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Esteban Chaves – The Power of Determination & Belief

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! Esteban Chaves was the first Colombian to win a monument at the Tour of Lombardy in 2016, he’s a podium finisher and multiple stage winner in both the Giro and the Vuelta. Not only is he a hugely talented rider, but he’s an incredibly positive & inspiring guy. Off […]

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Joe Dombrowski – For the love of the Giro d’Italia

Photo: Cor Vos Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! It’s Giro time! This week I caught up with a former teammate of mine, Joe Dombrowski, as he finished off his preparations to head to Hungary to start his seventh Giro d’Italia. The Italian Grand Tour is a really special race to be a part of […]

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Talking Luft! with Colin Strickland. S3. E8

Rapha presents Talking Luft! If you loved last week’s episode with the king of gravel, Colin Strickland, you’re gonna love this week’s Talking Luft! Colin is an American fixed-gear bike racer turned gravel racer, and as you would have heard last week, an all round awesome guy. In his spare time he fixes up Diesel […]

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Colin Strickland – Red Hook master turned Gravel legend

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! Gravel racing scenes are taking off all around the world. It’s something I’ve loved sinking my teeth into back here in Australia & as I begin to understand more about the scene I thought it’d be great to chat to someone who’s been racing at the top end for […]

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Talking Luft! 3.0 with Luke Durbridge

Rapha presents Talking Luft! Durbo has been on Talking Luft before – both versions 1.0 and 2.0, so this week it’s Talking Luft 3.0 – and I had something a little different lined up for him. A quiz. It’s Cobbled Classics time, he’s up in Holland getting ready for Paris-Roubaix & I thought I’d test […]

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Luke Durbridge – Talking Cobbled Classics 2022

Photo: Zac Williams Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! Christmas is here. And by that I mean: it’s Cobbled Classics’ season. If you’ve listened to the podcast you’ll have heard me bang on about the cobbled classics, Belgium, and especially the brutally beautiful Paris-Roubaix. It’s no secret that these races were a passion of mine […]

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Alec Briggs – Tekkerz CC, Red Hook Crits & growing up racing in London

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! One of the great things about looking at cycling from a new perspective this season has been coming across people who are making their mark outside of World Tour racing, and are doing things their own way. Alec Briggs may not be the most well known name in the […]

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Talking Luft! with Brendan ‘Trekky’ Johnston. S3.E5

Rapha presents Talking Luft! Talking Luft is back for another week & following on from my first on-race episode at the MTB epic Otway Odyssey, I’ve got a MTB-themed Talking Luft, with local Aussie legend Brendan Johnston, also known as Trekky (who won the Otway Odyssey!). Brendan is a huge name on the Aussie Mountain […]

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My Opening Weekend at Otway Odyssey – On-Road Diary. E5.S7

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton! My “Opening Weekend” of racing looked a little different this year. I swapped out the brutal cobbles of Belgium for the beautiful, yet unforgiving, trails of the Otway Ranges in Victoria, swapping out my classics bike for my Mountain Bike and Gravel Bike. It was my first race of […]

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Talking Luft! with Peta Mullens. S3.E3.

Rapha presents Talking Luft! Photo: Mason Hender Talking Luft is back for another week of cycling culture chat, where I learn a little bit extra about my guest from last week and all the great things around riding a bike. Last week on the podcast I had Peta Mullens, Australian champion in multiple bike disciplines, […]

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Stuart O’Grady – The Pioneer of the New Generation. Ep2. S7

Stuart O’Grady is an absolute legend of the sport: He’s a Roubaix winner, an Olympic Gold medallist, a trailblazer for Aussie pros in Europe, and now race director of Australia’s top cycling event, the Tour Down Under. In this episode, we go in-depth on all of this and more. It’s a fascinating insight into the career of one of the most accomplished people in cycling. 

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Coach Kevin Poulton – How not to train like a pro. Ep1. S7.

Photo: Theo Clarkes Rapha presents Life in the Peloton Well, here we are at the start of a New Year – and this is a big one. It’s the start of my life after professional road racing: it’s a new era for me, and of course for the pod!  As you might also know by […]

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Life in the Peloton 2022, proudly presented by Rapha.

G’day and Happy New Podcast Year! The podcast is back shortly for another jam packed season of Life in the Peloton and Talking Luft & we’re beyond excited to announce our title sponsors for 2022: In case you haven’t heard of Rapha, they’re creators of arguably the best cycling clothing and accessories out on the […]

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Talking Luft! with Mitch Docker (guest hosted by Luke Durbridge). S2.E18

It’s the final episode of Talking Luft for the year. And officially my final episode of Talking Luft as a professional cyclist. After so many of you asked how I wear my cycling cap, I thought I would get my good mate Luke Durbridge to flip the mic on me and ask all the usual […]

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Life after the Peloton – Advice on Retiring from Pro Cycling

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton It’s the final episode of the year on The Cycling Podcast, and my final episode as a pro as I pack up life in Europe and head into my retirement from cycling. This final year of professional racing for me has been a transitional phase in many […]

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Mitch Docker – Paris-Roubaix: My Last Sunday in Hell

Photo: Pipe Cano The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Since announcing my retirement from Pro cycling earlier this year, I knew I would draw my 13 year career to a close at the end of the 2021 season. At that point I didn’t know what my last race might be. Then fate stepped […]

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Last chance to Pre-order the Road Worlds’ Collection!

LITP x ÇOIS Cycling: The Road Worlds’ Collection Today is your last chance to pre-order the Road Worlds’ Tshirt and Logo Sweater. Grab your momento of that epic day in Flanders! Pre-order closes tonight: Friday 1st Oct midnight CET. Order now at coiscycling.com Express shipping worldwide from Belgium. Orders shipped after Oct 14th.

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Hannah Barnes – Growing up in the Peloton

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton I’m back this week with one of the most experienced riders in the Women’s Pro Peloton, British rider Hannah Barnes. After turning pro with United Healthcare in 2014, Hannah has ridden for Canyon-SRAM for the past six seasons and is set to move on to the new […]

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New merch collab: LITP x Çois Cycling Legacy. Coming Monday!

We’re excited to announce The Road Worlds Collection: An exclusive Life in the Peloton collaboration with Belgian Cycling Brand Çois Cycling Legacy. Quintessentially Belgian,  Çois was founded around a true love for the sport and named after the founder’s grandfather, François, who was Belgian National Champion three times and passed his passion for the sport to his children and grandchildren. […]

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Talking Luft! with Niamh & Finn Fisher-Black. S2.E14

Niamh and Finn Fisher-Black are siblings from New Zealand, both currently racing in the World Tour. I had this brother-sister combo on the pod last week over at The Cycling Podcast chatting about making the jump across from NZ to Europe to live the pro life. Which, as I remembered, isn’t all that smooth sailing. […]

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Niamh & Finn Fisher-Black – Siblings taking on the Pro Life

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Life in the Peloton is back after a break during the Vuelta a España and for this episode I spoke to two young Kiwi champions who are going to have very big futures. If you don’t know the name Fisher-Black yet, I reckon you’re going to hear […]

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Talking Luft! with Fumiyuki Beppu. S2/E14

Talking Luft is back for another week, this time I’m chatting to Japanese Pro Cyclist and teammate of mine at EF Education-Nippo Fumiyuki 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 […]

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Talking Luft! with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. S2.E13.

Today I’m Talking Luft with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, a South African Pro riding for Team SD Worx. I had Ashleigh on the podcast last week over at The Cycling Podcast chatting all things Olympics, her path to the World Tour and her Girona project – Rocacorba Cycling – named after her favourite climb, of which […]

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Ashleigh Moolman Pasio – World Tour, Olympics and Rocacorba Cycling

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Ashleigh Moolman Pasio is a South African pro riding for Team SD Works. She’s not only made her mark on the Women’s World Tour but is also a qualified chemical engineer, and since racing in Europe, has founded local Girona cycling destination Rocacorba Cycling with her husband […]

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On The Road – Sverigetempot: Riding the Length of Sweden

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton 2115,2km, 7 days and the length of Sweden. Back in July I had the opportunity to head up to Sweden to ride an event that only comes around every four years: Sverigetempot – a self-supported, endurance road ride that covers the length of Sweden from top to […]

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The story of Life in the Peloton – a CyclingTips Podcast

A podcast about the podcast. ‘From the Top’ is a podcast series hosted by Wade Wallace at CyclingTips about ‘the entrepreneurial journeys of people within the cycling industry.’ Wade reached out after my retirement announcement and was interested to hear more about Life in the Peloton; how it first started, how it’s grown and where […]

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Simon Mottram – Creating an Icon: The Story of Rapha

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Simon Mottram is one of the co-founders and Chief Executive of cycling brand, Rapha. Who, if you haven’t heard of them, are one of the foremost brands of cycling apparel in the industry. In 2004, Simon launched Rapha, focusing on sleek, paired-back cycling kit; filling a gap […]

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Talking Luft! With Tsgabu Grmay. S2. E10

This week I’m Talking Luft with Ethiopian, and legend of a guy, Tsgabu Grmay, who rides for Team BikeExchange. In case you missed it, I heard his story last week on The Cycling Podcast. He’s a super inspirational guy, and as you’ll hear, it’s hard not to love him. His positive attitude and fun loving personality is infectious and I […]

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Tom Pidcock – Looking back & Looking ahead

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton This week’s guest is a young guy who’s made a big splash in his first couple of months racing in the World Tour this year. I knew the name Tom Pidcock because he’s been racing cycle-cross on the coat tails of Mathieu van der Poel and Wout […]

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Talking Luft 2.0! with Luke Durbridge. S2.E6

He’s a man that needs little introduction over here at Life in the Peloton. My mate, and Aussie pro for Team BikeExchange, Luke ‘Durbo’ Durbridge. This week I’ve got a whole NEW series of Talking Luft questions and I thought Luke would be the perfect guy to try them out on. I can tell you […]

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Luke Durbridge -Talking Belgian Cobbled Classics 2021

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton We have the Belgian classics back in Spring time and, as usual, the racing has not disappointed! My race schedule has meant I’m not up there for the smaller races this year, but my good mate and fellow classics lover Luke Durbridge is up there giving it […]

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Tom Scully – On the road at the Opening Weekend in Belgium

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton The season is underway and it was time to hit the cobbles for the first time this year with Opening Weekend up in Belgium. That’s two races in one weekend; Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday. I was travelling from Girona to Belgium with […]

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Nate Wilson – Insights with a Team Trainer

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton The year has officially kicked off, having just finished our EF Education-Nippo start of season training camp. And while my mind was fully set on training and the year ahead, I thought it would be great to dive into some insights with one of our team Performance […]

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Talking Luft! with Jack Thompson. S2.E2

Now this is an on-the-bike ‘war story’ you don’t want to miss! I’m Talking Luft with Jack Thompson, an Australian Ultra Cyclist, who takes on the world’s most epic challenges on the bike. As usual, we talk caps, bikes, kits, training loops, cheat meals and of course coffee stops. Plus a hilarious and epic ‘war […]

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Jack Thompson – The Power of the Bike

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (listen below) A little something different this week as I sit down with Jack Thompson – aka Jack Ultra – an Australian cyclist who takes on some of the world’s most epic Ultra challenges on the bike. In 2017 he rode more than 50 000 kilometres (for […]

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Hugh Carthy – Climbing the Mountain

(Listen below) Talking L’Angliru and more.. A day after his victory on the Queen stage of La Vuelta a España, I sat down with the King of L’Angliru & my teammate on EF Pro Team, Hugh Carthy. I hear about that epic climb in his words and how the last 6km played out -what was […]

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Dr. Kevin Sprouse – Insight from a Pro Cycling Team Doctor

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (listen below) As professional cyclists, our bodies are our job. There are many integral parts of a cycling team that work to help us arrive at races with our bodies in optimal shape. The Team Doctor is the one who oversees our overall wellbeing and performance on […]

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Juanma Garate – More than a Directeur Sportif

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (Listen below) Juan Manuel Garate, or Juanma as everyone calls him, is from the Basque Country in Spain and is a Sports’ Directeur of mine on EF Education First. He was also pro back in the day, having won a stage of each of the Grand Tours, […]

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Tour de France Q&A with Mitch

Photo: Simon Gill The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (listen below) Like everyone, I’ve been enjoying having the Tour de France back on TV every afternoon. There’s nothing like cracking a cold one and watching some epic bike racing for 21 days in a row. I’ve done my fair share of grand tours […]

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Jonathan Vaughters – A Cycling Team Manager

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (listen below or on The Cycling Podcast channel) It’s been a long time coming and this week on the pod I’ve got the Big Boss, my boss, EF Pro Team Manager Jonathan Vaughters or JV as he’s known. Becoming a World Tour Team Manager was never in […]

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Official LITP Caps: They came, they went. They’ll be back.

Restock coming next month! The first batch of Life in the Peloton Casquettes have landed & we’re pretty stoked with how they’ve turned out! Plenty of LUFT. Popping in Life in the Peloton Pink and Blue. Handmade in Italy. The first release was limited & sold out in under 5 mins! The second release is […]

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Talking Luft with Alberto Bettiol. Ep 11.

Talking Luft is back after my first week back racing in Italy. It seemed only fitting to have my Italian teammate, and true Tuscan, Alberto Bettiol on the pod. If you haven’t checked out my On-road diary from that week over on The Cycling Podcast, you’ve gotta have a listen! I chat with almost everyone […]

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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 […]

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A return to racing + Strade Bianchi Mailbag, with Luke Durbridge

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (scroll down to listen) After months of lockdown and a suspended season of racing it’s finally time to get back out on the road again! 2020 season: Round 2. It’s a mixture of excitement and nervousness amongst the pros as we head into racing with a few […]

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Paul De Geyter – Behind the scenes with a Rider Agent

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (Scroll to the down to listen) Ever wondered how pro cycling contracts are negotiated and signed? Or why riders of certain nationalities only go to certain teams? This week on The Cycling Podcast I chat with my old Rider Agent, Paul De Geyter, who was the first […]

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Talking Luft! with Jens Keukeleire. Ep 8.

It’s another episode of my mini series of laid-back chats, Talking Luft, with Jens Keukeleire. I find out how Jensie wears his casquette, and that he’d go a Pantani Bandana if he could. Plus his Belgian training routes, weird breakfasts and Quarantine revelations. If you haven’t already, head over to The Cycling Podcast to listen […]

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Jens Keukeleire – Growing up on the Cobbles

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton (Scroll to the down to listen) Cycling is a national sport in Belgium. It’s part of the culture, it’s in their blood. And as an Aussie I’ve always felt that Belgium is the heart of the cycling world. It’s the place that made me really fall in […]

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Tom Southam – All questions answered: Directeur Sportif

The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton Ever wondered.. What does a day in the life as a Directeur Sportif (DS) of a cycling team looks like? What is it really like in the team car during a race? And what’s it like transitioning from rider to Directeur? Well, this week on the pod […]

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Talking Luft! with Matt (Whitey) White. Ep 6.

It’s episode 6 of my mini series, Talking Luft, where I chat with my guests about cycling style, culture, training and things outside of racing. Today, following on from my special Giro d’Italia episode over on The Cycling Podcast last week, I’m chatting with Matt White or Whitey – ex pro and current Sports Director […]

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Adam Hansen – Composites, Nutrition and Genius Hacks

He’s one of the most interesting guys in the peloton and it’s become something of a tradition to have him on the pod every year. It’s our 3rd episode together so this time I decided to ask Adam 3 simple questions: What’s something he’s currently excited about? What’s something he’s no longer doing? What’s a […]

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Kevin Poulton – Training in the Modern Day

Kevin Poulton is a coach who’s trained many in the professional peloton, including the likes of Caleb Ewan, Marcel Kittel and who also coached Mathew Hayman to his famous win at Roubaix in 2016. If you aren’t familiar with the story, Mat spent 6 weeks solely on the home trainer with a broken bone in […]

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Talking Luft! with Luke Durbridge. Ep 1

Welcome to a cheeky new series of Life in the Peloton, called Talking Luft. A bit of fun and a bit laidback, we’re talking style, we’re talking cycling culture, we’re talking the individual, and a bit of Life outside the Peloton, if you will. He was my first ever guest on the podcast and he’s […]

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Luke Durbridge – Talking Classics 2020

Photo credit: Kramon. The Cycling Podcast presents Life in the Peloton. Luke Durbridge is back on the pod for our yearly chat about our favourite time of the year, the brutally beautiful cobbled classics. You don’t have to ask either of us twice to sit down and chat about this period, but seeing as I’m […]

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Matt Keenan – A different path to the Tour de France

While I was back in Aus over the summer, I got to sit down with many familiar faces of the peloton, including those who spend more time behind the scenes of the bike race. This week you’ll hear my chat with a man whose voice will be familiar to many cycling fans throughout the world, […]

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La Vuelta Part 3 – Logan Owen – Freshman on Tour

Episode numero tres and the final instalment of my La Vuelta mini series with our grand tour freshman Logan Owen. It´s a nice feeling to be here at the 2nd rest day, I can tell you. Logan has had an especially tough week this week, with crashes and illness, but has pushed through and is […]

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Logan Owen – Freshman on Tour – La Vuelta Part 1

Episode numero uno of my 3 part Vuelta mini series with Logan Owen. Logan is an American in his 2nd year of racing professionally with my team, EF Education First, having made the jump across from cyclocross. As we discuss in this first of three episodes, his first year on the road was a lot […]

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Michael Freiberg – The Performance Mythbuster

He’s a track World Champ, Comm Games Champ, Aus Road Champ, and an inventor in between that all – Michael Freiberg has sure had a diverse career. What I’ve come to find getting to know Michael is that his way of thinking is not like most. He’s inquisitive and curious and not afraid of testing […]

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Coaching 101 with Ben Day and Luke Durbridge

This time I chat with Ben Day. Ben who was a professional cyclist himself, in the final years of his racing career he began to touch on the coaching side of things. Once he hung the bike up he went full time into training cyclists in a private capacity. And now in the last few […]

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Talking Cobbled Classics with Luke Durbridge

I sat down with Luke Durbridge to review the opening weekend of racing up in Belgium; talking who was flying and who wasn’t. We chat about this next phase leading into the spring cobbled classics and then answer some listener questions about racing and all things behind the scenes of our time up in Belgium. […]

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‘You Can Ask That’ with Kirk Docker, Featuring Michael Hepburn

Long time coming but the pod is back. And back to cycling basics it is. Why live in Europe? How does the team structure work? Can you eat whatever you want because you ride everyday? Plus coffee rides, style checks, luft, nature stops and doping. Just some of the topics we cover as my brother, Kirk, gets behind the mic, asking Michael Hepburn and myself all those simple but niggling questions any non-cyclist might wonder about life as a professional cyclist.

Kirk is a TV producer in Australia, who has produced shows like You Can’t Ask That and Demolition Man, and was previously also on screen on the show The Hungry Beast.

Michael Hepburn has been my team mate on Orica-Scott for the last 6 years, where it has been a pleasure to grow with him in the early part of his potentially long career. Both Heppy and I spend a lot of time together in both Girona, Andorra and racing on the road, so it was interesting to be able to answer a few questions from someone who is outside the cycling bubble. 

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A Reflection with David Millar

David Millar’s career spanned over 2 decades, where a lot happened in cycling. A lot changed. David was a big part of the changes, where firstly his career was turned upside down after admitting to using EPO, a banned performance enhancing drug,  in 2004. Then after serving a 2 year ban from the sport he came back to racing but this time as a advocate anti-doping campaigner. Aside from his dark history in the sport, David has a fantastic insight to what life in the peloton used to be like and to what it is like today.

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Mat Hayman – Part#2 – The Day After Paris Roubaix 2016

So this is the big one! I am speaking with 2016 Paris Roubaix winner Matt Hayman. I caught up with him 1 month after that momentous day, on training camp up in the high mountains in Andorra. A very un-roubaix environment but the memory was still very fresh and vibrant. I get quite excited this week as I hear the story the first time myself, so will have to excuse some of the colourful language. I hope you enjoy it, I certainly did!

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Mat Hayman – Paris Roubaix 2016 – Part#1 – The Night Before

Paris Roubaix is a cobbled stone classic one day race, it is one of the 5 memorials races in the year. It is a spectacle, it is a tough mans race. It is the best race of the year. It is my favourite race.

Matt Hayman has ridden Paris Roubaix 15 times in his career, he is a specialist to say the least. This is his favourite race too. 2016 Roubaix was a special day for Matt, I was able to get his thoughts the night before, the night before he knew what the 2016 addition was going to be.

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Mature View of Alex Edmondson

While I was back on training camp in South Africa I had the chance to sit down with Alex Edmondson for a what I thought was going to be a chat about the training involved for the Teams Pursuit in the lead up to the Rio Olympics. What I got a was a lot more interesting. Alex’s is story is not the normal progression in which a cyclist tends to have. Although Alex is only 22, when he tells his story you would assume he is a seasoned professional.

You’ll have to excuse the volume in the episode, as its lower than I would have liked.

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Sam Bewley & The Prologue

Fresh after the race, back in the hotel somewhere in the cold northern part of France in the proximity of Paris. I thought it would be great to capture the thoughts just after completing the Paris Nice Prologue, from my New Zealander team mate Sam Bewley. He explains just what a Prologue is, all the intricacies that go into them, how he goes about approaching one as a specialist and just what makes a good prologue to kick start your tour. 

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