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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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    • 4.7 • 1.7K Ratings

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.

    Kilometre 0 – The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

    Kilometre 0 – The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

    In our third episode of Kilometre 0 from the Giro d'Italia we revisit a classic sports book, The Miracle of Castel di Sangro. Stage 9 of the Giro will roll out of a small town in the Abruzzo mountains: the scene in 1996 of the "miracle" of Castel di Sangro winning promotion to Italy's second top division, Serie B.When he read about this unlikely story, Joe McGinniss, a  celebrated American writer, decided to go and live in Castel di Sangro to document life in Serie B. Little could McGinniss have known the tumult, drama and tragedy he would witness. And little could Castel di Sangro have known how involved the American writer would become in the town and its football club.McGinniss died in 2014 but in this episode we hear from his widow, Nancy Doherty. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens

    • 35 min
    Stage 6 | Grotte di Frasassi - Ascoli Piceno (San Giacomo) | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Stage 6 | Grotte di Frasassi - Ascoli Piceno (San Giacomo) | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Another cold and wet day at the Giro d'Italia saw a win for one of our audio diarists, Gino Mader, only 24 hours after losing his team leader, Mikel Landa, who crashed out on Wednesday.

    In the latest episode Richard and Daniel discuss the stage and the new man in pink, Attila Valter, who we hear from. There's another audio diary from James Knox, Gianni Savio is back discussing tactics and Caleb Ewan confesses his ignorance of Italian geography.

    On the day he lost the pink jersey, we also hear from Alessandro De Marchi's teammate and roommate, Alex Dowsett, and talk about the imminent return of Tom Dumoulin with George Bennett and Addy Engels.

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens and Science in Sport

    • 55 min
    Stage 5 | Modena - Cattolica | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Stage 5 | Modena - Cattolica | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Stage five of the Giro d'Italia was one for the sprinters but it was marred by a series of nasty crashes that saw one of the favourites, Mikel Landa, have to pull out of the race – we hear from his sports director, Franco Pellizotti.

    In this episode we speak to another of the crash victims and the previous day's winner, Joe Dombrowski, and to Simon Yates' director, Matt White. There's another instalment from our diarist, James Knox, and Daniel and Richard pay a visit to another Marco Pantani memorial, the marble near Imola.

    Finally, we explore the myth of Italy's most popular rock star, Vasco Rossi, in the company of Daniel Oss and Giovanni Aleotti.

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

    • 54 min
    Kilometre 0 – Remco, the reboot

    Kilometre 0 – Remco, the reboot

    Remco Evenepoel returned to racing at the Giro d'Italia, after nine months out with injury, and finished 7th in the opening time trial. What can we expect from Evenepoel, the 21-year-old Belgian phenomenon? Nobody seems to know, not even his Deceuninck-Quick-Step teammate Pieter Serry. We hear from Serry, from Jan-Pieter De Vlieger of Het Nieuwsblad and Renaat Schotte of Sporza.We also ask whether the top riders need racing to prepare for their major targets, speaking to Joe Dombrowski, Larry Warbasse, Pavel Sivakov, Team Bike Exchange sports director Matt White and Egan Bernal's coach, Xabier Artetxe. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens, the only real time energy management system for athletes. 

    • 28 min
    Stage 4 | Piacenza - Sestola | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Stage 4 | Piacenza - Sestola | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Joe Dombrowski took the win at Sestola on stage four of the Giro d'Italia and The Cycling Podcast were there to witness a career best performance by a rider we've followed since our (and his) early days.


    On this first day in the mountains there were some skirmishes among the overall contenders, too. We hear in tonight's episode from Nicki Sorensen, sports director at Israel Start-up Nation whose Italian veteran, Alessandro De Marchi, was second on the stage to take over the pink jersey of race leader.


    There's an interview with Matt Winston, sports director at Team DSM, and Hugh Carthy, who had a good day in his fight for the overall. And there are updates from our two audio diarists, James Knox and Gino Mader.


    The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens, the only real time energy management system for athletes, and Science in Sport. For 25% off all your SiS products go to scienceinsport.com.

    • 47 min
    Stage 3 | Biella - Canale | Giro d’Italia 2021

    Stage 3 | Biella - Canale | Giro d’Italia 2021

    There was an upset at the Giro d'Italia for the second successive day, with Taco van der Hoorn outwitting the peloton, and we continue our coverage of the race with an interview with his sports director, Valerio Piva.

    We also hear from Matt White, the Team Bike Exchange sports director whose leader, Simon Yates, is one of the race favourites. Will we see him at the front on stage four? It's a tough, hilly day, and White expects a cagey stage for the overall contenders, though he can see a different rider in the pink jersey of leader, which is currently worn by Filippo Ganna.

    Finally, and with The Cycling Podcast having stayed overnight at the sight of a memorial to Marco Pantani, Daniel runs through his top 10 Pantani monuments.

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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Fylde Falcon ,

Intelligent Banter, Analysis & Chemistry

All good programmes, whether on television or radio, require good chemistry to make the viewer/listener feel a part of the conversation. Such chemistry appears effortless and also bestows the presenters with authenticity.
The triumvirate that is the Cycling Podcast deliver on all fronts and their easy conversational style, allied to a keen and appreciative understanding of the complexities of pro cycling makes this my favourite sports podcast.

disiullisoned ,

Brilliant

Best sports podcast around.

Enrique H 45 ,

Needs condensing

RM is a brilliant print journalist and the content here is spot on but it just rambles a bit and needs a bit of focus. My car journeys just aren’t long enough.

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