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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.

    Tour de France preview

    Tour de France preview

    In our final episode before the Tour de France Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and François Thomazeau preview the race before the Grand Départ in Brittany this weekend.

    Mark Cavendish is one of several surprise selections – we discuss his late inclusion in the Deceuninck-Quick-step team at the expense of Sam Bennett.

    We also look ahead to stage one, asking who that will suit – Daniel picks 18 candidates. We unveil our four audio diarists – two Belgians, a Brit and an Australian, riding for Belgian, South African and French teams. 

    And we look back at some of last weekend's national road race championships.

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

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Life in the Peloton – Simon Mottram

    Life in the Peloton – Simon Mottram

    For this episode of Life in the Peloton, I chatted to Simon Mottram, who founded Rapha back in 2004. I was really interested to hear what drove him to start the company and particularly his comment that Rapha is not a clothing company, it's a cycling company.

    Simon's passion for cycling shines through and it's fair to say that Rapha has changed the way we think about style on the bike. As you probably know my team, EF Education-Nippo, wears Rapha kit and so I wanted to find out more about the man who puts the jerseys on our backs.

    Cheers,
    Mitch

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

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    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.

    • 46 min
    An eye on the Tour de France

    An eye on the Tour de France

    We are looking ahead to the Tour de France in this week's episode as we review the recent racing in Switzerland, Slovenia and Belgium.

    The Tour is set to be a fascinating battle between the collective strength of Ineos Grenadiers and the individual talents of Tadej Pogačar, the defending champion, and Primoz Roglič.

    This week we also hear from Pavel Sivakov, the young Franco-Russian who returned to racing in Switzerland after crashing out of the Giro d'Italia. 

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

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    This episode is sponsored by beer club Beer52. To try a case of eight delicious beers for only the £5.95 cost of postage, go to: www.beer52.com/Cycle If you order before July 13th you’ll get two extra beers totally free. 

    • 58 min
    Not too Chabbey

    Not too Chabbey

    In June's episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Rose Manley, Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore discuss all the recent racing, and we hear from Tour de Suisse stage winner Elise Chabbey of Canyon/SRAM.

    There's also an interview with one of the strongest performers of the season, Pauliena Rooijakkers of Liv Racing.

    And we meet the winner of the world's biggest gravel race, Unbound. Lauren De Crescenzo is a former professional who suffered a terrible crash in 2016, then last year broke the Everesting world record, and meanwhile works as an epidemiologist.

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

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Movie Stars

    Movie Stars

    Film club returns to The Cycling Podcast as Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore review The Least Expected Day, series two of Netflix's fly-on-the-wall Movistar documentary.

    We discuss the latest racing, including Richie Porte's victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné and what it means for the Tour de France.

    And we hear from Ian Boswell, last week's guest host and winner at the weekend of Unbound, arguably the world's most important gravel race.

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

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





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




    This episode is sponsored by beer club Beer52. To try a case of eight delicious beers for only the £5.95 cost of postage, go to: www.beer52.com/Cycle If you order before July 13th you’ll get two extra beers totally free. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas

    Richard Moore is joined by former professional Ian Boswell and François Thomazeau for this week's episode as we discuss the Critérium du Dauphiné, look back on the Giro d'Italia and discuss the implications for cycling of the week's biggest story in sport, tennis player Naomi Osaka's decision not to participate in press conferences and to withdraw from the French Open.




    Is the Dauphiné a little "decaffeinated" in the absence of Primoz Roglič and Tadej Pogačar? Would a "mystery time trial" at the Tour de France work? And could Geraint Thomas bounce back from his disappointing performance on stage 4. The answer to this last question was yes, because while we were recording he won stage 5.




    Ian and François talk about the stories that grabbed them at the Giro and in the final part we discuss athletes' obligations, press conferences and mental health.




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




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





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

    This episode is supported by Pact Coffee. Enter the code CYCLEPOD at the checkout to get £5 off your first bag of coffee.




    To listen to Ian's interview with Peter Kennaugh, which Richard mentions in the episode, it is episode 31 in his Breakfast with Boz series. 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
657 Ratings

657 Ratings

yoga.aha ,

Fantastico

I like the word play and metaphors used often to describe the events gong on in cycling. The intelligence sometimes conveyed by all involved is appreciated, especially from a bunch of fellow alcoholics.... Thanks! Chiro is way too Nationalist, and rarely says anything of substance, no? Ah, but maybe he speaks for the sands of time.... . Lionel has an excellent robot voice! I miss Lionel being at the Giro.

Send Italy your old Super 8 cameras! Queen stage? More like Queens of the Stone Age Stage.... Chiro you should be ashamed of your country.

16Briglou ,

Kilometer 0

No.66 was excellent, I learned a lot

CerveloGuyNH ,

An absence makes the podcast better

With Lionel being unavailable, I’ve found this podcast to become considerably better. As a sports journalist, I find his “I don’t do speculation,” to be rather annoying and tiring. Sports journalism primarily does 2 things - report on the event & speculate as to what comes next. He’s also on a bit of a high horse re doping in cycling and doesn’t seem to put it into the context of the time. Suffice to say the quality of the coverage w/o Debbie Downer is vastly improved.

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