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The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics.

Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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.

The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie

To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/)

The Cycling Podcast The Cycling Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

The Cycling Podcast – daily insight and analysis of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Classics.

Join journalists Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie – 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.

The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie

To support The Cycling Podcast, subscribe as a Friend of the Podcast and listen to more than 50 episodes. Subscribe at thecyclingpodcast.com (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/)

    Press Conference | Giro d’Italia 2022

    Press Conference | Giro d’Italia 2022

    It’s the rest day and Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie have been in Abruzzo staying at a vineyard with a pair of jacuzzi pools in the garden.



    Rest assured, the press conference episode was not recorded in the jacuzzi. We tackle some of the questions sent in by listeners and we also hear the accounts of the opening week of the Giro d’Italia from our three diarists in the peloton – Pavel Sivakov of Ineos Grenadiers, James Knox of Quick Step and Ben Zwiehoff of Bora-Hansgrohe.




    Our Giro d’Italia coverage resumes with stage 10 on Tuesday.




    AMARATERRA

    Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/





    Giro dei Vini

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


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kilometre 0 – The duel, part 2

    Kilometre 0 – The duel, part 2

    We left the story of the 2012 Giro d'Italia on the eve of the Stelvio stage on the penultimate day of the race with the destiny of the maglia rosa still delicately poised.

    Ryder Hesjedal had trimmed Joaquim Rodriguez's lead at Alpe de Pampeago and just needed to keep the Spaniard on a leash to stand a great chance of becoming the first Canadian grand tour winner in the final time trial in Milan.

    In this episode we again here from the team's boss Jonathan Vaughters, rookie sports director Charly Wegelius and Hesjedal's right-hand man in the Garmin-Barracuda team Christian Vande Velde about a Giro decided by just a few seconds and the aftermath of the race.

    Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens. Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com

    The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

    • 29 min
    Stage 9 | Isernia – Blockhaus | Giro d’Italia 2022

    Stage 9 | Isernia – Blockhaus | Giro d’Italia 2022

    The first of the Giro d’Italia’s big mountain stages to Blockhaus shuffled the general classification but kept the race very much alive.




    Join Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie as they assess the winners and losers from stage nine. Who bounded up the stairs three at a time and who pressed the button for the basement in the elevator? Who scaled the ladders and who slipped down the snakes?




    We also visited a key sight in the 1860s unification of Italy, we heard from one of the stars from the breakaway and asked what the leading GC teams weigh up when deciding which riders should and shouldn’t be allowed to get up the road.




    AMARATERRA

    Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/





    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Daniel and Lionel will be answering your Giro d’Italia questions during Monday’s Press Conference episode. Ask us anything by sending us a voice note to us at contact@thecyclingpodcast.com by Sunday night. Please keep your questions to 60 seconds so we can answer as many as possible.




    Giro dei Vini

    To order the Selezione Simpatica, head to DVine Cellars.




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


    Supersapiens

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



    Science in Sport

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


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    MAAP

    The Cycling Podcast has a new collaboration with MAAP. We will be launching a MAAp + The Cycling Podcast jersey later in the summer but before we reveal the details of that see: maap.cc



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    The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

    • 56 min
    Stage 8 | Napoli – Napoli | Giro d’Italia 2022

    Stage 8 | Napoli – Napoli | Giro d’Italia 2022

    Join Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie in Napoli, the home of pizza and Ciro Scognamiglio, as they recap stage eight of the Giro d’Italia.




    We discuss a second Giro stage win for a breakaway specialist ten years after his first. Which rider is developing a reputation for riding grand tours as if they were a giant game of snakes and ladders. And can it ever be said that an aggressive, attacking rider performed poorly?




    Daniel and Lionel also visited the ancient city of Pompeii, sampled the perfect Neopolitan pizza and look ahead to tomorrow’s stage to Blockhaus.




    AMARATERRA

    Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/





    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Daniel and Lionel will be answering your Giro d’Italia questions during Monday’s Press Conference episode. Ask us anything by sending us a voice note to us at contact@thecyclingpodcast.com by Sunday night. Please keep your questions to 60 seconds so we can answer as many as possible.




    Giro dei Vini

    To order the Selezione Simpatica, head to DVine Cellars.




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


    Supersapiens

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



    Science in Sport

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


    MAAP

    The Cycling Podcast has a new collaboration with MAAP. We will be launching a MAAp + The Cycling Podcast jersey later in the summer but before we reveal the details of that see: maap.cc



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    Friends of the Podcast

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    The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

    • 58 min
    Stage 7 | Diamante – Potenza | Giro d’Italia 2022

    Stage 7 | Diamante – Potenza | Giro d’Italia 2022

    The first of a trilogy of difficult stages in the Giro d’Italia  took the riders from Diamante to Potenza. Join Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie outside the busy Barmacia as they unpick the stage and explain who the powerful diamond of the day was.




    We dissect the stage and look ahead to Saturday’s race in Napoli with Blockhaus looming on the horizon on Sunday. We hear from Hugh Carthy, the leader of the EF Education-EasyPost team about his Giro so far and what he expects from these three stages. Patrick Gamper of Bora-Hansgrohe explains how the team plans to support their quartet of potential general classification contenders.




    There’s a guest appearance from Ciro Scognamiglio about authentic Neopolitan pizza, the Giro del Bufalo, plus classification corner.




    AMARATERRA

    Amaraterra provide our theme song, Cozze, and other music for The Cycling Podcast’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia. Their Bandcamp page is here: https://amaraterra.bandcamp.com/





    PRESS CONFERENCE

    Daniel and Lionel will be answering your Giro d’Italia questions during Monday’s Press Conference episode. Ask us anything by sending us a voice note to us at contact@thecyclingpodcast.com by Sunday night. Please keep your questions to 60 seconds so we can answer as many as possible.




    Giro dei Vini

    To order the Selezione Simpatica, head to DVine Cellars.




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


    Supersapiens

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



    Science in Sport

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


    MAAP

    The Cycling Podcast has a new collaboration with MAAP. We will be launching a MAAp + The Cycling Podcast jersey later in the summer but before we reveal the details of that see: maap.cc



    NordVPN

    This episode is also supported by NordVPN. Go to www.nordvpn.com/tcp or use the promo code TCP to get a big discount off a two-year subscription to protect your data when you’re online at home or abroad.


    Friends of the Podcast

    Sign up as a Friend of the Podcast at thecyclingpodcast.com to listen to more than 60 exclusive episodes.


    The Cycling Podcast is on Strava


    The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

    • 1 hr
    Kilometre 0 – The duel, part 1

    Kilometre 0 – The duel, part 1

    This is the tenth anniversary of one of the closest grand tours of all-time, decided by just 16 seconds after a two-week tussle between two very different riders.

    The Canadian Ryder Hesjedal and the Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez took turns wearing the maglia roas as if they were playing a game of pass the parcel. It was an intriguing clash of styles too – the patient diesel versus the jack-in-the-box.

    In this two-part Kilometre 0, Lionel Birnie speaks to the boss of the Garmin-Barracuda team Jonathan Vaughters, first-time sports director Charly Wegelius, and one of the key support riders Christian Vande Velde about how they pulled it off. Just a few months earlier the team had almost ceased to exist and yet after a steady start in Copenhagen and a great team time trial when the race reached Italy they found themselves in the mix.

    Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Supersapiens. Supersapiens is a continuous glucose monitoring system that helps you make the right fuelling choices. See supersapiens.com

    The Cycling Podcast was founded in 2013 by Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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I started listening about 3 months ago and love it! The presenters are knowledgeable and the pieces on food and technology as well as cycling are great! Way more enjoyable thank other cycling podcasts

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