Life in the Peloton, presented by Rapha
Esteban Chaves - The Power of Determination & Belief

Esteban Chaves - The Power of Determination & Belief

May 18, 2022

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 D'Italia and the Vuelta España.

Not only is he a hugely talented rider, but he’s an incredibly positive & inspiring guy. Off the bike, he runs the Esteban Chaves Foundation in Colombia, helping disadvantaged youth in his home country.

After eight years at GreenEdge, in 2022 he’s made the big change to join my team EF Education-EasyPost, and I thought what better time to reunite with him and chat about his incredible (& tough) story into the World Tour, the highs and lows of his career to date & his outlook through it all.

..(read more at lifeinthepeloton.com)..

He’s a hugely popular rider, both inside the peloton and out, and I know you’ll hear why in this episode. His positive attitude is infectious and he is a genuinely great guy to have a yarn with.

I hope you guys enjoy the chat and most of all his enthusiasm for cycling and life. 

Stay tuned next week for our Talking Luft!

Cheers,
Mitch 

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 2:40 – Intro to the episode

2:40min to 29:45 – Esteban’s story – coming back from injury and entering the World Tour

29:45min to 36:00 – Esteban's Giro D'Italia stage wins & 2nd place on GC

36:00min to 41:23 – Staying with GreenEdge and moving to EF Education First-EasyPost in 2022

41:23min to end - Hearing about the Esteban Chaves Foundation

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Find out more about the Esteban Chaves Foundation at https://funchaves.org/en/

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Keep in touch

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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. 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.

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Talking Luft! with Joe Dombrowski. S3.E9

Talking Luft! with Joe Dombrowski. S3.E9

May 11, 2022

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

Arm warmers over or under sleeves? Gloves or no gloves? Glasses over or under helmet straps?

After our Giro episode last week I've got American pro, Joe Dombrowski back on the pod and this week we're Talking some Luft. 2.0 to be exact.

Talking Luft 2.0 is always a bit of fun, and I ask him questions about the little intricacies of style in the pro peloton.

We talk the evolution of aero jerseys, pasta in the morning, hidden snickers bars in your feed bag, biblical salt-passing folklore, coffee stop snacks and much more!

This was a good laugh and I hope you enjoy the listen.

Stay tuned next week for my episode with Esteban Chaves.

Cheers,

Mitch

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:38 – Snippet from last week’s episode 'For the Love of the Giro d'Italia' with Joe Dombrowski

1:38min to 4:00 – Talking Luft Intro

4:00min to 28:00 – Talking Luft 2.0 with Joe Dombrowski

28:00min to end – Outro

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Listen to Joe's story coming up into the ranks of pro cycling from my series 'My Giro, My Team' at the Giro 2018:

My Giro, My Team Episode #3 - Joe Dombrowski

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

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Follow us on socials:

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Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics!  Jump over to our online shop to grab one now.

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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

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

May 4, 2022

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton!

Photo: Cor Vos

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 and Joe is a true Giro specialist. We rode the race as teammates in 2018, and it was obvious to me the affiliation this former winner of the U23 race has with all things Giro. We caught up on Joe’s own career and highlights from the race, as well as our impressions and thoughts on probably the most beautiful race of the season. 

(read more at lifeinthepeloton.com)

With the Giro d’Italia kicking off this weekend, I thought it would be great to chat with a rider who has built his career on the Corsa Rosa. Joe Dombrowski is the archetypal Giro rider: he’s a former winner of the U23 or ‘Baby’ Giro, he’s built for the mountains, loves it when a stage goes uphill out of the neutral, and in 2021, after nearly ten years of trying, he finally became a stage winner there.

For Joe, it makes sense that the Italian Three-week Stage Race would always be a special event and form a key focal point of his racing career. As he points out though, “If the Tour is the Superbowl, then the Giro is college football”, and it’s true that making a career as a Giro specialist doesn’t come with the glory of doing the same thing at the Tour de France. But for the connoisseurs of the sport, the Giro is probably the stage race of the year. 

We discussed what it meant for him to be able to win the U23 race as a young rider, and how he has carried that reputation into his career as a professional. He also took me through the highs of his stage win in 2021, as well as the lows that followed when he crashed out in the very next stage. 

We delved into the aspects of the racing at the Giro that make it so unique, and so hard at the same time. We also managed a bit of a laugh at some of the many uniquely frustrating quirks that can happen outside of the racing there, which, trust me, can sometimes be the things that break you at this race. 

The Giro is a race that really is everything for Joe, so I was really happy to get this pod in with him. It also reminded me of my own love-hate relationship with the Giro. It’s a beautiful race, and I’m really excited to follow this year’s edition… from a distance.

I hope that this pod wets a few appetites out there and gets you guys in the mood to follow along for the next three weeks.  

Cheers,

Mitch

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 4:05 – Episode Intro

4:00min to 11:30 – Joe’s story & Baby Giro

11:30min to 21:48– What makes the Giro so beautiful but so hard

21:48min to 24:28 – Previewing the Giro 2022

24:38min to 33:57 – Joe’s Giro Stage win 2021 & the tactics of past Giros

33:57 to end – Changing teams & Joe’s ambitions for the upcoming Giro

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Check out the highlights of Joe’s Giro 2021 stage win below:

https://youtu.be/oHxrvW2zuSM

2022 Giro d’Italia Route Map:

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Keep in touch

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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. 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.

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Talking Luft! with Colin Strickland. S3.E8

Talking Luft! with Colin Strickland. S3.E8

April 27, 2022

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 engines and has started his own garage renovating 1950s Spartan Travel trailers, even working with his coveralls thrown over his kit sometimes!

After hearing his story last week, I knew it would be a lot of fun to talk some luft with Colin.

And it didn’t disappoint.

We chat the lack of luft in the gravel scene, the early days racing in old pro kit & no shirts, an epic at Oregon gravel, the best of pros, bikes, coffee and spirits. And so much more!

It was just a great chat, with so many fun stories thrown in there. I know you’ll love the listen as much as I did recording.

Enjoy! And stay tuned next week for my episode with Columbian Pro cyclist at Team EF Education EasyPost Esteban Chaves.

Cheers,

Mitch

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Or listen below:

Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:35 – Snippet from last week’s episode ‘Red Hook Master to Gravel legend’ Colin Strickland

1:35min to 3:45 – Talking Luft Intro

3:45min to 32:00 – Talking Luft with Colin Strickland

32:00min to end – Outro

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

Listen on all good podcast apps, and now on Youtube.

Follow us on socials:

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Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics!  Jump over to our online shop to grab one now.

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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Colin Strickland - Red Hook Master to Gravel Legend

Colin Strickland - Red Hook Master to Gravel Legend

April 21, 2022

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 a while now - American fixed-gear racer turned gravel legend, Colin Strickland.

Colin came into cycling late, and by somewhat of an unconventional path. He grew up on a farm in Texas, went to college and rode bikes purely for transportation. It wasn’t until his early 20s when he competed in (& won) his first ever race - an Alleycat fixed-gear race, that he was hooked on bike racing.

He’s a guy that blazes his own trail, and his career is evidence to that: taking him across almost all the cycling disciplines, in not necessarily the order you would think.

Colin first tried his hand at fixed-gear racing, went across and refined his craft with road racing, came back to seriously dominate Red Hook criteriums then made the jump across to cyclocross and gravel, making his mark on the US scene in the years to come.

In 2019 he took victory in the notorious Dirty Kanza ahead of a star-studded field, which earnt him a World Tour contract offer. True to his path, he declined and continued doing what he loves, racing these epic events supported by brands he admires.

Colin’s story was a breath of fresh air to the usual path into the sport & I especially enjoyed his perspective on the different racing scenes he’s been a part of.

In this episode we dive deeper into Red Hook racing & the scene in the late 2000s & we get into the ins and outs of gravel racing; the tech & the tactics out on the trail & what it takes to excel at these events.

Plus, I hear about his awesome new project renovating 1950s Spartan travel trailers, at his garage Wheelhouse. That and so much more!

You’ll hear he’s a great guy & I could have kept chatting for much longer.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Stay tuned next week for Talking Luft with Colin!

Cheers,

Mitch

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This episode is sponsored by Restrap - Yorkshire based makers of top quality, handmade and sustainable bike packing accessories.

Use the discount code PELO10 for 10% off your order.

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Show Notes

Photos of Colin at that first Alleycat race that got him hooked on bikes:

And the bike frame he won:

Find out more about Colin at his website.

Check out his new project, renovating 1950s Spartan travel trailers at Wheelhouse.

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Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 4:00 – Episode Intro

4:00min to 23:42 – Colin's story & Red Hook racing

23:42min to 43:20 – Gravel racing: tech, tactics, the racing scene

43:20min to 45:35 - Colin's new project - Wheelhouse

45:35min to 1:02:25 - Turning down a Pro contract and working with Meteor x Allied

1:02:25 to end – Outro

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

. . .

Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

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Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics!  Jump over to our online shop to grab one now.

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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Talking Luft! 3.0 with Luke Durbridge. S3. E7

Talking Luft! 3.0 with Luke Durbridge. S3. E7

April 13, 2022

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

Luke (Durbo) Durbridge has been on Talking Luft before – both 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.

It’s Cobbled Classics time, he’s up in Holland getting ready for Paris-Roubaix & I thought I’d test his knowledge on the race & a whole lot more.

Can he name 5 ParisRoubaix cobbled sectors?

Does he know how many metres the Roubaix velodrome is?

Who was best known in the peloton for the cut-off casquette?

Most importantly, I ask him questions about the history of cap style, bikes & beers, plus I throw him some scenarios that aren’t too far from what might happen out on a training ride. 

It's another week of laughs, because let’s be honest, I really just could chat to him all day. If you haven’t listened to our Classics episode from last week, it’s the perfect warm up for Paris-Roubaix this weekend.

For now, enjoy this bit of fun, something completely different to our usual Talking Luft. How do you score against Durbo?

Cheers,

Mitch

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 2:00 – Snippet from last week’s ‘Talking Cobbled Classics‘ episode with Luke Durbridge

2:00min to 4:00 – Intro to Talking Luft 3.0

4:00min to 29:50 – Talking Luft 3.0 – The Quiz – with Luke Durbridge

29:50 to end – Outro

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

. . .

Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

Listen on all good podcast apps, and now on Youtube.

Follow us on socials:

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Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics!  Jump over to our online shop to grab one now.

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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Luke Durbridge - Talking Cobbled Classics 2022

Luke Durbridge - Talking Cobbled Classics 2022

April 7, 2022

Rapha presents Life in the Peloton!

Photo: Zac Williams

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 throughout my career and being on the other side of the fence hasn’t changed that one bit.

Every year I have loved catching up with my good mate Luke (Durbo) Durbridge, from Team Bike-Exchange, on the podcast mid-classics to debrief the races that have been, preview the coming classics & generally chat about Belgium during this racing period. This year was no different, except that I’m back in Australia & more keen than ever to hear about racing from someone inside the peloton.

I caught up with Durbo the day after Tour of Flanders, and he recounts the less than ideal travel schedule that a lot of riders embark upon the night of a brutal 270km.

We take a look back at the Spring classics, from Milan-San Remo through to Tour of Flanders. We chat about the amazing crowds lining the cobbles to the incredible speed of the bunch, and talk some massive power numbers that are being put out in these races.

We then answer your listener questions – from after race parties to cobble-specific equipment, to the ‘Spring Classics Rider’, to recon & recovery between races and what the single thing is that will win or lose you the bike race.

I could chat all day about the classics, especially with Durbo. This was a good laugh & great insight into the new level of racing up there in Flanders.

Enjoy the listen and stay tuned for a special Talking Luft 3.0 with Durbo next week.

I want to dedicate this episode to Richard Moore. A huge loss in the cycling and journalism community. Will miss you mate.

Cheers,

Mitch

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 2:00 – Episode Intro

2:00min to 15:45 – Durbo Flanders & San Remo recap

15:45min to 31:32 – Changes in the speed of racing, power outputs in the peloton & crowd at Tour of Flanders

31:32 min to 55:50 – Listener questions; After parties, equipment, nutrition, recon & recovery & more..

55:50 to end - Outro

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

. . .

Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

Listen on all good podcast apps, and now on Youtube.

Follow us on socials:

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Twitter: @lifeinthepelo

Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics!  Jump over to our online shop to grab one.

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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Talking Luft! with Alec Briggs. S3.E6

Talking Luft! with Alec Briggs. S3.E6

March 30, 2022

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

I’m Talking Luft with the legend from London, Alec Briggs.

Alec grew up in SE London and has raced track, cross, MTB, road and made his way to fixed-gear racing in Red Hook Criteriums, or 'Moto GP on bikes’ as he was first introduced to it.

He’s hugely passionate about cycling & getting people involved in the scene. As well as being a super talented rider himself, Alec went on to start his own team, Tekkerz CC, as a place to support young guns coming into the sport. Make sure you head back and listen to last week’s episode to hear all about it!

I knew he would be a great guy to have on the podcast to not only hear his story but also to Talk some Luft.

So this episode we jump into all the usual questions, how does he wear his casquette? Luft or no luft? He shares his favourite ‘training’ loop that’s a little more exciting than most, his favourite ever bike, we agree to disagree about the AG2R kit & he tells a war story that ends in triumph at a Red Hook Criterium. Plus a whole lot more!

This was a lot of fun and I know you’ll love hearing more from Alec. Enjoy guys!

And stay tuned next week as it’s time for some cobbled classics chat with Luke Durbridge.

Cheers,

Mitch

 

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Find show notes and more at the Life in the Peloton website.

Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:20 – Snippet from last week’s episode – Alec Briggs’

1:20min to 4:45 – Episode Intro

4:30min to 33:20 – Talking Luft with Alec Briggs

33:20min to end – Outro

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Check out Alec’s Most Re-watchable race – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015 – where Ian Stannard outlasts a breakaway with 3 Etixx-Quick-step riders.

Watch the final 20km here:

https://youtu.be/RW2DoqVnxYU

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

. . .

Keep in touch

Find all our episodes, LITP news and merch on our website www.lifeinthepeloton.com

Listen on all good podcast apps, and now on Youtube.

Follow us on socials:

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Twitter: @lifeinthepelo

Merch

Paris-Roubaix Caps are back for the classics! Jump over to our online shop to grab one in time for that Sunday in Hell!

Shop LITP casual Merch anytime online at our store. From casual caps to mugs, embroidered tees, logo tees, sweaters and much more..

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. 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.

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Alec Briggs - Tekkerz CC, Red Hook Criteriums & growing up racing London

Alec Briggs - Tekkerz CC, Red Hook Criteriums & growing up racing London

March 23, 2022

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 cycling world, but the Londoner is a truly great cycling personality and is one of the most passionate guests I’ve had on the pod.

As well as being a hugely talented cyclist himself, Alec is the founder of Tekkerz C.C. (if you don’t know you’ll have to have a listen to find out what that all stands for), and his unique outlook has made him a real name to look out for in the sport in 2022. 

I have been waiting to chat to Alec for quite a while as I love what he does, from the way that he promotes his team, to the philosophy that he’s created it with.  

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Enjoy guys!

Cheers,

Mitch

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 2:30 – Episode Intro

2:30min to 17:30 – London Racing Scene & Herne Hill Velodrome

17:30min to 29:05 – Alec’s transition to Cross & Red Hook Crits

29:05min to 40:20 – Tekkerz CC

40:20min to 47:55 – Tekkerz kit

47:55min to end – Alec turns the mic on me & outro

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Follow what the Tekkerz CC team is up to on their Instagram & check out the Tekkerz CC website to buy some of their awesome merch.

 

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This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Talking Luft! with Brendan Johnston. S3.E5

Talking Luft! with Brendan Johnston. S3.E5

March 16, 2022

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 Bike scene. He’s Australia’s most successful MTB marathon rider, consistently taking the top step of the podium. But he not only races MTB -he also crosses over to other cycling disciplines – racing at the highest level on the Aussie road scene, having won the prestigious Melbourne-Warnambool and placing in the Australian National Road Championships – all this while working normal hours running his own business!

He’s a great guy and has overcome a lot to get to where he is today. I learn about his journey overcoming cancer at the age of 17 when his cycling career was just taking flight. It changed the path of his life but he never lost his love of cycling.

He’s a lover of all forms of cycling and I knew it would be fun to sit him down to Talk some Luft – MTB style.

I loved getting into the ins & outs of the mountain bike scene – we chat Peaks on Helmets, bikes, Bar ends, an epic MTB World Cup from 2013 & a whole lot more.

Enjoy guys!

Cheers,

Mitch

 

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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 2:08 – Snippet from last week’s episode – On-Race at Otway Odyssey

2:08min to 4:30 – Episode Intro

4:30min to 24:58 – Brendan’s Career

24:58min to end – Talking Luft with Brendan Johnston

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Brendan’s Most Re-watchable race – The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2013 Albstadt. Watch highlights here:

https://www.redbull.com/au-en/videos/uci-albstadt-2013-highlight-programme

. . . 

This episode is brought to you by Rapha, makers of the world’s finest cycling clothing & accessories and the worlds largest cycling club, RCC. Find out more about Rapha: their kit, their club, their events and awesome clubhouses at rapha.cc.

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Twitter: @lifeinthepelo

Merch

LITP x ÇOIS Cycling: Find the last sizes of the Road Worlds Collection at coiscycling.comSnapbacks have now been restocked. Shop now!

LITP Cycling Caps: Jump over to our online shop to grab one.

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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. 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.

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