The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport

The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport Podcast

Join Sir Brad, Graham Willgoss and special guests for unrivalled insight into the year’s biggest races, plus hot topics from the world of cycling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Re-Cycle: Magnus Backstedt relives the epic day he denied Museeuw at Paris-Roubaix
Graham Willgoss caught up with fan favourite Magnus Backstedt last week to talk all things Paris-Roubaix, but specifically his epic win in 2004.In the absence of the Monument, which has been postponed to October 3rd, we bring you a bonus episode of Re-Cycle, Eurosport’s Cycling History podcast.The Bradley Wiggins Show returns on the 19th of April.Swedish powerhouse Magnus Backstedt felt so strong going toe-to-toe with Johan Museeuw in the Hell of the North, he even questioned whether there was a chain on hi...

Ineos set for Tour glory with G? | Adam Yates leaves Simon's shadow
Sir Bradley Wiggins is back with Graham Willgoss to discuss a fantastic week of cycling as the Volta a Catalunya saw Ineos storm to victory (just as Brad predicted last week), while Gent–Wevelgem didn’t fail to deliver.The pair are joined by… Is it a teenage pirate? Is it Damon Hill? Is it a magician? No, it’s a goatee-sporting Matt Stephens who brings incredible insight as ever.The trio discuss the new favourite for Flanders, Peter Sagan, Adam Yates shining in Ineos colours and Matt explains why Mathieu va...

Ineos ready to 'do something big', Jumbo warning, Stuyven shocks Big Three
The action is coming thick and fast in the 2021 season now, and Brad and Graham caught up after the first Monument of the year, which saw Jasper Stuyven spring a surprise on the Poggio to win Milan-San Remo ahead of an all-star cast.Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe were all outfoxed right at the end of an epic 299km ride on Saturday, but Brad praises the Big Three for how "they have advanced the sport".There's also praise for Ineos, who placed Tom Pidcock in 15th and were, to quote...


Dr Freeman case steals the headlines from box office racing at Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico
Brad and Graham are joined by Adam Blythe as racing gets better by the day after an incredible week on the continent’s roads.The trio discuss all the week’s action and if a new era has truly been ushered in, but has racing changed for good?Brad also has his say on the Dr Freeman verdict.Brought to you by Zwift where fun is fast.The Bradley Wiggins Show is Produced by Pete Burton. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

We’re back with a bang as Dutch duo dominate Strade Bianche
Sir Bradley Wiggins returns with his trusty sidekick, Graham Willgoss for our first episode of the 2021 season to dissect all the action at Strade Bianche, as well as catch-up on all the news since our last show.The pair are joined by broadcaster, Laura Winter to reflect on the utter dominance of Dutch duo Mathieu van der Poel and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak in Tuscany, and debate the controversy surrounding the prize money.There’s also a special interview with Israel Start-Up Nation’s newest DS, Cherie Pri...

The Bradley Wiggins Show is back for 2021
Brad and Graham are back for the fourth season of The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport.We will guide you through the classics, monuments and grand tours as well as the Olympic Games and World Championships in what is sure to be one of the most explosive and unpredictable seasons in some time.We kick off the series Monday, 8th of March, so make sure you’re subscribed wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Glory and scandal at the Giro: Brad's take on the tragic tale of Marco Pantani
Marco Pantani's swashbuckling victory at Madonna di Campiglio in the 1999 Giro d'Italia should have been his crowning moment. Instead, the Italian was kicked out of the race while wearing the Maglia Rosa, ending the defence of his title and sending his career into freefall.Brad shares his memories of 'Il Parata' as we take a look back at the Italian legend's tragic turning point with another episode of Re-Cycle, written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton.You can find and ...

2020 – A year like no other | Hugh Carthy the complete package but will EF back him for GC in 2021?
Brad and Graham are back and joined by living legend Sean Kelly for the last episode of the Bradley Wiggins Show this year to dissect a season like no other. The trio deliberate on the truncated racing calendar with Sam Bennett and Tao Geoghegan Hart’s exploits at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia lauded. King Kelly breaks down his nerves as protégé Bennett sealed Champs-Élysées glory.  Primoz Roglic, who saw a maiden Tour de France win agonisingly taken from his grasp by Tadej Pogačar, bounced back to c...

Hugh Carthy proves he can challenge Vuelta elite | Froome comeback could stretch to fifth Tour de France win
Brad and Graham are back and joined by Sean Kelly for the latest episode of the Bradley Wiggins Show to ruminate on a busy week of cycling.The exploits of Tao Geoghegan Hart are given a warm appraisal, there is criticism for the UCI following a rider protest ahead of Stage 11, and Sean and Brad reflect on opportunities missed. Jonathan Vaughters speaks to Orla Chennaoui, suggesting that Primoz Roglic could fade towards the end of the third week of the Spanish Grand Tour, and adding that his EF rider Hugh Ca...


Tao seals stunning Giro win - and Brad speaks exclusively to Britain's new superstar
Sunday witnessed another remarkable moment in the history of British cycling as Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d'Italia for Ineos Grenadiers, seeing off Jai Hindley in the final time trial in Milan after going into Stage 21 level on time.Tao becomes the fifth Brit to win a Grand Tour, a run started by Brad and carried on by Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Simon Yates. We hear the interview Tao conducted with Brad during The Breakaway after his stunning victory on the streets of Milan.Brad and Graham refle...

An open letter to Tao Geoghegan Hart
In today's extra special edition of the Bradley Wiggins Show we mix things up a bit. In honour of the winner of Stage 20 Brad voices an open letter to Tao Geoghegan Hart as he stands on the verge of the 2020 Giro d'Italia title.Brad talks through when he first met Hart and his memories of when he first met the rider who is set to become the next superstar of cycling. He also talks about how important a place Hart will have in the succession of British cycling, just as Brad himself had an important place in ...

Giro peloton made more of a stand against rain than racism | Sam Bennett makes it double delight for Ireland at La Vuelta
Brad is joined by Dan Lloyd to mull over a bizarre day at the Giro d’Italia that saw a rider protest force organisers to slash 125km from what was meant to be the longest stage of the race.Meanwhile, James Knox of Deceuninck–Quick-Step and Rod Ellingworth of Bahrain McClaren drop in on Orla Chennaoui to lift the lid on really happened before the stage.Over in Spain, brilliant Sam Bennett roared to victory on Stage 4 at the Vuelta a España.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton. See acast.com/pr...


Tao Geoghegan Hart closes on pink after ‘brutal’ Stelvio | What were Sunweb doing?
Brad is joined by Brian Smith to reflect on another day of double Grand Tour action. Tao Geoghegan Hart moved on to the podium after Stage 18 of the Giro, but there is special praise reserved for Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Rohan Dennis, who laid the foundations for Geoghegan Hart. However, hard questions are asked of Team Sunweb. Did they pass on an opportunity to give Wilco Kelderman a near-unassailable lead? Instead the race heads to its final three days with just 15 seconds between the top three riders.E...

Froome deserves respect not ridicule | Tao is the real deal
Brad and Graham are back as we reflect on an amazing bonanza of cycling with two Grand Tours on at once. The pod kicks off by reviewing Ben O'Connor's solo win on Stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia - a vital victory for a team in NTT which faces a very uncertain future.It's the business end of the Giro now and the daunting challenge of the Stelvio awaits pink jersey Joao Almeida on Thursday. Even if he says he likes it, Brad... isn't convinced.We also chat Tao Geoghegan Hart. Brad says the Ineos Grenadiers rider...

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart has come of age at Giro | Vuelta preview with Sean Kelly
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss to break down a quite stunning performance from his protégé, Britain’s Tao Geoghegan Hart, as he produced the biggest ride of his career so far to win Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday and announce himself as a serious contender.Brad believes the 25-year-old has come of age at this Grand Tour and lauds the Brit's attitude and talent. He also makes it clear that he thinks his former team-mate Geraint Thomas would have triumphed in Italy had it not been for his unfortun...


Almeida hasn’t won the Giro yet | Knox and Tao are doing British cycling proud
Bradley Wiggins is joined by Eurosport and GCN’s Dan Lloyd to discuss Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia and a surprise win by Diego Ulissi.The boys discuss Peter Sagan’s impressive ride that almost saw him catch the lead group, and laud the performances of Tao Geoghegan Hart and James Knox.Brad also suggests that the general classification is far from over, despite Joao Almeida’s lead, and backs Jacob Fuglsang to do something special in the final week.Plus, EF Pro Cycling's petition to bring the race to an earl...

Drama on and off course in Giro Covid storm | Exclusive interview with Jonathan Vaughters
Brad is joined by fellow Eurosport expert Brian Smith on a surprising day that saw EF Pro Cycling call for the Giro d’Italia to be brought to a halt early.Eurosport exclusively revealed that EF Pro Cycling wrote a letter to the UCI and race organisers asking for the Giro d’Italia to be stopped after the second week of racing, and you can listen to Orla Chennaoui's special interview with the team's manager Jonathan Vaughters.On the course, Jhonatan Narvaez benefited from fellow escapee Mark Padun's late mech...

Covid chaos leaves Giro on brink | Cav has been f***** over
Graham and Brad are back with a full pod and, well, there's a fair amount to catch up on. Since the last pod, two whole teams have departed the Giro after coronavirus chaos forced Mitchelton-Scott and Jumbo Visma to up and leave.As Brad notes, the race is looking more and more precarious with each day that passes and the chances of getting to Milan look in real jeopardy now. How many teams can withdraw before this race has to be brought to an end?On the racing front, Arnaud Demare made it four stage wins wi...


'Everybody's still a factor!' - Don't write off anybody at the Giro | Why Brad could have still been racing at 40
In an extra special bonus pod Graham and Brad are joined by Pippa York to chew the fat over what we've seen at the Giro so far as we hit the first rest day.Pippa is keen to stress that you can't write anybody off at the Giro and there are plenty of names who will be spending the rest day thinking they are in with a chance.Pippa and Brad reminisce about races in their past and Brad has a particularly interesting story about how he could be racing at the age of 40 if things had worked out differently.Finally ...

Pippa York on Tour de France trailblazing, transphobia and transitioning | Brad urges Brailsford to sign Cav
Brad is joined by Pippa York in the latest episode of The Bradley Wiggins Show. Pippa discusses her extraordinary career in both racing and coaching; explains the four key building-blocks of a world-class cyclist (and how she knew that Bradley had all four); and opens up on the mental strain and positive impact of her experience of transitioning. Brad, Pippa and Graham Willgoss also discuss the future of Mark Cavendish after the Manxman hinted that he could be on the verge of retirement from the sport durin...

'It's a bit of a shock' - Covid-19 sends Simon Yates home as Alex Dowsett makes history
Brad is joined by Brian 'The Coach' Smith as we react to the heroic effort from Alex Dowsett at stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia.The legendary pair also discuss the incredible withdrawal of Simon Yates after he was diagnosed with Coronavirus. This episode is sponsored by Cyclist Magazine. Listeners can claim a special offer with 3 issues for just £3. Cyclist Magazine is a celebration of everything that makes road cycling special, and every issue is packed with most exhilarating cycle routes, in-depth road bike ...


Ganna a 'phenomenon' - but what does future hold for new superstar?
Brad and Graham and joined by Dan Lloyd after Stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia, won by Filippo Ganna in a quite astonishing performance, which Rob Hatch on commentary described as the breakaway performance of the century.Ganna came into this race with a reputation as a time-trial specialist on the road but blew the race apart with a fantastic ride that left Brad hailing him as a "phenomenon", and the team compare him to some greats of the sport like Jan Ullrich and Miguel Indurain.Brad thinks the Italian is a f...

'I feel incredibly sorry for Geraint' - Orla chats to Lizzie Deignan
Brad and Graham are back tomorrow but we've got something special for you today on our bonus episode as Orla Chennaoui talks to the newly-crowned winner of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Lizzie Deignan.It's been a super season so far for the Trek-Segafredo rider, who says she has found a team which allows her to "have fun on her bike again".Deignan also discusses motherhood, her upcoming calendar (including a historic first Paris-Roubaix) and of course the nightmare news from the Giro d'Italia with Geraint Thomas un...

Giro disaster so sad for G - but Yates can survive Stage 3 carnage
Brad and Graham sit down to catch their breath after a remarkable Stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, which wrecked Geraint Thomas's GC hopes as he fell victim to a stray bidon in the neutralised zone.Thomas bravely battled through the stage but was dropped as the peloton reached the foothills of Mount Etna and Brad sadly concedes that his good friend's Giro challenge is over as a result.Although it was painful for Brad to watch, he says the chaos we saw just underlines why the Giro is the best race on the calend...


Alaphilippe blows it as Roglic profits | Lizzie Deignan for Sports Personality
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss as Julian Alaphilippe was brought back down to earth with a bang in a thrilling finale at Liege-Bastogne-Liege as Primoz Roglic profited from the Frenchman’s bravado.While Lizzie Deignan raced on instinct to secure an impressive win in the Women’s race, proving once and for all to Brad that she should be awarded Sports Personality of the Year.While the Giro d’Italia looks set to be one of the best in living memory.The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton. See aca...

Geraint Thomas puts serious time into Giro GC rivals | Ineos look flawless
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss and Brian Smith to dissect the first stage of the Giro d’Italia, with the trio concluding that Ineos Grenadiers look a team transformed following their struggles at the Tour de France. Filippo Ganna looked almost unbeatable, says Brad, as he took the spoils on a 15.1-km individual time trial while Geraint Thomas put time into his rivals on an excellent first stage of the Giro for the British-based team. Both Wiggins and Smith say Thomas - backed up by what they call a brill...

Re-Cycle: 'This f****** jersey's mine!' - When Lance Armstrong went deep into the red at Luz Ardiden
In the (brief) break between Grand Tours, and after a thrilling Tour de France, we wanted to bring Eurosport's cycling history podcast, Re-Cycle, back to your attention....Few Tour de France stages have caught the imagination quite like the day Lance Armstrong crashed on Luz Ardiden before fighting back for victory. We rewind to 2003 and the extraordinary centenary Tour tussle between Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton. If you...


What a Tour, but cycling’s attempt at anti-racism solidarity... pathetic
Bradley Wiggins was blunt in his assessment of cycling’s attempted show of solidarity with anti-racism sentiments at the start of the final stage of the Tour de France: pathetic. The 2012 Tour de France winner feels that cycling missed its opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the conversation, and does not hold out much hope for more activism within the sport. Elsewhere, there is warm praise for Sam Bennett and Tadej Pogacar, and a reminder that the 2020 UCI Road World Championships next is week...

The biggest upset in sporting history? Pogacar's stunning Tour win changes everything
Where do we start after one of the most remarkable days in Tour de France history?Well, how about with Tadej Pogacar, the utterly brilliant 21-year-old who will be crowned Tour de France winner in Paris on Sunday after blowing Primoz Roglic out of the water on Saturday's Stage 20 time trial up La Planche des Belles Filles.Was this the biggest upset in sport? Brad and Graham discuss what could be a true changing of the guard moment for cycling and reflect on Roglic's remarkable collapse as he fell apart in t...

Enough is enough: cycling must address its racism problem
The Tour de France takes a back seat today as Brad and Graham instead react to an interview Kevin Reza, the only black cyclist at the Tour, gave to Orla Chennaoui on Eurosport.You can watch Reza discuss cycling's painful lack of response to the Black Lives Matter movement, and why he doesn't expect any "revolt from the peloton", here in an interview which Brad had to walk out on first time round because he found it so sad: https://bit.ly/3hE3gNmTo discuss cycling's problem with race, we invited Mani Arthur ...


Kwiatkowski a class act | Phenomenal Van Aert will win a Tour
The Ineos Grenadiers finally have something to be happy about with a maiden Grand Tour stage win for Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski ahead of teammate Richard Carapaz on the third and final day in the Alps.Brad, who is again joined by Graham Willgoss, reacts to the Ineos celebrations and also gives a strong response to Jumbo-Visma boss Richard Plugge telling Eurosport's Orla Chennaoui he is '90-95% sure Primoz Roglic will win this Tour'.But it is Wout van Aert who really excites Brad, and he believes the Belgia...

What's gone wrong at dysfunctional Ineos, and Jumbo deserve Tour victory
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss at a different pub today to take in the drama of the Queen Stage as Miguel Angel Lopez climbed to a stunning victory on the Col de la Loze in the Alps.Primoz Roglic finished second to extend his overall lead in the general classification, with third-place Tadej Pogacar settling for the polka dot jersey, and the guys believe it would be a deserved Tour triumph for Jumbo-Visma.But it is the strange situation at Ineos which really gets Brad going as he reflects on the apparent...

Victorious Kamna sets the standard for young riders | Pogacar can’t take yellow... Yet
Brad is joined by Brian Smith after Bora-Hansgrohe’s Lennard Kamna powered to victory on Stage 16.They discuss the former junior world time trial champion’s decision to take a six-month break from the sport and his emergence as the standard bearer for other young riders.Elsewhere, Smith sees a brutal Stage 17 summit finish on Col de la Loze as perfect for Egan Bernal to claim a stage win after his GC travails.It is a stage that could see Tadej Pogačar attack but his lack of team support means the Slovenian ...


If this was football, Dave B could be out - and Orla speaks to Froome
On the second rest day, Brad and Graham discuss the GC picture and how if this was the high-pressure world of football management, Dave Brailsford might be facing some awkward questions over the performance of Ineos.We also look ahead to the final week of the Tour, with Brad unsure whether Tadej Pogacar can maintain the stunning level of performance which has seen him move second on GC, 40 seconds behind leader Primoz Roglic.And finally, Orla Chennaoui interviews Chris Froome at length about Tirreno-Adriati...

How the Yellow Jersey changed my life pt. 2: Armstrong, capitulation, and hitting rock bottom
Egan Bernal was the "big loser" on Stage 15 of the Tour de France as he lost over seven minutes to Primoz Roglic, dropping out of the top 10 on GC after cracking on the Grand Colombier.Brad says it's now clear that Ineos made a mistake by not taking Geraint Thomas to the Tour and that Dave Brailsford's team have got things "horribly wrong" at the Tour this year, bringing an end to nearly a decade of dominance in cycling's biggest race.Jumbo-Visma looked in incredible shape again with Wout van Aert setting a...

Sagan battles back for green, Sunweb stormer lights up Tour
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss at the pub to chew over Stage 14 of the Tour de France as the inspired Soren Kragh Andersen won his first stage to continue a brilliant week for Team Sunweb, while Primoz Roglic retained the race lead.Peter Sagan has come back fighting since his relegation earlier in the Tour and Brad says he has ignited the race with his battling spirit. Will the battle for the green jersey go down to the wire? He thinks it will.Brad believes the upcoming stages will suit Egan Bernal, so c...


Time running out for Ineos but Bernal not done yet, while Brits dominate elsewhere
Brad is joined by Graham Willgoss to reflect on a classic Tour de France stage in the volcanic countryside which saw Romain Bardet and Guillaume Martin crash out of the top 10 after a day to forget for the host nation.Time is now running out quickly for the Ineos Grenadiers, Brad believes, with Egan Bernal showing the first signs of cracking under pressure while Jumbo-Visma continue to look dominant. But Bernal is not out of it, and Brad picks out a few reasons why he should not be completely discounted jus...

Marc Hirschi breaks to claim Tour redemption, while the battle for the Green Jersey is far from over
Today Brad is all on his lonesome but that doesn't mean he's anything less than 100% committed when it comes to analysing another intriguing stage of the Tour de France. Stage 12 saw 22-year-old Marc Hirschi emerge victorious at the third attempt in this year's race.For Brad Hirschi "rides with the confidence of someone who has been a professional for ten years" and he doesn't think the rising star is finished yet.As well as Brad's musings on Hirschi's victory we also hear from Fabian Cancellara, who Brad c...

In defence of Sagan, and questions over G's Ineos future
There was controversy on Stage 11 of the Tour de France as Peter Sagan was relegated for a barge on Wout van Aert in a thrilling sprint finish in Poitiers, won by Caleb Ewan.Despite coming under fire from other riders in the peloton, and notably Van Aert, Brad explains why Sagan did nothing dangerous and how his actions have been misinterpreted.Sagan's punishment means Sam Bennett is now the big favourite to claim the green jersey but Brad says Sagan can't be discounted and, like Michael Jordan, he may just...


Brilliant Bennett back in green, “Brailsford’s decision to bench G will bite him in the backside”
Brad is joined by 'The Coach', Brian Smith, to reflect on Sam Bennett's stunning triumph on Stage 10 of the Tour de France.In what was a 'phenomenal' day for Ireland, the guys jump on the pod after celebrating Bennett taking the green jersey with the legendary Sean Kelly.Also, will Dave Brailsford regret not including Geraint Thomas in the Ineos team when Egan Bernal and the team hit the mountains in week three? Brian certainly thinks so, and Thomas is being badly missed with Jumbo-Visma taking full advanta...

Rest days, routines and how Brad ended up on the front page of L'Equipe
It's the first rest day of the Tour de France so how will race leader Primoz Roglic be feeling?Brad and Graham discuss how the dynamic of the race changes after the first rest day of the TourBrad reflects on how Sky tried to maintain their routine during rest days, even doing up to three or four hours of riding.And we also look at how different riders approach rest days See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Hirschi’s heartbreak, Roglic roars into yellow, and why Brad won’t be giving G advice
Graham and Brad reflect on a memorable Stage 9 which saw Marc Hirschi mount a solo breakaway for 90km and then contest the final sprint, only to be beaten in heartbreaking fashion by about a metre by Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic.There's words of praise for his heroic effort, but are we looking at a potential Slovenian one-two in Paris with Pogacar and Roglic looking in fine form?Roglic is now looking supreme in yellow for Jumbo-Visma after taking the race lead from Adam Yates, but Egan Bernal's fourth pl...


Alaphilippe’s bizarre attack and is it all over for Pinot?
Graham and Brad sit down after a bonkers Stage 8 of the Tour de France to discuss a truly bizarre attack from Julian Alaphillipe, the wheels coming off for Thibaut Pinot and Adam Yates staying in yellow for another day after battling over the ‘British climb’.But it's whilst Brad thinks Yates can win the whole damn thing there are plenty of other contenders for the yellow jersey, not least Primoz Roglic, who Brad says looks like the most impressive of the bunch thus far, while we should keep an eye out for N...

How the Yellow Jersey changed my life: Brad reflects on fame, adversity and the highs and lows of taking Yellow
Brad and Graham find a pub to talk over a barnstorming Stage 7 of the Tour de France, which saw Wout van Aert take a thrilling second sprint victory, Sagan go Green and Yates hang on to Yellow on a day crosswinds tore the peloton to pieces. There’s more admiration for Alaphilippe the aggressor; and has the first week broken Ineos, or are they just warming up?Brad also reflects on how winning the Tour changed his life forever, magnified his insecurities and drove a desperation to be different that deflected ...

Yates not getting credit he deserves, Ineos make a statement
Graham, Brad and Dan sit down to break apart Stage 6, which saw Alexey Lutsenko solo to victory and Adam Yates retain the yellow jersey.But is Yates getting the credit he deserves, and the focus he merits, back home in Britain?Meanwhile, Brad enjoyed seeing Ineos stop "dithering", in the words of Dave Brailsford, and stamp their authority on the peloton. Also we've got a bonus segment for you as Orla Chennaoui interviews the sensational Annemiek van Vleuten about the prospect of a women's Tour de France, an...


Yates takes yellow, but did Alaphilippe lose it on purpose?
Graham and Brad are joined by Brian Smith and Sean Kelly after a Stage 5 which started slowly, continued in that vein, and then had the most explosive of endings.Did Julian Alaphilippe lose the yellow jersey on purpose? That's Brad's theory after a bottle penalty docked him 20 seconds and installed Adam Yates as the GC leader.The team also reflect on a quite stunning win for Wout van Aert, reserve praise for Sepp Kuss, and wonder what the Ineos masterplan is...Brad also recalls his famous 190km solo break i...

Jumbo-Visma's formidable Stage 4, but a 'weird' day for Ineos
In Tuesday's bonus episode, Dan Lloyd joins Brad to pull apart a Stage 4 that saw Jumbo-Visma in imperious form as Primoz Roglic won in the first summit finish of the 2020 Tour de France.Does Roglic have any weaknesses, and can he be stopped this year?We also look more closely at why Ineos look a bit 'weird', and the way the team has transformed in so many ways over the past 18 months.And Orla Chennaoui speaks to Bahrain-McLaren boss Rod Ellingworth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information...

Ewan stars on Stage 3; why Ineos can't win like they used to
In the first of our Tour de France bonus episodes, there's no Graham as he's working at the owl sanctuary so Brad's on presenting duties as we reflect on a Stage 3 which saw a stunning sprint finish from Caleb Ewan.Brian Smith and John Herety are Brad's guests as the team discuss the new approach of Ineos. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Alaphilippe lights up Stage 2, and can Yates take yellow?
After Julian Alaphilippe's Stage 2 win in Nice, Brad and Graham are joined by seven-time Paris-Nice winner Sean Kelly to break down the Frenchman's triumph, and those emotional scenes after the race.Meanwhile, Adam Yates made the podium and ahead of his move to Ineos, could the Brit make a play for yellow in the coming days?The team also assess Peter Sagan's form after two stages and his chances of winning another green jersey, and delve into how the GC teams are shaping up. See acast.com/privacy for privac...

Crashes and chaos on Stage 1, and it's time for a women's Tour
The delayed Tour de France got off to a chaotic start on Saturday with crashes galore on Stage 1 thanks to a deluge of rain around Nice.Graham and Brad are joined by Joanna Rowsell to reflect on Alexander Kristoff's win, and a brilliant day's work for Lizzie Deignan at La Course.But should there be a full women's Tour?The team also discuss the Olympics, the risks involved in racing and all the other big storylines on day one. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Brailsford’s Tour selection bombshell, Cav out - all the reaction in our Tour preview
Brad and Graham preview every aspect of the 2020 Tour de France.Brad has the inside track on the news that Mark Cavendish will once again miss out on competing at the Tour, while giving an in-depth analysis of the shock exclusion of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas from the Ineos Grenadiers team.We also hear from Orla Chennaoui on how the coverage of the Tour will differ in the age of Coronavirus, and the fallout from Brailsford’s decision.  The Bradley Wiggins Show is produced by Pete Burton. See acast.com/...


Julian Alaphilippe can't win a Grand Tour, and relief after Remco Evenepoel crashes out of Il Lombardia
Bradley Wiggins and host Graham Willgoss are joined by GCN's Dan Lloyd and fan favourite, Matt Stephens.There are unfortunately more crashes to discuss after Il Lombardia favourite Remco Evenepoel crashed off a bridge, while Maximilian Schachmann was taken out by a public car on the race route. However, Matt comes to the defence of the race organisers.There’s more on Fabio Jakobsen’s recovery and Brad tells of his correspondence with Dylan Groenewegen this week, and how much his support means to the Dutch r...

Julian Alaphilippe can't win a Grand Tour, and relief after Remco Evenepoel crashes out of Il Lombardia
Bradley Wiggins and host Graham Willgoss are joined by GCN's Dan Lloyd and fan favourite, Matt Stephens.There are unfortunately more crashes to discuss after Il Lombardia favourite Remco Evenepoel crashed off a bridge, while Maximilian Schachmann was taken out by a public car on the race route. However, Matt comes to the defence of the race organisers.There’s more on Fabio Jakobsen’s recovery and Brad tells of his correspondence with Dylan Groenewegen this week, and how much his support means to the Dutch r...

Jakobsen’s horror crash means sprinting must change; have Jumbo-Visma’s big guns outstripped Ineos?
Bradley Wiggins and Graham Willgoss are joined by cycling presenter, broadcaster and commentator Laura Winter.The Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen crash is analysed with sprinting tactics, the UCI and the Tour of Poland organisers all coming into the crosshairs of Brad and the team.Cycling’s other major talking points are discussed, including: Have Jumbo-Visma overtaken Team Ineos as the GC powerhouse of the sport? Can Chris Froome’s fairytale comeback materialise? Is the Egan Bernal and Primoz Roglic r...


Who is Bradley Wiggins? Brad opens up on the man he has become at 40
Answering the best ‘ask Brad’ yet from Mani Arthur, founder of the Black Cyclists Network, Brad talks about the changing perception people have of him. From the foul-mouthed insecure rider to the sociable champion of mental health.From the veil of celebrity and the pitfalls of it to regaining his love for cycling with Eurosport. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Cycling makes spectacular return while Froome move shows he’s serious about fifth Tour
Brad is back with a bang as the pro peloton returns in some style at Strade Bianche.Brad is joined by Dan Lloyd of GCN and Mani Arthur, founder of the Black Cyclists Network, an inclusive group dedicated to breaking down barriers that exist in the world of Cycling and tackling the stark lack of diversity and representation in the sport, from grass roots all the way up to the elite level.We cover all the big news since our last episode, while Brad makes some bold predictions about Chris Froome, Egan Bernal a...

We're back! New episodes coming your way from Monday
As cycling returns, so does The Bradley Wiggins Show as season three resumes this coming Monday.Brad and Graham will be dissecting Strade Bianche, previewing a cycling season like no other, and catching up on all the big news during lockdown.The Bradley Wiggins Show will be bigger than ever in 2020, with successive episodes after Strade Bianche, Milan-Sanremo and Il Lombardia leading up to the Tour de France, when we will be serving up daily podcasts for the first time.Then we will be bringing you Brad's un...


Return to London 2012: The most important summer in British Cycling
In a special one-off bonus episode Bradley Wiggins joins Lizzie Deignan and host Orla Chennaoui as part of Eurosport’s ‘Return to London 2012 series’. Brad opens up like never before on every aspect of his games in a summer that redefined British sport. From riders letting down Mark Cavendish to having to ‘cruelly’ ignore his family to focus on gold.You can relive London 2012 in all its glory with exclusive interviews from Brad, Chris Hoy, Joanna Rowsell, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and many more here: https:...

Introducing Re-Cycle: Triumph to tragedy with Frank Vandenbroucke
Life in lockdown means we can't bring you any episodes with Brad right now, but why not take advantage of a prolonged break in the racing calendar to revisit some of the great tales from the peloton's past?There are over 20 episodes of Re-Cycle, Eurosport's cycling history podcast, for you to discover, and today we are giving you the most recent in full as we revisit Frank Vandenbroucke's swaggering La Doyenne victory in 1999 - a win which promised to be the first of many Monuments, but ultimately proved th...

2: End of the cycling season? And why Cav should go to Tokyo
Bradley Wiggins, Adam Blythe and Graham Willgoss ask if Coronavirus has called time on the 2020 racing calendar and put themselves in the shoes of a pro with no goal to train for. Plus: why Mark Cavendish deserves a final crack at Olympic gold. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy...


End of the cycling season? And why Cav should go to Tokyo
Bradley Wiggins, Adam Blythe and Graham Willgoss ask if Coronavirus has called time on the 2020 racing calendar and put themselves in the shoes of a pro with no goal to train for. Plus: why Mark Cavendish deserves a final crack at Olympic gold. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Coronavirus chaos hits cycling and tribute to Nicolas Portal
Brad, Matt Stephens and Graham Willgoss start the pod’s new season reflecting on how the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the peloton and what it means for the remainder of the campaign.The trio also pay tribute to Nicolas Portal and review an explosive Paris-Nice. Plus: a question for Brad from a celeb in a different sort of Lycra. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Introducing Re-Cycle: Eurosport’s new cycling history podcast
If like Brad you're a cycling history nut, or you want to learn more about the rich tapestry of stories from the peloton’s past, Re-Cycle is the podcast for you.Join Graham Willgoss for episode one of Eurosport’s new cycling history podcast, as we revisit the year there were two winners of Paris-Roubaix.To subscribe to the rest of the series, search ‘Eurosport Re-Cycle’ or click here  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


26: Mads' World! Live from Harrogate and review of a thrilling season
Brad, Adam Blythe, Matt Stephens and Graham Willgoss sum up an epic week at the World Championships in Yorkshire with dramatic victories for Mads Pedersen and Annemiek van Vleuten, remember Cav’s best and worst days chasing the Rainbow Jersey and affirm Froome’s right to privacy as he prepares to return from injury. Plus: Brad takes questions from our live audience. Dane of the Day? There can be only one. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

25: Wiggins 'chucked knighthood in flower bed' + World Championships preview
Graham Willgoss and Bradley Wiggins are joined by special guest Steve Cummings for in-depth preview of the 92nd Road World Championships in Yorkshire. Elsewhere, Brad reveals a special nickname for Sir Dave Brailsford and also explains why he decided to destroy his knighthood. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

24: 'Roglic finally delivers with Vuelta win; Brailsford single-handedly changed cycling'
Brad and Matt Stephens decamp to a watering hole just west of Madrid to reflect on Primoz Roglic’s historic victory at the 74th edition of the Vuelta a Espana. Elsewhere, well wishes are sent Sir Dave Brailsford’s way and with the final Grand Tour of 2019 now concluded, the guys switch their focus towards the impending UCI World Championships in Yorkshire. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


23: 'Roglic ready for Red in Madrid; Jumbo-Visma can overhaul Ineos'
After a gutsy Sepp Kuss victory at La Vuelta, Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Magnus Backstedt and Rob Hatch make Jumbo-Visma the squad to challenge Team Ineos in 2020. Plus: a look back at the season’s biggest moments, UCI World Championships predictions, riffing on Paris-Roubaix, the Dane of the Day and a heavyweight Ask Brad from Anthony Joshua. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

23: 'Roglic ready for Red in Madrid; Jumbo-Visma can overhaul Ineos'
After a gutsy Sepp Kuss victory at La Vuelta, Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Magnus Backstedt and Rob Hatch make Jumbo-Visma the squad to challenge Team Ineos in 2020. Plus: a look back at the season’s biggest moments, UCI World Championships predictions, riffing on Paris-Roubaix, the Dane of the Day and a heavyweight Ask Brad from Anthony Joshua....

22: Crazy conditions at La Vuelta; what next for Froome and Cav?
Graham Willgoss, Bradley Wiggins and Adam Blythe review a rain soaked Stage 9 of La Vuelta where Nairo Quintana regained the red jersey following Tadej Pogacar's impressive victory. Elsewhere, the futures of Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish are discussed, plus another Ask Brad and a very special edition of Dane of the Day featuring Fabian Cancellara. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


21: Vamos! Quintana can take famous Vuelta win; what’s happened to Team INEOS?
Brad and Matt Stephens ponder whether an already explosive and unpredictable Vuelta a España is Nairo Quintana’s for the taking after the Colombian’s emphatic Stage 2 win, dissect a sorry start in Spain for Team INEOS, tackle another Ask Brad and, of course, present the Dane of the Day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

20: Brilliant Bernal is the future but Thomas and Froome will be back
Brad and Matt Stephens predict further domination for Team Ineos after Egan Bernal confirms his stunning Tour de France victory in Paris. The guys reflect on one of the greatest editions in the history of the race, plus an interview with record-breaking seven-time Green Jersey winner Peter Sagan. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


16: Expulsions, ’brain farts’, and bad news for G
Overlooking the Alps, Brad and Matt Stephens report on a dramatic Stage 17.  Matteo Trentin was the first to the finish line in Gap, but it’s the punishment for Ineos’ Luke Rowe and Jumbo-Visma's Tony Martin that’s really making the headlines  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


15: Can Pinot claim shock Tour win after G tumble?
Sir Brad and Matt are back in the Eurosport van with fresh reaction from a dramatic Stage 16 of the Tour where Geraint Thomas recovered from a crash to finish safely in the bunch behind eventual winner Caleb Ewan. Is Thibaut Pinot now set to spring a huge upset?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

14: 'G in prime position to win Tour, one of the best races in years'
Bradley Wiggins and Matt Stephens react to all the latest drama at an enthralling Tour de France with Geraint Thomas poised to lead a Team Ineos victory charge. Is this the best Tour for years? Plus, Simon Yates wins again, and crazy stories of very intense fans and the 'scary' treatment of Lance Armstrong. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

13: Alaphilippe in control - so is that it for G?
Live(ish) from the back of the Eurosport van, Sir Brad and Matt Stephens give their immediate thoughts on the short yet brutal stage 14 of the Tour. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


12: Tour is G’s for the taking; the day Froome 'broke his promise'
Bradley Wiggins is joined by his hero Sean Yates, and Jesse Yates, to react to the latest drama from the Tour de France with the title now Geraint Thomas' for the taking. Plus, explosive insights on the day Chris Froome 'broke his promise' at the Tour in 2012. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

11: Fuming over Cav snub, Thomas must step up to beat Bernal
Bradley Wiggins and Matt Stephens react to Mark Cavendish being controversially snubbed for the Tour de France and debate whether Geraint Thomas or Egan Bernal should lead Team Ineos. Plus, a question from Sean Yates and why Chris Froome will still win another Tour after his horrific crash. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

10: Carapaz conquers brutal Giro, Froome can win fifth Tour
Sir Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Orla Chennaoui and Dan Lloyd salute Richard Carapaz after the Movistar rider mastered the Giro, hail Vincenzo Nibali’s longevity and evaluate Simon Yates' struggles.  Plus, Brad backs Chris Froome to claim a fifth Tour de France and Adam Blythe’s dress sense gets another honourable mention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


9: Winning the Giro is in your head, Shark attacks and Yates bounces back
Sir Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Orla Chennaoui and Adam Blythe on mastering the mentality needed for Giro d’Italia success, why Simon Yates, Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic will take the battle for the Maglia Rosa all the way to Verona, the team stick two fingers up to Twitter Trolls, plus Brad tells Victor Campenaerts it’s okay to demand more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

8: Can Yates recover from Giro disaster? And what really happens on a Grand Tour rest day
Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Simon Gerrans, Orla Chennaoui and Brian Smith react to a disastrous day for Simon Yates at the Giro d'Italia, explain why Tom Dumoulin would be perfect at Team Ineos and tell their favourite rest day stories.Plus, a special interview with US cycling legend Andy Hampsten and Brad answers an alternative question from fan of the show and British star Tao Geoghegan Hart. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

7: Early Giro d’Italia drama, reaction to shock Kittel news
Bradley Wiggins, Graham Willgoss, Simon Gerrans and Orla Chennaoui dissect the early drama at the 2019 Giro d'Italia and react to the shock news of Marcel Kittel taking a break from racing. Also on the podcast, Sir Brad answers questions from Eurosport snooker legends Ronnie O'Sullivan and Jimmy White and the team tell some of their favourite stories from the Giro. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


6: Brailsford must sign ‘hottest property’ in cycling & Thomas tipped for Hour Record
Graham Willgoss, Bradley Wiggins and Adam Blythe react to Victor Campenaerts becoming the new Hour Record holder and also ponder and predict as to who could now mount a serious challenge to the Belgian’s crown.Elsewhere, Mathieu van der Poel’s bright future is discussed after his stunning victory in the Amstel Gold Race, Annemiek van Vleuten stops by for a chat following her runners-up finish in the women’s edition plus there’s a look at Rod Ellingworth’s departure from Team Sky and a possible return to for...

5: Wiggins responds to Froome claims plus Paris-Roubaix reaction
Graham Willgoss, Sean Kelly and Matt Stephens join Sir Brad to discuss Chris Froome’s claims that his former leader at Team Sky couldn’t be ‘trusted’ in the 2012 Tour de France.There’s also a look back at another enthralling edition of Paris-Roubaix, as well as a preview of Victor Campenaerts’ Hour Record attempt and with the start of the Giro d'Italia less than a month away, the panel predict who they think will be victorious in this year’s Grand Tours. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa...

4: The Ultimate Rider and a gander at Flanders
Graham Willgoss, Bradley Wiggins and Simon Gerrans select the ‘Ultimate Rider’ – comprising of their all-time favourite GC rider, sprinter, climber and domestique.Elsewhere, Brad and Simon reflect on their time together at Team Sky and discuss another one of their former teammates, Peter Kennaugh, while there’s also a look back at Alberto Bettiol’s fantastic finish at the Tour of Flanders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


3: Is there still room for Froome?
Graham Willgoss, Bradley Wiggins and Matt Stephens discuss whether a fifth Tour de France title is still a realistic possibility for Chris Froome after the British rider’s latest setback at the Volta a Catalunya.There’s also reaction to Deceuninck – Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere’s fat shaming comments, a chat with South African road champion Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Brad & Matt also reminisce about their brief spell as teammates on the Linda McCartney Pro Cycling Team in 2001. See acast.com/privacy for...

2: Salary caps, cobbled Classics & life after cycling
With Team Sky’s budget set to increase under new sponsor Ineos, Graham Willgoss, Bradley Wiggins and Magnus Backstedt discuss whether a salary cap would work within professional cycling.There’s also a look back at a magnificent win for Julian Alaphilippe at Milan-San Remo as well as cobbled Classics chat and an insight in to what retired life is really like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

1: Team Sky on the up and will there be more British success in 2019?
Graham Willgoss, Adam Blythe and Bradley Wiggins discuss a positive week for Team Sky both on and off the bike, whether 2019 will yield even more success for British cycling and there’s also reaction to Victor Campenaerts' attempt to beat Brad’s Hour Record in Mexico next month. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Coming Soon - The Bradley Wiggins Show returns....
The Bradley Wiggins Show returns on Monday 18th March 2019. Join Sir Brad each week as he and Graham Willgoss plus an array of guests bring you all the latest news, analysis and opinion from the world of cycling....

9: Road World Championships special
Adam Green, Molly Weaver and Bradley Wiggins preview all the main contenders at a very hilly Innsbruck World Championship course and ask if the Yates brothers can continue their Vuelta form.They also look back on the 2018 World Tour so far and marvel at the success of Quickstep Floors riders such as Julian Alaphilippe, Elia Viviani and Fernando Gaviria. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

8: Simon Yates wins first Grand Tour to secure British clean sweep
Bradley Wiggins, Adam Blythe and Adam Green discuss yet more success for British cycling as Simon Yates wins La Vuelta. They look at Simon's incredible progression over the last few years and examine his key moments in Spain.They're also joined by Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas to talk about his wonderful summer and find out how he's dealing with new found fame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


7: Simon Yates extends Vuelta lead
Bradley Wiggins and Adam Green are joined by former Vuelta a España winner Sean Kelly to talk about his 1988 victory. They also discuss the past week's action where the Simon Yates versus Movistar battle is getting very tasty.Also on the agenda: the crash after the finish of Stage 12, David Millar going for CPA presidency and Julian Alaphilippe's victory in the Tour of Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

6: Simon Yates takes the red jersey as GC battle heats up
Bradley Wiggins, Adam Blythe and Adam Green look back on the first week’s action at the Vuelta a España, where Simon Yates leads with the Movistar duo of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana breathing down his neck.They also discuss the demise of Aqua Blue, Mark Cavendish’s illness, and the first stage of the Tour of Britain See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

5: Valverde turns back the clock at brutal La Vuelta
Bradley Wiggins, Tony Gibb and Adam Green preview the next few week's racing at the Vuelta a España, look at the GC favourites in a very open field, and debate what makes the Vuelta such a unique race. They also discuss the first couple of day's racing which saw Alejandro Valverde beat Michal Kwiatkowski in an exciting uphill finish at Caminito del Rey, and look at how Geraint Thomas is dealing with being the centre of attention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


4: Magnificent Geraint Thomas crowned Tour de France champion
Chris Hoy, Adam Green, Molly Weaver and Bradley Wiggins celebrate Geraint Thomas’ stunning victory and look back at how it was done. They also discuss what other teams need to do to catch Team Sky and give their highlights and lowlights of this year’s race. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

3: Geraint Thomas in pole position and Sky's unpopularity in France
Adam Green, Molly Weaver and Bradley Wiggins discuss an eventful week at Le Tour as Geraint Thomas won on the iconic Alpe d'Huez and takes yellow into the rest day. They also look at the why some of the French media and watching crowds have such a dislike of Team Sky, plus look forward to the final week's racing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

2: Chaos on the Roubaix pavé and a dilemma for Team Sky
Adam Green, Molly Weaver and Bradley Wiggins look back on the 1st week of Tour de France action including John Degenkolb winning in Roubaix. They also discuss how the form of Geraint Thomas is a dilemma for Team Sky. Plus; riding in a twitchy first-week peloton and what makes the perfect rest day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


1: Chris Froome's salbutamol case and 2018 Le Tour preview
Adam Green, Molly Weaver and Bradley Wiggins discuss the first few days of racing at the 2018 Tour de France and preview all the main GC and green jersey contenders.They also look into The World Anti-Doping Agency clearing Chris Froome plus reveal the secrets of the 'gruppetto'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Coming soon - The Bradley Wiggins Show
Coming soon on Monday 9 July is The Bradley Wiggins Show.Join Sir Brad each week as he and an array of guests bring the best analysis from cycling's Tour de France. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....