Marcel Kittel is a house hold name when it comes to the big bunch sprints today. He has won stages in all 3 Grand Tours, La Vuelta Espana, Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. But it is not so well known that when he first singed as a professional with Skil-Shimano in 2011, he was signed primarily as a time-trialist who might be able to pull a good lead out for the sprinters. Things soon changed. He and I were teammates 2011 and it was nice to be there at the beginning of his stella career, and to now get the chance to discuss what has happened since those early days.
Rapha presents Talking Luft! I had the breakaway specialists on the podcast last week talking all the nitty gritty details about the theory of the breakaway. And this week I’ve got British former pro & breakaway master, current Sports Director for Team Ineos, Steve Cummings on to talk some luft. In case you’re not familiar […]
Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! Have you ever wondered why riders attack off the front? Why do they form breakaways? Is it just for the TV cameras or is it actually a race-winning tactic? The Tour de France is upon us and you’re almost guaranteed to see a daily breakaway. It’s historically how a […]
Rapha presents Talking Luft! This week I’ve got Aussie former professional cyclist, and commentator, Simon Gerrans on Talking Luft – brother to Andy Gerrans, Pro team Osteopath, who I had on the podcast last week talking about life as a staff member on a World Tour team. For those not familiar with Simon, he had […]