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Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in Podcast | No Comments

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Our Giro stage 20: ‘I’ll get them tomorrow’

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Is stage 20 of Our Giro the ‘queen stage’? Well, that’s a matter of debate but we have got a bumper episode looking back to the final Friday of the 2018 edition when Chris Froome turned the race on its head. Simon Yates had looked so good for two and a half weeks, winning stages […]

Our Giro stage 19: Tales of the Tappe

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

This episode of Our Giro looks at the relationship between the Giro d’Italia and the literary tradition of journalists, writers and poets covering the race. We look at the 1949 Giro and the continuing rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali through the pages of a collection of writing by novelist and poet Dino Buzzati. […]

Our Giro stage 18: Life of Brian

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Stage 18 of Our Giro reunites us with Brian Nygaard, who stood in for Lionel during his brief trip home from the race to watch his football team get walloped in the FA Cup final. Continuing the Giro’s recent tradition, this episode is our ‘wine stage’ featuring Daniel’s conversation with Nygaard, whose career in cycling […]

Our Giro stage 17: My name is Luca

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode of Our Giro, we meet Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena and learn about his career in professional cycling. Guercilena was not a pro rider but a sports scientist, whose career began with the Mapei team – where he tested a certain Daniel Friebe and, according to some observers, failed to spot the […]

Our Giro stage 16: An American in pink

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode of Our Giro we hear from 1988 Giro d’Italia champion Andy Hampsten, the only American to win the race. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at the 1988 Giro which was shaped by terrible whether on the stage to Bormio, which went over the Gavia. Snowy conditions made for […]

Our Giro riposo: Team Hamburger

Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Andy Hampsten is the only American to win the Giro d’Italia but in the first of two episodes with him we look at the 1985 race when he switched mid-season from a small domestic team in the US to the 7-Eleven squad that had been invited to ride the race. Two days from the end, […]

Our Giro stage 15: The most beautiful race

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Every year, the Giro d’Italia shows off the best countryside Italy has to offer. It’s not to say that France and Spain are not blessed with great scenery but Italy seems to provide the most consistently beautiful backdrop for the racing. The Giro’s slogan – the toughest race in the most beautiful place – might […]

Our Giro stage 14: White-knuckle ride

Posted by on May 23, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode we look at the art and psychology of descending the big mountains. As Our Giro approaches the big mountain stages, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe we talk about some editions of the Giro d’Italia that have been decided going down hill. We hear from American rider Christian Vande Velde, who […]

Our Giro stage 13: End of the world as we knew it

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at Paris-Nice, the last World Tour stage race before coronavirus brought the world to a halt. In stage 13 of Our Giro we hear from Max Schachmann of Bora-Hansgrohe who was in sparkling form this spring, finishing second at the Volta ao Algarve before winning Paris-Nice, […]

Our Giro stage 12: Giro 2000

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Stage 12 of Our Giro picks up the Max Sciandri story at the point where he decided to switch nationalities and swap his Italian racing licence for a British one. Sciandri also recalls riding the 2000 Giro d’Italia for the vegetarian Linda McCartney Foods team and we hear from the team’s press officer John Deering […]