three of the race. The stage was won by Vincenzo Nibali, the 2010 Vuelta champion, but it was Chris Froome of Team Sky who applied all the...

Duration: 00:48:19


Stage 2 | Nîmes / Gruissan | Vuelta a España 2017

8/20/2017
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The wind blew across the south of France but the Vuelta a España peloton did not split although there was a change of race leadership at the finish in Gruissan. Although there were no breakaways, it was still a tense, nervous day in the peloton as no one wanted to get caught out if gaps started to open in the bunch. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes to review the racing, which resulted in a one-two for Quick...

Duration: 00:46:43


Stage 1 | Nîmes | Vuelta a España 2017

8/19/2017
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The Vuelta a España started in Nîmes in the south of France with a spectacular team time trial that took the riders through the Roman amphitheatre in the centre of the town. BMC Racing won the stage and put their Australian rider Rohan Dennis into the first red jersey of the race. In this episode, kicking off three weeks of coverage of the third grand tour of the season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes to discuss the opening stage....

Duration: 00:46:55


The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 15

8/15/2017
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August 15 | This month's Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, looks back at the recent racing, from the RideLondon Classique to the European championships and Crescent Vargarda team time trial and road race. From Sweden we hear from Anna van der Breggen, Hannah Barnes and Drops Cycling Team owner Bob Varney. There's also a feature on female sports directors and we speak to two: Donna Rae-Szalinski, who works for Wiggle-High5, and Rachel Heal, who is a sports...

Duration: 01:03:03


21. The transfer merry-go-round

8/9/2017
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August 9 | This episode of The Cycling Podcast is the final one before our daily coverage of the Vuelta a España begins on August 19. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the flurry of transfers as riders and teams confirmed their moves once the August 1 deadline passed. We also discuss Alberto Contador after he confirmed the Vuelta will be his final race before retirement. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.

Duration: 01:02:25


20. Post-Tour racing and the transfer window

8/1/2017
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August 1 | In this, our first episode since the end of the Tour de France, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are reunited with Daniel Friebe to discuss a busy week of racing. The San Sebastian Classic was won by Michal Kwiatkowski, one of Sky's Tour de France stars. The Pole added the Basque race to Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo, which he won in the spring. At the Ride London-Surrey Classic, Alexandre Kristoff made up for failing to win a Tour stage after a strong sprint in The Mall. And,...

Duration: 00:49:17


The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 14

7/24/2017
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This episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the summit of the Col d'Izoard and the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille as Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Lionel Birnie cover La Course. But was the innovative two-day format an improvement on the circuit race on the Champs-Élysées? We hear from the riders, including Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Lizzie Deignan, Megan Guarnier and the winner of both the mountain stage and the 'chase' time trial, Annemiek Van Vleuten. The Cycling Podcast Féminin...

Duration: 01:09:10

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