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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.
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18: A new Nairoman?

18: A new Nairoman?

2020-02-2000:57:11

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap a great week of racing for Colombian riders and the EF Education First team. The outstanding performance of the week was by Nairo Quintana, who grabbed his first victories for the French Arkéa-Samsic by winning the stage to Chalet-Reynard, halfway up Mont Ventoux, to clinch the Tour de La Provence. Meanwhile, EF Education First dominated the Tour Colombia by winning the team time trial to set up a clean sweep of the overall podium, topped by Sergio Higuita. We also hear from EF Education First sports director Juan Manuel Gárate and rider Lawson Craddock about the experience of racing in Colombia and coping with the effects of consistently high altitude during the race. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport.  Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off all their Science in Sport products by going to scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/) and entering the code SISCP25 at the checkout. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants 4. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part two, 2019 Tour de France THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
In the February episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from the new cyclocross world champion Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and also from Danny Stam, who tells us how his team, Boels-Dolmans, has managed to attract a new sponsor, SD Worx. The new sponsor has signed up for four years, ensuring the future of a team that has set the benchmark for women’s teams. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the early season racing and there is also an interview with Canyon-SRAM rider Hannah Barnes and an update on the Cyclists’ Alliance including an interview with board member Rhian Ravenscroft. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Science in Sport Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off all their Science in Sport products by going to scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/) and entering the code SISCP25 at the checkout. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants 4. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part two, 2019 Tour de France THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
16: The Pogfather

16: The Pogfather

2020-02-1200:55:351

In this week's episode Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the early season races and ask what the 2020 season has in store for Slovenian sensation Tadej Pogacar's after his victory at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. We also hear from Cameron Wurf, the former World Tour pro-turned-triathlete who has returned to the top ranks of professional cycling with Team Ineos.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport.  Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off all their Science in Sport products by going to scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/) and entering the code SISCP25 at the checkout. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants 4. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part two, 2019 Tour de France THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
In this episode of Life in the Peloton Mitch Docker meets Andre Greipel, the German sprinter who won 11 stages of the Tour de France between 2011 and 2016. The pair sat down to talk during the Tour Down Under and Mitch reveals that Andre has been a long-time listener to the Life in the Peloton podcast and asked when he would be invited to be a guest on the show. Mitch starts by asking Andre about an unusual race victory – his only pro win that came from a breakaway – and then the pair talk about his early days in East Germany, his rise to become one of the fastest men in the world, his internal team rivalry with Mark Cavendish and what has kept him at the top for so long. 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/) 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)
In this week’s podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss all the latest racing and news and there’s an in-depth look at a team that’s been reinvented for 2020.  Apart from all the racing, Jakob Fuglsang, the Danish rider on Astana, has been subject to the allegation that he has been working with the banned doctor, Michele Ferrari. Any such association would constitute an anti-doping offence but media outlets in Denmark and Norway report that the authorities are investigating Fuglsang and his Astana teammate Alexey Lutsenko on the basis of tip-offs from whistleblowers. Fuglsang, Lutsenko and Ferrari have all denied the allegations.  In the second part we turn our attention to Movistar, the Spanish team with 14 new riders, and a more international mix, in 2020. We hear from Eusebio Unzué, the man who’s been at the helm for its entire 40-year existence, from his son, Sebastián, and from one of the new signings, British rider Gabriel Cullaigh. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport.  Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off all their Science in Sport products by going to scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/) and entering the code SISCP25 at the checkout. This episode is supported by Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service that takes the work out of dressing well. It’s a fun and light-touch. To get started, go to http://stitchfix.co.uk/cycling, fill in a Style Quiz and tell us about your personal style and aesthetic, budget, size and shape, fit challenges, clothing needs and wants. A personal stylist will send you five items of clothing, each hand-picked for you from our selection of 100 of the best European Brands, including established names, cool emerging designers, and exclusive brands. Try on everything at home. Mix and match with other items in your wardrobe. Buy what you love, send back the rest. Go to http://stitchfix.co.uk/cycling
13: Last of the Summer Wine

13: Last of the Summer Wine

2020-01-2900:44:092

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the early season news and recap the Tour Down Under. There's also Luca Scinto's ban on power meters, the news that the UCI is considering a world championship for gravel racing and we discuss Peter Sagan's latest milestone – his 30th birthday. It was at the Tour Down Under a decade ago that Sagan first made a splash as a professional. As he begins his fourth decade, we ask whether the three-time world champion has fulfilled his potential – so far, at least. And find out which team's grand tour contenders are like the cast of Last of the Summer Wine... SPONSORS Science In Sport: The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science In Sport. All our listeners can get 25% off SIS products at scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) with the code SISCP25 Laka: Laka is a community of cyclists who play fair and take good care to save each other money on insurance. If you want to find out more about bicycle insurance powered by you at laka.co.uk (https://www.laka.co.uk/) BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton, with Mitch Docker. The Cycling Podcast is delighted to welcome Mitch Docker and his excellent Life in the Peloton series to the fold for 2020. This is the first episode of a fortnightly series presented by the EF Education First rider Mitch Docker. Let’s hand over to Mitch to find out more… “Life in the Peloton started in 2016 and if you are a regular listener you’ll know the drill by now, but if you’ve just discovered the podcast let me fill you in on how it works. “Every fortnight, I sit down for a chat with someone from the world of professional cycling to discuss what life is like inside the sport. From teammates to rivals, to some people who may not be as well known, but who have a fascinating story to tell, I’ll introduce you to some of the people I’ve rubbed shoulders with in the bunch and met on my travels as part of a World Tour team. “In this episode, meet my EF Education First teammate Jimmy Whelan, or ‘Half-Whelan’ as we nicknamed him after last year’s pre-season training camp because of his eagerness to get stuck in having just turned pro. “I was keen to catch up with Jimmy on the eve of his second season in the World Tour to find out what he learned from his debut year. I hope you agree it’s a really interesting listen. “By joining up with The Cycling Podcast I’m hoping to develop some of the ideas I’ve got for the future of the podcast. If you’re a long-time listener to the podcast it’s great you’ve joined me for another season of podcasts.  If you’re listening for the first time, welcome along, I hope you enjoy the ride. “Cheers, Mitch.” 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/) 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)
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This is the final episode of our mini series and it features Tao Geoghegan Hart, who Mitch caught up with shortly before the Giro d'Italia. Before the podcast, they were just acquaintances in the peloton so this was an opportunity for them both to learn a bit about each other and their lives in pro cycling so far. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at http://lifeinthepeloton.com
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. The penultimate episode of our mini series introducing our listeners to Life in the Peloton features another Canadian, Svein Tuft. In this episode Mitch and Svein hike up into the mountains for a chat about life, cycling, the great outdoors and more... Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This conversation with Mike Woods, the EF Education First climber, took place shortly after the 2018 Vuelta a España when the Canadian sealed his first grand tour stage win. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)
In this episode of Service Course, Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley take a close look at the new HB.T track bike that Team GB will be riding at the Olympics in Tokyo. A collaboration between Hope Technology and Lotus Engineering, the bike’s striking looks are certain to divide opinion. To find out more about the design, Lizzy spoke with Tony Purnell, the head of development at British Cycling. He believes that, in a few years time, we will see road bikes emulating the design of the HB.T We also hear from Lizzy’s Bigla - Katusha teammate Martina Alzini, who is part of a very exciting, Italian team pursuit squad. Martina talks about the beautiful new Pinarello that the Italians will be riding in Tokyo, and gives her thoughts on GB’s new machine. Service Course is supported by Science In Sport (https://scienceinsport.com) (https://scienceinsport.com). Listeners can get 25% off their Science in Sport orders with the code SISCP25. This episode is also sponsored by Alzheimer's Society, which helps support the 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia while working to find a cure. Alzheimer’s Society has a series of charity events for riders of all abilities in 2020 so check out Alzheimers.org.uk/cycle (http://alzheimers.org.uk/cycle) if you’re looking to set yourself a challenge. Our theme music is Beyond The Black Veil by Moscow Youth Cult https://moscowyouthcult.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-the-black-veil Additional music comes from Jon Dix https://nosheetmusic.tv/artists/jonathan-dix All other music courtesy of Epidemic Sound https://epidemicsound.com
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. Mitch's friend and former teammate Luke Durbridge is a regular guest on Life in the Peloton and, as you'd expect, the pair have a great rapport. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. This time, let's hear Mitch's conversation with Marcel Kittel. They were teammates together at Skil-Shimano in 2010 but this chat is from 2017, when Kittel was at the peak of his sprinting powers. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)
Welcome to The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton with Mitch Docker. We're delighted to welcome Mitch to the team for 2020 and ahead of the release of his first new episode on January 29 we thought we'd delve into his back catalogue to present six edited versions of some of his greatest hits. First up it's Daryl Impey, the Mitchelton-Scott rider who has experienced the highs and lows of professional cycling over a career that has spanned more than a decade. Life in the Peloton comes to The Cycling Podcast's channel in 2020 with the first 'new' episode featuring EF Education First rider Jimmy Whelan. If you've never heard Mitch's podcasts before, this is a taste of what's to come. Check out Mitch Docker's complete back catalogue and merchandise at lifeinthepeloton.com (https://lifeinthepeloton.com/)
For this episode of The Cycling Podcast Lionel Birnie travelled to Girona to meet Mitch Docker. Melbourne-born Docker rides for EF Education First and is about to embark on his 12th season in the elite pro peloton. He came to Europe in 2009 when he got a contract with the Skil-Shimano team, then moved to Orica-GreenEdge, where he spent six years, before heading to EF Education First. In that time he's evolved from sprinter to lead-out man to Classics specialist to road captain. He's also the host of his own podcast, Life in the Peloton, but we thought it was time to turn the mic on Mitch and ask him the questions for a change... Coming soon: The Cycling Podcast and Life in the Peloton are joining forces for 2020 and Mitch's series of podcasts will be published on our channel from January 29. In the meantime, look out for edited versions of some of his favourite episodes from the archives on our channel. SPONSORS Science In Sport: The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science In Sport. All our listeners can get 25% off SIS products at scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) with the code SISCP25 Wattbike Atom: This episode is sponsored by the Wattbike Atom. If you want to take your winter training up a bit with an indoor bike that gets you connected easily to all the best training apps, check out wattbike.com (https://wattbike.com/) . The Wattbike Atom is available from £76 per month. HelloFresh: HelloFresh makes it easy for you to cook delicious home-cooked meals from scratch. Choose your favourite recipes from a changing weekly menu, and they’ll deliver all the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients you need to cook them, straight to your door. No planning, no shopping, no food waste. The helping hand you need to cook fresh at home. HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/) is offering listeners to The Cycling Podcast Féminin 50% off their first box and 35% off the next three boxes. Go to https://hellofresh.co.uk and use the code CYCLING to take advantage of this offer.  BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
The Cycling Podcast Féminin returns for 2020 with a look ahead to the new season and interviews with Morgane Gaultier, the UCI's women's cycling coordinator, and two talented young riders, Sarah Gigante and Pfeiffer Georgi. Gigante is the youngster who shocked her rivals by winning the senior Australian national road race title last year at the age of just 18. Now 19, she backed that up this year by winning the time trial title. Rose Manley caught up with her a few days after the championships.  Georgi, also 19, combined riding for Sunweb with her school exams in 2019. With those behind her, she tells Orla Chennaoui that she will be fully focused on cycling in 2020 as she continues with the Dutch team, one of the eight now with World Tour status.  Orla, Rose and Richard Moore also discuss Annemiek van Vleuten's huge training rides and pick out things to look forward to in 2020, including the revamped Women's World Tour, the Olympic Games and the appointment of Rolf Aldag as a sports director at the Canyon/SRAM team.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Science in Sport SPONSORS Science In Sport: The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science In Sport. All our listeners can get 25% off SIS products at scienceinsport.com (http://scienceinsport.com/) with the code SISCP25 HelloFresh: HelloFresh makes it easy for you to cook delicious home-cooked meals from scratch. Choose your favourite recipes from a changing weekly menu, and they’ll deliver all the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients you need to cook them, straight to your door. No planning, no shopping, no food waste. The helping hand you need to cook fresh at home. HelloFresh (https://www.hellofresh.co.uk/) is offering listeners to The Cycling Podcast Féminin 50% off their first box and 35% off the next three boxes. Go to https://hellofresh.co.uk and use the code CYCLING1 to take advantage of this offer.  BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com (http://thecyclingpodcast.com/) /subscribe. We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com (http://thecyclingpodcast.com/) /book. All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for a look at the week’s cycling news, including Bernie Eisel’s retirement and Bjarne Riis’s return to the World Tour as part of Team NTT’s management. This episode features an extensive interview with Ian Boswell, the American who spent seven seasons in the World Tour with Team Sky and Katusha-Alpecin. Boswell has been forced to retire from racing at the age of just 28 because of a series of concussions suffered in crashes – the most recent and most serious being sustained during the Italian stage race Tirreno-Adriatico last March. Boswell talks about the lasting after-effects of the crash, his determination to resume training against doctor’s orders, why he has had to bring the curtain down on his professional racing career and what he plans to do next. He also discusses the difficulty professional cycling has in developing an effective concussion protocol when races are fast moving and the riders want to rejoin the peloton as soon as they can. We also reveal a new collaboration for 2020 with another excellent podcast… Tune in to find out more. SPONSORS Science In Sport: The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science In Sport. All our listeners can get 25% off SIS products at scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) with the code SISCP25 Wattbike Atom: This episode is sponsored by the Wattbike Atom. If you want to take your winter training up a bit with an indoor bike that gets you connected easily to all the best training apps, check out wattbike.com (https://wattbike.com/) . The Wattbike Atom is available from £76 per month. Alzheimer’s Society: We are also sponsored by Alzheimer's Society, which helps support the 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia while working to find a cure. Alzheimer’s Society has a series of charity events for riders of all abilities in 2020 so check out Alzheimers.org.uk/cycle (http://alzheimers.org.uk/cycle) if you’re looking to set yourself a challenge. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are five online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad Bonus from the archive: The Revenants THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
The Cycling Podcast returns after the Christmas and New Year break with our first episode of 2020. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they each pick three things they're looking forward to in professional cycling in the coming year. From new teams to riders facing new challenges, big-name transfers and leadership dynamics, new places to visit and, yes, the prospect of goulash. We discuss the likely fortunes of Bahrain-McLaren, Israel Start-Up Nation, Sam Bennett at Deceuninck-Quick Step, the Hungarian Grande Partenza and much more. As for Nice-Paris, well, everything will be explained... SPONSORS The Cycling Podcast is supported by Science In Sport. All our listeners can get 25% off SIS products at scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) with the code SISCP25 This episode is sponsored by the Wattbike Atom. If you want to take your winter training up a bit with an indoor bike that gets you connected easily to all the best training apps, check out wattbike.com (https://wattbike.com/) . The Wattbike Atom is available from £76 per month. BECOME A FRIEND OF THE PODCAST Signing up as a Friend of the Podcast has never been easier. Our new system will get you connected in just a few clicks. Why sign up? Apart from getting access to our special episodes throughout the year – there are four online already – you will be helping us to keep The Cycling Podcast's team car on the road to provide daily Grand Tour coverage. Sign up at thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) . We've frozen the price again – it's just £15, which will work out at less than £1 per special episode. If you want to pay more we'll send you a copy of our new book, The Grand Tour Diaries. 2020 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST EPISODES SO FAR... 1. The Stage That Didn't End – Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France 2. The Cycling Podcast On Tour – The best bits from Belfast and Edinburgh 3. The Grand Tour Diaries Audiobook – Part one, 2019 Giro d'Italia Bonus from the archive: The Rise and Demise of HTC-Highroad THE GRAND TOUR DIARIES Available now at thecyclingpodcast.com/book (https://shop.visionsp.co.uk/other/TheGrandTourDiaries) . All Friends of the Podcast can get a 20% discount.
It’s Christmas, traditionally a time for people to come together and enjoy the simple pleasure of playing a friendly board game and a glass of eggnog. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and special guest Ned Boulting for The Cycling Podcast’s Christmas Cycling Scrabble Challenge. This is Scrabble, but not as you know it. Only words that have a clear and obvious link to the world of professional cycling are permitted. And with that wonderfully vague rule, let the arguments begin. In honour of professional cycling, the rest of the rules of the game are unwritten… So tune in and see if Lionel can get Zakarin down on a triple word score... The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. SPONSORS After three-and-a-half years, our title sponsorship arrangement with Rapha is coming to an end. We'd like to thank everyone at Rapha, and particularly Simon Mottram, for their support. Science In Sport have been sponsoring us for even longer than Rapha and we're delighted that will continue in 2020. All listeners can get 25% off their Science In Sport goodies at scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) by using the code SISCP25 FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST We’ve launched our new Friends of the Podcast system and it’s much easier to get the episodes on your phone now. Episode one, telling the story of Stage 19 of the Tour de France and featuring Egan Bernal, is online now. We’ve frozen the price at £15 for a year’s access and have two episodes to add over the Christmas and New Year period. To sign up you need only an email address and credit or debit card. You do not need your existing Friends of the Podcast login details. Go to thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) for all the details. Anyone who chooses to pay more and become a Very Good or Best Friend of the Podcast will also get a signed copy of our new book The Grand Tour Diaries. Everyone else who signs up as a Friend will be eligible for a 20% discount. Go to http://www.thecyclingpodcast.com/book for details. LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA You can buy a gift subscription to our Friends of the Podcast series for the pro cycling fan in your life at thecyclingpodcast.com/gifts (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/gifts) and it will be kept a surprise until the big day. CHRISTMAS BREAK This is our final episode of 2019. We'd like to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for listening this year. We hope you'll be with us when we return in early January. In the meantime, we do have a couple of Friends of the Podcast episodes scheduled to go out over Christmas.
Imagine a world without potholes. Imagine a bike frame that is stiffer than one made from carbon fibre yet 20% lighter. Imagine a bike that transmits a potentially endless amount of data, without any wires, and with all the sensors built into the components (and also your clothing). Imagine an elevator that could take you from the earth to the stars. Lizzy and Tom imagine all of those things and find that they are closer to reality than you may think, and the key is Graphene. Remember Graphene? That wonder material that we were all told would revolutionise the way bikes are designed and built? So far we’ve mainly seen it in our tyres and none of the big brands are making their components with it. In this month’s Service Course we ask what happened to Graphene and hear how brands like Dassi are using it to push the limits of what is possible in bike design. We also visit the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre to hear about the science behind the material and find out how scientists are working to make the Graphene revolution a reality. Find out more about... Dassi bikes (https://dassi.com) The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (https://graphene.manchester.ac.uk/about/geic/) Music Service Course’s theme music is Beyond The Black Veil by Moscow Youth Cult. (https://moscowyouthcult.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-the-black-veil) Additional music in this episode by Cody Butler, Experia, August Wilhelmson, From Now On, Emil Axelsson, Nicky Dowling, Mochas, By Lotus and Silver Maple. All additional music and effects licensed through epidemic sound. (https://epidemicsound.com) Service Course is produced by Tom Whalley Thanks to our sponsors. Rapha (https://Rapha.cc) and Science In Sport (https://scienceinsport.com) FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST We’ve launched our new Friends of the Podcast system and it’s much easier to get the episodes on your phone now. Episode one, telling the story of Stage 19 of the Tour de France and featuring Egan Bernal, is online now. We’ve frozen the price at £15 for a year’s access and have two episodes to add over the Christmas and New Year period. To sign up you need only an email address and credit or debit card. You do not need your existing Friends of the Podcast login details. Go to thecyclingpodcast.com/subscribe (https://thecyclingpodcast.supportingcast.fm/) for all the details. Anyone who chooses to pay more and become a Very Good or Best Friend of the Podcast will also get a signed copy of our new book The Grand Tour Diaries. Everyone else who signs up as a Friend will be eligible for a 20% discount. Go to http://www.thecyclingpodcast.com/book for details
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Comments (18)

SecretSam999

Porte would also need to stay rubber side down

Feb 1st
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Maarten Borsten

woow maybe because I am Dutch but this is crap

Jan 15th
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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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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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