Talking Luft! with Bert De Backer. S2.E17.

Talking Luft is back for another week and this time I’ve got Bert De Backer behind the mic, or Backsie as I like to call him.

Bert is a Belgian Pro and good mate of mine who I first raced with back in the days of Skil-Shimano, and who also retired this year, riding his last race at Paris-Roubaix with Pro Team B&B Hotels p/b KTM.

A few days before our last Paris-Roubaix I sat down with Bert and got Talking Luft (or lack of – in Bert’s case).

We chat cycling caps and heads full of hair, all things Belgian – including a lesson in Belgian patisserie treats, training loops, best team kits, bikes and a cheat meal that couldn’t get any more Belgian.

You’ll hear we had a good laugh recording this one, so I hope enjoy the listen!

I also had Bert on ‘My Last Sunday in Hell’ episode that aired last week over at The Cycling Podcast, where I took you on the road to Paris-Roubaix for the last week of racing in my pro career. If you haven’t checked that out be sure to head over for a listen.

But for now, here’s Backsie.




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Released: October 13, 2021