Tour de France 2018 | Stage 14 | Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux – Mende

There were two races on stage 14 of the Tour de France and The Cycling Podcast discuss both of them in the latest episode. At the airfield in Mende, where the stage finished with a brutally short but steep climb, Omar Fraile won from a large break while, almost 20 minutes behind, the overall contenders […]

Tour de France 2018 | Stage 13 | Bourg d’Oisans – Valence

Today’s stage of the Tour de France was the calm after the storm. Alpe d’Huez had claimed one notable victim – with fourth-placed Vincenzo Nibali having to pull out of the race after a crash caused by catching his bike on a spectator’s camera strap. We ask what the Tour can do to keep the […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 25

The July episode of The Cycling Podcast Féminin comes from France, where Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley report from La Course, the women’s one-day race in the Alps. There’s also a feature from the Giro Rosa, the women’s Tour of Italy. At La Course, a thrilling race was won by Annemiek van Vleuten […]

KM0 | Dutch Corner

Lionel Birnie heads to bend number seven on Alpe d’Huez to experience the atmosphere of Dutch Corner. However, because of safety and security concerns, the Tour de France organisers and police had taken steps to control the size and behaviour of the crowd, restricting the amount of alcohol available and leading to a less fervent […]

Tour de France 2018 | Stage 12 | Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Alpe d’Huez

The Tour is won on the Alpe (more often than not) so what does this mean for the yellow jersey? Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui discuss Geraint Thomas’s second consecutive stage win and ask whether this means he is now Team Sky’s most likely chance of winning the Tour. We discuss […]

KM0 | Breaking the story

In this episode of Kilometre 0 François Thomazeau talks about how Reuters broke the story about organised doping in the Festina team in 1998. One of the news agency’s regular stringers called François on the eve of the Grand Départ in Dublin to say a Festina team car had been stopped by customs officers on […]

Tour de France 2018 | Stage 11 | Albertville – La Rosière

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss stage 11 of the Tour de France, which was the first mountain-top finish of the race. As expected, Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas took the yellow jersey from Greg Van Avermaet. What was not anticipated was that Thomas would also win […]

KM0 | La Course

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Lionel Birnie heads out on to the pavé to witness one of the most dramatic Tour de France stages in years. The morning after the French national holiday and with France playing in the World Cup final later that evening there was a huge, enthusiastic crowd out on the […]

Tour de France 2018 | Stage 10 | Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand

The Tour de France reached the Alps after the rest day and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, François Thomazeau and Orla Chennaoui recap the tenth stage. We hear from the team-mate and sports director of Julian Alaphilippe’s Quick Step team after the Frenchman won the first Tour stage of his career. Plus we hear from Rolf […]

KM0 | The Data Dimension

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we look at the growing use of data and statistics in professional cycling. With so much information available, what is useful to the team managers and riders? We also talk to Stephan Van der Zwan, co-owner of the Pro Cycling Stats website about how more teams are using the […]