In conversation with Emily Chappell

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Explore, Podcast | No Comments

This episode of Explore by The Cycling Podcast features Hannah Troop in conversation with Emily Chappell, who used to criss-cross London delivering and picking up parcels as a bike courier before discovering long-distance and endurance cycling. Chappell was the first woman to finish the 2016 Transcontinental race and her latest book, Where There’s A Will, […]

Service Course | Episode 10 | Unbroken record

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in Podcast, Service Course | No Comments

In this episode of Service Course join Lizzy Banks and Tom Whalley as they take a look back at the track team from Derbados that took on the world and turned the track scene upside down. Team Huub Wattbike have been the leaders in technical innovation in the world of track cycling since they burst […]

Our Giro stage 21: The call of nature

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Our Giro reaches Milan after three weeks on the virtual road. We set out from Budapest in Hungary, then spent a few days in Sicily before making the familiar journey the length of Italy, visiting the Dolomites and the Alps and now it’s the last leg. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back […]

Our Giro stage 20: ‘I’ll get them tomorrow’

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Is stage 20 of Our Giro the ‘queen stage’? Well, that’s a matter of debate but we have got a bumper episode looking back to the final Friday of the 2018 edition when Chris Froome turned the race on its head. Simon Yates had looked so good for two and a half weeks, winning stages […]

Our Giro stage 19: Tales of the Tappe

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

This episode of Our Giro looks at the relationship between the Giro d’Italia and the literary tradition of journalists, writers and poets covering the race. We look at the 1949 Giro and the continuing rivalry between Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali through the pages of a collection of writing by novelist and poet Dino Buzzati. […]

Our Giro stage 18: Life of Brian

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Stage 18 of Our Giro reunites us with Brian Nygaard, who stood in for Lionel during his brief trip home from the race to watch his football team get walloped in the FA Cup final. Continuing the Giro’s recent tradition, this episode is our ‘wine stage’ featuring Daniel’s conversation with Nygaard, whose career in cycling […]

Our Giro stage 17: My name is Luca

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode of Our Giro, we meet Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena and learn about his career in professional cycling. Guercilena was not a pro rider but a sports scientist, whose career began with the Mapei team – where he tested a certain Daniel Friebe and, according to some observers, failed to spot the […]

Our Giro stage 16: An American in pink

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode of Our Giro we hear from 1988 Giro d’Italia champion Andy Hampsten, the only American to win the race. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at the 1988 Giro which was shaped by terrible whether on the stage to Bormio, which went over the Gavia. Snowy conditions made for […]

Our Giro riposo: Team Hamburger

Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Andy Hampsten is the only American to win the Giro d’Italia but in the first of two episodes with him we look at the 1985 race when he switched mid-season from a small domestic team in the US to the 7-Eleven squad that had been invited to ride the race. Two days from the end, […]

Our Giro stage 15: The most beautiful race

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Every year, the Giro d’Italia shows off the best countryside Italy has to offer. It’s not to say that France and Spain are not blessed with great scenery but Italy seems to provide the most consistently beautiful backdrop for the racing. The Giro’s slogan – the toughest race in the most beautiful place – might […]