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 […]

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 […]