In the final Cycling Podcast Féminin of the year the team look back on their standout moments of 2019 with Kasia Niewiadoma, Lizzy Banks, Maria Martins and Bob Varney.

It’s been a difficult few weeks for one of the teams of the year, Parkhotel Valkenburg. Their world number one, Lorena Wiebes, is the subject of offers from bigger teams and another rider, Sofie De Vuyst, announced that she has tested positive for a steroid. We speak to the team’s general manager, Esra Tromp, about a successful season followed by a turbulent few weeks.

Finally, Orla Chennaoui speaks to Kelsey Erickson about her work leading SafeSport at USA Cycling and Rose Manley talks to Christine Majerus about her cyclocross campaign.

The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport.

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Our new book The Grand Tour Diaries is available now for £15. Richard, Lionel, Daniel, François and Orla document the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España plus the Women’s Tour. Order from and get the book delivered to your door. The book is currently only available from our publishers, not from Amazon.

We’re almost ready to launch our 2020 Friends of the Podcast programme. We’ve frozen the price and improved the delivery system. Stand by for details of our new faff-free system in next week’s episode.

We are often asked about the music in our shows. The title music in our regular episodes is called This Is The Last Day Of Your Life by Glass Pear. There’s a Spotify playlist featuring some of the music heard in The Cycling Podcast here.