DiscoverThe Cycling Podcast58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia
58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

Update: 2020-05-205


There's a Giro d'Italia flavour to a very special episode of Life in the Peloton.

Mitch Docker gets the Orica-GreenEdge band back together to tell the story of an unforgettable Giro for the team.

Orica-GreenEdge won the team time trial in Belfast to put Svein Tuft into the maglia rosa. The following day the jersey swapped to the shoulders of his teammate Michael Matthews and the Orica riders spent the next week defending the lead.

Later came a stage win in pink for Matthews at Montecassino and another for Pieter Weening at Sestola.

For this episode, Mitch has spoken to his old teammates plus sports director Matt White about the build-up to the Irish Grande Partenza and the pressure of going into the first stage as one of the favourites. Together they piece together the story of a band of brothers battling together to do the best for their team.

This episode was recorded remotely during lockdown. The producer was Will Jones.

So, without further ado let Mitch introduce you to Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn, Brett Lancaster, Michael Matthews, Cameron Meyer, Svein Tuft, Pieter Weening and Matt White.

Or, as he knows them, Durbo, Heppy, Burt, Bling, Kamikaze Cam, Sveino, WeenDog and Whitey.

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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.








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58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

58: Life in the Peloton – The 2014 Giro d'Italia

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