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The Cycling Podcast - daily insight and analysis of the Tour de France. Join journalists Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe – and a few special guests along the way – as they podcast about the latest cycling news and the world of professional cycling. Expect a mix of insight and analysis as our three experienced journalists cover not just the big talking points but take you behind the scenes of professional cycling. Richard Moore is the author of Slaying the Badger and Sky’s the Limit, Daniel Friebe writes for Procycling and is author of The Cannibal, a biography of five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx, and Lionel Birnie is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays about the Tour de France.
26 Aug 2020 • 59 mins
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker talks to his boss at EF Pro Cycling Jonathan Vaughters to find out what a team manager does.Vaughters founded the team and has steered it through two mergers and kept it afloat when the organisation's future looked to be in jeopardy a couple of seasons ago.But what does the role entail? Vaughters talks about team building, the constant battle to find the finance to keep the wheels turning and how he believes every World Tour rider is underpaid.Keep in touch with Life in the PelotonKeep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.comCheck out my range of Life in the Peloton merchandise on our Etsy store too, from beanies and caps to embroidered tees, logo tees and much more. Visit the Etsy store. Or follow on social media:Instagram: @lifeinthepelotonTwitter: @lifeinthepeloTheme musicThe 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.