Katusha-Alpecin’s reboot

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the stories thrown up by the early season stage races before focusing on Katusha-Alpecin’s attempts to recover from a poor season in 2018. The Swiss team with the Russian origins had a torrid year, collecting just five wins. Marcel Kittel, […]

The disruptors from ‘Derbados’

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

This episode of The Cycling Podcast features an extended interview by Richard Moore with Dan Bigham, John Archibald, Jacob Tipper and Jonathan Wale of the Huub Wattbike team that has been ruffling feathers on the track. At the weekend, they won the national team pursuit title and their rider John Archibald rode a 4-09 in […]

Chasing Sky

In December Richard Moore travelled to Catalunya to spend time with the team formerly known as LottoNL-Jumbo, now Jumbo-Visma, as they began their preparation for the 2019 season. The Dutch squad has been around in various guises since the mid-1980s but they hit a rocky patch when their long-time sponsor, Rabobank, left the sport following […]

Deja vu Down Under

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

In the latest episode of The Cycling Podcast the regular hosts, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, discuss the first World Tour race of the 2019 season, the Tour Down Under, won by South African Daryl Impey. There are interviews with Tim Declercq of Deceunink-Quick-Step and Pascal Eenkhoorn of Team Jumbo-Visma. Declercq discusses the […]

The Cycling Podcast Féminin | Episode 31

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Podcast, Podcast Féminin | No Comments

The first Cycling Podcast Féminin of 2019 includes interviews with new Trek-Segafredo recruit Abi Van Twisk, Canyon-SRAM’s Hannah Barnes and retired rider Iris Slappendel. Orla Chennaoui, Rose Manley and Richard Moore discuss the Women’s Tour Down Under, won by Amanda Spratt, where Trek-Segafredo got off to a flyer thanks to Letizia Paternoster’s success on stage […]

A fresh start for Caleb Ewan and a reboot for Bob Jungels

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

The 2019 road racing season is underway in Australia and Caleb Ewan got off to the perfect start, winning the People’s Choice Classic, his first race in Lotto-Soudal colours before the Tour Down Under began. We hear from Ewan about how he hopes to return to peak form after a disappointing final year with Mitchelton-Scott […]

The Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic Route

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Explore | No Comments

One hot weekend during the uncharacteristically long summer of 2018, Lionel Birnie was joined by Tour de France television commentator and author Ned Boulting for a ride across England’s flattest counties. In contrast to the Haute Route, it showed there’s a luxury end to the bikepacking spectrum. Three days. Three stages. The Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic was born. […]

Dumoulin’s Giro Ambitions

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Podcast | No Comments

Join Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe as The Cycling Podcast returns for the 2019 season with a look at Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin’s plans for the Grand Tours. We hear from the 2017 Giro d’Italia champion about why he’s focusing on the Italian Grand Tour this season. We also hear from Team Sunweb’s trainer […]

The Grand Tour Diaries | Vuelta a España

In the final Grand Tour audiobook from the 2018 season Lionel Birnie and Richard Moore share their diaries from the Vuelta a España. While Simon Yates recovered from his Giro collapse to win, Lionel endured the scorching heat and appalling rental cars of southern Spain before abandoning with Dan Martin, but before Rohan Dennis. Richard […]

On the twelfth day of Christmas…

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Twelve days of Christmas | No Comments

Join us as we return to our favourite episodes from the 2018 season, one for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Explore I can’t pick one episode of this six-part (soon to be seven-part) series over another because I feel the season works as a whole as much as individual episodes. I must confess […]