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Kilometre 0

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Kilometre 0 is the official start, after the départ fictif, for each day’s stage of the Tour de France. It is also a show from The Cycling Podcast, taking listeners behind the scenes at the three Grand Tours.Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe along with special guests François Thomazeau, Fran Reyes and Orla Chennaoui as they tell the untold stories of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.Tune in for tales from the World Cup of Tiramisù to the lofty heights of the Angliru and everything in between.

Latest Episodes

Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours

This episode was made for Friends of the Podcast as part of Kilometre 0 series recorded at the 2017Vuelta a España. [Become a Friend of the Podcast](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)to keep us on the road at the three Grand Tours. You'll get access to a library of in-depth, feature-length episodes. In this fourth episode of Kilometre 0, recorded at the 2017 Vuelta a España, we hear from Hayden Groves, who is riding his third Grand Tour of 2017. But Groves isn’t a professional cyclist. He’s an award-winning chef based in London. And he isn’t really riding the Vuelta – he’s doing each stage, with four other riders, one day ahead of the race. He did the same at the Giro and the Tour de France, all for charity. His story is one of suffering, endurance – and cooking. At the end of the Vuelta he’ll produce a unique cookbook with recipes for each stage of each Grand Tour. [You can find out more about Hayden's book and purchase it on his website.](https://www.3tourschallenge.c...

20 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours

The First Tour

In our final episode of Kilometre 0 of the 2017 Tour de France, we look back at the very first race in 1903 with Peter Cossins, the author of Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep. We explore the roots of the Tour, why the race was founded and some of the unknown stories from the 1903 race. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

22 MIN2017 JUL 21
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The First Tour

The route master

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to Thierry Gouvenou, the sporting director of the Tour de France, about how the race route is plotted. This year's Tour has visited all five mountain ranges in France –the Jura, the Vosges, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps –and has led to one of the closest races of all-time. But what is Gouvenou aiming for when he and his team design the route? We ask him. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

15 MIN2017 JUL 20
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The route master

Tour de la Musique

In the 1930s, the Tour de France used to have an official song each year. Almost all of them were absolutely dreadful and it has to be said that although the Tour has inspired plenty of music since, much of it has been little improvement on those early songs. The notable exception is Tour de France by Düsseldorf band Kraftwerk. This episode of Kilometre 0 is inspired by Juke Box Jury as François Thomazeau reveals ten songs that have been inspired by cycling. There's also an appearance by Jean-François Bernard singing his late 1980s 'hit' Tour de France. So, come on pop-pickers, let the countdown commence... Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

34 MIN2017 JUL 19
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Tour de la Musique

The African Challenge

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we focus on the African riders who have begun to make an impression on the Tour de France in the past decade. We hear from Doug Ryder, boss of the first African team to ride the Tour, now known as Dimension Data-Qhubeka, Louis Meintjes of UAE-Team Emirates, who finished eighth last year and is high in the overall classification again, and the first Ethiopian to ride the Tour, Tsgabu Grmay. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

15 MIN2017 JUL 18
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The African Challenge

La Course

This week sees La Course expand its format from a criterium held on the Champs-Elysées in Paris to an innovative two-day format. They will climb the Col d'Izoard on stage one and then will take part in a new time trial format in Marseille, with the riders going off in the order they finished on the mountain. But how will the event be received and what do some of the riders who will be taking part think of it? Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

19 MIN2017 JUL 17
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La Course

The Kiwi quartet

There are four riders from New Zealand in this Tour de France and if George Bennett carries on the way he's going, he'll record the best finish by a Kiwi in the race. In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore speaks to the Kiwi quartet –Bennett of Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Jack Bauer of Quick Step, Paddy Bevin of Cannondale-Drapac and Dion Smith of Wanty-Groupe Gobert –about cycling's profile back in their home country. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

18 MIN2017 JUL 14
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The Kiwi quartet

The ambush

This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Jean-François Bernard's only day in the yellow jersey. After Bernard Hinault's retirement, he was hailed as the next big thing and after a brilliant performance in the time trial on Mont Ventoux he looked in good shape to win the Tour. But on the road to Villard-de-Lans, Charly Mottet and his Système-U team-mates, Stephen Roche, the eventual Tour winner, and others had different ideas. This is the story of the ambush. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

18 MIN2017 JUL 13
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The ambush

Ten years after

Ten years ago, when the Tour de France arrived in Pau, Michael Rasmussen had a secure grip on the yellow jersey and looked set to win the race. But he had been caught giving false information to the anti-doping authorities about his whereabouts. The questions intensified and after winning on the Col d'Aubisque he was withdrawn from the race by his Rabobank team and sponsor. In 2010, Rasmussen admitted using banned drugs for 12 years and in all that time he did not fail a test. As he sees it, an administrative failure cost him a Tour de France title. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we talk to Rasmussen about the 2007 Tour de France and how he feels about it now. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

31 MIN2017 JUL 12
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Ten years after

Food with François

Part of the Tour de France experience is sampling the food and wine the country has to offer. And who better as our guide than François Thomazeau, a man who owns a restaurant in Marseille and has written a book on Parisian bistro culture. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we explore the food of France, starting with escargot (snails) in garlic butter, explaining the hit and miss phenomenon of the Buffet Presse laid on for journalists at every finish town on the route and getting wine tips from Romain Bardet. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

22 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Food with François

Latest Episodes

Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours

This episode was made for Friends of the Podcast as part of Kilometre 0 series recorded at the 2017Vuelta a España. [Become a Friend of the Podcast](https://thecyclingpodcast.com/friends)to keep us on the road at the three Grand Tours. You'll get access to a library of in-depth, feature-length episodes. In this fourth episode of Kilometre 0, recorded at the 2017 Vuelta a España, we hear from Hayden Groves, who is riding his third Grand Tour of 2017. But Groves isn’t a professional cyclist. He’s an award-winning chef based in London. And he isn’t really riding the Vuelta – he’s doing each stage, with four other riders, one day ahead of the race. He did the same at the Giro and the Tour de France, all for charity. His story is one of suffering, endurance – and cooking. At the end of the Vuelta he’ll produce a unique cookbook with recipes for each stage of each Grand Tour. [You can find out more about Hayden's book and purchase it on his website.](https://www.3tourschallenge.c...

20 MIN2018 SEP 3
Comments
Cooked: riding and eating the Grand Tours

The First Tour

In our final episode of Kilometre 0 of the 2017 Tour de France, we look back at the very first race in 1903 with Peter Cossins, the author of Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep. We explore the roots of the Tour, why the race was founded and some of the unknown stories from the 1903 race. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

22 MIN2017 JUL 21
Comments
The First Tour

The route master

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we speak to Thierry Gouvenou, the sporting director of the Tour de France, about how the race route is plotted. This year's Tour has visited all five mountain ranges in France –the Jura, the Vosges, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and the Alps –and has led to one of the closest races of all-time. But what is Gouvenou aiming for when he and his team design the route? We ask him. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

15 MIN2017 JUL 20
Comments
The route master

Tour de la Musique

In the 1930s, the Tour de France used to have an official song each year. Almost all of them were absolutely dreadful and it has to be said that although the Tour has inspired plenty of music since, much of it has been little improvement on those early songs. The notable exception is Tour de France by Düsseldorf band Kraftwerk. This episode of Kilometre 0 is inspired by Juke Box Jury as François Thomazeau reveals ten songs that have been inspired by cycling. There's also an appearance by Jean-François Bernard singing his late 1980s 'hit' Tour de France. So, come on pop-pickers, let the countdown commence... Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

34 MIN2017 JUL 19
Comments
Tour de la Musique

The African Challenge

In this episode of Kilometre 0 we focus on the African riders who have begun to make an impression on the Tour de France in the past decade. We hear from Doug Ryder, boss of the first African team to ride the Tour, now known as Dimension Data-Qhubeka, Louis Meintjes of UAE-Team Emirates, who finished eighth last year and is high in the overall classification again, and the first Ethiopian to ride the Tour, Tsgabu Grmay. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

15 MIN2017 JUL 18
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The African Challenge

La Course

This week sees La Course expand its format from a criterium held on the Champs-Elysées in Paris to an innovative two-day format. They will climb the Col d'Izoard on stage one and then will take part in a new time trial format in Marseille, with the riders going off in the order they finished on the mountain. But how will the event be received and what do some of the riders who will be taking part think of it? Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

19 MIN2017 JUL 17
Comments
La Course

The Kiwi quartet

There are four riders from New Zealand in this Tour de France and if George Bennett carries on the way he's going, he'll record the best finish by a Kiwi in the race. In this episode of Kilometre 0, Richard Moore speaks to the Kiwi quartet –Bennett of Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Jack Bauer of Quick Step, Paddy Bevin of Cannondale-Drapac and Dion Smith of Wanty-Groupe Gobert –about cycling's profile back in their home country. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

18 MIN2017 JUL 14
Comments
The Kiwi quartet

The ambush

This episode of Kilometre 0 tells the story of Jean-François Bernard's only day in the yellow jersey. After Bernard Hinault's retirement, he was hailed as the next big thing and after a brilliant performance in the time trial on Mont Ventoux he looked in good shape to win the Tour. But on the road to Villard-de-Lans, Charly Mottet and his Système-U team-mates, Stephen Roche, the eventual Tour winner, and others had different ideas. This is the story of the ambush. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

18 MIN2017 JUL 13
Comments
The ambush

Ten years after

Ten years ago, when the Tour de France arrived in Pau, Michael Rasmussen had a secure grip on the yellow jersey and looked set to win the race. But he had been caught giving false information to the anti-doping authorities about his whereabouts. The questions intensified and after winning on the Col d'Aubisque he was withdrawn from the race by his Rabobank team and sponsor. In 2010, Rasmussen admitted using banned drugs for 12 years and in all that time he did not fail a test. As he sees it, an administrative failure cost him a Tour de France title. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we talk to Rasmussen about the 2007 Tour de France and how he feels about it now. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

31 MIN2017 JUL 12
Comments
Ten years after

Food with François

Part of the Tour de France experience is sampling the food and wine the country has to offer. And who better as our guide than François Thomazeau, a man who owns a restaurant in Marseille and has written a book on Parisian bistro culture. In this episode of Kilometre 0 we explore the food of France, starting with escargot (snails) in garlic butter, explaining the hit and miss phenomenon of the Buffet Presse laid on for journalists at every finish town on the route and getting wine tips from Romain Bardet. Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.

22 MIN2017 JUL 11
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Food with François
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