Giro d’Italia 2019 | Stage 6 – Cassino › San Giovanni Rotondo

The Giro d’Italia headed to San Giovanni Rotondo, one of Italy’s most important religious centres, and stage six of the race gave the host nation its first stage victory and pink jersey of 2019. Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe recap another long day in the saddle for the bunch, and welcome the sight of some […]

Giro d’Italia 2019 | Stage 5 – Frascati › Terracina

The rain fell on the Giro d’Italia peloton more or less the whole way from Frascati to Terracina, meaning a sketchy sprint finish at the end of stage five. Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as they attempt to dry out in Terracina as they recap a very wet day and a second stage win […]

Giro d’Itlia 2019 | Stage 2 – Bologna › Fucecchio

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe at their Tuscan agriturismo as they digest the sprint finish at the end of the second stage of the Giro d’Italia. Lionel headed out to the San Baronto climb, described as the Box Hill of Tuscany by Richard, and we hear from Max Sciandri about the hill’s […]

Giro d’Italia 2019 | Stage 1 (ITT) – Bologna › San Luca

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe in Bologna for a packed episode of The Cycling Podcast following the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia. The weather forecast predicted rain, which meant the top riders – apart from Simon Yates – started early and gave the day an upside-down feel. The Portico di San […]

The Pre-Giro Press Conference

Richard, Lionel and Daniel answer your questions ahead of the 102nd Giro d’Italia. You can send us WhatsApp audio notes with your questions, observations and Pédaleur de Charme nominations throughout the Giro to +44 7971338205. We’ll answer as many as we can in each of the rest day Press Conferences. Not sure how to record […]

Giro d’Italia 2019 | Stage 4 – Orbetello › Frascati

For the second day in a row, the Giro d’Italia served up crash-related drama in the final half dozen kilometres. Join Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe for a glass of Frascati after the finish of stage four as they discuss who lost and who gained. The stage was won by Movistar’s Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz, […]

Giro d’Italia 2019 | Stage 3 – Vinci › Orbetello

Stage three of the 2019 Giro d’Italia took the riders from the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci to Orbetello, with the wind and threat of rain making the peloton nervous. Join Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Ciro Scognamiglio in Orbetello as they discuss the day’s big controversial moment – the relegation of Italian champion Elia […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin April 2019

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Podcast, Podcast Féminin | No Comments

May’s episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin covers all the racing in April as well as last weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore look back on a thrilling Amstel Gold Race, won by Kasia Niewiadoma, who we hear from after her 6th place at Flèche Wallonne a few days later. […]

Lionel of the Ardennes | Part two

In part two of Lionel of the Ardennes, Lionel and Simon focus of Liège-Bastogne-Liège where they join the Lotto-Soudal team for their pre-race recon ride over the new finale. Professional cycling is surely the only sport where a meet the media appointment is held in a lay-by next to a portable toilet, some recycling bins […]

Lionel of the Ardennes | Part one

Two years ago, the Lionel of Flanders was born. This spring, Lionel Birnie and Simon Gill head to the heart of the Ardennes to discover the other part of Belgium, Wallonia. The first of a two-part series for Friends of the Podcast focuses on Flèche Wallonne, the midweek race which finishes on the Mur de […]