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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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26: Adam Blythe Interviews Owain Doull
In the fifth episode of Adam Blythe Interviews, presented by The Cycling Podcast, Adam meets Team Sky rider Owain Doull. Doull is an Olympic gold medallist, a member of Great Britain’s team pursuit squad at the Rio Games, who is in his third year with Sky. He is also one of their standout performers this season with a stage win at the Sun Tour and second at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. He talks to Blythe about getting serious and whether or not he might return to the track for the Tokyo Olympics.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out. Go to the [Science in Sport website.](https://scienceinsport.com)This episode is sponsored by DNAFit. Get personal with your health and fitness by unlocking the power of your genetics. Use your DNA to move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. Choose workouts and make meal choices to achieve your goals. A 20% discount is available to listeners of The Cycling Podcast, see: [http://www.dnafit.com/TCP](http://www.dnafit.com/TCP)And The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer all listeners £5 off the entry fee for the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, June 16\. The Cycling Podcast will also be entering a team, with Lionel and Richard joined by photographer Simon and some of the production team to ride the 54-mile event. Be part of the peloton for one of Britain's oldest charity rides by registering here: [https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019](https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019)Use the code **Brighton5** to get £5 off the entry fee. If you can't ride, why not sponsor The Cycling Podcast team on our Just Giving page. [https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast)
25: Gilbert ages like wine
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast is all about **Paris-Roubaix**, where **Philippe Gilbert** almost completed his collection of monuments, sprinting to his fourth (of five) in the old Roubaix Velodrome.Richard Moore was there and he reports from the start in **Compiègne** and the track centre in Roubaix, where he spoke to **Marco Haller**, a strong teammate to runner-up **Nils Politt**, and **Bernhard Eisel**, as he recovered from finishing his 16th Paris-Roubaix. We also hear from **Patrick Lefevere** and **Dirk Demol** of the two dominant teams, **Deceuninck-Quick Step** and **Katusha-Alpecin**, and there's an appearance by the podcast's favourite Italian, **Ciro Scognamiglio. **Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe join Richard to analyse Paris-Roubaix and discuss Gilbert's standing in cycling's pantheon of greats. They also look back on last week's **Tour of the Basque Country** and ahead to Sunday's **Amstel Gold Race**.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.**OUR SPONSORS****Rapha** has just 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 at http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/[](http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/)**Pédaleur de Charme**Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in back stock in all sizes on the [Rapha website.](https://rapha.cc)**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 **The Week**, which pulls together the best and most interesting news and current affairs articles from over 200 different sources, giving you multiple points of view on the important stories in one place. Try six issues of The Week for free by going to [https://theweek.co.uk/offer](https://theweek.co.uk/offer) and using the code **CYCLING**.**FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST**There are two forthcoming Friends Specials, one on the recovery from very serious injuries of Marco Haller and Bernhard Eisel, the other a morning coffee with Patrick Lefevere, boss of the all-conquering Deceuninck-Quick Step team. Sign up for just £15 (or feel free to pay more if you want to support what we do) at [https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)Join us on [Strava](https://www.strava.com/clubs/176285/), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](http://instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast).

25: Gilbert ages like wine

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24: Adam Blythe Interviews Tim Harris
In the latest episode of Adam Blythe Interviews, the Lotto-Soudal professional meets Tim Harris, a former rider and mentor to many riders.Harris was the British road race champion in 1989 and enjoyed a long career with British, Dutch, Belgian, French and Portuguese teams. Now based in Belgium, he looks after young riders who dream of turning pro – and 12 years ago, one of these young hopefuls was Blythe.The pair recount their inauspicious first meeting and Blythe's early experiences of racing in Belgium, as well as Harris's own career. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Go to the [Science in Sport website.](https://scienceinsport.com)This episode is sponsored by DNAFit. Get personal with your health and fitness by unlocking the power of your genetics. Use your DNA to move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. Choose workouts and make meal choices to achieve your goals. A 20% discount is available to listeners of The Cycling Podcast, see: [http://www.dnafit.com/TCP](http://www.dnafit.com/TCP)And The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer all listeners £5 off the entry fee for the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, June 16\. The Cycling Podcast will also be entering a team, with Lionel and Richard joined by photographer Simon and some of the production team to ride the 54-mile event. Be part of the peloton for one of Britain's oldest charity rides by registering here: [https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019](https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019)Use the code Brighton5 to get £5 off the entry fee. If you can't ride, why not sponsor The Cycling Podcast team on our Just Giving page. [https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast)
23: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | April 2019
The April episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the Tour of Flanders, where Marta Bastianelli continued her strong start to the season with victory over Annemiek van Vleuten and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore report from Oudenaarde as they recap all the recent Women's World Tour races. There are also interviews with the top three from Flanders, as well as Lisa Brennauer, Chantal Blaak and Lorena Wiebes. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out. Go to the [Science in Sport website.](https://scienceinsport.com)Sponsoring this episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is Laka. Laka is a smarter way of insuring your bikes and gear. It’s a community of cyclists joining together to play fair and take good care to save each other money. Go to [https://www.laka.co.uk](https://www.laka.co.uk) to find out more.Harry’s have a special offer for Cycling Podcast Féminin listeners by offering a Trial Set for £3.95, all you have to do is go to [https://harrys.com/CYCLING](https://harrys.com/CYCLING)And The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer all listeners £5 off the entry fee for the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, June 16\. The Cycling Podcast will also be entering a team, with Lionel and Richard joined by photographer Simon and some of the production team to ride the 54-mile event. Be part of the peloton for one of Britain's oldest charity rides by registering here: [https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019](https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019)Use the code **Brighton5** to get £5 off the entry fee. If you can't ride, why not sponsor The Cycling Podcast team on our Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast
22: Bettiol leaves them trailing at Flanders
Before Sunday, Alberto Bettiol had not won a professional bike race. The Tour of Flanders was some way to get off the mark.Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the EF Education First rider's surprise victory and ask how he was able to stay clear of the star-packed chasing group from the top of the Oude Kwaremont all the way to the finish line.We hear from his sports director Andreas Klier and team-mate Sebastian Langeveld about how they pulled it off.Then we turn our attention to Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. Daniel unveils his now regular list of top 18 favourites and we hear Taylor Phinney's unique take on things. **The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS****Rapha** has just 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 at [www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/](http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/)**Pédaleur de Charme** Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in back stock in all sizes on the [Rapha website](http://www.rapha.cc).**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [scienceinsport.com](http://scienceinsport.com) Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out.We're very happy to welcome our new episode sponsors, **The Week**, which pulls together the best and most interesting news and current affairs articles from over 200 different sources, giving you multiple points of view on the important stories in one place. Try six issues of The Week for free by going to [theweek.co.uk/offer](http://theweek.co.uk/offer) and using the code **CYCLING**.**FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST** Our latest Friends of the Podcast episode asks why Team Sky have failed to shine at the Tour of Flanders, with Luke Rowe's fifth place their best result in nine attempts so far. This is the fourth Friends of the Podcast episode of 2019 with at least seven more to come. Sign up for just £15 (or feel free to pay more if you want to support what we do) at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](http://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)Join us on [Strava](https://www.strava.com/clubs/the-cycling-podcast-176285), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast).
21: Adam Blythe Interviews Tiesj Benoot
In the third episode of Adam Blythe Interviews… Adam meets his Lotto-Soudal teammate Tiesj Benoot, the winner in 2018 of an epic edition of Strade Bianche and one of the favourites for his home race, the Tour of Flanders, this Sunday.The pair were speaking just 48 hours after Ghent-Wevelgem and the day before Dwars door Vlaanderen, where Benoot made the winning move and finished fifth. A relaxed Benoot tells Blythe about how he started cycling, his win at Strade Bianche, his studies at Ghent University and his hopes for the world championship road race in Yorkshire later this year.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out. Go to the Science in Sport website.This episode is sponsored by DNAFit. Get personal with your health and fitness by unlocking the power of your genetics. Use your DNA to move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. Choose workouts and make meal choices to achieve your goals. A 20% discount is available to listeners of The Cycling Podcast, see: [**http://www.dnafit.com/TCP**](https://www.dnafit.com/TCP)And The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer all listeners £5 off the entry fee for the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, June 16\. The Cycling Podcast will also be entering a team, with Lionel and Richard joined by photographer Simon and some of the production team to ride the 54-mile event. Be part of the peloton for one of Britain's oldest charity rides by registering here: [https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019](https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019)Use the code **Brighton5** to get £5 off the entry fee. If you can't ride, why not [sponsor The Cycling Podcast team on our Just Giving page.](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast)
20: Flanders fine tuning and moon racing
The races leading up to Sunday's Tour of Flanders always offer some clues as to which teams and riders are in the best shape to contend on the cobbled hills.Richard Moore returns from Belgium to discuss Gent-Wevelgem with Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe and look ahead to the Tour of Flanders.We also hear from Allan Peiper, sports director of UAE Team Emirates, about Alexander Kristoff's tactics on the Kemmelberg and how he set himself up to win the race.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS**Rapha has just 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 at [www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/](http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/)**Pédaleur de Charme** Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in back stock in all sizes on the [Rapha website](http://www.rapha.cc).**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [scienceinsport.com](http://scienceinsport.com) Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out.**The Economist** also sponsors this episode. For over 170 years, The Economist has delivered trustworthy intelligence that helps people like you choose where to stand on the issues that matter most. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLING** to **78070****FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST** Our latest Friends of the Podcast episode asks why Team Sky have failed to shine at the Tour of Flanders, with Luke Rowe's fifth place their best result in nine attempts so far. This is the fourth Friends of the Podcast episode of 2019 with at least seven more to come. Sign up for just £15 (or feel free to pay more if you want to support what we do) at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](http://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)Join us on [Strava](https://www.strava.com/clubs/the-cycling-podcast-176285), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast).
18: Adam Blythe Interviews Luke Rowe
**Adam Blythe Interviews** is a new six-part series by The Cycling Podcast. In each episode Adam will interview a significant figure from the world of professional cycling.In this episode, he sits down with Team Sky's Luke Rowe – who Blythe has known since they were both young children discovering bike racing.In this informal conversation, Rowe talks about life at Team Sky, the other teams who were interested in him when he was about to turn pro, and the terrible leg break he suffered on his brother's stag do that almost jeopardised his career.**Adam Blythe** has ridden for some of the world's top teams, including BMC, Orica-GreenEdge, Tinkoff and Lotto-Soudal. He was the British road race champion in 2016 and won the London-Surrey Classic in 2014.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport****Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out. Go to the [Science in Sport website](http://www.scienceinsport.com).This episode is sponsored by **DNAFit**. Get personal with your health and fitness by unlocking the power of your genetics. Use your DNA to move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. Choose workouts and make meal choices to achieve your goals. A 20% discount is available to listeners of The Cycling Podcast, see: [http://www.dnafit.com/TCP](http://www.dnafit.com/TCP)And The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to offer all listeners £5 off the entry fee for the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday, June 16\. The Cycling Podcast will also be entering a team, with Lionel and Richard joined by photographer Simon and some of the production team to ride the 54-mile event. Be part of the peloton for one of Britain's oldest charity rides by registering here: [https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019](https://www.bhf.org.uk/l2b2019)Use the code **Brighton5** to get £5 off the entry fee. If you can't ride, why not sponsor The Cycling Podcast team on our [Just Giving page.](https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Cycling-Podcast)
17: Alaphilippe extends his winning run to Sanremo
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe dissect the first one-day Monument of the season, Milan-Sanremo.The race was won Deceuninck-Quick Step's Julian Alaphilippe, who has been in blistering form this spring. The Frenchman outwitted a group that contained world champion's past and present, on the road and in cyclo-cross, grand tour champions and the European champion.And yet Richard suggests Alaphilippe won in spite of his tactics, not because of them…We also discuss the departure of Sir Gary Verity from Welcome to Yorkshire following allegations over his expenses claims and behaviour.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS****Rapha** has just 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 at [www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/](http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/)**Pédaleur de Charme** Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in back stock in all sizes on the Rapha website.**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out.**The Economist** also sponsors this episode. For over 170 years, The Economist has delivered trustworthy intelligence that helps people like you choose where to stand on the issues that matter most. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLING** to **78070** **FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST**Everyone who has signed up as a Friend of the Podcast for 2019 can download the four-part, four-hour audiobook The Grand Tour Diaries and our first episode on the Dutch Jumbo-Visma's attempts to close the gap to Team Sky now. Our latest episode is called Opening Weekend and focuses on the first cobbled Classic of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. We will release at least eight more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend on our [website](http://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends).Join us on [Strava](https://www.strava.com/clubs/the-cycling-podcast-176285), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast).
16: Adam Blythe Interviews Caleb Ewan
**Adam Blythe Interviews** is a new six-part series by The Cycling Podcast. In each episode Adam will interview a significant figure from the world of professional cycling and the first one finds him in wide-ranging conversation with his Lotto-Soudal teammate Caleb Ewan.Ewan is the Australian sprinter who will line up at Milan-Sanremo on Saturday as one of the favourites having finished second on his debut last year. In his interview with Blythe, Ewan discusses his early years in cycling and reveals that he came close to signing for Team Sky and that he hasn't always been a pure sprinter.**Adam Blythe** has ridden for some of the world's top teams, including BMC, Orica-GreenEdge, Tinkoff and Lotto-Soudal. He was the British road race champion in 2016 and won the London-Surrey Classic in 2014.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport****Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Go to the [Science in Sport website.](https://scienceinsport.com)This episode is sponsored by **DNAFit.** Get personal with your health and fitness by unlocking the power of your genetics. Use your DNA to move beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to health, fitness and wellbeing. Choose workouts and make meal choices to achieve your goals. A 20% discount is available to listeners of The Cycling Podcast, see: **[http://www.dnafit.com/TCP](http://www.dnafit.com/TCP)**
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Comments (7)

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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