Special No. 2 | The Lionel of Flanders

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

March 23-27: A five-part series for Friends of the Podcast 2017. Lionel Birnie heads to Flanders to witness the build-up to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen as cycling fever grips the region. With three World Tour races in five days, the Classics specialists have plenty of opportunity to hone their form before the Tour of Flanders. […]

Tour Stage 6: Arpajon-sur-Cère – Montauban

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mark Cavendish overtook Bernard Hinault in the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners when he notched his third victory of this race, and 29th in total, in Montauban. The sprinter from the Isle of Man pipped Marcel Kittel in a close finish – although compared to some we’ve seen this week, it was […]

Special No. 10 | Adam & Simon Yates

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

November 30 | Lionel Birnie travelled to Haslingden in Lancashire to meet two of the best young riders in the world, who also happen to be twin brothers.After enjoying successful second seasons in the World Tour ranks with Orica-GreenEdge, Adam and Simon Yates were in relaxed mood, enjoying the last days of their holiday before […]

Team Sky at the Tour exclusive

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Cycling Podcast visited Dave Brailsford at his personal motorhome parked outside Team Sky’s hotel towards the end of the first week of the Tour de France. After speaking to the boss of Team Sky, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie met Chris Froome in the team’s mobile kitchen-diner to ask for his assessment of the opening […]

Tour de Yorkshire by Ben Charles

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

Ben Charles photographed the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire for The Cycling Podcast. He began Saturday in Bridlington watching the riders prepare for an unpredictable day of racing, before heading to Scarborough to watch Lars Petter Nordhaug outsprint the group to win stage one and lay the foundations for overall race victory. On Sunday he watched […]

Paris-Roubaix by Simon Gill

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Simon Gill photographed Paris-Roubaix for The Cycling Podcast. It was his first visit to the race nicknamed the Hell of the North. After spending Saturday afternoon in Compiègne watching the presentation of the riders to the crowd, he headed to section 27, Troisvilles at Inchy, and waited. From there, he crossed country to section 16, […]

The 2015 Tour de France route analysed

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘The 2015 Tour de France route analysed’ on audioBoom In this episode of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe analyse the route for the 2015 Tour de France, which was revealed in Paris this week. They discuss the Classic flavour to the opening week, with crosswinds, cobbles and […]

Win a framed photograph from the Yorkshire stage

Competition Would you like to win this fantastic photograph of the huge crowds on the Côte de Buttertubs during the opening stage of the Tour de France? We have one framed print to give away courtesy of our photographer Simon Gill. If you were up there on the hill, it would make a fantastic souvenir […]

Fun, games and frustration for Sagan

by Daniel Friebe in Saint-Étienne Another near miss in St Etienne on Thursday sparked further talk of Peter Sagan’s “crisis”. But is he really the tactical halfwit that some believe, or just cursed by a unique repertoire of talents? If he couldn’t laugh you suspect that he would have to cry – yet you also […]

The VeloNews Cycling Podcast 2

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Audioboo, Podcast, Uncategorized | No Comments

listen to ‘The VeloNews Cycling Podcast 2’ on Audioboo In this, the second VeloNews Cycling Podcast, supported by Jaguar, Andy Hood and Matt Beaudin join Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie on the rest day to recap the race so far and look ahead to the Alps and Pyrenees. We discuss the impact of Alberto Contador’s […]