Racing is back and so it was time for Mitch Docker to get on the road for two Italian Classics – one old, one relatively new.
This is Mitch's audio diary from the week he rejoined his EF Pro Cycling teammates and pinned on a number for the first time since the Aussie summer.
We follow the team as they tackle the white roads of Strade Bianche and an edition of Milan-Sanremo like no other.
Join Mitch as he takes a taxi to Barcelona airport with Lawson Craddock and Mike Woods for their flight to Italy and follow their journey like a fly on the wall.
We go inside the team bus and the Tuscan villa that was their base for the first part of the week to hear how the peloton has adapted to racing again. And we find out what the new reality is like as the sport adapts to the coronavirus crisis.
Along the way we meet his sports directors, mechanics, soigneurs, the team's bus driver and some riders from other teams to gain an insight into what it's like to be back in the peloton.
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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. 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.
The music in this episode is by Amaraterra
, who also feature in The Cycling Podcast's Giro d'Italia coverage each year.
This episode was produced by Will Jones.
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