February 20 | Richard Moore and Orla Chennaoui return for the second Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2017 in the company of Drops rider Abi Van Twisk. They recorded the episode in London following the launch of the Women’s Tour, which will include a final stage in the centre of the Capital.

But the June event will still be over five days rather than seven, much to the disappointment of race director Mick Bennett. We hear from Bennett and also from Katie Archibald, the Olympic team pursuit gold medallist who is hoping to ride the Women’s Tour for her new squad, Team WNT.

As well as the Women’s Tour we discuss the Women’s Tour Down Under with Van Twisk, who rode that and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. She tells us about these races and why, in Adelaide, she preferred the accommodation provided for the women – a boarding house – over the Hilton Hotel, where the male riders stayed.

In the final part we hear from Tracey Gaudry, the UCI vice president, about year two of the Women’s World Tour, and there’s an interview with world champion Amalie Dideriksen in which she tells Orla about her hopes for 2017.

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