Giro d’Italia Stage 17: Tirano – Canazei

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia took the riders into the Dolomites and ended with a win for Pierre Rolland and Cannondale-Drapac. We hear from Rolland’s teammate Davide Formolo – the last Cannondale rider to win a Grand Tour stage, at the Giro two years ago – as well as from the sports director, Charly […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 16: Rovetta – Bormio

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

For some the Giro d’Italia really started with stage 16, the first multi-mountain stage in the Alps that finished with a fast descent to Bormio. The stage was thrilling and controversial with the debate over whether Tom Dumoulin’s rivals should have waited when he stopped to answer a call of nature before the third major […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 15: Valdengo – Bergamo

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia was more like a one-day Classic than a grand tour stage coming at the end of the second week – and not just because it finished in Bergamo and used roads that would not have looked out of place at the end-0f-season Il Lombardia. The race was furious from […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 14: Castellania – Oropa

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

This episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from Biella, at the foot of the climb to a Oropa where stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia finished. It was a stage when Tom Dumoulin must have expected to come under pressure but he not only stood up to the attacks from Nairo Quintana but managed to […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 13: Reggio Emilia – Tortona

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia was completely flat and was always likely to end in a sprint and so it proved, although the wind threatened to make for a nervous afternoon. In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss Fernando Gaviria’s fourth and best Giro stage win, and attempt […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 12: Forlì – Reggio Emilia

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

After three explosive days – the day to Blockhaus, the time trial and then Wednesday’s hilly stage – the 100th Giro d’Italia calmed down again. A three-man break on the road from Forlì to Reggio Emilia was never likely to succeed, and so it proved. At the finish, the bunch was all back together and […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 11: Florence – Bagno di Romagna

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

This episode of The Cycling Podcast evaluates an aggressive, unpredictable day when the pink jersey, Tom Dumoulin, and his Sunweb team could not relax for a moment. The stage was won in memorable style by Spaniard Omar Fraile of Dimension Data after a long breakaway and a brilliant tactical move in the final kilometres. In […]

Giro d’Italia Stage 10: Foligno – Montefalco

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

The time trial in Montefalco turned the Giro d’Italia on its head again and left the race beautifully balanced between the climbers and the time triallists. As expected, Tom Dumoulin won the stage, and took the pink jersey, but it was the margin of his win over Nairo Quintana that suggests this Giro will be […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin – Episode 12

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

In conversation with Lizzie Deignan This month’s episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from Lizzie Deignan’s book launch in Leeds. Deignan was in conversation with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore and talks about her autobiography, Steadfast, which opens with the controversy around her missed drugs tests in 2016. She also talks about sexism, retirement […]

Special No. 5 | The 1987 Giro according to Stephen Roche

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Podcast | No Comments

On the 30th anniversary of his controversial victory, our fifth Friends Special of 2017 is an interview with 1987 Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche. It was controversial because Roche, in an echo of the 1986 Tour de France, where Bernard Hinault battled Greg LeMond, ended up taking on his Carrera teammate, the defending champion and […]