26 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.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast Eurosport

    • Sports
    • 4.7, 72 Ratings

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.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    'This f****** jersey's mine!': Lance Armstrong goes deep into the red at Luz Ardiden

    'This f****** jersey's mine!': Lance Armstrong goes deep into the red at Luz Ardiden

    Few Tour de France stages have caught the imagination quite like the day Lance Armstrong crashed on Luz Ardiden before fighting back for victory. We rewind to 2003 and the extraordinary centenary Tour tussle between Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.
    Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 33 min
    'Terrible! Unimaginable!' - The day Eddy Merckx's reign finally ended

    'Terrible! Unimaginable!' - The day Eddy Merckx's reign finally ended

    A desperate Eddy Merckx's seemingly indomitable grip on the Maillot Jaune was prised loose when Bernard Thévenet reeled in The Cannibal on the climb to Pra Loup at the 1975 Tour de France. We recall the punches, punctures and brutal controversy for Re-Cycle.
    Written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.
    Next week, it's time to revisit one of the all-time villains of cycling....
    Remember to subscribe, rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 32 min
    'I fell 70m off a mountain': When Van Est plunged off the Aubisque and Koblet was king

    'I fell 70m off a mountain': When Van Est plunged off the Aubisque and Koblet was king

    Felix Lowe remembers the first Dutchman to lead the Tour de France: Wim van Est, in 1951. But he crashed 70m into a Pyrenean ravine – and was lucky to escape with his life – before Pédaleur de Charme Hugo Koblet reigned supreme.
    Re-Cycle is narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 41 min
    ‘A whole world of sensations’: When Chozas conquered Chiappucci in Sestriere

    ‘A whole world of sensations’: When Chozas conquered Chiappucci in Sestriere

    Spaniard Eduardo Chozas denied Italy's Claudio Chiappucci in the Giro d'Italia's first ever summit finish in the ski resort of Sestriere in 1991 – 14 months before El Diablo soloed to victory on the same climb in one of the most magnificent breakaways in Tour de France history.
    Graham Willgoss narrates a story of two summit finishes. Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe and produced by Pete Burton.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min
    Glory and scandal at the Giro: The tragic tale of Marco Pantani

    Glory and scandal at the Giro: The tragic tale of Marco Pantani

    Marco Pantani's swashbuckling victory at Madonna di Campiglio in the 1999 Giro d'Italia should have been his crowning moment. Instead, the Italian was kicked out of the race while wearing the Maglia Rosa, ending the defence of his title and sending his career into freefall.
    We take a look back at Il Pirata’s tragic turning point. Written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 36 min
    Climbing with Crazy Heart: When Bitossi erupted on Mount Etna

    Climbing with Crazy Heart: When Bitossi erupted on Mount Etna

    We're back. After a brief hiatus, Re-Cycle returns for the first of three Giro d'Italia episodes. And with no racing at the moment, what better time to delve into cycling's rich history...
    We kick off with the story of Franco Bitossi. Felix Lowe remembers how the Italian rider with cardiac arrhythmia became the first to conquer Mount Etna in the 1967 Giro d’Italia. But questions remain over whether his psychological frailty cost him a Rainbow Jersey in an agonisingly close, famous finish.
    Please remember to subscribe, rate and review us on your podcast plafform of choice.

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Karlos the Wolds Goat ,

Real Quality if your like your cycling history 👍

More please !!!

Stevemeyerhoff ,

Great podcast

these podcasts are excellent. A real trip down memory lane which provides a snippet of bygone races which make the events we watch today what they are. Superb 👍🏻

Ribble 872 ,

Excellent listen

This podcast ticks all boxes for me as an historian (albeit a garden historian) and a keen cyclist. It’s just a really interesting listen and very enjoyable. I love it keep it coming.

Top Podcasts In Sports

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Eurosport