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

5 thoughts on “The Racing Year with Lionel Birnie

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

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