Our Giro stage 14: White-knuckle ride

Posted by on May 23, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In this episode we look at the art and psychology of descending the big mountains. As Our Giro approaches the big mountain stages, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe we talk about some editions of the Giro d’Italia that have been decided going down hill. We hear from American rider Christian Vande Velde, who […]

Our Giro stage 13: End of the world as we knew it

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look back at Paris-Nice, the last World Tour stage race before coronavirus brought the world to a halt. In stage 13 of Our Giro we hear from Max Schachmann of Bora-Hansgrohe who was in sparkling form this spring, finishing second at the Volta ao Algarve before winning Paris-Nice, […]

Our Giro stage 12: Giro 2000

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Stage 12 of Our Giro picks up the Max Sciandri story at the point where he decided to switch nationalities and swap his Italian racing licence for a British one. Sciandri also recalls riding the 2000 Giro d’Italia for the vegetarian Linda McCartney Foods team and we hear from the team’s press officer John Deering […]

Our Giro stage 11: The Supertuscan

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Join Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe as Our Giro reaches Tuscany. We interview Max Sciandri about his journey from Derby to the Tuscan hills via Los Angeles. Sciandri was one of the Movistar sports directors who helped guide Richard Carapaz to victory in last year’s Giro and he’s a familiar voice to podcast […]

Our Giro stage 10: The hot seat

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

It’s time trial day for Our Giro and we look back to the 2013 race and remember the day Alex Dowsett gave Great Britain a stage win they perhaps expected Bradley Wiggins to deliver. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe return refreshed after a virtual rest day with another packed episode. After two years […]

Our Giro riposo: Porte in a storm

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

In 2010, Richie Porte was a first-year professional and rode the Giro d’Italia for Saxo Bank. After a promising sixth place in the opening time trial in Amsterdam he spent the first half of the race comfortably inside the top ten. Then came the stage to L’Aquila, which had been hit by a terrible earthquake […]

Our Giro stage 9: Magic Nights

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Italy was full of confidence in 1990. The country was alive, at the cutting edge of sport and fashion and with a booming economy. About to host the World Cup, the nation’s cyclists were on the cusp of a resurgence too. After three years of foreign victors at the Giro, an Italian led from start […]

Our Giro stage 8: Lion King part 2

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Part two of our look at the life and times of the Giro d’Italia’s record stage winner Mario Cipollini picks up the story in 2002, as he has just won the rainbow jersey at the World Championships. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe look at the final seasons before his eventual retirement, which he […]

Our Giro stage 7: Lion King part 1

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Mario Cipollini holds the record for the most Giro d’Italia stage wins and so we are going to spend the next two stages of Our Giro looking at his career and life, which has been as turbulent as it’s been flamboyant. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe take a broadly chronological look at the […]

Our Giro stage 6: Bonk!

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Our Giro, Podcast | No Comments

Our Giro reaches Mount Etna for its first summit finish and, appropriately enough, the story of one of the Giro’s most famous explosions. Call it a capitulation, a hunger flat, a bonk – cycling has as many terms for running out of fuel and hitting the wall as Eskimos have for ice. In 2002 Cadel […]