Mark Downey’s Tour of Britain Diary

Six days before the OVO Energy Tour of Britain got underway, Team Aqua Blue Sport announced its closure with immediate effect. It left the race short of a team – and a last minute call-up for Team Wiggins. The British development team – disappointed not to have been selected in the first place – accepted […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 21 | Alcorcón › Madrid

The Vuelta a España finished in Madrid with Elia Viviani winning the stage and Simon Yates confirming his overall victory. The final podcast of the race has Fran Reyes and Daniel Friebe reporting from Madrid, with interviews with Julian Dean of Mitchelton-Scott and Patrick Lefevere of Quick-Step. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie review the race […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 20 | Andorra. Escaldes-Engordany › Coll de la Gallina. Santuario de Canolich

Simon Yates is set to be crowned 2018 Vuelta a España winner in Madrid on Sunday after defending his leader’s red jersey in Andorra. On a short but, in his words, “ferocious” stage, Yates came in third, behind Enric Mas and Miguel Angel Lopez, who also moved up to second and third overall with their […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 19 | Lleida › Andorra. Naturlandia

As Simon Yates tightened his grip on the red jersey of leader of the Vuelta a España, Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes report from Andorra on the penultimate day in the mountains. It looked decisive as Yates increased his lead over Alejandro Valverde, though Saturday’s short stage, just 97km long, includes six climbs […]

Kilometre 0 – Andorra

A growing number of professional cyclists call Andorra home. Lionel Birnie calls it “the worst place in Europe.” Ahead of the Vuelta’s visit, we speak to a number of riders who live there and ask them about living and training in Andorra. Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast is supported by The Economist. UK-based listeners […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 18 | Ejea de los Caballeros › Lleida

The stage 18 podcast from the Vuelta a España reflects on an upset, with Jelle Wallays upsetting the sprinters with a clever and strong ride to win in Lleida. Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes discuss the peloton’s misjudgement and Wallays’ win after the Belgian endured a terrible time with crashes and injuries at […]

Kilometre 0 – End of a team

This Vuelta is the last Grand Tour in which we will see the distinctive red and black of the BMC Racing Team. Over 11 years the American team, backed by Swiss billionaire Andy Rihs, helped change the sport, paying big salaries, winning the Tour de France with Cadel Evans, and becoming masters of the art […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 17 | Getxo › Balcón de Bizkaia

With the Vuelta a España in the Basque Country, one of cycling’s real heartlands, the fans were out in force as the riders tackled one of the toughest climbs of this year’s race. In this episode there are interviews with American rider Sepp Kuss, impressing in his Grand Tour debut, and Tony Gallopin, the experienced […]

Vuelta a España 2018 | Stage 16 | Santillana del Mar › Torrelavega

The important time trial stage produced the expected shake-up of the general classification at the Vuelta a España – but the identity of the winners and losers caught some by surprise. It was a good day for Simon Yates and Steven Kruijswijk and a bad one for Nairo Quintana and Miguel Ángel López. In the […]

The Press Conference – Part 2

Richard, Fran and television’s Daniel Friebe answer the questions you put to them via WhatsApp in the second part of our rest day press conference at the 2018 Vuelta a España.