The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha ( and Science in Sport (

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 635 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein täglich erscheinender Podcast


recommended podcasts

episode 180: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | December 29

In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin of the year the team look back on their standout moments of 2019 with Kasia Niewiadoma, Lizzy Banks, Maria Martins and Bob Varney. It’s been a difficult few weeks for one of the teams of the year, Parkhotel Valkenburg. Their world number one, Lorena Wiebes, is the subject of offers from bigger teams and another rider, Sofie De Vuyst, announced that she has tested positive for a steroid...



episode 179: Adam Blythe talks about retirement

The Cycling Podcast's 11-date Grand Tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland has reached its conclusion and Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are back with an episode recapping the cycling news. Former British national champion Adam Blythe joined us for two of our live shows – at London's Arts Theatre and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester – and in this episode he speaks about the decision to retire from professional racing at the age of just 30...



episode 178: On the road at the Grand Tour

This week's episode finds Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in the green room backstage at the Y Theatre, Leicester, before the ninth stage of their Grand Tour. We recap the theatre tour so far and answer some of the questions posed by the audience that we didn't have time to get to on stage. We also meet Stacy Snyder, the ceramist who has been making the beautiful cups for The Cycling Podcast during the grand tours...



episode 177: Service Course | Episode 4 | String Theory and Climbing Bikes

This month Lizzy Banks takes Service Course back to the place where it all began for her, Hill Climbs. It was the Sheffield University Hill Climb at Curbar Edge in Derbyshire where Lizzy first started to believe that she may have a serious future in the sport and so for this episode she goes back to her roots to look at hill climbing bikes in all their glorious eccentricities...



episode 176: The Cycling Podcast Féminin | November 2019

The November episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin includes a feature on arguably the greatest team in the history of women's racing, Boels-Dolmans. With both sponsors giving notice of their intention to quit, the Dutch squad faces an uncertain future. We speak to the team director, Danny Stam, its longest-serving rider, Christine Majerus, and former riders Lucy Martin and Nikki Brammeier...



episode 175: How to plan a cycling season, with Matt White

After travelling from Bristol to Belfast and reaching London on Monday night, The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour has reached its halfway point. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the week's news – double Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings' retirement, the latest from Dr Richard Freeman's General Medical Council hearing and we hear from Matt White about how he sits down to plan the race programme for Mitchelton-Scott's riders...



episode 174: Remembering Poulidor

The Cycling Podcast is currently on a theatre tour but Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recorded this week's episode a few hours before taking to the stage at Worcester's Huntingdon Hall. They discuss the latest developments in the General Medical Council's hearing into former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, and Shane Sutton's extraordinary appearance before he stormed out...



episode 173: Ellingworth takes the wheel at McLaren

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review some of the biggest stories from the past week in professional cycling. After 14 years, the Tour of California – the biggest stage race in the USA – is taking a hiatus...


 08 November 2019  1h10m

episode 172: Cavendish reboot, Pidcock stays put

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast we hear from Tom Pidcock, the versatile young rider who explains his decision not to step up to a World Tour team in 2020. Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore also discuss Mark Cavendish’s move to Bahrain-Merida...


 30 October 2019  1h8m

episode 171: The 2020 Giro and a farewell to Phinney

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe give their first reaction to the 2020 Giro d'Italia route as it is unveiled in Milan. The Grande Partenza in Budapest, Hungary, will be followed by a transfer to Sicily – without a rest day – and a journey that hugs the southern and Adriatic coastlines before a very difficult final week in the Alps...


 25 October 2019  1h10m