This is a trailer for La Marseillaise, a five-part series for Friends of The Cycling Podcast subscribers. Sign up as a Friend of the Podcast at thecyclingpodcast.com Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau tell the story of Marseille's cycling history and take in the opening race of the 2023 French season. Lionel heads to Marseille in search of a mid-morning coffee, pre-lunch pastis and the perfect bouillabaisse. François tells the story of the city's rebellious history and its newspaper's Communist roots. There's a trip to the Vélodrome, the role of Bernard Tapie in revolutionising Olympique de Marseille and professional cycling in the 1980s and the origins of the French national anthem. Friends of the Podcast There are more than 80 original episodes on the Friends of the Podcast feed. The episodes include: 2016 • Mont Ventoux: Heat, Wind & Fear • Young Americans • Joe Dombrowski's 2016 Giro d'Italia Diary • The Rise and Demise of HTC-High Road 2017 • The 1987 Giro According to Stephen Roche • Youngish Americans • The Lionel of Flanders series • 15th Time Lucky 2018 • In Search of The Pink Panther • Meeting Jean Bobet 2019 • Chasing Sky • Lionel of the Ardennes • The Revenants 2020 • The Stage That Didn't End • The Cycling Podcast Live on Tour: The Best Bits • Janez Brajkovič: A Private Battle • Van der Poel • My First Tour – series featuring Daniel, Richard, Lionel and François • Tao's Giro 2021 • A Virtual Lunch with Rod Ellingworth • A Team Apart • Paris-Nice and The King • Covering Team Sky • Supersonic: The Mark Christie Story • Magnus Backstedt: Cuddly Lions and Cobblestones • Introducing... series featuring Daniel Friebe, Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Lionel Birnie • Between the Covers: A love letter to cycling magazines • Banks & Boswell • UFO: The Gabriel Muller Story • Never Give Up: James Shaw • Who Is Mick Bennett? • Ten Years of Green Edge 2022 • The Managers Boxset - Look, It's Lunch with Matt White - Coffee with Patrick Lefevere - Lunch with Dave Brailsford - Lunch with Jonathan Vaughters • The Story of The Cycling Podcast series • Girovagando: The Giro Road Trip 2022 • Record of Records • The Summer of 2012 • When Orla Met... The Backstedts 2023 • Ryder on the Storm & Rebirth of a Team • La Marseillaise Plus: • The Grand Tour Diaries 2018-2021 and access to the full archive of Kilometre 0 episodes.