The party’s over for another year but if you didn’t get your fill and you haven’t entered the world of cycling-related podcasts, get yourself downloaded. Both of the following podcasts upped their game dramatically this year and the episodes are insightful, funny, educational and a great way to extend your cycle IQ. Download them all and you’ll be entertained into the fall.
The Cycling Podcast
Hosted by British journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and French cycling personality, Francois, the Rapha-sponsored series The Cycling Podcast hosted daily doses of the race, local culture, gastronomy and prognostication. This year, they added Kilometer 0 with amazing interviews (the David Walsh 2-part interview is great), along with many episodes of the Cycling Feminin, covering the highs and lows of the women’s pro peloton. It’s an astonishing level of content and deft reporting.
Cycling’s #1 bad boy is back in what George Hincapie calls a Lance 3.0 version. THE MOVE is specific to the Tour de France, the Classic pro races and other endurance events. Lance, his deejay partner JB and former team mate George Hincapie provide insights that are truly unique, as you would expect from those who’ve been there, and – notoriously – done that. This year, the digs got better (out of the Air Stream trailer and into downtown Aspen), the guests more notable, and the addition of Johan Bruyneel is a fascinating dive into stage, rider and team strategies.