Stage 16 » Nîmes › Nîmes

The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a loop into the stunning countryside around Nîmes. With so many aggressive days of racing behind them, and with the Alps to come, it was hardly surprising that the day felt like a transitional stage – even if the race didn’t actually transition anywhere. Richard […]

Motos | Kilometre 0

The Tour de France peloton is accompanied by dozens of vehicles, all doing a vital job to keep the race safe, moving and covered for television. But occasionally the motorbikes, in particular, get too close to the riders and there has been criticism that their slipstreaming effect can influence the racing. In this episode of […]

The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Tour de France 2019

Join Richard, Lionel and François as they answer questions about the Tour de France sent in by The Cycling Podcast listeners. We also hear a quick update from Television’s Daniel Friebe. There will be a final Press Conference episode at the end of the Tour de France. Send in your questions via audio message on […]

La Course | Kilometre 0

Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley reunite in Pau to cover the 6th edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. This year the race comprised five laps of a closed circuit around Pau and featured a 1.1km climb, the Côte de Gelos. In this episode you’ll hear a mix of live race […]

Stage 15 » Limoux › Foix

If the finish to yesterday’s stage was exciting, stage 15 to Foix was a thriller from start to finish and leaves everyone going into the second rest day still wondering who is going to win the Tour de France. The momentum is with Thibaut Pinot, winner on the Col du Tourmalet yesterday and the man […]

Stage 14 » Tarbes › Tourmalet

This most enthralling Tour de France took another twist on the Col du Tourmalet and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau were there to witness the stage and record their thoughts as the race unfolded. The first big question asked of Julian Alaphilippe, the race leader, was whether he would cope on the first […]

Stage 13 (ITT) » Pau › Pau

The Tour de France continues to intrigue and, with just over a week to go, the question of who is going to win the race is yet to be answered. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau at their hillside retreat close to Pau where they reflect on the only individual time trial stage […]

Number Crunchers | Kilometre 0

For five years NTT (formerly Dimension Data) have worked with the Tour de France to capture information from the race, some of which is shared with the teams and TV audience. In this episode we hear from Peter Gray, Vice President of global advanced technology for NTT, about developments in data, the machine that predicts […]

Stage 12 » Toulouse › Bagnères-de-Bigorre

The Tour de France reaches the Pyrenees and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recap a day that saw another rider complete the full set of stage wins in the three grand tours. There was a huge breakaway, a curious abandon and victory for Simon Yates. We discuss all three stories and all the […]

Fuglsang | Kilometre 0

One of the stories of the season has been Jakob Fuglsang’s transformation from nearly man to winner. His crowning glory came at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, which the Dane won alone, but he has been, along with Julian Alaphilippe, the most consistent rider of 2019. In this episode we speak to Fuglsang about his improvement and hear from […]