February 3 | Our latest episode sees Lionel Birnie and his weekly round-up fully tested by a frantic few days of early-season racing and news.

After hearing from Marcel Kittel and Andrei Grivko about their dust-up in the Dubai desert, Lionel, Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe ponder whether the race jury was right to eject the Ukranian. This week’s podcast also features interviews with both the star, David Millar, and the director of a soon-to-be-released film that seems destined to take its place among the most vaunted cycling documentaries.

The main feature, however, is the Cycling Podcast’s idiosyncratic ethical report on World Tour teams. We talk boulangeries, lawsuits and bathroom plagiarism in a segment that could either shake or solidify fans’ allegiances to their favourite teams and riders.

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