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October 9, 2019
The World Tour season is beginning to wind down with the race of the falling leaves – il Lombardia – at the weekend but in this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe reflect on three big stories from the world of cycling. In part one, Daniel remembers Giorgio Squinzi, the boss of the Mapei company who elevated the brand from the humble world of industrial grouts and adhesives to the position as one of the greatest cycling teams of all time. Dr Squinzi passed away last week aged 76 and Daniel reflects on his legacy. In part two, we have an exclusive interview with Graham Bartlett, the CEO of Velon, which is owned by 11 of the World Tour teams. Velon also operates the Hammer Series and it has just filed a complaint against the UCI with the European Commission. Is this the latest development in the same, decades-long dispute between the teams, the governing body and other race organisers? In part three, we discuss e-racing after the winner of the inaugural British eracing championships was stripped of his title for cheating the system to unlock a faster virtual bike. What does this mean for esports and cycling and are we dealing with athletic endeavour or computer gaming here? Finally, we look ahead to il Lombardia and speculate on who will come out on top in the final one-day World Tour race of 2019. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
October 1, 2019
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Harrogate, where Saturday's women's road race was won with an astonishing performance by Annemiek van Vleuten. Richard Moore and Rose Manley report from Yorkshire and assess Van Vleuten's victory and the manner in which it was achieved, while Orla Chennaoui files a 'dispatch from the desert,' since she is covering the world athletics championships in Doha.  There are interviews with Lizzy Banks, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Alice Barnes, Leah Thomas, Chloe Dygert Owen and defending champion and silver medalist this time Anna van der Breggen.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport.
September 29, 2019
The UCI road world championships concluded in Harrogate on Sunday with the men’s elite road race.  Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss a race run off in terrible weather and with a surprising winner in Denmark’s Mads Pedersen.  There are interviews with Pedersen’s good friend and fellow Dane Michael Valgren, who was 6th, and with Mathieu van der Poel, Philippe Gilbert and French coach Thomas Voeckler.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport
September 28, 2019
The Cycling Podcast returns to Bettys to discuss the penultimate day of the World Championships in Harrogate. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the women’s road race, won with an astonishing 104-kilometre solo break by Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, before recapping the controversial disqualification of another Dutch rider, Nils Eekhoff, for drafting a team car after a crash. There’s also a look ahead to the next time the World Championships are to be held on British soil, in Scotland in 2023. Finally there’s another despatch from Irish rider Conor Dunne. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 27, 2019
n this episode of The Cycling Podcast from Harrogate, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Freibe and François Thomazeau are joined by Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White. They talk about Sunday's men’s road race, and also the importance of the junior and under-23 races in the development of the stars of tomorrow. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 26, 2019
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and François Thomazeau and an audience at the Wold Top Brewery for a live version of the World Championship podcasts. They discuss the prospects for the road races at the weekend. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 25, 2019
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined in Betty's tearooms by François Thomazeau to discuss the men’s elite time trial. The gold medal and rainbow jersey was won for the second year in a row by Australia’s Rohan Dennis, who pulled out of the Tour de France midway through, reportedly because he was dissatisfied with his team’s equipment and kit. We discuss what this means for Dennis and also weigh up the significance of Remco Evenepoel’s silver medal. A year ago he was a junior world champion, now he’s a runner-up at elite level. Plus, hear from Great Britain’s Alex Dowsett and learn about the UCI’s junior conference, where the stars of tomorrow learn about the future career that awaits them. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. The Cycling Podcast is also supported by Wattbike. To help you get prepped for your Autumn and Winter training, Wattbike is offering a free Essentials Pack (containing a Wattbike HR strap, Wattbike Floor Mat, a Muc-Off care pack and Wattbike Water Bottle) worth £125 when you buy a Wattbike Atom in September. Just visit http://www.wattbike.com/TCP19 and use code TCP19 at checkout.
September 25, 2019
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from the world championships in Yorkshire, where Richard Moore reports on the women’s time trial, William Fotheringham tells us about his new biography of Beryl Burton and Rose Manley looks ahead to Saturday’s road race. There are also interviews with Chloe Dygert Owen, Annemiek van Vleuten, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Hayley Simmons and Audrey Cordon-Ragot. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport. This episode is supported by Heist. For 15% off go to heist-studios.com (https://www.heist-studios.com/) and enter the code HEIST15 And by Beer52. To receive a free case go to https://www.beer52.com/cycle
September 24, 2019
The rain fell almost all day, making the under-23 and women’s time trials extremely challenging for the riders in Yorkshire. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch in the Rapha cafe in Harrogate as they dissect the two races and reflect on an astonishing gold medal-winning performance by a young American rider. We hear from Dean Downing, who is driving the commissaires all week, about just how tough the conditions were and how the organisers manage to improve the state of the roads for the women’s race in the afternoon. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 23, 2019
After a day of time trial action in Harrogate, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie are joined for tea in Bettys by Seb Piquet. Both gold medallists suffered minor mishaps on their way to victory. We discuss how Harrogate is warming up for the races to come and hear from Elynor Backstedt, bronze medallist in the junior women’s time trial and daughter of former Paris-Roubaix champion Magnus Backstedt and former Welsh international rider Megan Hughes. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 22, 2019
The Cycling Podcast has arrived in Harrogate for the World Championships – the first time they’ve been held in Great Britain since 1982. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Rob Hatch in Bettys tearoom in the finishing straight in Harrogate town centre as they discuss the first mixed relay team time trial in World Championships history. They also find out about the history of Bettys tea rooms and look ahead to the rest of the week’s racing. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
September 17, 2019
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Madrid where La Madrid Challenge was won by Lisa Brennauer after Chloe Hosking took the second and final stage in the city centre. We hear from Brennauer and Hosking and also Christine Majerus, the recent winner of the Boels Ladies Tour. Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore discuss Orla's recent article for Rouleur magazine on sexual abuse in professional cycling. Orla explains the background to the investigation, and the research and interviews conducted over several months, as well as the reaction to the publication of her article.  We also meet the young riders selected to be part of the Skoda Cycling Academy and preview next week's UCI world road championships in Yorkshire. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport.
September 15, 2019
In the final episode from the Vuelta a España we hear reactions to the race from a range of riders, from debutants Carl Fredrik Hagen and Will Barta, to Sepp Kuss, a stage winner and teammate to the overall winner, Sam Bewley, Willie Smit, Tim Declercq, Ben O’Connor, Dylan Teuns, Lawson Craddock and Kiel Reijnen. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Orla Chennaoui discuss the three weeks of the race and pick out their highlights and we have the final instalments from our two audio diarists, Nick Schultz and James Knox.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. This episode is sponsored by Beer52. To get a free case of 8 beers (paying only £4.95 for postage) go to http://www.beer52.com/cycling. Each month Beer52 deliver a case with a different theme. They have ranged from Germany to Korea, Norway to South Africa, and California to Finland. But they haven’t forgotten their roots. As an independent UK company Beer52 are also passionate about the UK craft beer scene. Sign up within the next two weeks and get two extra beers, making 10 in total.  The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 14, 2019
The penultimate stage and last in the mountains of the Vuelta a España saw a fierce battle among the main contenders with 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar winning his third stage to move up to third overall.  It means he will finish on the podium in Madrid on Sunday, with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic on the top step and Alejandro Valverde in second.  Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Orla Chennaoui discuss the stage and also the controversy of the previous day. There are interviews with Philippe Gilbert and Rémi Cavagna of Deceuninck-Quickstep and with Pogacar’s manager at UAE-Team Emirates, Joxean Fernández Matxin. And there are the latest instalments of our rider diaries from Nick Schultz and James Knox.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 13, 2019
There was controversy at the Vuelta a España just two days from the end when a crash took out Primoz Roglic, the race leader, and the Movistar team appeared to try to take advantage. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss this “beef” and we hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step workhorse Tim Declercq, whose team was triumphant once again. There’s also an interview with Willie Smit, a South African on the Katusha-Alpecin team with an extraordinary life story – and an uncertain future. And there are the latest audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk  The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 13, 2019
Road captains are leaders but rarely winners. They are usually experienced, but not always. They are a link for communication between sports directors and riders and they need to have detailed knowledge of the course, acting almost as human GPSs.  Now, with ever more information available to riders and sports directors, there is a greater emphasis on clear communication and quick decision making — and on the role of road captain.  In this episode we hear from some road captains and their sports directors, including Mitch Docker, Nikias Arndt, Heinrich Haussler, Sam Bewley, Logan Owen, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Luke Roberts and Dario Cioni.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps.
September 12, 2019
On the penultimate mountain state of the Vuelta a España there was a win for a team who lost not one, not two, but three leaders, and a shuffling of the pack behind race leader Primoz Roglic. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and Orla Chennaoui joins Richard to debrief yesterday’s thrilling crosswinds stage. We hear from Roglic’s sports director Addy Engels and two of revelations of the race, Tadej Pogecar and Carl Frederik Hagen. There are also interviews with Lawson Craddock, Wout Poels, Rafal Majka and the latest audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk  The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 11, 2019
The longest stage of the Vuelta a España produced a masterclass from Deceuninck-QuickStep in racing in crosswinds. The Belgian team attacked almost from the gun and placed all but one of their eight riders in a forty-strong front group.  Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss a thrilling stage that had serious ramifications for the general classification. We hear from Sepp Kuss of race leader Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team, from Tim Declercq of Deceuninck, Dario Cataldo of Astana and Owain Doull, the Grand Tour debutant from Team Ineos who made the front group. And there are the latest instalments from our two diarists, Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott and one of the days main beneficiaries, James Knox of Deceuninck. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk  The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 11, 2019
With just five days remaining of the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma are homing in on victory. Having placed riders on the podium at this year’s Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, it could be the Dutch team’s first Grand Tour win in their current guise – their first since Rabobank pulled out as sponsor in 2012. One rider who’s been with the team since 2015, and whose progress as a climber and stage racer has coincided with the team's development into a major force, is George Bennett. On the second rest day of the Vuelta, in his team hotel on the outskirts of Burgos, Richard Moore sat down with Bennett, the 29-year-old New Zealander, to talk about his team, Roglic, the arrival next year of Tom Dumoulin, and Bennett’s own complicated health issues – the stitch that plagues him every time he exerts himself and an unusual weight problem that can afflict him in Grand Tours.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps.
September 10, 2019
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España. We also hear from Orla Chennaoui along with our Vuelta diarists, James Knox of Deceuninck Quick Step and Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott.  Send us your questions for the final Press Conference via WhatsApp voice memo to +44 7971338205. The Cycling Podcast is sponsored by Rapha and Science in Sport. OUR SPONSORS This episode is sponsored by The Economist. As a Cycling Podcast listener, The Economist is offering you the opportunity to receive a free print copy. All you need to do is text CYCLING to 78070 to get your smart guide to the forces changing your world. Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 9, 2019
It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang won the stage ahead of Tao Geoghegan Hart, who was on the attack for the second day in a row. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the action and we hear from yesterday’s stage winner Sepp Kuss, his Jumbo-Visma teammate George Bennett, and our diarists, James Knox and Nick Schultz. Knox had a particularly successful day, featuring in the break and moving up to 11th overall.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Laka is bicycle insurance powered by you. The Laka community works together to provide cover for your bikes and equipment and save you money. To find out more go to https://www.laka.co.uk  The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 9, 2019
In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to Javier Guillén, the director of the Vuelta a España.  Guillén was appointed in 2009 and one of his first decisions was to introduce the red jersey of race leader. On the red jersey’s tenth anniversary he tells us what he thinks of it — and so does Bradley Wiggins, who wore it in 2011.  Guillén also discusses the Vuelta’s distinctive identity, the quest for new mountains and the possibility of a week-long women’s race.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
September 8, 2019
Sepp Kuss, a young American on the Jumbo-Visma team, won the 15th stage of the Vuelta a España at the summit of Santuario Del Acebo while his teammate Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the red jersey of race leader.  Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage, and we also hear from Orla Chennaoui and Adam Blythe, who are in Spain covering the race for Eurosport. There are interviews with Kuss’s teammate and countryman Neilson Powless and with Willie Smit, the South African who started the stage – and finished it – despite a deep gash in his knee having been at the bottom of the big crash at the end of Saturday’s stage. There are also the latest instalments of audio diaries from James Knox and Nick Schultz.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 7, 2019
It was a rare treat for the sprinters: a flattish stage that was duly controlled by the sprinters’ teams and won by Ireland’s Sam Bennett, his second stage win at this year’s Vuelta a España. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss the stage and we hear once again from our audio diarists, James Knox and Nick Schultz. There’s also an interview with Deceuninck-Quick Step domestique Tim Declercq and with one of the riders who featured in the breakaway, Harm Vanhoucke.  Vanhoucke was a good friend and Lotto-Soudal teammate of Bjorg Lambrecht, who tragically died after crashing at last month’s Tour of Poland. He replaced Lambrecht in the Vuelta team and tells us what it means to him to race in honour of his late friend.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 6, 2019
Los Machucos, the toughest climb so far of the Vuelta a España, saw the two Slovenians, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogecar, ride away from their rivals. At the summit it was 20-year-old Pogecar who took his second stage win. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe were there and they discuss the stage and its implications on the battle for the red jersey, which currently Roglic is winning. We hear from his young American teammate, Neilson Powless, there are the latest instalments from our audio diarists James Knox and Nick Schultz, and, with Knox finishing 13th on the stage, we get an assessment of his performance so far from his sports director, Wilfried Peeters.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 6, 2019
These days, when the Vuelta a España comes to the Basque Country it feels like a homecoming. The crowds are enormous and the tough, hilly roads virtually guarantee exciting racing. Yet for 33 years the Vuelta didn't come here at all, only returning in 2011 when the organisers could be confident that Basque separatists wouldn't try to disrupt the race. In this episode of Kilometre 0 Richard Moore explores the region's biggest city, Bilbao, from the Alto de Arraiz climb that featured close to the finish of the 12th stage, to the famous pintxos bars in the company of Eneko Garate, a former cyclist, manager of the old Basque professional team, Kaiku, and now publisher of cycling books.  There are also interviews with Astana rider Ion Izagirre, Juanma Garate, the sports director at EF-Education First, and Basque journalist Ainara Hernando.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showe
September 5, 2019
Philippe Gilbert claimed his sixth Vuelta a España stage win as the race reached Bilbao, the biggest city in the Basque Country, while Primoz Roglic held on to the red jersey of overall leader. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss Gilbert’s win and ask whether he should be considered one of the favourites for the world road race championships in Yorkshire at the end of the month. There’s an interview with Frenchman Clement Chevrier, the latest instalments of the audio diaries being kept by James Knox and Nick Schultz, and an extended chat with Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White, who talks us through how Simon Yates won last year’s Vuelta.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 4, 2019
The Vuelta a España re-entered Spain after its sojourn in France with a stage in the Basque Country won by a local rider, Mikel Iturria, on a local team, Euskadi-Murias. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and we hear from Damien Howson, who was in the breakaway, as well as one of the revelations of the race, Carl Fredrik Hagen, riding his first Grand Tour and currently sitting sixth overall. There’s also an interview with Lennard Hofstede, a teammate of overall leader Primoz Roglic, about the job of defending the red jersey, and there are the latest instalments of the audio diaries being kept by James Knox and Nick Schultz. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 4, 2019
There is a thread that connects no fewer than nine riders spread across six teams at this year's Vuelta a España. George Bennett, Neilson Powless, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Will Barta, Sam Bewley, Lawson Craddock, Logan Owen and Ben King all rode for the American development team that's run by Axel Merckx - who, as well as being a former rider, is the son of the cyclist who most agree is the greatest of all time, Eddy. The team started in 2009 and has been variously known as Trek-Livestrong, Bontrager, Bissell, Axeon and Axeon Hagens Berman. Throughout its eleven seasons, the team has kept its focus on developing talent under the watchful eye of the son of Eddy. In this episode we hear from Axel merckx and from some of his alumni: Powless, Hart, Van Hooydonck, Barta, Craddock, Owen and King, who was the first rider ever signed to the team. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe.
September 3, 2019
Primoz Roglic took a commanding lead at the Vuelta a España, winning the stage 10 time trial to take over the red jersey from Nairo Quintana.  Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe report from Pau and ask whether the race is now Roglic’s to lose. We hear from another Slovenian, the 20-year-old winner of Sunday’s mountain stage, Tadej Pogečar.  Pogečar put in another strong ride and remains fifth overall, but at such a young age, will he finish the three-week race? We hear from his sports director Neil Stephens and Jeroen Swart, head of medicine at his team, UAE-Emirates.  There are the latest instalments from our audio diarists, Nick Schultz and James Knox, who was 15th on the stage and moved into the top 20 on general classification. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
September 2, 2019
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España.  We also hear from our Vuelta diarists, James Knox of Deceuninck Quick Step and Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott.  Send us your questions for the next Press Conference via WhatsApp voice memo to +44 7971338205. The Cycling Podcast is sponsored by Rapha and Science in Sport.
September 2, 2019
In this episode of Kilometre 0 Daniel Friebe looks back at the 1999 Vuelta a Espana. It was the first year the Vuelta race leader wore a gold jersey, the peloton tackled the severe slopes of the Angliru for the first time, the late Jose Maria Jimenez and Frank Vandenbroucke lit up the race with their flawed brilliance. And this was Jan Ullrich’s second Grand Tour victory of his career after a difficult two years following his Tour de France win in 1997. Who would have thought it would be his last...? Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
September 1, 2019
The shortest road stage of the Vuelta a España produced a fascinating day's racing in Andorra. There were mountains, sunshine and hailstones as the pack was shuffled once again and Nairo Quintana ended the day in the race leader's red jersey. Richard Moore reports from Cortal d'Encamp where Tadej Pogačar, the 20-year-old Slovenian, stunned the favourites by attacking to win the stage alone. Lionel Birnie is also on hand to discuss the implications of the stage ahead of Monday's rest day.  We hear from our audio diarists James Knox, who stayed with the favourites for most of the stage, and Nick Schultz. And there are interviews with Tao Geoghegan Hart, who was also on the attack, Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 31, 2019
It was another day for the breakaway at the Vuelta a España and in this episode Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore meet in Barcelona to discuss the stage. The leader’s red jersey is proving to be the reluctant prize in a game of pass the parcel as Miguel Angel Lopez once again relinquished his grip on it. We also catch up with Orla Chennaoui and also hear from our two diarists in the peloton. If you’d like to ask either James Knox or Nick Schultz a question, send it to us on Twitter @cycling_podcast The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 30, 2019
The steep uphill finish to Mas de la Costa whittled down the number of genuine contenders for the Vuelta a España to four riders. Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore discuss stage seven of the race and ask whether this is as significant a day in the race as the results might suggest. We ask which of the four men is now in the driving seat before hearing from our diarists James Knox and Nick Schultz, who both had eventful days. If you’d like to ask either James Knox or Nick Schultz a question, send it to us on Twitter @cycling_podcast The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 30, 2019
The soigneurs are the foot soldiers who keep the peloton rolling. Every day their duties involve preparing drinks bottles and food for the riders, handing up the musettes at the feed zone, meeting the riders at the finish line with a cold drink and a change of clothes. And then, at the end of the day, they massage the riders’ legs to relieve the stresses and strains built up during the day. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we find out more about the job of the soigneurs – or carers – who keep the riders moving. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
August 29, 2019
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Spain as they discuss an action-packed stage of the Vuelta a España, which saw the red jersey change hands and several high profile riders crash out. They talk about the race for the stage, which saw Jesus Herrada succeed where his brother Jose fell short yesterday, and the red jersey switch across to Dylan Teuns. We have further despatches from our two diarists, Nick Schultz and James Knox, and hear from Addy Engels about how Jumbo-Visma’s race is shaping up. If you’d like to ask either James Knox or Nick Schultz a question, send it to us on Twitter @cycling_podcast The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 28, 2019
The first summit finish of the Vuelta a España took the riders to the observatory at Javalambre – the first time the race has ever gone there. Lionel Birnie is joined by Richard Moore to discuss a stage that was won by one of the wild card teams in the race, and also shook up the overall classification with the red jersey returning to Miguel Angel Lopez. We hear from Jetse Bol about his work to help Burgos-BH teammate Angel Madrazo win the stage, plus from Nicolas Roche, who put up a spirited defence of his red jersey. Our diarists James Knox and Nick Schultz tell us about their days and we hear from Daniel Friebe about the overall battle and whether this is now a race between Lopez and Primoz Roglic. If you’d like to ask either James Knox or Nick Schultz a question, send it to us on Twitter @cycling_podcast The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 28, 2019
Earlier this summer, the UCI announced that Juan Jose Cobo was guilty of a doping offence and would be stripped of his 2011 Vuelta a España title. While Chris Froome was in hospital following his crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné he learned - almost eight years after the race had finished - that he was the Vuelta champion. It makes him Britain’s first Grand Tour champion. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from Froome and his former Team Sky teammate Bradley Wiggins - who was the team leader that summer in Spain - as they review the 2011 Vuelta. The pair finished second and third behind Cobo, Wiggins led the race for a while, and might have held on had Cobo not been racing. That, of course, is pure conjecture but how do Froome and Wiggins feel about the race now? Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
August 27, 2019
Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they recap stage four of the Vuelta a España. They are in the same hotel as the Deceuninck-Quick Step and Movistar teams, in the shadow of the Luis Puig velodrome in Valencia to discuss a sprint stage that went the way of the young Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen. Jakobsen is a teammate of our Vuelta diarist James Knox and we hear from him and Max Richeze and the team’s sports director Wilfried Peeters. We also hear from our other diarist Nick Schultz, who answers some of your questions. If you have a question for either James or Nick, Tweet it to us @cycling_podcast Lionel also catches up with Orla Chennaoui to discuss a brilliant couple of days at the Vuelta for the Irish. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Roka sunglasses, as worn by Miguel Angel Lopez (and Lionel Birnie). If you would like to get 20% off, go to Roka.com/vuelta The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 26, 2019
It was a day for the sprinters on stage three of the Vuelta a España from Ibi. Ciudad del Juguete to Alicante. Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Altea as they recap a great day for the Irish at the Vuelta a España. We also hear from our two Vuelta diarists, James Knox and Nick Schultz, plus discuss why the Movistar team have fallen out with one of cycling’s so-called ‘super agents’. And Bradley Wiggins talks about the decision to bring the Wiggins-Le Col team to a close at the end of the year. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Harry's razors. You can get your Harry's trial set for just £3.95 by going to https://harrys.com/cycling The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 26, 2019
Marcel Kittel's first grand tour stage victory came in the Vuelta a España in 2011 when he beat Peter Sagan and Oscar Freire to the line in Talavera de la Reine. Late last week, he announced his retirement at the age of 31 and in this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to some of his former teammates about his career and the reasons he has decided to call it a day. We hear from Mtich Docker, Luka Mezgec, Ian Boswell and Patrick Lefevere, who was Kittel's boss when the German sprinter was undoubtedly the fastest man in the world. Thanks to Mitch Docker for allowing us to use material from his podcast Life in the Peloton in this episode. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
August 25, 2019
The second stage of the Vuelta a España turned the race on its head as a powerful group of six got away on the final climb. Join Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore as they recap a thrilling race into Calpe that saw Nairo Quintana win the stage and Nicolas Roche take the leader’s red jersey. We hear the second installments from our diarists in the peloton, James Knox and Nick Schultz, plus we check in with Daniel Friebe about Astana’s topsy turvey couple of days. Plus there’s reaction from Roche’s Sunweb sports director Luke Roberts and Hugh Carthy, who played a role in setting up Rigoberto Uran on the final climb. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS This episode is sponsored by Roka.  Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom athttps://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha websitehttps://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha You can nominate a rider for the Pédaleur de Charme award throughout the Vuelta a España. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go tohttps://thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events The music in this episode is by Más y Más. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agarrate-Mas-Y/dp/B000F6ZGQC)
August 24, 2019
The Vuelta a España got underway with an evening team time trial on the Costa Blanca which was costly for a couple of the overall contenders. Join Lionel Birnie in Torrevieja for the first episode of our nightly Vuelta coverage as he recaps a day that has put one of the big favourites into the red jersey already. We also hear the first despatches from our two audio diarists in the peloton, James Knox of Deceuninck-Quick Step and Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.
August 20, 2019
Our final episode before the Vuelta a España sees Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet up in London to discuss the week's big talking points in the world of professional cycling. With Tom Dumoulin's move from Team Sunweb to Jumbo-Visma confirmed, we weigh up the biggest transfer of the summer so far. The former Giro d'Italia champion and Tour de France runner-up will add to a formidable-looking stage race line-up at his new team but can the Dutch squad strike the balance and keep their many stars happy? And what does this mean for Team Sunweb? We also pay tribute to Felice Gimondi, who passed away aged 76. Gimondi was a legend of Italian cycling – only the second man, after Jacques Anquetil, to win all three grand tours. Finally, we look ahead to the last grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, which kicks off with a team time trial on Saturday evening. The Cycling Podcast will be in Spain for the duration of the race and nightly coverage begins on Saturday, with three episodes of Kilometre 0 released during each week. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Our Pédaleur de Charme competition will return at the Vuelta a España, which starts this weekend. Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. This week's episode is sponsored by Harry's razors. You can get your Harry's trial set for just £3.95 by going to http://www.harrys.com/cycling
August 14, 2019
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the European Championship road races and the conclusion of the Tour of Poland. The theme of the episode is the continuing brilliant results being achieved by young riders – the latest being Pavel Sivakov's victory in Poland – and we ask why this generation of riders in their early 20s is making such a strong mark on the peloton. We also hear from another young rider, Tao Geoghegan Hart about his performance in Poland, the impact Bjorg Lambrecht's death had on the peloton and also the upcoming Vuelta a España. Geoghegan Hart is touted to be the Team Ineos leader in Spain later this month. "Speculation," is all he will say in response to that, though. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha (https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/) and Science in Sport (https://www.scienceinsport.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4s7qBRCzARIsAImcAxYyCicwhnVv7KQoHlRKVFAaDltr0TWqjaIW0Wt1D25535hPAu6a_14aAtvhEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) . The Cycling Podcast's Grand Tour 2019 In November, we will be going on a Grand Tour, with live events scheduled in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We still have a couple of dates to confirm but the schedule so far will take us to Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester, Dublin, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Leicester and Manchester. For tickets to any of these shows – or our event in Harrogate during the World Championships – go to thecyclingpodcast.com/live-events (https://thecyclingpodcast.com/) .
August 9, 2019
Service Course by The Cycling Podcast, with Tom Whalley and Keira McVitty, returns for its second episode with a focus on gravel riding and how this trend – in professional races as well as for amateurs on weekend rides – is affecting equipment choices.  Keira tries a new gravel bike as she and Tom tackle a local circuit with off-road sections, and we hear from mechanics at the Tour de France – from the Mitchelton-Scott, Sunweb, CCC and EF-Education First teams – about how the introduction of gravel roads at the Tour and other World Tour races is influencing equipment choices. These mechanics also tell us what they think about the 6.8kg weight limit on professional racing bikes.  Tom speaks to Sam Pickman of Allied Cycles, one of the newest and most admired makers of beautiful handmade bikes, and we hear about the equipment choices of Jonathan Rankin and Matthew Falconer for the Transcontinental Race, which both took part in over the past week. Service Course by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport. This episode is sponsored by Komoot, the world's top route planning and navigation app and the No.1 outdoor app in Europe. It enables millions of cyclists and hikers to experience more of the outdoors with its highly detailed yet simple to use planning interface combined with a community-generated recommendations of local highlights. It makes route planning and navigation easy so you can spend more time exploring. Sign up, plan a route on Komoot and enjoy the outdoors.  Komoot are offering listeners to The Cycling Podcast a free regional map bundle of their choice. You can save your routes for offline use, use turn-by-turn voice navigation, even track rides in flight mode. The voucher code is CYCLINGPOD. Redeem Gift | Komoot - Cycling & Hiking App (https://www.komoot.com/account/gift/?code=CYCLINGPOD)
August 8, 2019
The August episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin covers all the recent racing, from London to the Basque Country. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore also look back at the Giro Rosa and La Course by the Tour de France.  There are interviews with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Lizzy Banks and Lucinda Brand, as well as Mitchelton-Scott owner Gerry Ryan and Reuters journalist Julien Pretot, who revealed during the Tour de France that Tour organisers ASO plan to establish a stage race for women. There's an extract from the the audio diaries kept at the Giro Rosa by Banks and Tayler Wiles. And we hear from Helen Sharp of The Internationelles, the group of women who rode the route of the Tour de France a day ahead of the men.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Skoda This episode is sponsored by Heist and Beer52.  Heist is on a mission to take away the frustration every woman has with their underwear. They’ve already revolutionized tights and shapewear. And there is more coming in 2020.  Heist has an in-house team of material scientists and garment innovators, known as Lab12, creating its products. This team, Lab12, applies the same level of physiological research and technological innovation to underwear that has previously only been used in the sportswear category. Lab12, led by Fiona Fairhurst, the inventor of the revolutionary, multi-gold-medal-winning Fastskin swimsuit, has applied technology never before used in underwear to create shapewear that moves with the body, rather than against it. Listeners to the podcast can get 15% with the code HEIST15 at heist-studios.com Go to https://beer52.com/feminin to get a case of beer for £4.95 – that's postage only for 8 different beers from throughout the world.
August 7, 2019
In the first post-Tour de France episode of The Cycling Podcast we report and reflect on the tragic death of Bjorg Lambrecht. The Belgian rider crashed during Monday's third of the Tour of Poland and died in hospital. Lambrecht was only 22, he rode for WorldTour team Lotto-Soudal, and he was tipped for great things. We hear from Belgian cycling journalist Jan-Pieter De Vlieger about Lambrecht and the reaction to his death in his home country. We also discuss the Clásica San Sebastián, won by Remco Evenepoel, the 19-year-old who after this win was described by Cyrille Guimard, the legendary French directeur sportif, as being "Merckx plus Hinault with a blend of Bernal and [French footballer Kylian] Mbappé." De Vlieger tells us a bit more about Evenepoel and the hype that now surrounds him in Belgium.  And there's more reflection on the Tour de France and the eye-catching documentary on Thibaut Pinot broadcast by French television last week.  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport. This episode is sponsored by Laka. Laka is a smarter way of insuring your bikes and gear. It’s a community of cyclists joining together to play fair and take good care to save each other money. Go to https://www.laka.co.uk to find out more.
July 31, 2019
Richard, Lionel and François answer your questions about the Tour de France before saying their final goodbyes to an extraordinary 106th edition of the race. There are a few bonus interviews too. We hear from the newly recruited Deceuninck Quick Step Press Officer, Phil Lowe, on his experience of the Tour as 'bodyguard' to Julian Alaphilippe, and Jumbo-Visma Sports Director Merijn Zeeman, about Steven Kruijswijk's maiden Grand Tour podium. We also reveal the winner of our Austin Cycles (https://www.austincycles.cc/) AC ATTO competition. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport. 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. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 30, 2019
The week before heading to Brussels for his tenth Tour de France as team principal and his first with new sponsors, Dave Brailsford sat down for lunch with The Cycling Podcast and a wide-ranging conversation about the transition from Team Sky to Team Ineos, the crash that ruled Chris Froome out of contention for a fifth-Tour title and the balancing act between Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal for leadership duties. In celebration of the end of the Tour de France, we've putting the first 15 minutes of this extended interview here for all of The Cycling Podcast listeners to enjoy. If you'd like to get the full episode, along with 11+ other special episodes in 2019, become a Friend of the Podcast. (https://thecyclingpodcast.com/become-a-friend)
July 28, 2019
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Paris to recap the final stage and run through the performance of the teams in the Tour de France. There’s the usual mix of punditry, analysis, comment and nonsense to wrap up the best Tour for years. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 27, 2019
The Tour de France’s final Alpine stage was cut short because of landslides but at last the identity of the 2019 champion is known – awaiting only final confirmation on the Champs-Élysées tomorrow. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Val Thorens to recap the penultimate stage of a most enthralling race. They discuss the stage win by Vincenzo Nibali and anticipate the overall victory for Egan Bernal. It will be Colombia’s first Tour de France victory and we discuss what the future holds for Bernal and Team Ineos. We also hear from their head of athlete performance, Tim Kerrison. Plus hear from Julian Alaphilippe’s teammate Yves Lampaert, Katusha’s Marco Haller and Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s Xandro Meurisse. Next up, Paris. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 26, 2019
Anything can happen on the Tour de France, as stage 19 proved. A dramatic, remarkable and astonishing day ended with a new leader of the race and the withdrawal of one of the French favourites. Richard Moore spent the afternoon in a helicopter, while Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau drove to Tignes – where the stage was supposed to finish – through a torrential rainstorm not realising that conditions behind them were even worse. Hail stones and a landslide caused the stage to be cut short and for a while no one knew what was going to happen. This episode of The Cycling Podcast captures the chaose and confusion of the day and we hear reaction from Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford after his young rider Egan Bernal took the yellow jersey. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 26, 2019
In the second part of our look at the 1989 Tour de France, Lionel Birnie catches up with Greg and Kathy LeMond to hear their memories of the closest edition of all time. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
July 26, 2019
It is 30 years since arguably the greatest Tour de France of all time, decided in the final time trial by just eight seconds. In the first of our two-part Kilometre 0 about the 1989 Tour, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recall the see-saw nature of the battle between Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
July 25, 2019
The hot weather finally broke and heavy rain fell on the run-in to Valloire but we are still none the wiser as to who will win the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the first of three Alpine stages and search for clues as to who is looking the strongest. What were Team Ineos’s tactics? Is Egan Bernal or Geraint Thomas their leader now? Can Julian Alaphilippe hold on? Can Thibaut Pinot launch an attack? And why does Daniel Oss keep saying “heavy rain”?  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 25, 2019
The hot weather finally broke and heavy rain fell on the run-in to Valloire but we are still none the wiser as to who will win the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the first of three Alpine stages and search for clues as to who is looking the strongest. What were Team Ineos’s tactics? Is Egan Bernal or Geraint Thomas their leader now? Can Julian Alaphilippe hold on? Can Thibaut Pinot launch an attack? And why does Daniel Oss keep saying “heavy rain”?  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 25, 2019
This episode was inspired by a listener, Gareth Enticott, who analysed five years of data about the standard of teams’ hotels at the Tour de France. Are there any trends? Do some teams consistently get the best hotels, while others get the worst? And how does The Cycling Podcast compare? We hear from Lotto-Soudal manager Marc Sergeant, Mitchelton-Scott sports director Matt White, Team Ineos technical director Carsten Jeppesen, former rider Graham Jones, Matt Winston of Sunweb and Astana rider Magnus Cort, who reviews every hotel he stays in.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 24, 2019
What should have been a routine breakaway stage of the Tour de France turned into a dramatic day with the disqualification of two key support riders for Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau react to the decision to kick Luke Rowe and Tony Martin out of the Tour de France for an altercation on the road and have exclusive reaction from Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford. The stage itself was won in impressive fashion Italian Matteo Trentin, who gave Mitchelton-Scott their fourth victory of the race. Join the team in Gap for reaction, interviews, analysis and a bit of light speculation. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and Pédaleuse de Charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 24, 2019
Lukas Pöstlberger is one of the workers on the Bora-Hansgrohe team, riding in support of Peter Sagan on the flat stages and Emanuel Buchmann on the hillier ones.  In this episode we hear about a day in the life of Pöstlberger on the Tour - in this case last Friday’s time trial in Pau, in which another of his teammates, Max Schachmann, crashed and had to retire.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 23, 2019
The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a loop into the stunning countryside around Nîmes. With so many aggressive days of racing behind them, and with the Alps to come, it was hardly surprising that the day felt like a transitional stage – even if the race didn’t actually transition anywhere. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the stage as Nîmes celebrates summer and the Tour, before looking ahead to the final stages in the Alps. We hear from Marc Sergeant, the Lotto-Soudal boss who signed Ewan at the start of the season, and his former sports director Matt White, who let him go from Mitchelton-Scott. There’s also news of Jakob Fuglsang’s withdrawal from the race following a crash and reaction from his Astana team. François explains when and why you should walk out of a bar in the south of France, Richard talks to AP journalist John Leicester about why today’s stage had special significance for him and his family and there’s another exciting episode of Outside the Team Bus. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 23, 2019
The Tour de France peloton is accompanied by dozens of vehicles, all doing a vital job to keep the race safe, moving and covered for television. But occasionally the motorbikes, in particular, get too close to the riders and there has been criticism that their slipstreaming effect can influence the racing. In this episode of Kilometre 0, we go inside the peloton with one of the most experienced motorbike drivers in the bunch. Luke Edwardes-Evans drives one of the photographers for L’Equipe, the French daily newspaper that is more or less part of the Tour de France family. He tells us what his job is like, what some of the other motorbikes are doing and how it feels to be part of the greatest travelling show on two wheels. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
July 22, 2019
Join Richard, Lionel and François as they answer questions about the Tour de France sent in by The Cycling Podcast listeners. We also hear a quick update from Television's Daniel Friebe. There will be a final Press Conference episode at the end of the Tour de France. Send in your questions via audio message on WhatsApp to +44 7971338205. Find out how to send an audio message. (https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/android/23684991/?category=5245251) The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 22, 2019
Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley reunite in Pau to cover the 6th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. This year the race comprised five laps of a closed circuit around Pau and featured a 1.1km climb, the Côte de Gelos. In this episode you'll hear a mix of live race reportage, atmosphere and analysis. There are interviews with the pre-race favourite and winner Marianne Vos of CCC, Lizzie Deignan of Trek–Segafredo, Amanda Spratt of Mitchelton-Scott and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla Pro Cycling. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps. Photo © ASO.
July 21, 2019
If the finish to yesterday’s stage was exciting, stage 15 to Foix was a thriller from start to finish and leaves everyone going into the second rest day still wondering who is going to win the Tour de France. The momentum is with Thibaut Pinot, winner on the Col du Tourmalet yesterday and the man who made the biggest gains again today. And yet his fellow Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe still holds the yellow jersey and will have to be reeled in when the race reaches the Alps next week. With the rest day to come, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau reflect on the best Tour for decades and ask what is going to happen next. Join them for reaction, reflection and analysis from the Tour de France. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 20, 2019
This most enthralling Tour de France took another twist on the Col du Tourmalet and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau were there to witness the stage and record their thoughts as the race unfolded. The first big question asked of Julian Alaphilippe, the race leader, was whether he would cope on the first hors categorie mountain of the Tour, and the first time this race has gone above 2,000 metres. We asked a range of people whether they thought Alaphilippe could win the Tour, we ask what happened to Geraint Thomas and weigh up whether Alaphilippe or Thibaut Pinot are the most likely of the French contenders to win the race. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 19, 2019
The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hillside retreat close to Pau where they reflect on the only individual time trial stage of the Tour. We expected Julian Alaphilippe to still be in yellow tonight but few thought he would win the stage and extend his lead. We ask what this means for the Tour now. Is Geraint Thomas still the favourite to win in Paris? Who were the other winners and losers in the race against the clock. We recap another absorbing stage, share some behind the scenes gossip and explain why there is no episode of Outside the Team Bus tonight. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 19, 2019
For five years NTT (formerly Dimension Data) have worked with the Tour de France to capture information from the race, some of which is shared with the teams and TV audience.  In this episode we hear from Peter Gray, Vice President of global advanced technology for NTT, about developments in data, the machine that predicts the winners (with remarkable accuracy on the day of our visit) and what the future might look like.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 18, 2019
The Tour de France reaches the Pyrenees and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a day that saw another rider complete the full set of stage wins in the three grand tours. There was a huge breakaway, a curious abandon and victory for Simon Yates. We discuss all three stories and all the day’s other talking points before looking ahead to Friday’s time trial and La Course. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 18, 2019
One of the stories of the season has been Jakob Fuglsang’s transformation from nearly man to winner. His crowning glory came at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which the Dane won alone, but he has been, along with Julian Alaphilippe, the most consistent rider of 2019.  In this episode we speak to Fuglsang about his improvement and hear from his Astana sports director, Lars Michaelsen, his fellow Dane Chris Juul-Jensen, good friend and former teammate Andy Schleck and Danish journalist Brian Askvig of Ekstra Bladet.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 17, 2019
The Tour de France resumed after the rest day with a flat stage from Albi to Toulouse before the Pyrenees loom into view on Thursday. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in a busy square on a warm evening in Toulouse as they dissect the final sprint stage for a while. The stage was taken by Caleb Ewan – making his Tour de France debut. Stand by for terrible puns, incisive analysis and a look ahead to the mountains. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com (https://scienceinsport.com/) . Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 17, 2019
Go behind the scenes with The Cycling Podcast on the first rest day of the Tour de France in the latest episode of Kilometre 0.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 16, 2019
Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau as they answer the questions you put to them via WhatsApp audio message. We'll be doing another press conference on the second rest day and a final episode following the 2019 Tour de France. Send your messages via WhatsApp audio message to +44 7971 338 205. Find out how to send a WhatsApp audio message. (https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/android/23684991/?category=5245251) The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 16, 2019
Fifteen years ago there were only one or two pro cycling teams that had press officers. Nowadays, they all have at least one and the job has changed enormously.  In this episode of Kilometre 0 we hear from the communications directors and attachés de presse Taryn Kirby of Mitchelton-Scott, Hannah Troop of EF-Education First, Ralph Scherzer of Bora-Hansgrohe, Amy Cameron of CCC and Elisa Madiot of Groupama-FDJ.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe
July 15, 2019
With the rest day just 24 hours away, the peloton could have been forgiven for wanting a quiet day. No such luck for them because crosswinds in the final couple of hours of racing caused chaos and left several riders counting the cost of being caught out. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau as they pick over the results and sort the winners from the losers. Why were several of the overall contenders caught out? How did Team Ineos manage to come out of it on the front foot again? What was George Bennett doing going back for bottles at the crucial moment? We discuss this and much more. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. This episode is sponsored by Beer52, the craft beer club. If you’d like to sample a free box of eight great beers (for just the price of delivery) go to https://beer52.com/cycle Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 15, 2019
This is the second part of our conversation with sports journalist David Walsh about the 1999 Tour de France, which was won by Lance Armstrong. The Texan was dogged by questions about doping once it emerged he had tested positive for a corticosteroid and produced a TUE form for it, which turned out to have been back-dated. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.
July 14, 2019
It’s Bastille Day in France - or as François reminds us, Le 14 Juillet, because no one calls it Bastille Day but there was to be no French stage winner in the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the ninth stage, won by the South African Daryl Impey. We also hear from another rider outside his team bus and from Team Ineos doctor Richard Usher and the surgeon who operated on Chris Froome after the four-time Tour winner crashed heavily at the Critérium du Dauphiné last month. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Our title sponsors are Rapha. Visit www.rapha.cc (https://www.rapha.cc/) to check out the range of cycling clothing and also their Gone Racing series of films. Get 25% off all Science In Sport products at www.scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) by entering the discount code SISCP25 This episode is supported by Beer52. To order a crate of craft beer for just the price of postage, go to www.beer52.com/cycling (https://audioboom.com/posts/www.beer52.com/cycling) Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100 Update Description (https://audioboom.com/posts/7311621-stage-4-reims-nancy-tour-de-france-2019/edit)
July 13, 2019
After a snoozy stage on Friday, the Tour de France burst back into life with a barnstorming stage from Mâcon to St Etienne. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hotel – which they are sharing with the CCC, UAE Team Emirates, Sunweb and Cofidis teams – as they unpick a fascinating day’s racing. The stage was won by Thomas De Gendt in sensational fashion but behind them Julian Alaphilippe seized the initiative and took back the yellow jersey while Thibaut Pinot gained some time that might turn out to be important. Tune in for the usual mix of interviews and analysis, another episode of Outside the Team Bus with our first Pédaleur de Charme of the Tour, and a difference of opinion between Lionel and François regarding the way Pinot has attacked the first week of the race. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Our title sponsors are Rapha. Visit www.rapha.cc (https://www.rapha.cc/) to check out the range of cycling clothing and also their Gone Racing series of films. Get 25% off all Science In Sport products at www.scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) by entering the discount code SISCP25 This episode is supported by Beer52. To order a crate of craft beer for just the price of postage, go to www.beer52.com/cycling (https://audioboom.com/posts/www.beer52.com/cycling) Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 12, 2019
After the drama at La Planche des Belles Filles yesterday, the Tour de France settled in for a long, slow day in the sun. Heading into the Burgundy region famous for its snails, the peloton pedalled at a snail’s pace for much of the day. But there’s no such thing as a snoozy episode of The Cycling Podcast and so we join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hotel for a recap of the stage. The winner was Dylan Groenewegen – who is making a habit of winning stages like this having won the two least eventful stages of last year’s race – ahead of Caleb Ewan. We hear from Groenewegen and his Jumbo-Visma sports director Frans Maassen. We also hear from defending champion Geraint Thomas, current leader Giulio Ciccone and his Trek-Segafredo team-mate Koen De Kort and there’s another episode of Outside The Team Bus. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. This episode is sponsored by Wattbike. As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer.
July 12, 2019
This is the first of a two-part episode of Kilometre 0 looking back at the 1999 Tour de France with Sunday Times journalist David Walsh. We are all familiar with the story of Armstrong's confession and downfall but what about the events that led up to the 1999 Tour and that edition of the race itself? Walsh was there and in this first part he talks to Lionel about the state of cycling and cycling journalism in the 1990s. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps. Part two will be released on Monday.
July 11, 2019
The Tour de France burst into life with a classic mountain stage on La Planche des Belles Filles, with the final gravel section seeming to put an element of doubt into the minds of the riders. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap the sixth stage of the Tour which saw two debutants take the major honours. The stage was won by Belgian rider Dylan Teuns with his breakaway companion Giulio Ciccone pinching the yellow jersey by a fine margin despite a spirited late bid to keep it by Julian Alaphilippe. To begin with, we hear from a range of riders and team managers about what they expected from the stage and then discuss whether their predictions matched the reality. Spoiler: They didn’t. We ask why no one chased harder earlier in the stage, we weigh up who had a good day and who didn’t, and discuss the significance of Geraint Thomas’s strength in the final few hundred metres of the stage. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. This episode is sponsored by Wattbike. As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer.
July 11, 2019
For a climb only introduced in 2012, La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges Mountains has become a fixture in the Tour de France.  It has also been decisive: on each of its three previous visits the rider in yellow after the stage has gone on to win the Tour.  In 2019 the mountain is back with a twist — a new, tougher finish on an unpaved road.  In this episode we hear from Tour director Christian Prudhomme, from Thibaut Pinot’s brother and coach Julien, from riders Adam Yates, Dan Martin, Guillaume Martin and Nicholas Roche and team bosses Dave Brailsford, Matt White and Geert Van Bondt.  Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps
July 10, 2019
The Tour de France heads into the Vosges and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau head to the Hotel Hassenforder to record their stage five podcast. The restaurant used to be owned by Roger Hassenforder, who won eight stages of the Tour in the 1950s. In fact, he presented the yellow jersey to Julian Alaphilippe on the podium after the stage. In another packed episode we discuss Peter Sagan’s 12th Tour stage win and hear from Team Ineos’s Egan Bernal. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. This episode is sponsored by Wattbike. As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer.
July 10, 2019
On the eve of the Tour de France Fran Millar was appointed chief executive at Team Ineos. Millar first got involved in cycling through her brother, David, who she managed before he served a two year doping ban in 2004. She helped set up Team Sky in 2010 and has been in various senior roles since then, through all the Tour wins but also the lurid headlines about TUEs and Jiffy bags. We met her on Sunday morning in Brussels, before stage 2, the team time trial. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps. To check out their range go to www.hansgrohe.com (https://www.hansgrohe.com/)
July 9, 2019
From Champagne to quiche Lorraine, the Tour de France continues its journey, although the same team was celebrating again today. Elia Viviani followed his Deceuninck-Quick Step team-mate Julian Alaphilippe by winning the stage in Nancy. We discuss the sprint finish and dissect the tactics on the run-in to the line before hearing from Alexandre Kristoff’s lead-out man, and the youngest rider in the race, Jasper Philipsen in the latest edition of Outside the Team Bus. We also speak to Mike Teunissen, who spent two days in the yellow jersey but has returned to his regular Jumbo-Visma colours – coincidentally also yellow. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Our title sponsors are Rapha. Visit www.rapha.cc (https://www.rapha.cc/) to check out the range of cycling clothing and also their Gone Racing series of films. Get 25% off all Science In Sport products at www.scienceinsport.com (https://www.scienceinsport.com/) by entering the discount code SISCP25 This episode is supported by Beer52. To order a crate of craft beer for just the price of postage, go to www.beer52.com/cycling (https:www.beer52.com/cycling) Wattbike As a Cycling Podcast listener, Wattbike is offering you the chance to receive a £100 Sigma Sports voucher, free when you purchase a Wattbike Atom*. This offer is available until 31st July 2019, simply use the code TCP100 at checkout. Get the home advantage with Wattbike Atom this summer. See https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100
July 9, 2019
The maillot jaune is 100 years old but this episode of Kilometre 0 focuses on the special edition jerseys designed by an Italian pop artist for the 1989 Tour de France. But who was Mario Schifano and how did he come to design such distinctive jerseys? Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps. To check out their range go to www.hansgrohe.com (https://www.hansgrohe.com/) The music in this episode is by Thirteen Senses (https://www.thirteensenses.com/)
July 8, 2019
The Tour de France has left Belgium behind and arrived in the region famous for its Champagne. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau record their stage three podcast over a glass of Champagne. We discuss Julian Alaphilippe’s stage win as he became the first Frenchman since 2014 to wear the yellow jersey. We hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step’s boss Patrick Lefevere. Mike Teunissen slipped out of the yellow jersey as a result but what does this now mean for the long-term battle for the race? Jumbo-Visma and Team Ineos are squaring up against each other but what is the significance of Egan Bernal leapfrogging his teammate and defending champion Geraint Thomas? And does Thibaut Pinot’s form suggest he’s ready to mount a challenge when the race reaches La Planche des Belles Filles later in the week? The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. OUR SPONSORS Our title sponsors are Rapha. Visit www.rapha.cc (https://www.rapha.cc/) to check out the range of cycling clothing and also their Gone Racing series of films. Get 25% off all Science In Sport products at https://www.scienceinsport.com by entering the discount code SISCP25 This episode is supported by Laka, the community-driven insurance model to ensure all your bikes and equipment are covered wherever you go. To find out more check out www.laka.co.uk (https://www.laka.co.uk/) Wattbike Our Tour de France stage two coverage is sponsored by Wattbike. If you live in the UK you can get a £100 Sigma Sport voucher with every Wattbike Atom purchased before July 31. Go to www.wattbike.com/TCP100 (https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100) and use the code TCP100.
July 8, 2019
The Brussels Grand Départ of the 2019 Tour de France was a two day tribute to Belgium’s most famous son, Eddy Merckx. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the life and career of the greatest cyclist of all time. We hear from long time friends and the current hour record holder, Victor Campenaerts, and from his biographer, Daniel Friebe. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by Hansgrohe showers & taps. To check out their range go to www.hansgrohe.com (https://www.hansgrohe.com/)
July 7, 2019
The Tour de France is still in Brussels, with the start and finish in the same places as they were on Saturday, although a very different test stood in front of the riders. The team time trial took the race through the birthplaces of two of Belgium’s finest figures – Woluwe St Pierre, where five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx was born – and then Schaerbeek, where Jacques Brel was born. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau cross the border into Flanders to reflect on a convincing win for Jumbo-Visma, which extends Mike Teunissen’s stay in the yellow jersey. Team Ineos set the early pace and their time survived until the last when the Dutch outfit smashed it. Before that Deceuninck-Quick Step came within less than a second of Ineos’s time and behind them were a clutch of teams within a few seconds. We assess the winners and losers and ask whether the team time trial is really an indicator of who can win the Tour. We also hear from George Bennett and Richard Plugge, a rider and boss of the winning team, Dirk De Mol, sports director of one of the day’s surprise teams, Katusha, and Jakob Fuglsang, who limited his losses after yesterday’s crash. Plus there’s reaction from Mitchelton-Scott’s Daryl Impey and Team Ineos’s Nicolas Portal. Finally we hear about François’s dish of eels in a herby green sauce and another installment of Outside the Team Bus. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. Austin Cycles Competition The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with Austin Cycles for a special competition during the 2019 Tour de France. We are giving The Cycling Podcast Newsletter subscribers an exclusive opportunity to win a Austin Cycles AC ATTO folding carbon bike worth £2,750! Subscribe to our mailing list >> (http://eepurl.com/bERv1D) Science in Sport Science in Sport are offering you the chance to experience a stage at La Vuelta or Tour of Britain from inside the Team INEOS support car. Prize Includes 2 x night's accommodation, transport & £400 spending money! 5 runners up will win a signed Team INEOS Jersey. Enter the competition >> (https://thecyclingpodcast.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e30db910a0fe0ac7464cd458e&id=6084d508e0&e=cfa980aecc) Wattbike Our Tour de France stage two coverage is sponsored by Wattbike. If you live in the UK you can get a £100 Sigma Sport voucher with every Wattbike Atom purchased before July 31. Go to www.wattbike.com/TCP100 (https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100) and use the code TCP100.
July 6, 2019
The Tour de France is off and running and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are in the centre of Brussels to discuss the opening stage. The identity of the winning team was not a surprise but no one will have predicted Mike Teunissen would have ended the day in the yellow jersey. The Jumbo-Visma rider saved the day after his team’s sprinter Dylan Groenewegen crashed inside the final two kilometres. We discuss the unconventional sprint finish and here from Jumbo-Visma rider Amund Grondahl Jansen and sports director Grischa Niermann. There was also a crash for one of the pre-Tour favourites Jakob Fuglsang and we weigh up the likely impact of that before discussing the fall-out from Dimension Data’s decision not to select Mark Cavendish – or more to the point the differing accounts of how the team was picked from team owner Doug Ryder and sports director Rolf Aldag. In the final part there’s the first instalment of our new series Outside the Team Bus with Alex Dowsett. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport. Austin Cycles Competition The Cycling Podcast has teamed up with Austin Cycles for a special competition during the 2019 Tour de France. We are giving The Cycling Podcast Newsletter subscribers an exclusive opportunity to win a Austin Cycles AC ATTO folding carbon bike worth £2,750! Subscribe to our mailing list >> (http://eepurl.com/bERv1D) Science in Sport Science in Sport are offering you the chance to experience a stage at La Vuelta or Tour of Britain from inside the Team INEOS support car. Prize Includes 2 x night's accommodation, transport & £400 spending money! 5 runners up will win a signed Team INEOS Jersey. Enter the competition >> (https://thecyclingpodcast.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e30db910a0fe0ac7464cd458e&id=6084d508e0&e=cfa980aecc) The Economist If you would like to get a free print copy of The Economist, text the word CYCLING to 78070. Wattbike Our Tour de France stage two coverage is sponsored by Wattbike. If you live in the UK you can get a £100 Sigma Sport voucher with every Wattbike Atom purchased before July 31. Go to www.wattbike.com/TCP100 (https://wattbike.com/gb/tcp100) and use the code TCP100.
July 4, 2019
The latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin looks ahead to the Giro Rosa, the 10-day stage race that starts on Friday.  There’s an interview with the defending champion and favourite, Annemiek van Vleuten, and with the rider who was second last year, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore preview the race and discuss some of the other news in women’s cycling.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Skoda. 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
July 3, 2019
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe answer the questions listeners put to them via WhatsApp, ahead of the 106th edition of the Tour de France. We also hear a teaser from an upcoming Friends of the Podcast Special episode- Lunch with the Team INEOS Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford. There will be further Press Conference episodes on each rest day and following the Tour. Send your questions via WhatsApp audio message to +44 7971 338 205. The Cycling Podcast is sponsored by Rapha and Science in Sport. This episode is sponsored by Beer52, the craft beer club. If you’d like to sample a free box of eight great beers (for just the price of delivery) go to https://beer52.com/cycle
June 27, 2019
Service Course by The Cycling Podcast is a new monthly podcast, presented by Keira McVitty and Tom Whalley, taking a fresh look at bikes, technology, equipment and clothing. Episode one includes a tour of the London Bike Show and a visit to Rob Hayles’s workshop, where the Olympic medalist discusses his career in bikes and his new sideline in repairing them. Also in the first episode we hear from EF-Education First pros Tejay van Garderen and Sep Vanmarcke on their favourite bike tech and there’s a discussion on e-bikes. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport. Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Laka. Laka is a smarter way of insuring your bikes and gear. It’s a community of cyclists joining together to play fair and take good care to save each other money. Go to https://www.laka.co.uk to find out more. 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
June 25, 2019
With the Tour of Switzerland finishing at the weekend all eyes are now on the Tour de France, which starts in Brussels a week on Saturday. The Colombian prodigy Egan Bernal beat Rohan Dennis in Switzerland, but was his performance sufficiently convincing to make him the favourite for a Tour that will be missing so many stars? Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore discuss this and much more as they look ahead to the Grand Départ. Who will lead Team Ineos, the in-form Bernal or the defending champion Geraint Thomas? Will it be the year a Frenchman finally wins? What of the Movistar "trident" of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa? And who will ride "à la Atapuma"?  The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport This episode is sponsored by 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 https://beer52.com/cycle
June 19, 2019
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe meet at Vermuteria in London's Kings Cross to discuss the implications of the crash which will keep four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome of this year's race. Daniel was at the Critérium du Dauphiné when Froome crashed and he explains what happened and how it will affect Team Ineos at the Tour. Froome was not the only high-profile crash victim this week. Defending Tour champion Geraint Thomas added to Team Ineos's woes when he fell at the Tour of Switzerland and although the Welshman is expected to be fit to start the Tour we assess the impact on the team's chances of winning the race. And what of Tom Dumoulin, who withdrew from the Dauphiné? Does all this mean that Astana's Jakob Fuglsang will start the Tour as the unlikely favourite? OUR SPONSORS Rapha has launched its new custom kit giving you the chance to design your own Rapha kit. Begin your journey now. Choose from the varied set of templates, pick your colours and add your logos. Make your mark with Rapha Custom at https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/custom/ Pédaleur de Charme Pédaleur and pédaleuse de charme t-shirts, caps, and jerseys are in stock in all sizes on the Rapha website https://www.rapha.cc/fr/en/stories/the-cycling-podcast-rapha Science In Sport are offering all listeners 25 per cent off their range of energy bars, drinks and gels at https://scienceinsport.com. Use the code SISCP25 when you reach the check-out. This week's episode is sponsored by Harry's razors. You can get your Harry's trial set for just £3.95 by going to www.harrys.com/cycling
June 17, 2019
The final episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin from the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour is a press conference, in which Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore answer listeners’ questions. Topics range from the future of the Women’s Tour to the differences between men’s and women’s teams and there’s an interview with Morgane Gaultier, women’s cycling coordinator at the world governing body, the UCI.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Skoda
June 15, 2019
The final stage of the Ovo Energy Women's Tour saw Lizzie Deignan seal the overall victory, her first win since becoming a mother less than nine months ago. She also became the first rider to win two editions of a race that was first held in 2014, having also won in 2016. In The Cycling Podcast Féminin, Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the final stage and look back over the six days of racing.  We hear from Deignan and the runner-up, Kasia Niewiadoma, as well as the race director Mick Bennett and one of the revelations, Lizzy Banks, who finished seventh overall. Bennett tells us that it had been the toughest edition of the Women's Tour and that they will consult with the teams and riders to make more changes to next year's race.  The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Rapha.
June 14, 2019
The toughest stage ever to feature in the Ovo Energy Women's Tour did not disappoint as Lizzie Deignan won her first race since her return to racing following childbirth and Kasia Niewiadoma lit it up on the climbs, finishing second at the finish in Builth Wells.  The two former winners now sit first and second going into the sixth and final stage, also in Wales, on Saturday.  In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin we hear from Deignan and Niewiadoma, as well as previous leader Liane Lippert, as Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the stage and look ahead to the final day. Orla spent the day in Niewiadoma's Canyon/SRAM team car so we hear what went on as the race reached its decisive phase, and there's a Roald Dahl theme to Orla's story of the stage. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Skoda.
June 13, 2019
The Women’s Tour burst into life on stage 4 as former winner Kasia Niewiadoma won the first summit finish at Burton Dassett. Behind her, 21 year old Liane Lippert was second to take over the race lead. There are interviews with both riders in The Cycling Podcast Féminin as Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the action and look ahead to two more difficult days. We also hear from Lizzie Deignan, Lizzie Banks and Henk Vos, whose daughter, Marianne, crashed out while leading overall the previous day. The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Science in Sport and Skoda.
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