51 episodes

Welcome to Re-Cycle, by Eurosport – a retrospective series on the most compelling, the most controversial and the most extraordinary riders and races in cycling history. Written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.


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Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast Eurosport

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Welcome to Re-Cycle, by Eurosport – a retrospective series on the most compelling, the most controversial and the most extraordinary riders and races in cycling history. Written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.


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    Re-Cycle: Pippa York and the 'Stolen Vuelta'

    Re-Cycle: Pippa York and the 'Stolen Vuelta'

    In 1985 and 1986, mercurial climber Philippa York twice came one step away from becoming Britain’s first Grand Tour winner – only for a combination of bad luck, mismanagement, Machiavellian machinations and team alliances to thwart her. We remember how the Scot fell short of glory in controversial circumstances.
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
     
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    • 53 min
    When Federico Bahamontes gifted the 1957 Vuelta to rival Jesus Lorono

    When Federico Bahamontes gifted the 1957 Vuelta to rival Jesus Lorono

    In this episode of Re-Cycle, we re-count when Federico Bahamontes blew a 16-minute lead to hand his big rival Jesús Loroño the yellow jersey on a plate
    It was one of cycling's bitterest rivalries and that fateful Vuelta 1957 took things to a new level. 
    But there’s much more than there seems to a story that blends social, political, economic, sporting and personal conflict.
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
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    • 44 min
    When Rudi Altig defied teammate Jacques Anquetil to win the 1962 title

    When Rudi Altig defied teammate Jacques Anquetil to win the 1962 title

    In this episode of Re-Cycle, we re-count the time Rudi Altig defied teammate Jacques Anquetil to win the 1962 Vuelta.
     
    Frenchman Jacques Anquetil entered the 1962 Vuelta a España aiming to become the first rider in history to win all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.
     
    But the time trial specialist was beaten at his own game by his young teammate, who became Germany’s first ever Grand Tour winner.
     
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
     
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    • 33 min
    When Floyd Landis did the impossible on the road to Morzine

    When Floyd Landis did the impossible on the road to Morzine

    In this episode of Re-Cycle, we look back on a ride that really was too good to be true.
    A day after handing the initiative to Oscar Pereiro for a second time following an implosion at La Toussuire, Floyd Landis turned the 2006 Tour upside down.
    Going clear on the first of five climbs 120km from Stage 17’s finish, Landis blew his rivals away with an unbelievable solo win in Morzine to revive his yellow jersey bid.
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
     
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    • 48 min
    Eros Poli's historic Mont Ventoux attack: How some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory

    Eros Poli's historic Mont Ventoux attack: How some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory

    In this episode of Re-Cycle, we’re riding with Eros Poli, a man famous for being the tallest rider in the peloton as well as finishing last in the Giro d’Italia, while also piloting Mario Cipollini to multiple stage wins. Then, on a sweltering day in the Tour de France, Poli went on the attack en route to Mont Ventoux. Here’s the story of how some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory up and over the Beast of Provence.
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
     
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    • 45 min
    Abdel-Kader Zaaf: The trailblazing Algerian who rose above racism to outsmart and out-earn his legendary contemporaries

    Abdel-Kader Zaaf: The trailblazing Algerian who rose above racism to outsmart and out-earn his legendary contemporaries

    Sunstroke and a bottle of wine made Abdel-Kader Zaaf a household name at the 1950 Tour after he passed out on his bike then, in a daze, rode back towards the peloton. A year later, the Algerian trailblazer finished last after launching the move that ended the grieving Fausto Coppi’s bid for yellow. Felix Lowe remembers a man who blurred the lines between myth and reality, between patronising praise and casual racism.
    Re-Cycle is narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.
     
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

frednago ,

Bring it back

Miss this show, really hope they bring it back! Glorious cycling history brought back to life.

Enrique H 45 ,

Just what I wanted

Really well presented and written. Perfect amount of detail, quotation and moves along at a decent pace. They have all been excellent.

Luky Starr ,

Can’t listen any more!

I had been listening through gritted teeth for a while because overall it’s pretty well written but I just can’t listen to Tirreno being pronounced TeeRennow, Nibali KneeBali, and the Maglia Rosa as Rossa any more. Sorry

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