February 22 | There’s a lot of racing to discuss and look forward to in The Cycling Podcast, with Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie joined by Daniel Friebe at the Abu Dhabi Tour, which has a stellar cast of stars, including Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel and Vincenzo Nibali.

We hear from British rider Ben Swift who moved over the winter from Team Sky to the newly renamed UAE Team Emirates and there’s also an interview with Swift’s teammate, local rider Yousif Mirza. And there’s a first appearance on the podcast of 2017 by our old friend Ciro Scognamiglio of Gazzetta dello Sport.

We discuss the Orica-Scott Grand Tour strategy with Esteban Chaves targeting the Tour de France and the Yates twins, Adam and Simon, riding the Giro d’Italia. There’s news from the Ruta del Sol, won by Alejandro Valverde, and the Tour of the Algarve, won by ski jumper-turned-cyclist Primoz Roglic. And we look ahead to the first cobbled classic, Saturday’s Het Nieuwsblad.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport