Join cycling journalist and former professional rider John Trevorrow as he brings you interviews with all the biggest names in cycling. John has covered the Tour de France over 20 times and has made plenty of connections along the way. His tour groups across France have become one of urban legend, both for good and bad reasons. John will share stories from these 'detours' with interviews from his favourite characters at the Tour de France.
We chat with UAE Emirates DS Alan Peiper who gives a run through of Pogacar and his mindset in this years Tour de France. We also catch up with Luke Dirbridge and check in with his progress for the World TT Championships next week.
Liggett, Gerrans and Whitey join the show as we recap a brutal stage 17. We look ahead at the main GC chances and what tactics will be adopted to try and unsettle Roglic and Pogacar for the remaining stages.
SBS Commentator Dr. Bridie O'Donnell joins the show to give her insights on the race so far and how things have been in the commentary box. Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White gives his predictions for the stage and Sam Bewley breaks down the tactics from the GC teams as they tackle the 170km stage with two brutal HC climbs
Sam Bewley shares the story of the 2016 Vuelta when Esteban Chaves had 1 minute 20 to make up on Alberto Contador to make the podium. An incredible tale of complete commitment by the team to a game plan, no matter how slim the chances were of success. We also spoke with Matt Keenan prior to the start to chat about the rest day and how he thinks the next week will pan out for the 2020 Tour de France.
It was the closest fight for the green jersey in the history of the race. Baden Cooke and Robbie McEwen were only separated by two points on the final stage and it all came down to the final sprint. Hear from Baden Cooke, Matt Wilson and even David Millar drops in for a couple of insights on what was an incredible race.
We check in with Mitchelton - Scott DS Julian Dean to see how the team is tracking for a monster stage of the Tour de France. We then chat with UAE DS Neil Stephens about Pogacar and relive some classic Backstage Pass moments
We chat with Dr. Bridie O'Donnell about the crash on stage 13 involving Bardet and how was he allowed to continue riding with concussion. Matt White joins us to preview stage 14 and Sam Bewley gives rider insights throughout the show.
We chat with Lucas Hamilton after his win at Tirreno Adriatico. Sam Bewley checks in from Girona and gives us an update on his injuries after the stage 10 crash at the Tour de France. We also jump in the Detour DeLorean and relive some classic Backstage Pass memories.
Phil joins us live from the UK to chat about his new documentary "The Voice of Cycling" and his thoughts on the tour so far. Mat Hayman explains how he has found the transition into the role of DS with Mitchelton-Scott. Robbie McEwen fights through terrible wifi to break down the stage 11 sprint and the DQ of Peter Sagan.
We chat with renown Aussie journalist Rupert Guiness about his 30 years of covering the Tour de France. Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White gives an update on the Covid-19 positive in the team and we flash back to a very amusing day at the Vuelta.
We go back to a historic edition of the Tour de France for all the inside stories from the battle between Leopard Trek v BMC. Hear how there was a plan weeks earlier on the Leopard Trek team bus to unleash hell on stage 18 finishing up the Col du Galibier. We then reflect on Cadel's Tour de France victory and what it has meant to Australian cycling.
We chat with Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White to analyse stage 8 and look ahead to another day defending yellow. Canadian Svein Tuft joins us live to chat about his memorable moments in his career and general theories on life itself.
We preview a massive weekend ahead at the Tour de France with the first of two big mountain stages ahead. William Walker drops in to talk about Pogacar and riding grand tours at a young age. ITV commentator David Millar chats with us live to chat about what it means to wear yellow and gives some sound advice for Adam Yates.
A jam packed show as we go live to the Mitchelton-Scott team bus en route to the start of stage 7 at the Tour de France. We also catch up with the first Australian to wear the yellow jersey Phil Anderson as well as the 1988 200m Freestyle Gold Medalist Duncan Armstrong.
We catch up with the 'Voice of Cycling' Phil Liggett to get his take on the race so far. Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White talks about what the jersey means to the organisation. And finally Tour de France debutant Sam Bewley gives us insights from a riders perspective.
We chat with Mitchelton Scott DS Matt White about all the action and drama from the opening stage at the Tour de France. Whitey also looks into his crystal ball for Stage 2 predictions. We also check in with Matt Keenan to see how it was commentating from Australia instead of on the ground in France.
We chat with commentator Matt Keenan and Mitchelton Scott DS Matthew White to preview the 2020 edition of the race. We also take a listen to New Zealand George Bennett and his feelings about the potential of testing positive to Covid-219 during the three weeks.
2011 will forever be etched into the history books of Australian Sport when Cadel Evans become the first Aussie to win the Tour de France. We chat with him about the lead up to that year edition and why was he so relaxed prior to the race start. We also dive into the race tactics and what happened on the famous stage 18 finish up the Galibier.
Caroline Buchanan is a superstar of the BMX and Mountain Bike world. We chat with her about her rise to fame, Olympic campaigns, sponsorship and the crash which almost ended her life in 2017. Another inspirational tale of mental toughness and passion to be the best.
Many people who know Aussie cycling have heard of Will Walker. But not many know the real story. Once touted as "the next Cadel" Will had some big success as a junior winning national titles and signing with dutch team Rabobank at the height of their dominance in the world tour. At the age of just 20 he raced in the Tour of Spain which many criticised due to the demands on the body. Unfortunately for Will he suffered from complications with his heart forcing him into early retirement. He miraculously made another return to the sport which almost ended his life. To this day Will struggles to talk about the day at the National Championships that almost killed him. He opens up in this episode to share that insight. A truly inspirational story for not just fans of cycling.
The McQuaid family have a rich history in cycling. Pat was president of the UCI in probably its most challenging era – Kieron was almost knocked of his bike by Irish Rebels in the Munich Olympics – Paul raced world championships and has built all the bikes and taught the actors how to ride for the new Hollywood movie “The Racer” and the youngest Darach is the new Chairman of World Tour team Mitchelton Scott.
Who better to tell us where cycling is currently at and how we move forward, and supply a few well needed laughs!
A special episode of the Detour as we chat with Phil Anderson - the first non European to wear the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France. He details how he got his first break to ride in Europe as well as some of his best battles with the like of Bernard Hinault on the road. Phil also talks about how he helped a young Simon Gerrans take up cycling, and the struggles he had in the early years.
A fascinating chat with Australia's top ranked women's cyclist Amanda Spratt as she opens up about the highs and lows of her career. We chat about her road to recovery after a severe crash in 2008 which lead to a long and strenuous road to recovery. Amanda talks about the current pandemic and the effect on protocols as well as her relationship with current World Champion Annemiek Van Vlueten.
We chat with acclaimed journalist and author Rupert Guinness after he recently completed the challenging VRAAM event. He opens up about what it was like covering the Tour de France over 30 times from Cadel's amazing victory in 2011 to the Armstrong era.
We chat with Mitchelton Scott owner Gerry Ryan about the new era for the team. Gerry opens up about the new management restructure as well as what happened in regards to the failed Manuela Fundación partnership. We also go back to his beginnings as a young boy from Bendigo and trace the journey to becoming one of Australia's most successful businessmen. In the current Covid-19 crises Gerry also discusses how he has managed his many business ventures through the tough times, particularly his theatre productions which are currently on hold globally.
How will European teams get to Australia for the TDU? What does a cycling HUB look like? Tour Down Under race director Stuart O'Grady answers all the pending pandemic questions surrounding the 2021 edition of the Tour Down Under. We also deep dive into the highs and lows of his 20+ year career on the road and track.
Robbie McEwen at one time was considered one of the worlds best sprinters winning 12 stages of the Tour de France and the green jersey on three occasions (02,04,06.). We chat about his career both on and off the bike and the current state of cycling amongst the Covid-19 pandemic.
This first edition of the relaunched Detour Podcast goes back to the origins of the DeTour movie with legendary filmmaker Dan Jones. We will discuss how a young 23 year old filmmaker got his first break to film the 2005 Tour de France and the journey since then.