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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 Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore

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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.

    Service Course | One hour, three minutes and 59 seconds in the life of...

    Service Course | One hour, three minutes and 59 seconds in the life of...

    In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy and Tom speak to two holders of prestigious cycling world records. First up is Ashton Lambie, who at the time of recording is the current holder of the individual pursuit world record, and the first person to go under four minutes in that event. Ashton talks about living in an RV, not wanting to ride for a road team, bench pressing over 300lbs, coffee, bikes, and what to watch on Netflix.

    Next is Joss Lowden, the new hour record holder. Lizzy caught up with her at the British National Championships, she tells us that she actually broke that record riding one of Ashton’s old frames.

    Finally Tom chats to Anna Lawson, an ironman athlete, about the weird world of bikes used in those competitions, but more importantly her ride to COP26 in Glasgow and the ways that cycling can have a positive impact on climate change.

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Life in the Peloton – The retirement episode

    Life in the Peloton – The retirement episode

    So, this is it, retirement. Or, to put it another way, the longest off-season of my life. I've ridden my final race and in a few short weeks I will be officially retired from the professional peloton.

    When I made the decision that this would be my final season as a rider, I wanted to prepare myself for what comes next. And so, over the course of the year, as my mindset has changed and I've got closer to my final race, I spoke to some friends and former teammates about what to expect.

    In this episode, I speak to eight people who have all adjusted to retirement – some very recently, such as Tejay van Garderen, some longer ago like David Millar. Brett Lancaster, Andreas Klier and Robert Wagner have all stayed in the sport in some way, whereas Dom Rollin has gone in a completely different direction. I also speak to Grace Elvin and my good buddy Svein Tuft about the ups and downs of no longer being a pro athlete. What's it like to no longer be the best at something? How do we adjust to regular life? What can those who have gone before me tell me that can help me prepare for my own retirement?

    This is the final episode of Life in the Peloton for 2021. I hope you've enjoyed our season of shows. Thank you for all your support and kind comments and I'll see you on the road. I'm really looking forward to finding out what life outside the peloton has in store...

    Cheers,
    Mitch

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    Keep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.com

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    Theme music
    The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The four days of Pozzato

    The four days of Pozzato

    Richard Moore has been in the Veneto region of northern Italy experiencing the rebirth of racing in an area that is rich in cycling heritage.

    Richard joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to talk about the week's racing and riding.

    Filippo Pozzato, former Milan-Sanremo winner and Italian national champion, has created a new one-day race in his own image.

    The Giro del Veneto, first held in the 1920s but absent from the calendar for more than a decade, has returned and has been joined by the Veneto Classic and a gravel one-day race, the Serenissima.

    The Veneto region is also home to some of Italian cycling's most storied manufacturers, including Campagnolo and Sidi. But how does a new race fit into an already crowded Italian race calendar, what is the true potential for gravel racing, and what does it say about the current state of the sport in Italy?

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport




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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The 2022 Tour de France routes

    The 2022 Tour de France routes

    The routes for the 2022 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes were revealed in Paris so now the riders know what awaits them next July.

    The 109th edition of the men’s Tour will start on Friday, July 1 with a time trial in Copenhagen, followed by two stages in Denmark before a transfer back to France where the cobbles of the Hell of the North await. The serious climbing starts with La Super Planche des Belles Filles before Alpe d’Huez returns for the first time since 2018. The Tour will visit Hautacam in the Pyrenees before a time trial at Rocamadour.

    The first edition of the Tour de France Femmes will kick off with a stage in Paris on the same day the men’s Tour reaches the Champs-Élysées. Over the course of eight stages, the women will tackle gravel and climbs before the yellow jersey is decided on La Super Planche des Belles Filles.

    Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe dissect the routes, assess some of the culinary highlights and ask whether the sprinters will be forced to look elsewhere for opportunities.

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport.

    Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com 

    For 25% off all your SiS products, go to scienceinsport.com and enter the code SISCP25 at the checkout.

    This episode is sponsored by Noom, the psychology-based approach to getting people on track to eating healthier. Sign up for a trial and get psychology-based support to lose the weight for good at noom.com/cycle 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Podcast of the falling leaves

    Podcast of the falling leaves

    In the first of two episodes this week, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss Tadej Pogacar's victory at Il Lombardia, the fifth and final Monument of the season.

    There's also all the most recent cycling news, including Arnaud Demare's win at the end of a thrilling Paris-Tours, the latest transfers and the appointment of Marion Rousse as the director of the new Tour de France Femmes, which is launching in 2022.

    The podcast will return with Lionel Birnie later in the week to discuss the 2022 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes routes, which will be unveiled on Thursday.

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport.

    Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com





    For 25% off all your SiS products, go to scienceinsport.com and enter the code SISCP25 at the checkout.

    • 54 min
    Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 6 – Haverhill to Felixstowe

    Women’s Tour 2021: Stage 6 – Haverhill to Felixstowe

    That’s a wrap from the 2021 Women’s Tour. Join Rose Manley, Lionel Birnie and Lizzy Banks as they witness the conclusion of the final stage – the longest of the race – to Felixstowe.




    The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering and although there wasn’t a drop of rain in the air in the finishing straight the rainbow shone too.




    Elisa Balsamo, the recently-crowned world champion, finally grabbed a stage win for her Valcar team after going so close yesterday. We hear the reaction from Balsamo and her teammates.




    Lizzy’s recon included a trip on a ferry, we wrap up the stories from the day’s breakaway and the crash which marred the run-in before focussing on overall winner Demi Vollering. We hear from her SD Worx sports director Danny Stam.




    We also reveal who has won the Pédaleuse de Charme and Stacy Snyder’s beautiful hand-made cup and hear from Trixi  Worrack, who brought down the curtain on a long career today.




    We hope you have enjoyed this week’s coverage. Thanks to our producers Will Jones, Adam Bowie and Huw Owen. Also to Simon Gill, to Lionel’s mystery researcher and to Alasdair Lloyd-Jones and the social media team.




    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport.




    Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com 




    For 25% off all your SiS products, go to scienceinsport.com and enter the code SISCP25 at the checkout.




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    • 57 min

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