Eros Poli's historic Mont Ventoux attack: How some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory

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Eros Poli's historic Mont Ventoux attack: How some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

In this episode of Re-Cycle, we’re riding with Eros Poli, a man famous for being the tallest rider in the peloton as well as finishing last in the Giro d’Italia, while also piloting Mario Cipollini to multiple stage wins. Then, on a sweltering day in the Tour de France, Poli went on the attack en route to Mont Ventoux. Here’s the story of how some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory up and over the Beast of Provence.

Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.

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In this episode of Re-Cycle, we’re riding with Eros Poli, a man famous for being the tallest rider in the peloton as well as finishing last in the Giro d’Italia, while also piloting Mario Cipollini to multiple stage wins. Then, on a sweltering day in the Tour de France, Poli went on the attack en route to Mont Ventoux. Here’s the story of how some quick thinking, a little James Brown and a hot can of Fanta fired a giant to victory up and over the Beast of Provence.

Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss, and produced by Pete Burton.

Sponsored by Zwift, where Fun is Fast!

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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