Eurosport's lead cycling commentator Carlton Kirby presents a weekly guide to everything that's NOT happening in the sport this year, with stories and reflections from his 25 years in the gantry. Hosted by Duncan Steer
12. The Tour de France
Carlton reflects on some of the highlights of the 2020 Tour route, outlines his views on monks, nouvelle cuisine, trucker's cafes, certain grapes and Hugh Scully, drives round in circles with Sean Kelly, opens and closes an 80s disco, makes women cry,...
11. The Bonus Episode
Our guide to the year's cancelled/postponed cycle races continues with trips to Austria, Slovenia and Holland. We discuss Carlton's rivals for the Telegraph cycling book award and look forward to our June 24 live online show. (More info at...
10. Tour de Suisse
The Tour de Suisse is traditionally one of the last big races before the Tour de France. Continuing our discussion of 2020's cancelled/postponed races continues, Eurosport bon viveur Carlton Kirby discusses why riding up Swiss mountains is easier than...
9. Criterium du Dauphine
The week-long stage race in the French Alps is a traditional appetiser for the Tour de France for both riders and spectators: Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome (three times) have all won the Dauphine on their way to winning the Tour....
8. Giro d'Italia, Week 3
It's the final week of the (postponed) Giro, so we head into the mountains to ask: what did Carlton suggest when the race organisers asked him how they could improve the race? Does Sean Kelly get a better hotel room than everyone else? Why is Carlton...
7. Giro d'Italia Week 2
Our guide to the year's cancelled/postponed bike races continues. This week, Week 2 of the Giro, taking us along the Adriatic coast. We talk Marco Pantani, disappointing museums, the pros and cons of seafood, Sean Kelly's enthusiasm for pizza, the cave...
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A national treasure
Carlton has an anecdote for every situation. Like all the best sports broadcasters, this is much as about the joys of life as it is about cycling.
Silly, distracting and infromative
Throughout this series, the laughter of Carlton rings through. His infectious half glass full style will have your cycling memories flooding back.
Carlton and friend were great again but the list of places he will be banned from increases from podcast to podcast. Liked the ‘Allo ‘Allo bit but why does Rob Hatch remind me of the Gendarme when he commentates. 😂