Talking Luft! with Luke Rowe

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

Well it’s the last episode of Talking Luft for the year, and I’ve got veteran of the peloton and actually one of my first ever podcast guests from way back in 2016 back on the pod. I’m chatting with Welshman from Team Ineos, Luke Rowe.

We sat down while he was in Australia for the Worlds, and got talking all the good stuff – kit, caps, mullets, the best of riders and teams, roommates on race, coffee stops, racing, plus a whole lot more.

It was great to hear more about what makes Rowey tick. I hope you enjoy the chat.

I want to say a big thanks to all of you out there for listening this year, for sending in your feedback, for getting involved with Life in the Peloton and most importantly for wearing your LITP caps with lots of Luft! It’s been fantastic to speak to so many diverse guests this year, to have a laugh and I hope you’ve enjoyed this season as much as I have recording it.

Until next year, put the feet up and enjoy the off season like the pros




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Show Notes

Listen to my original episode with Luke Rowe on Life in the Peloton back in 2016 here.

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Life in the Peloton’s Theme Music

The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show.

I grew up watching those highlights and the music became part of my childhood. When I set out to create Life in the Peloton I knew that theme song was what would set the scene and capture the essence of Life in the Peloton.

Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.

Released: October 12, 2022