The Post-Tour Press Conference | Tour de France 2019

Richard, Lionel and François answer your questions about the Tour de France before saying their final goodbyes to an extraordinary 106th edition of the race. There are a few bonus interviews too. We hear from the newly recruited Deceuninck Quick Step Press Officer, Phil Lowe, on his experience of the Tour as ‘bodyguard’ to Julian […]

Stage 21 » Rambouillet › Paris

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Paris to recap the final stage and run through the performance of the teams in the Tour de France. There’s the usual mix of punditry, analysis, comment and nonsense to wrap up the best Tour for years. The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science […]

Stage 20 » Albertville › Val Thorens

The Tour de France’s final Alpine stage was cut short because of landslides but at last the identity of the 2019 champion is known – awaiting only final confirmation on the Champs-Élysées tomorrow. Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau in Val Thorens to recap the penultimate stage of a most enthralling race. They […]

Stage 19 » Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne › Tignes

Anything can happen on the Tour de France, as stage 19 proved. A dramatic, remarkable and astonishing day ended with a new leader of the race and the withdrawal of one of the French favourites. Richard Moore spent the afternoon in a helicopter, while Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau drove to Tignes – where the […]

Eight Seconds | Part 2 | Kilometre 0

In the second part of our look at the 1989 Tour de France, Lionel Birnie catches up with Greg and Kathy LeMond to hear their memories of the closest edition of all time. Kilometre 0 is supported by Hansgrohe showers and taps.

Eight Seconds | Part 1 | Kilometre 0

It is 30 years since arguably the greatest Tour de France of all time, decided in the final time trial by just eight seconds. In the first of our two-part Kilometre 0 about the 1989 Tour, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau recall the see-saw nature of the battle between Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond. Kilometre […]

Stage 18 » Embrun › Valloire

The hot weather finally broke and heavy rain fell on the run-in to Valloire but we are still none the wiser as to who will win the Tour de France. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the first of three Alpine stages and search for clues as to who is looking the strongest. […]

Hotels du Tour | Kilometre 0

This episode was inspired by a listener, Gareth Enticott, who analysed five years of data about the standard of teams’ hotels at the Tour de France. Are there any trends? Do some teams consistently get the best hotels, while others get the worst? And how does The Cycling Podcast compare? We hear from Lotto-Soudal manager […]

Stage 17 » Pont du Gard › Gap

What should have been a routine breakaway stage of the Tour de France turned into a dramatic day with the disqualification of two key support riders for Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau react to the decision to kick Luke Rowe and Tony Martin out of the Tour de France […]

We miss you, Max | Kilometre 0

Lukas Pöstlberger is one of the workers on the Bora-Hansgrohe team, riding in support of Peter Sagan on the flat stages and Emanuel Buchmann on the hillier ones. In this episode we hear about a day in the life of Pöstlberger on the Tour – in this case last Friday’s time trial in Pau, in […]