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The Cycling Podcast
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 is supported by Rapha (https://rapha.cc) and Science in Sport (http://scienceinsport.com/).
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In the final episode from the Vuelta a España we hear reactions to the race from a range of riders, from debutants Carl Fredrik Hagen and Will Barta, to Sepp Kuss, a stage winner and teammate to the overall winner, Sam Bewley, Willie Smit, Tim Declercq, Ben O’Connor, Dylan Teuns, Lawson Craddock and Kiel Reijnen.Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Orla Chennaoui discuss the three weeks of the race and pick out their highlights and we have the final instalments from our two audio diarists, Nick Schultz and James Knox. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSFREE Case of BEER for Listeners of The Cycling PodcastAs a thank you for being a listener of The Cycling Podcast, our friends at Beer52 want to give you a FREE case of craft beer. The UK's No. 1 Beer Club, Beer52 is giving listeners an exclusive deal which includes 8 craft beers, a tasty snack and their 100-page award-winning magazine, Ferment for FREE (+£4.95 postage). Discover incredible small-batch craft beers from the world's greatest breweries. GET TWO FREE if you claim within the next 2 weeks!After redeeming your first case, you'll be signed up for a monthly Beer52 subscription (£24/m). No commitment, pause or cancel at anytime.   Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.This episode is sponsored by Beer52. To get a free case of 8 beers (paying only £4.95 for postage) go to http://www.beer52.com/cycling. Each month Beer52 deliver a case with a different theme. They have ranged from Germany to Korea, Norway to South Africa, and California to Finland. But they haven’t forgotten their roots. As an independent UK company Beer52 are also passionate about the UK craft beer scene. Sign up within the next two weeks and get two extra beers, making 10 in total. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
The penultimate stage and last in the mountains of the Vuelta a España saw a fierce battle among the main contenders with 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar winning his third stage to move up to third overall. It means he will finish on the podium in Madrid on Sunday, with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic on the top step and Alejandro Valverde in second. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Orla Chennaoui discuss the stage and also the controversy of the previous day. There are interviews with Philippe Gilbert and Rémi Cavagna of Deceuninck-Quickstep and with Pogacar’s manager at UAE-Team Emirates, Joxean Fernández Matxin. And there are the latest instalments of our rider diaries from Nick Schultz and James Knox. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSRapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
There was controversy at the Vuelta a España just two days from the end when a crash took out Primoz Roglic, the race leader, and the Movistar team appeared to try to take advantage.Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss this “beef” and we hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step workhorse Tim Declercq, whose team was triumphant once again.There’s also an interview with Willie Smit, a South African on the Katusha-Alpecin team with an extraordinary life story – and an uncertain future. And there are the latest audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSRapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
Road captains are leaders but rarely winners. They are usually experienced, but not always. They are a link for communication between sports directors and riders and they need to have detailed knowledge of the course, acting almost as human GPSs.Now, with ever more information available to riders and sports directors, there is a greater emphasis on clear communication and quick decision making — and on the role of road captain.In this episode we hear from some road captains and their sports directors, including Mitch Docker, Nikias Arndt, Heinrich Haussler, Sam Bewley, Logan Owen, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Luke Roberts and Dario Cioni.Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps.Photography courtesy of Gruber Images (https://www.gruberimages.pro) .
On the penultimate mountain state of the Vuelta a España there was a win for a team who lost not one, not two, but three leaders, and a shuffling of the pack behind race leader Primoz Roglic.Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and Orla Chennaoui joins Richard to debrief yesterday’s thrilling crosswinds stage. We hear from Roglic’s sports director Addy Engels and two of revelations of the race, Tadej Pogacar and Carl Frederik Hagen. There are also interviews with Lawson Craddock, Wout Poels, Rafal Majka and the latest audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSRapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
The longest stage of the Vuelta a España produced a masterclass from Deceuninck-QuickStep in racing in crosswinds. The Belgian team attacked almost from the gun and placed all but one of their eight riders in a forty-strong front group. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss a thrilling stage that had serious ramifications for the general classification. We hear from Sepp Kuss of race leader Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team, from Tim Declercq of Deceuninck, Dario Cataldo of Astana and Owain Doull, the Grand Tour debutant from Team Ineos who made the front group.And there are the latest instalments from our two diarists, Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott and one of the days main beneficiaries, James Knox of Deceuninck.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSRapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
With just five days remaining of the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma are homing in on victory.Having placed riders on the podium at this year’s Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, it could be the Dutch team’s first Grand Tour win in their current guise – their first since Rabobank pulled out as sponsor in 2012.One rider who’s been with the team since 2015, and whose progress as a climber and stage racer has coincided with the team's development into a major force, is George Bennett.On the second rest day of the Vuelta, in his team hotel on the outskirts of Burgos, Richard Moore sat down with Bennett, the 29-year-old New Zealander, to talk about his team, Roglic, the arrival next year of Tom Dumoulin, and Bennett’s own complicated health issues – the stitch that plagues him every time he exerts himself and an unusual weight problem that can afflict him in Grand Tours. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España. We also hear from Orla Chennaoui along with our Vuelta diarists, James Knox of Deceuninck Quick Step and Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott. Send us your questions for the final Press Conference via WhatsApp voice memo to +44 7971338205.The Cycling Podcast is sponsored by Rapha and Science in Sport.OUR SPONSORSThis episode is sponsored by The Economist. As a Cycling Podcast listener, The Economist is offering you the opportunity to receive a free print copy. All you need to do is text CYCLING to 78070 to get your smart guide to the forces changing your world.Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsTonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vueltaThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang won the stage ahead of Tao Geoghegan Hart, who was on the attack for the second day in a row.Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the action and we hear from yesterday’s stage winner Sepp Kuss, his Jumbo-Visma teammate George Bennett, and our diarists, James Knox and Nick Schultz. Knox had a particularly successful day, featuring in the break and moving up to 11th overall. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in SportOUR SPONSORSRapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/Pédaleur de CharmePédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-raphaYou can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-eventsThe music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to Javier Guillén, the director of the Vuelta a España. Guillén was appointed in 2009 and one of his first decisions was to introduce the red jersey of race leader. On the red jersey’s tenth anniversary he tells us what he thinks of it — and so does Bradley Wiggins, who wore it in 2011. Guillén also discusses the Vuelta’s distinctive identity, the quest for new mountains and the possibility of a week-long women’s race. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
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Kenny Milne

in my opinion this is by far the best cycling podcast , I enjoy these throughout the whole season

Jul 27th
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Kenny Milne

in my opinion this is definitely the best of the different TDF podcasts , and cycling podcasts in general

Jul 23rd
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Hassif

For some reason I can no longer replay episodes I have already listened to. Is anyone experiencing the same thing?

Jun 28th
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Cover Time

Hassif nope :(

Jul 2nd
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Hassif

Koenigsegg Tried and still hasn't worked. Sent the email. Thanks

Jun 28th
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Cameron Anderson

Obvious that he hasn’t managed the microphone setup before.

May 17th
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James Warrener

rip Paul Sherwen

Dec 7th
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Inver Darroch

I listened to Sherwen and Liggett because my Dad did when he watched the TdF. My Dad had a Flying Scot bike and I inherited my love of TdF because of him and P&P’s commentary. I honour my Dad’s memory by watching the TdF and it will never be the same without the two Ps’ travelogue.

Dec 6th
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Ben Nicholas

what is the music you play during the ft advert?

Sep 27th
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Matthew Gotham

Guys, I'm really not interested in what you had for dinner every day.

Jul 27th
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Jeremy Brown

why can't I listen to it on my podcast

May 25th
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Tristan Peck

Probably the best sports podcast I listen too and cycling isn't my number one sport. Richard, Daniel and Lionel are a great combination with news, features and humour in the right measure. Full daily episodes of all grand tours too. Excellent podcast.

Jan 29th
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Glen Gorham

great episode, more!

Nov 7th
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