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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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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.

    Explore | Escape From Lockdown

    Explore | Escape From Lockdown

    Explore returns with Escape From Lockdown, an episode celebrating the simple joy of riding a bike.

    The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to explore the world on two wheels. Most of the world has experienced lockdown or travel restrictions of some sort and we've all been tethered to home more than usual.

    For this episode, four riders took advantage of loosening restrictions to go cycling and they ended up enjoying four very different adventures. The result is an hour or so of pure escapism.

    We'll travel from coast to coast in northern England with Felicity Cloake, join Richard Moore as he tackles his first 100-mile ride in years, go bikepacking and outdoor camping with Ian Boswell and his wife Gretchen, and scale the 1,909m ascent of Mont Ventoux with Hannah Troop and her friend Ollie.

    Explore by The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380202581659&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J7G2ra602YMYZqDwtZhcDbU9KrM5UHMZkx5My5P7fzatR-dPvNU_-BoCyFEQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) .

    HANNAH TROOP'S VOYAGE TO VENTOUX
    Where was your ride?
    Montpellier train station to the top of Mont Ventoux and back again... more or less
    How long was it?
    Day one: 160km
    Day two: 70km
    Day three: 93km
    When was it?
    October 8-10
    Who were you riding with?
    My friend Ollie
    What bike were you riding?
    My Cannondale Evo
    What was the terrain like?
    Mainly road but Komoot took us over some amazing gravel too
    What are you most glad you took with you?
    Hannah: A pair of Vibram-soled trainers that could be rolled up easily, and so fit into my handlebar bag without taking up too much room. Also the Rapha Explore down jacket, which packs down into a small bag so doesn't take up a lot of room, but it's so nice to have warm and comfy clothing to change into at the end of a long day on the bike
    Ollie: Backpack
    Hannah: I will not accept this answer, I said to Ollie that if he ever came cycling with me again while wearing that backpack, I'd take it off him and burn it. This was explained to him about 155km into the first day of riding, while I was carrying it up a 3km climb that was ramping up to 12%!

    What do you wish you'd not left behind?
    Hannah: The outbound route for my Garmin...LOL! And the Garmin mount for the other bike. If there's more than one of you it's great if you can both see the route. It's a huge help having someone else share the navigation. It just lessens the load on your brain once you become fatigued, and it's always good to have two pairs of eyes checking that you're heading in the right direction
    Ollie: Chamois cream
    Hannah: Can I add another question? What do you wish you'd left behind? Ollie's 8kg rucksack. Frame bags are definitely the way to go. Cycling with that much weight on your back just makes things so much more hard work. It also means you get a lot more saddlesore.
    Highlight?
    Hannah: Has to be ascending Mont Ventoux and reaching the top of a mountain that has so much cycling history encapsulated within its slopes. Taking it all in, while having two hours of being inside your mind and body, experiencing your body go through moments of feeling strong and then moments of struggle. It's a wonderful moment that holds many parallels to life, especially after this year. It was a lovely, albeit hard, moment for reflection
    Ollie: Descending Mont Ventoux with my partner in crime
    Lowlight?
    Hannah: Spectacularly bonking on the third day, while carrying Ollie's 8kg rucksack...
    Ollie: The nappy rash

    Hannah and Ollie stayed at La Ferme des Belugues (https://www.lafermedesbelugues.com/) cou

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Life in the Peloton – Svein Tuft turns the mic on Mitch

    Life in the Peloton – Svein Tuft turns the mic on Mitch

    In the final episode of the Life in the Peloton for this year, Mitch Docker is back on the other side of the mic with his friend and former Orica-Scott teammate Svein Tuft asking the questions.

    Find out about Mitch's school days and how he completed a year's worth of art coursework in a couple of days, his early racing days and how he got started on the road to the World Tour with the Drapac development team.

    We started working with Mitch at the start of the year, when Lionel Birnie interviewed him outside a busy bar in Girona for The Cycling Podcast. That episode can be found here (https://audioboom.com/posts/7483671-a-trip-to-girona-to-meet-mitch-docker) and together with this one provide the perfect bookends to the season.

    We're delighted to confirm that Life in the Peloton will return to The Cycling Podcast in 2021.

    Life in the Peloton 2020 playlist (https://audioboom.com/playlists/4630938-life-in-the-peloton-with-mitch-docker)

    Keep in touch with Life in the Peloton

    Keep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)

    Life in the Peloton shop
    Check out my range of Life in the Peloton merchandise on our Etsy store too, from beanies and caps to embroidered tees, logo tees and much more. Visit the Etsy store. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifeinthePeloton)

    Or follow on social media:
    Instagram: @lifeinthepeloton (https://www.instagram.com/lifeinthepeloton/)
    Twitter: @lifeinthepelo (https://twitter.com/lifeinthepelo)

    Theme music
    The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Press conference, part two

    Press conference, part two

    After listeners sent in a flood of questions we split our post-Grandest Tour press conference over two episodes. This is part two.

    Next question please...

    Our supporters
    The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380272393106&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA17P9BRB2EiwAMvwNyG7LjjUiFXEIJY-HBSKJfyR50-5sKP0zagY3v2vOS6h34Gkoif7WahoCPsAQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport

    For 25% off all your Science in Sport products enter the discount code SISCP25 at scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/)

    This episode is also sponsored by Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/) . Get 50% off your first HelloFresh box and 35% off your next three with the code CYCLING

    Further listening
    Meet Orla Chennaoui. Exclusively for Friends of the Podcast, Richard talks to Orla about a career that has taken her from traffic news to grand tours. To listen, sign up as a Friend of the Podcast at thecyclingpodcast.com/join (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/join)

    The Cycling Podcast Féminin features Lizzy Banks, Lisa Brennauer and Elisa Longo Borghini. Out now

    The last episode of Life in the Peloton for 2020 sees Mitch Docker answering questions put by his friend and former teammate Svein Tuft. Out on Wednesday

    Explore returns with an episode called Escape from Lockdown celebrating the sheer joy of going for a bike ride. Out on Friday

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Press conference, part one

    Press conference, part one

    We received so many questions for the press conference that we have decided to split it across two episodes. Part two will be out next week.

    In this episode, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe tackle questions sent in by listeners. We also put your questions to our Grandest Tour guest hosts François Thomazeau, Lizzy Banks and Ian Boswell.

    So, without further ado, first question please...

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380272393106&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA17P9BRB2EiwAMvwNyG7LjjUiFXEIJY-HBSKJfyR50-5sKP0zagY3v2vOS6h34Gkoif7WahoCPsAQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport

    For 25% off all your Science in Sport products enter the discount code SISCP25 at scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/)

    This episode is supported by Stitch Fix, the online stylist that takes the stress out of clothes shopping. To get started go to Stitchfix.co.uk/Cycling (https://www.stitchfix.co.uk/?utm_source=cycling&utm_content=UKpodcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=podcast|null|all|gn|prospecting|host|all|UK|cycling)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November | Brennauer, Banks and Longo Borghini

    The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November | Brennauer, Banks and Longo Borghini

    The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore, takes a look back at the recent races, discusses a controversial finish at Driedaagse De Panne, some interesting tactics at the Tour of Flanders and the late, late show at the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge, which finally ended the season.

    There are interviews with the winner in Madrid, Lisa Brennauer, Italian champion Elisa Longo Borghini and Leah Thomas, who discusses her move to Movistar. Lizzy Banks, a former teammate of Thomas's at the ill-fated Équipe Paule-Ka, has also moved, to Ceratizit-WNT, and we hear from her.

    Finally, Hannah Ludwig, of Canyon-SRAM, tells us about her 1,000km ride from Brittany back home to Germany after the Tour de Bretagne was cancelled.

    The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by iwoca (https://www.iwoca.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=1905711499&ad_group=72226008204&target_id=kwd-42576349472&creative=380272393106&match_type=e&device=c&ad_position=&network=g&feed_item_id=&device_b=desktop&network_b=search&interest_location=&click_location=9046030&keyword=iwoca&device_model=&placement=&placement_cat=&gclid=CjwKCAiA17P9BRB2EiwAMvwNyG7LjjUiFXEIJY-HBSKJfyR50-5sKP0zagY3v2vOS6h34Gkoif7WahoCPsAQAvD_BwE) and Science in Sport

    For 25% off all your Science in Sport products enter the discount code SISCP25 at scienceinsport.com
    (http://scienceinsport.com/)

    This episode is sponsored by Harry's. To claim a trial set for just £3.95 head to http://harrys.com/CYCLE.

    It is also sponsored by Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/) . Get 50% off your first HelloFresh box and 35% off your next three with the code CYCLING

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Grandest Tour stage 33: It's a wrap

    The Grandest Tour stage 33: It's a wrap

    After five weeks, spanning the Giro d’Italia, classics and Vuelta a España, our daily coverage of ‘The Grandest Tour’ comes to an end with Ian Boswell, Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore discussing the final stage of the Vuelta in Madrid and the efforts made by organisers, teams and riders to successfully stage so many races in the middle of a global pandemic.

    We hear from our audio diarists Mitch Docker and Nick Schultz and check in with Daniel Friebe, our man in Madrid, who argues that for sustained interest and drama this year’s Vuelta edged the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

    The Cycling Podcast is supported by iwoca and Science in Sport

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Binnnsy ,

Awesome

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

KickitinthegutsTrev ,

This is an incredible food podcast that dabbles in pro cycling

I’m addicted to this podcast because I like cycling and food. I will never drink a cappuccino after 11:20 and it’s all thanks to these guys. My wife can’t stand them though and can’t wait for a grand tour to end so it’s five stars from me and none from her

Dirty_Nomad ,

The weekly highlight

Listening to the lads is always an absolute highlight and a brilliant way to catch up on pro cycling low down with some quality authenticity thrown in. Bravo chaps

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