Talking Luft is back for another week, this time I’m chatting to Japanese Pro Cyclist and teammate of mine at EF Education-NippoFumiyuki Beppu – or Fumy as he’s known.
Fumy is in his 17th (!!) year as a professional, having ridden for 6 different Pro Teams, starting with the iconic Discovery Channel team back in 2005. Funnily enough we’ve found ourselves as teammates on 3 of those teams over the years – Skil Shimano, GreenEDGE and now EF Education-Nippo.
I thought he’d be a great guy to get Talking Luft with as he’s been in the peloton since the days of no helmets. And he didn’t disappoint! He told me about his days in Discovery Channel collecting helmets from teammates as they took them off on the big climbs. I didn’t even know that was a thing!
We chat about the teams throughout his career and then jump into all the Talking Luft questions – bikes, training, coffee stops, beer, Ramen and war story that takes us to the Giro (as they so often do).
I hope you enjoy the listen, it was great fun to chat.
The podcast is back next week on The Cycling Podcast as La Vuelta comes to an end.
But for now, enjoy this episode!
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