George Bennett | Kilometre 0

With just five days remaining of the Vuelta a España, Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma are homing in on victory. Having placed riders on the podium at this year’s Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, it could be the Dutch team’s first Grand Tour win in their current guise – their first since Rabobank pulled out […]

The Press Conference | Rest Day 2 | Vuelta a España 2019

Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe answer your questions on the first rest day of the 2019 Vuelta a España. We also hear from Orla Chennaoui along with our Vuelta diarists, James Knox of Deceuninck Quick Step and Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott. Send us your questions for the final Press Conference via WhatsApp voice memo to […]

Stage 16 » Pravia › Alto de La Cubilla. Lena | Vuelta a España 2019

It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang won the stage ahead of Tao Geoghegan Hart, who was on the attack for the second day […]

The director | Kilometre 0

In this episode of Kilometre 0 by The Cycling Podcast we speak to Javier Guillén, the director of the Vuelta a España. Guillén was appointed in 2009 and one of his first decisions was to introduce the red jersey of race leader. On the red jersey’s tenth anniversary he tells us what he thinks of […]

Stage 15 » Tineo › Santuario del Acebo | Vuelta a España 2019

Sepp Kuss, a young American on the Jumbo-Visma team, won the 15th stage of the Vuelta a España at the summit of Santuario Del Acebo while his teammate Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the red jersey of race leader. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage, and we also hear from Orla Chennaoui […]

Stage 14 » San Vicente de la Barquer › Oviedo | Vuelta a España 2019

It was a rare treat for the sprinters: a flattish stage that was duly controlled by the sprinters’ teams and won by Ireland’s Sam Bennett, his second stage win at this year’s Vuelta a España. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss the stage and we hear once again from our audio diarists, James Knox and […]

Stage 13 » Bilbao › Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega | Vuelta a España 2019

Los Machucos, the toughest climb so far of the Vuelta a España, saw the two Slovenians, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar, ride away from their rivals. At the summit it was 20-year-old Pogecar who took his second stage win. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe were there and they discuss the stage and its implications on […]

The Basque Country | Kilometre 0

These days, when the Vuelta a España comes to the Basque Country it feels like a homecoming. The crowds are enormous and the tough, hilly roads virtually guarantee exciting racing. Yet for 33 years the Vuelta didn’t come here at all, only returning in 2011 when the organisers could be confident that Basque separatists wouldn’t […]

Stage 12 » Circuito de Navarra › Bilbao | Vuelta a España 2019

Philippe Gilbert claimed his sixth Vuelta a España stage win as the race reached Bilbao, the biggest city in the Basque Country, while Primoz Roglic held on to the red jersey of overall leader. Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss Gilbert’s win and ask whether he should be considered one of the favourites for the […]

Stage 11 » Saint-Palais › Urdax-Dantxarinea | Vuelta a España 2019

The Vuelta a España re-entered Spain after its sojourn in France with a stage in the Basque Country won by a local rider, Mikel Iturria, on a local team, Euskadi-Murias. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and we hear from Damien Howson, who was in the breakaway, as well as one of the […]