DiscoverThe Cycling Podcast156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

Update: 2018-12-101
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The December episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin is presented by Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui and features an in-depth interview with one of the world's top riders, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. The South African has just had her best season, which included placing second at the Giro Rosa and Flèche Wallonne, and Richard met her at her home on the outskirts of Banyoles in Catalonia. 



Moolman Pasio will change teams in 2019, joining Marianne Vos at CCC after several years with Cervelo-Bigla, and she explains why it was important to challenge herself by leaving what had become a comfort zone. She also talks about her journey into cycling, how it helped her confidence and self-esteem, and about the exciting plans she and her husband have to turn their sprawling new home into a state-of-the-art cycling centre.



The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport



Listeners to The Cycling Podcast Féminin can claim a free print copy of The Economist by texting BIKES to 78070



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10: Astana on fire
There’s a lot of recent racing to cover in the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast, presented by Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe with Lionel Birnie in his sick bed.They discuss the astonishing run by Astana, who have dominated the early season, the Tour Colombia 2.1, which showcased the host country’s talent and its passion for the sport, and Team Sky’s hunt for a replacement sponsor. Will the British team continue with a Colombian backer? Reports last week suggested so — but they were perhaps premature.We also discuss UAE Team Emirates, a team that has under-performed the last couple of seasons but which has made some new signings and had an overhaul of the backroom staff to try and address that. We hear from Jeroen Swart, their new medical director, about the changes and plans for 2019\. **The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS Rapha** have launched their limited edition range of flyweight jerseys inspired by cycling's heartlands and new frontiers. Each design features the country's colours on the sleeve. Choose from Italy, France, Norway, USA, Japan and more at [rapha.cc](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://www.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. We will release at least nine more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend on our website [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](http://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)**Join us on [Strava](https://www.strava.com/clubs/thecyclingpodcast), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast).**

10: Astana on fire

2019-02-2100:56:391

8: Cavendish on the comeback trail
This week's episode of The Cycling Podcast tackles all the biggest stories from the world of professional cycling and features an exclusive interview with Mark Cavendish, who is seeking to return to his best after almost 18 months laid low with Epstein-Barr virus.In the first part, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap the week's racing, discuss the reports that Dave Brailsford has met with the president of Colombia to talk about the future of Team Sky after the broadcasting giant pulls out at the end of the year. We also ask whether the on-going controversy over Dr Richard Freeman and his latest no-show at a General Medical Council hearing into the delivery of testosterone to British Cycling HQ when he was a doctor there will affect the team's search for a sponsor.Then we hear Daniel's exclusive conversation with Cavendish, who headed to Majorca to train for his second race of the season. On the island he can vary his training, heading into the hills but also honing his speed at the velodrome.It's a year and a few days since Cavendish last crossed the line ahead of everyone else but despite going so long without a victory he was in typically pugnacious mood, insisting that he can still win at the top level.Cavendish talks about the struggle to diagnose and then recover from the virus. "It's been reported a lot that I've had two bouts of mononucleosis. The evidence suggests it wasn't two bouts, it was the same bout," he said. "I never got over it the first time. That's hard to explain to people. It makes it look like I'm not very resilient, whereas it was completely mismanaged. It's damaged my career for sure, and perhaps my legacy, which makes me angry, but all I can do is my best."**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.****OUR SPONSORS** Rapha is marking the 15th anniversary of Marco Pantani's death with a special pink jersey dedicated to the memory of il Pirata. That, and the book Pantani Was A God by Marco Pastonesi, are available now at [Rapha.cc](http://Rapha.cc)**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [http://www.scienceinsport.com](http://www.scienceinsport.com) Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out.We are delighted to welcome our episode sponsors this week – **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 [www.laka.co.uk](http://www.laka.co.uk) to find out more. If you are new to Laka, you can get a £10 credit by signing up today with the discount code 'podcast'.**FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST** We'd like to thank everyone who has signed up as a Friend of the Podcast for 2019\. Your support keeps these episodes free for all to enjoy. The second of our 11 special episodes is online now. It's called Jumbo-Visma: Chasing Sky and takes us behind the scenes at the Dutch team that has quietly evolved into a serious contender for the Grand Tours. It costs £15 to become a Friend at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](http://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)
154: Remembering Paul Sherwen
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7: Katusha-Alpecin's reboot
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the stories thrown up by the early season stage races before focusing on Katusha-Alpecin's attempts to recover from a poor season in 2018.The Swiss team with the Russian origins had a torrid year, collecting just five wins. Marcel Kittel, their expensive marquee signing from Quick Step, failed to reproduce his winning form. The German sprinter managed only two victories all season, both at Tirreno-Adriatico in March. Kittel is already off the mark this season, having won the Trofeo Palma in Majorca.We hear from Katusha-Alpecin's sports director José Azevedo about how the team hopes to improve dramatically and from their riders Ian Boswell and Harry Tanfield, who turned professional for them this season.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport**SPONSORS****Rapha** have launched their limited edition range of flyweight jerseys inspired by cycling's heartlands and new frontiers. Each design features the country's colours on the sleeve. Choose from Italy, France, Norway, USA, Japan and more at [rapha.cc](https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/limited-edition-jerseys/category/country-jersey-collection).**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [http://www.scienceinsport.com](http://www.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. We will release at least nine more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend on our website [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)

7: Katusha-Alpecin's reboot

2019-02-0701:07:251

161: Christmas drinks with Dan Lloyd
December 23 | Our 161st and final free-to-air episode of 2018 is a twist on the semi-regular Lunch With series. Join Lionel Birnie for Christmas drinks with Dan Lloyd.Lionel met Dan at the Dancing Man Brewery in Southampton for a beer, a bite to eat and a conversation about his life and career. Okay, these were early Christmas drinks – recorded in mid-November but the Christmas decorations were up.Dan started cycling riding a mountain bike, switched to the road and made steady progress towards a professional career at the very top level. He rode the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France for Cervélo but many people now will know him as one of the lead presenters on Global Cycling Network.Also in this episode we thank everyone who has helped us on The Cycling Podcast this year. From producers to sponsors and everyone else who contributes in some way to keeping podcast show on the road, we are very grateful. Most of all, thank you to our listeners. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.The Cycling Podcast will return on New Year's Day with the seventh – bonus – episode of the Explore series before regular coverage of professional cycling resumes in early January.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.****THANK YOU TO OUR EPISODE SPONSORS Beer52** is a craft beer club. If you'd like to sample a free box of eight great beers (for just the price of delivery) go to [beer52.com/cycle](www.beer52.com/cycle)
6: The disruptors from 'Derbados'
This episode of The Cycling Podcast features an extended interview by Richard Moore with Dan Bigham, John Archibald, Jacob Tipper and Jonathan Wale of the Huub Wattbike team that has been ruffling feathers on the track.At the weekend, they won the national team pursuit title and their rider John Archibald rode a 4-09 in the 4,000-metre individual pursuit, which gives him the second and third fastest times in history as well as the fastest at sea level.Richard hears how the self-styled disruptors from the People's Republic of Derbados – or Derby as it's more commonly known – are taking a maverick yet scientific approach to going as fast as possible.They explain why they are aiming high and hope to break the world team pursuit, individual pursuit and Hour Records in the next couple of years. They also explain why their route to World and Olympic medals might be more complicated.It's a fascinating listen.We also recap what's been going on in the world of professional cycling as the 2019 road season begins to get going. And we discuss Iljo Keisse's inappropriate gesture when posing for a photograph which led to his disqualification from the Vuelta a San Juan for bringing the event into disrepute.Finally in this bumper episode – and continuing the track racing theme – we hear from Lotto-Soudal's Victor Campanaerts about his plan to tackle Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.**OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** have begun to unveil additions to their 2019 range, including their Explore shoes, which are perfect for bikepacking, and a range designed by the legendary Paul Smith. [**Rapha.cc**](www.rapha.cc) **Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [http://www.scienceinsport.com](http://www.scienceinsport.com) Use the code **SISCP25** when you reach the check-out.We are delighted to welcome our episode sponsors this week – **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 [www.laka.co.uk](www.laka.co.uk) to find out more.**FRIENDS OF THE PODCAST** We'd like to thank everyone who has signed up as a Friend of the Podcast for 2019\. Your support keeps these episodes free for all to enjoy. The second of our 11 special episodes is online now. It's called Jumbo-Visma: Chasing Sky and takes us behind the scenes at the Dutch team that has quietly evolved into a serious contender for the Grand Tours. It costs £15 to become a Friend at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)
5: Deja vu Down Under
In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast the regular hosts, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, discuss the first World Tour race of the 2019 season, the Tour Down Under, won by South African Daryl Impey.There are interviews with Tim Declercq of Deceunink-Quick-Step and Pascal Eenkhoorn of Team Jumbo-Visma. Declercq discusses the prospects of his new teammate, Remco Evenepoel, the 18-year-old sensation who is set to make his professional debut at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina. Eeckhoorn, just 21, is another exciting talent and the Dutchman is about to start his second season having won two races in his first.In the final part we hear from Petr Vakoc, the Czech rider who was hit by a vehicle while training in South Africa a year ago. Vakoc suffered terrible injuries but now, after a full year out, he is poised to return to racing in Argentina.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport**SPONSORS****Rapha** have released the third episode of Gone Racing, behind the scenes with EF-Education First. EF Gone Racing | Rapha**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [http://www.scienceinsport.com](https://www.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 now. We will release at least 10 more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)

5: Deja vu Down Under

2019-01-2400:59:093

3: A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels
The 2019 road racing season is underway in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People's Choice Classic, his first race in Lotto-Soudal colours before the Tour Down Under began.We hear from Ewan about how he hopes to return to peak form after a disappointing final year with Mitchelton-Scott where his sprinting ambitions got squeezed out as the team focused on their Grand Tour prospects instead.We also hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step's Bob Jungels. The Luxembourg champion won Liège-Bastogne-Liège in stunning fashion last April and built his summer around the Tour de France. He talks about the tension that crept in and how the experience of riding the Tour became almost suffocating at times. Now he wants to return to the Giro d'Italia and rediscover the joy of racing for a high place in the overall classification.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS Rapha** will unveil the new EF Education First jersey at the first World Tour race of the season, the Tour Down Under. [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc)**Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [www.scienceinsport.com](www.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 **CYCLE** 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 now. We will release at least 10 more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend at [www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)
2: Dumoulin's Giro ambitions
Join Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe as The Cycling Podcast returns for the 2019 season with a look at Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin's plans for the Grand Tours.We hear from the 2017 Giro d'Italia champion about why he's focusing on the Italian Grand Tour this season. We also hear from Team Sunweb's trainer Hendrik Werner and new signing Nicolas Roche.**The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.****OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** will unveil the new EF Education First jersey at the first World Tour race of the season, the Tour Down Under. [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc) **Science In Sport** are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at [www.scienceinsport.com](www.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 CYCLE 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 now. We will release at least 10 more episodes over the course of the year. It costs £15 to become a Friend at [www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)

2: Dumoulin's Giro ambitions

2019-01-1000:57:142

1: Explore | Episode 7 | Riding and racing
We kick off 2019 with the seventh and final episode of Explore, our series looking at the worlds of bikepacking, endurance and ultra endurance riding.Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop are joined by Richard Moore to look back at the highlights of the series and look forward to the way the world's of professional racing and endurance events may collide in future. We hear from Simon Mottram, the founder and boss of Rapha, who are attempting to alter the relationship between riding and racing with their sponsorship of the EF Education First World Tour team. How does Mottram see things evolving in the future?And we speak to EF Education First's new signing Lachlan Morton, who turned pro for the team when they were Garmin-Sharp, slipped out of the World Tour and, to a degree, lost his passion for the sport before rediscovering it, partly thanks to a bikepacking trip in Australia.Lotto-Soudal pro riders Tim Wellens and Thomas De Gendt set off on their own unsupported ride at the end of the season. They undertook the ultimate commute – riding home from 'work' after their final World Tour race, Il Lombardia, crossing Europe and arriving home in Belgium.And we hear from Laurens Ten Dam who has kept his love of cycling alive with regular rides outside his usual diet of racing and training. Plus there's Hannah's experiences of the granddady of the cyclo-sportives, the Etape du Tour in the summer, Hannah and Producer Tom give an update on their Festive 500 attempts, and Lionel comes up with a mad-cap twist on luxury bikepacking as his target for 2019.That brings our debut season of Explore to a conclusion – we'll return with more adventures later in the year. Explore by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha, Science In Sport and The Economist.**THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking. Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere. Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc) **Science In Sport** are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) by using the code SISCP25 at check-out. **The Economist** 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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE to 78070**
160: Explore | Episode 6 | Remembering Mike Hall + Riding Around the World
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158: Explore | Episode 5 | The TransAtlantic Way
December 14 | Episode 5This episode of Explore with Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop focuses on the TransAtlantic Way in Ireland featuring two riders who took part this year, Laura Scott and Simon Gill.The TransAtlantic Way is an unsupported ride that goes from Dublin to Derry (with riders choosing their own route for the first leg) before following the Wild Atlantic Way all the way round the west coast of Ireland finishing near Cork in the south of the country.Laura Scott has taken on self endurance rides, both supported and unsupported and in her interview with Hannah, she talks about how her attempt at the TransAm – which crosses the USA – got off to a disastrous start and how she had to ride through the pain barrier for another 2,500 kilometres before having to scratch.Her next big unsupported ride was the TransAtlantic Way in Ireland. She talks about what drew her into the world of endurance cycling, how she sets her targets and the ups and downs along the way.We also hear from her coach Dean Downing – former national criterium champion – about how to prepare for an endurance ride.And Adrian O'Sullivan, the organiser of the TransAtlantic Way, explains why he now describes his event as a ride rather than a race.Simon Gill – better known to listeners of The Cycling Podcast as Simon the Photographer – also rode the TransAtlantic Way and we hear his thoughts on the event recorded while on the road and with the benefit of hindsight.**Explore is supported by Rapha, Science In Sport and The Economist.****RUNNING ORDER****Part 1:** Laura Scott on her experiences in the TransAm and TransAtlantic Way featuring contributions from TransAtlantic Way organiser Adrian O'Sullivan and Laura's coach, ex-pro rider Dean Downing.**Part 2:** (from 1:10:00) Simon Gill's adventures round Ireland with a mostly unused tent.**THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS****Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking.Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere. Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc)**Science In Sport** are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.sciencesport.com) by using the code **SISCP25** at check-out.**The Economist**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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE** to **78070**
155: Explore | Episode 4 | Lionel's Low Route with Ned Boulting
December 7 | Episode 4After the incredible feats we've covered in the first three episodes of Explore, it's time for a bit of a gear change this time as we discover the joy of cycling and the way a journey on two wheels can develop (and sometimes test) a friendship. Lionel's Low Route is the antidote to the Haute Route, which tackles every mountain on the horizon. Carefully plotting a two-and-a-half day ride across some of England's flattest countryside, Lionel set off with television commentator and author Ned Boulting to prove that there can be a luxury end of the bikepacking spectrum.With Ned on his heavy commuting bike with luggage (some of it Lionel's!), and Lionel on his carbon-fibre Look, and joined by Passepartout Simon Gill, they set off for the inaugural Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic to talk cycling and much more.We also hear from professional riders Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse, who set off on their own unsupported bike ride – the No Go Tour – when their Aqua Blue Sport team folded on the eve of the Tour of Britain. They talk about the ups and downs of going on a multi-day ride with a friend.And in the final part of a bumper episode, Richard Moore meets the inspirational Ishbel Holmes, who you may know as @WorldBikeGirl on Twitter. She's the author of the book Me, My Bike and A Street Dog Called Lucy. She set off with next to no money, and very little long-distance cycling experience, to ride round the world. The journey started as a trip to recover some money owed to her by the Iranian Cycling Federation, but turned into something quite different. It's a story that has to be heard to be believed. **Explore is supported by Rapha, Science In Sport and The Economist.** **RUNNING ORDER****Part one:** Lionel's Low Route with Ned Boulting**Part two:** (from 1:01:00) Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse on the No Go Tour and how to ensure a friendship survives bikepacking**Part three:** (from 1:09:00) Ishbel Holmes on riding round the world**THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS****Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking.Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere.  Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc)**Science In Sport** are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) by using the code **SISCP25** at check-out.**The Economist**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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE** to **78070**
153: Explore | Episode 3 | End-To-End
November 30 | Episode 3 Earlier this year, long-distance time triallist Michael Broadwith – a multiple national 24-hour champion – set about tackling Gethin Butler’s 17-year-old record for riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This is arguably the most prestigious of the place-to-place records, with a history stretching back to 1886. In this episode of Explore by The Cycling Podcast, we meet Broadwith and learn how he planned an executed his record-breaking ride – and how the man whose record he broke was out on the roadside in the middle of the night to support him. Broadwith talks about the preparation and the pain, the support of his wife, Helen, who kept him going when he wanted to stop after hours riding in heavy rain, and the elation of realising the record was in touching distance. This is the story of riding from one end of the country to the other quicker than anyone has ever done it before and, in the process, perhaps revitalising one of the great cycling records. In the second part, we hear from Chloe Hosking, the World Tour professional and Commonwealth Games road race champion, about her experience riding a Gran Fondo in Italy. Are these mass participation events really races in disguise? Explore by The Cycling Podcast is hosted by Lionel Birnie, Hannah Troop and Tom Whalley and is supported by **Rapha**, **Science In Sport** and **The Economist**.**RUNNING ORDER Part one:** Mike Broadwith’s End-To-End **Part two:** (from 1:06:24) Chloe Hosking’s Gran Fondo **THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking. Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere.  Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc) Science In Sport are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) by using the code **SISCP25** at check-out. **The Economist** 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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE** to **78070**
152: The Cycling Podcast Live in Cardiff
November 29 | Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Orla Chennaoui and a sold-out live audience at Cardiff's St David's Hall in this episode of The Cycling Podcast.Earlier this year, we went on our Grand Tour of (Parts of) Britain to promote our first book, A Journey Through the Cycling Year.In response to that, Joanne John – a podcast listener who runs events at St David's Hall – contacted us and invited us to play Cardiff.This episode features the first airing for selected extracts of our forthcoming audiobook – The 2018 Grand Tour Diaries – which will be released for 2019 Friends of the Podcast in mid-December.The Cycling Podcast is supported by [**Rapha**](www.rapha.cc) and [**Science in Sport.**](www.scienceinsport.com)**Become a Friend of the Podcast** Our final Friends of the Podcast episode for 2018 will be out very soon. It's on the subject of how to survive retirement and features Fabian Cancellara, Juan Antonio Flecha and many more. The idea was proposed by Friend of the Podcast Stephen Harris, who guest edited the episode. To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to [www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends) It's £15 to become a Friend of the Podcast for 2018 and it will give you access to 15 feature-length episodes, plus the Kilometre 0 series from the 2018 Giro d'Italia, the Espoirs Diary series recorded by Keira McVitty and Calvert Churchill and other bonus episodes. The 2019 Friends of the Podcast series will kick off with the Grand Tour Diaries audiobook released in mid-December. **Thank you to our sponsors** If you liked the sound of Rapha's new book, Queens of Pain by Isabel Best, you can get a copy online at rapha.cc – [Queens of Pain by Isabel Best](https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/queens-of-pain/product/QOM01XX). **Discount code:** Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their **Science In Sport** energy products by going to [**scienceinsport.com**](www.scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout. **Episode sponsor** Thank you to our episode sponsors, Harry's. If you would like to get your free trial set (paying just £3.95 for delivery) go to [harrys.com/cycling](harrys.com/cycling) – get shaving today with Harry's razors. **Get in touch** We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
151: Explore | Episode 2 | Australia
November 23 | Episode 2 This episode of Explore heads to Australia and then across the great nation with two riders who had very different reasons for setting out on the challenges before them. First up is a compelling interview with Rupert Guinness, an Australian cycling journalist who has been covering professional racing since 1987\. Much loved by his colleagues in the Tour de France press room, and instantly recognisible thanks to his trademark Hawaiian shirts, Rupert signed up for the Indian Pacific Wheel Race – or IndiPac, as it is known – in 2017. It’s an unsupported race across Australia from Freemantle near Perth to the shadow of the Sydney Opera House – a journey of almost 5,500 kilometres. The 2017 event ended in tragedy when Mike Hall was killed and in our interview Rupert talks poignantly about why he decided to stop and go home but also why he had to be on the start line next time round. Following in the wheel tracks of the pioneering Overlanders who crossed Australia by bike and did so much to document what was in the outback and help map the country, Rupert’s ride was also a journey of self discovery… In the second half, we meet a man after Lionel’s heart – the self-styled Slow Cyclist. In 2009, Oli Broom gave up his job in the City of London and decided to cycle to Australia in time to watch the first Test in the Ashes cricket series between England and the Aussies. The thing was, the first ball was due to be bowled a full 14 months after he first turned the pedals to leave London. Riding around 100 kilometres a day, an incredible adventure took him right round the world in 412 days and led him to a new career. Explore by The Cycling Podcast is hosted by Lionel Birnie, Hannah Troop and Tom Whalley and is supported by **Rapha**, **Science In Sport** and **The Economist**. **THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking. Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere.  Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc) **Science In Sport** are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) by using the code **SISCP25** at check-out. **The Economist** 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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE** to **78070**
150: Not lunch with Adam Blythe
This episode is a twist on The Cycling Podcast's occasional Lunch With... series.Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie met up with Adam Blythe during the London Six-Day at the Olympic velodrome and although they did have lunch the podcast was recorded once all the plates had been cleared away.The former British national champion is still only 29 but has packed a lot into his nine-year pro career. He'd baulk at being described as a product of the British Cycling academy because he left fairly shortly after joining and headed to Belgium to try to make his way as a pro.He learned how to make a living from racing while living with another former British champion, Tim Harris, and his partner Joscelin Ryan and got his first taste of life in the professional ranks with the Silence-Lotto squad.Since then he's raced for some of the biggest teams in the world – BMC Racing, Orica-GreenEdge and Tinkoff – but has also dropped out of the World Tour twice.He can count Philippe Gilbert, Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador as former team-mates.Most recently he has ridden for the Irish Aqua Blue Sport team that folded suddenly mid-season, but he will return to Lotto-Soudal, where he started his career, in 2019.In this candid conversation, Blythe talks about to survive as a pro.The Cycling Podcast is supported by [**Rapha**](www.rapha.cc) and [**Science in Sport**](www.scienceinsport.com) **The Cycling Podcast Live shows** This is the last chance to get tickets for our almost-sold-out live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets. **Become a Friend of the Podcast** Our final Friends of the Podcast episode for 2018 will be out very soon. It's on the subject of how to survive retirement and features Fabian Cancellara, Juan Antonio Flecha and many more. The idea was proposed by Friend of the Podcast Stephen Harris, who guest edited the episode.To sign up as a Friend of the Podcast go to [www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)It's £15 to become a Friend of the Podcast for 2018 and it will give you access to 15 feature-length episodes, plus the Kilometre 0 series from the 2018 Giro d'Italia, the Espoirs Diary series recorded by Keira McVitty and Calvert Churchill and other bonus episodes.The 2019 Friends of the Podcast series will kick off with the Grand Tour Diaries audiobook in December.**Thank you to our sponsors** Check out Rapha's **Black Friday** offers at [rapha.cc](rapha.cc) – there's up to 40% off some great garments and accessories from November 22 to 26 online. **Discount code:** Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout. **Episode sponsor** Thank you to our episode sponsors, Shipstation. If you sell anything online, Shipstation can make your life easier. All the major couriers are at your fingertips and if you want to try Shipstation free for 30 days go to [Shipstation.com](Shipstation.com) and enter the promo code CYCLING **Get in touch** We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
149: Explore | Episode 1 | The Transcontinental Race
November 16 | Episode 1 The Cycling Podcast’s new series **Explore** focuses on the booming world of endurance and ultra endurance riding and bikepacking. Join hosts Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop, plus producer Tom Whalley, for a six-part series with new episodes released each Friday morning. Over the course of the series we’ll hear inspirational stories from people who have undertaken some remarkable challenges on two wheels. We’ll hear from someone who rode to Australia, someone who rode across Australia, from round-the-world riders and End-to-End record-breakers. We’ll hear from pro racers, leisure riders and even the self-styled Slow Cyclist. In this opening episode we focus on the **Transcontinental Race**, which has has established itself as Europe’s most well-known bikepacking race. Founded in 2013 by the late Mike Hall, the race has been won for the past two years by James Hayden. Hannah interviews James about the challenge of winning back-to-back editions of the TCR, about how he chooses his route and focuses on his goal of reaching the finish first. Before that, though, we hear the other side of the coin from Richard Abraham, who talks about the emotional effects of scratching from the race 2,000 kilometres in. His account puts into perspective the scale of James’s achievement. In part two we learn about the group of women who form the **Donnons des Elles au Vélo** in riding the Tour de France route one day ahead of the race as they seek to push for a women’s equivalent to Le Tour. We hear from Tetiana Kalachova, who has ridden successive Tours, from Mathieu Istil, who helps to put together the ride from a logistical point of view, and from Juliet Elliott, who is more used to racing short, intense events but joined to ride one stage of the event this year. **THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS** **Rapha** support The Cycling Podcast all year and that support has enabled us to get the wheels rolling on series one of Explore. They have developed a range of clothing and accessories that are perfect for the adventurous world of endurance riding and bikepacking. Rapha. Adventure Starts Anywhere.  Check out Rapha’s Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc) **Science In Sport** are our other long-term supporters and if you are going to accept the challenge of a long multi-day ride, you need to get your nutrition right. Get 25 per cent off all Science In Sport energy drinks, bars and gels at [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) by using the code SISCP25 at check-out. **The Economist** 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. We are delighted to announce that The Economist is also supporting series one of Explore. All UK-based listeners can get a free print copy of The Economist by texting **CYCLE** to **78070**
148: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 29
In the November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley discuss the latest events in women's cycling.There's an interview with Lucy Kennedy of Australia and Mitchelton-Scott at the recent Taiwan KOM Challenge, which she won, and we hear from French rider Audrey Cordon-Ragot on her move from Wiggle-High5 to Trek-Segafredo.Rachel McKinnon recently became the first trans woman to win a world cycling title, taking gold in the sprint in the 35-44 age group at the UCI Masters Championships. We discuss the possible implications for women's sport and speak to Madeleine Pape, a former runner turned academic and an authority on efforts by sports bodies at gender verification, including setting levels of testosterone for female athletes. "Gender verification," she has said, "whether it relies on genetics, DNA, hormones, or gonads, is destined to fail."There's also an interview with Isabel Best, author of a new book, Queens of Pain: Legends and Rebels of Cycling.The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport.**The Cycling Podcast Live shows**Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to the [Live Events page](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) on our website to buy tickets.**Become a Friend of the Podcast**Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. Go to the [Friends of the Podcast](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends) page.**Thank you to our sponsors**Check out Rapha's Commuter Jacket on the [Rapha website.](https://rapha.cc)**Discount code: **Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to the [Science in Sport website](https://scienceinsport.com) and entering the code SISCP25 on checkout.**Episode sponsor**Thank you to our episode sponsors, The Economist. Text BIKES to 78070 for a free print copy of The Economist.**Get in touch**We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
147: An interview with Geraint Thomas
November 14 | Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas speaks to The Cycling Podcast this week as he recalls his victory in July, discusses training in Tenerife and his chances of repeating his success in another Grand Tour — and takes issue with the podcast’s Richard Moore for dismissing him as a potential winner, even after he won back to back stages in the Alps!Richard, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe also discuss the latest news and we hear from podcast regulars François Thomazeau, Ciro Scognamiglio, Seb Piquet and Orla Chennaoui.The Cycling Podcast is supported by **Rapha** and **Science in Sport****The Cycling Podcast Live shows**Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets.**Become a Friend of the Podcast**Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. Go to The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)**Thank you to our sponsor****s**Check out Rapha's Commuter Jacket at [rapha.cc](https://www.rapha.cc)Discount code: Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](https://www.scienceinsport.com/) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout.**Episode sponsor**Thank you to our episode sponsors, Beer52.com. If you would like to get a case of 8 craft beers delivered to your door (for just £2.95 postage charge) go to [beer52.com/cycling](https://www.beer52.com/cycling)**Get in touch**We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet [@cycling_podcast](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast)
146: A stagiaire's story with Freddy Ovett
November 7 | In this bumper episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look at the long-established route into the professional ranks for young riders – the stagiaire system – and hear an extended interview with Freddy Ovett, who rode as a stagiaire for BMC Racing earlier this year. Each year many of the World Tour teams offer stagiaire placements to young riders for a variety of reasons – to introduce a new signing to the team, to offer a taste of the pro peloton to a talented prospect or to make up their minds on a rider they’re not 100 per cent sure about. We discuss how the system works and look at success rate for riders who sample this kind of work experience or extended job interview. Then we hear from Freddy Ovett, who was in conversation with Richard earlier this year. His surname will be familiar to anyone who followed world-class athletics in the late 1970s and 1980s because Freddy’s father is 1980 Olympic 800m champion Steve Ovett. Freddy Ovett, who was also a talented runner, talks about how he switched to cycling and is still determined to make it into the pro ranks even if the stopwatch is starting to tick. With The Cycling Podcast set for a sell-out live show at the Clapham Grand theatre next week, and with a date at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall at the end of the month, we round off the episode with a couple of clips from one of our live shows in Edinburgh this spring, featuring Lionel and François Thomazeau. The Cycling Podcast is supported by **Rapha** and **Science in Sport**. **The Cycling Podcast Live shows** Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets. **Become a Friend of the Podcast** Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. Go to The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page at [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](thecyclingpodcast.com/friends) **Thank you to our sponsors** Check out Rapha's new Explore range at [rapha.cc](rapha.cc) **Discount code:** Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout.**Episode sponsor** Thank you to our episode sponsors, Harry's. If you would like to get a free Harry's razor trial set delivered to your door (for just £3.95 postage charge) go to [harrys.com/cycling](harrys.com/cycling)**Get in touch** We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
145: The 2019 Giro and Chris Hoy on the revolution in track sprinting
November 1 | In another packed episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe give their snap reaction to the 2019 Giro d'Italia route, which will stay in Italy (bar a brief incursion into San Marino) and will feature some serious climbing in the second half of the race.With the race starting in Bologna next May, Lionel attempts to draw Daniel into a debate about how to make authentic bolognese sauce.We also discuss Christian Prudhomme's proposal to ban power meters from the Tour de France and ask whether it would change the way grand tours are raced.We also update the Aqua Blue Sport team situation following the team's sudden halt earlier this year and hear from their rider Andy Fenn, who is still looking for a team for the 2019 season.And in the final part we turn our attention to track racing and hear from Callum Skinner and Chris Hoy on the trend for sprinters to use bigger gears and whether this is changing the demands of the event. The Cycling Podcast is supported by [Rapha](www.rapha.cc) and [Science in Sport](www.scienceinsport.com).**The Cycling Podcast Live shows** Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets.**Become a Friend of the Podcast** Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. Go to [The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page](www.thecyclingpodcast.com/friends).**Thank you to our sponsors** Check out Rapha's new Explore range at [rapha.cc](www.rapha.cc)**Discount code:** Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout.**Get in touch** We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
144: No Brakes | Red Hook Milano
The first episode of The Cycling Podcast: No Brakes features the recent Milan Red Hook criterium, one of the new events that has gained a big following and a place on cycling's 'alternative calendar.'Calvert Churchill and Keira McVitty report from Milan, speaking to some of the organisers and riders, including Red Hook founder David Trimble and Angus Morton, the Australian who has ridden as a professional on the road for a number of years. Morton says that events like Red Hook, a fixed-wheel criterium that combines the spirits and bike handling skills of the cycling courier work, the craft of track racing and the speed of city-centre criteriums, are "the future of cycling" and that the UCI and pro teams should be taking note.The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.**The Cycling Podcast Live shows**Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, [go to the Live Events Page to buy tickets.](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events)**Become a Friend of the Podcast**Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. [Go to The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page.](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)**Sponsors**Check out Rapha's new Explore range on the [Rapha website](https://rapha.cc).Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to the [Science in Sport Website](https://scienceinsport.com) and entering the code SISCP25 on checkout.Thanks to our episode sponsor Harry's. If you are a UK listener and would like to get a free Harry's razor set delivered to your door (for just the £3.95 postage price) go to [harrys.com/cycling](www.harrys.com/cycling) Our other episode sponsor is The Economist magazine. [The Economist](https://www.economist.com/) has been delivering trustworthy news for 170 years and helps you understand the stories that shape our world. To get a free print copy of The Economist delivered to your door, text the word **CYCLING** to 78070\.Get in touch We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email contact@thecyclingpodcast.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram or send us a tweet @cycling_podcast
143: The 2019 Tour de France route ramble
October 26 | The 2019 World Tour season finally drew to a close with the Tour of Guangxi last week and this week the route for the 2019 Tour de France was unveiled.Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess the 2019 Tour, which will take the peloton in a diagonal from Brussels to the south west and then across to the Alps before the traditional final stage in Paris.What does the 2019 route say about the Tour? Who will the route suit? And just as importantly what will be on the menu next July?We also get a taste of François Thomazeaus's French flavour…The Cycling Podcast is supported by [Rapha](www.rapha.cc) and [Science in Sport](www.scienceinsport.com).**The Cycling Podcast Live shows** Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets.**Become a Friend of the Podcast** Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. [Go to The Friends of The Cycling Podcast page.](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)**Sponsors** Check out Rapha's new Explore range at [rapha.cc](rapha.cc)Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](www.scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout.Thanks to our episode sponsor Shipstation. If you sell online now you can use Shipstation to make despatching to your customers easier. Our listeners can get a free 30-day trial at [Shipstation.com](Shipstation.com) by using the code **CYCLING**.Get in touch We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email **contact@thecyclingpodcast.com**Find us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) or send us a tweet [@cycling_podcast](https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast)
142: Pinot's vintage Lombardy
October 17 | In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss Thibaut Pinot’s win at Il Lombardia and we hear from Pinot himself, who discusses Strava art, the disappointment that will haunt him and his plans for 2019.There’s also an interview with 22 year old British rider James Shaw, who has lost his place with Lotto-Soudal and tells us about the challenge of being a young rider in the World Tour. And Hannah Troop reports from the Tour of Turkey, where we hear from Sam Bennett and James Knox.The Cycling Podcast is supported by [Rapha](www.rapha.cc) and [Science in Sport](www.scienceinsport.com).**The Cycling Podcast Live shows** Tickets are available for our live show at St David's Hall in Cardiff on November 27\. To join Richard, Lionel and Orla, go to [thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events](thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events) to buy tickets.**Become a Friend of the Podcast** Become a Friend of The Cycling Podcast and get access to our library of feature-length special episodes. Recent highlights include the #NoGoTour with Conor Dunne and Larry Warbasse and an extended interview with Louison Bobet. [thecyclingpodcast.com/friends](thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)**Sponsors** Check out Rapha's new Explore range at [rapha.cc](rapha.cc)Listeners to The Cycling Podcast can get 25% off their Science In Sport energy products by going to [scienceinsport.com](scienceinsport.com) and entering the code **SISCP25** on checkout.Thanks to our episode sponsor **Harry's** razors. All UK listeners can get a **free trial set** delivered to their door. You just pay for delivery. Go to [harrys.com/cycling](www.harrys.com/cycling)**Get in touch** We love hearing from our listeners. Send your questions and comments to us by email **contact@thecyclingpodcast.com****Find us on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/TheCyclingPodcast/), [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/thecyclingpodcast/) or send us a tweet [@cycling_podcast](www.twitter.com/cycling_podcast)**
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156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

156: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | In conversation with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

lionel birnie, daniel friebe, richard moore