Back on the road: A diary of racing in a pandemic

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton

(Listen below)

We’re back on the road and racing again for 2020. First up is Italy for Strade Bianchi and Milan-San Remo. And I decided to take you guys with me!

This is the first episode I’ve done as an on-road audio diary and I really enjoyed getting insights from behind the scenes of our week in Italy.

From travelling to the airport for the first time in 6 months, to being reunited with teammates and staff, to pre race briefings and race debriefs with Directors and Riders, to talking bike specs with the Mechanics and race food with the Soigneurs. I tried to grab a bit from everyone.

I speak with riders, soigneurs, mechanics, directors and physios from my team, in the team bus, at our Villa in Tuscany and on our journey to and from the races.

You’ll hear from EF riders: Lawson Craddock, Mike Woods, Alberto Bettiol, Magnus Cort Neilson, Logan Owen, Simon Clarke and Sean Bennett as well as Jumbo rider Amund Jansen, Israel Academy rider Rory Sutherland and Arkea rider Dan Mclay.

There’s also insights from Sport’s Directors Juamna Garate and Fabrizio Guidi, Media Manager Hannah Troop, Soigneurs Pasqual and Sophie, Masseur Ricardo, Physio Richard (Spinky) Spink, Mechanics JJ and George, Bus driver Borja and a special appearance from an idol of mine, Andrea Tafi, who joined us on a training ride.

I hope I was able to paint a picture of what it’s like being back on the race. This time with a few more protocols than normal.

But as you’ll hear, it was great to finally be back out there, on the road and racing again, with a great bunch of people.

A big thanks to Will from The Cycling Podcast for editing and putting more than 30 pieces of audio together!

Enjoy the listen.

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Released: August 12, 2020