Talking Luft! with Simon Gerrans. S3.E12

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 a hugely successful 14 year career – winning stages in all 3 Grand Tours as well as wearing the Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France and taking out multiple one day classics such a Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Milan-San Remo.

Simon’s no stranger to the podcast, I had him on for an in-depth chat about his career way back in 2017, when he was in his 13th year pro. Head back and listen to that to hear more about Simon.

But for now, we’re Talking Luft.

We chat caps & where Luft originated from. We get into the serious stuff like shaving legs post retirement, old team kit, Gravel bikes, the atmosphere at Amstel Gold Race, cyclocross racers, Fassa Bortolo kit, a Vuelta war story, the epic 2006 Tour de France and so much more!

Gerro’s so easy to chat to, and always has a great story to tell. I hope you love the listen as much as I did.

Stay tuned next week for an episode dedicated to the art of breakaway – the Breakaway Theory with Taco Van der Hoorn, Steve Cummings, Ben Healy and Tim DeClercq.




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Show Notes

In case you missed my previous episode with Simon Gerrans – Making of a Champion, back in 2017 you can listen here:

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Check out Simon’s most re-watchable race: Stage 11 – 2006 Tour de France:

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Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:25mins – Snippet from last week’s episode with Andy Gerrans – Behind the scenes: Working in a Pro Cycling Team

1:25 to 3:15min – Intro

3:15min to end – Talking Luft with Simon Gerrans

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Released: June 22, 2022