The Racing Year with Lionel Birnie


In an off-season podcast-only extended episode, Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly joins me to talk about the year ahead in professional road racing. We talk about the season-openers in the Gulf, the Monuments and Cobbled Classics and of course the Grand Tours, where Britain’s Team Sky is hoping to make a big impact in its debut season. We round off the discussion with a look at the explosion of amateur cyclo-sportives. Many of the big sportives are already sold out but there are plenty of others to choose from. Cycling Weekly maintains a very comprehensive sportive calendar.

Photo credit: Team Sky

  • http://- Mark

    I’m new to this podcast, came here for the pro cycling talk with the excellent Lionel Birnie but I’ll subscribe to more.

    What’s the reggae/dub at the intro?

  • Ian

    Great podcast Jack. Keep them coming. How can your fans sustain themselves until May without the occaisonal podcast? Cheers.

  • James

    Great show, really enjoyed it whilst trying to avoid the ice whils cycling this morning

  • Kevin

    Thanks Jack. Loved the show with Lionel. You make it half tolerable while waiting for spring to arrive. We live in Calgary, Canada and winter has a way to go yet. Lots of white stuff still on the frozen ground. Great song to end it off.

  • Chris

    Is there a problem with the file – i’m only getting 4 mintues of the show. It cuts out just as you are starting to mention tour down under?