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The Detour Podcast

The Detour Podcast

By John Trevorrow
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.
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Phil Liggett - "The Voice of Cycling"

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We digest the most epic Tour de France stage of all time!
Allan Peiper gives an incredible insight to the stage 20 TT and the atmosphere inside the UAE Emirates team.  Matt White reflects on the Tour and looks ahead to the Giro and Matt Keenan joins the panel.
1:12:06
September 20, 2020
Kiwi George Bennett joins the show to give insights into Jumbo Visma's Tour de France
George Bennett joins the show before the stage 20 time trial to chat about an amazing Tour de France for Jumbo Visma.  Allan Peiper give a run down on the TT course and we flash back to a motivational speech from Bewls at the 2016 Giro.
1:13:22
September 19, 2020
Can Pogacar still win the tour? We chat with DS Alan Peiper to find out how
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.
1:16:27
September 18, 2020
The tour is not over yet! Simon Gerrans, Phil Liggett and Matt White join the show
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.
1:11:55
September 17, 2020
Our massive stage 17 preview and yes there will be fireworks!!!
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
1:03:37
September 16, 2020
The day Esteban Chaves and his lieutenants made the impossible possible
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.
1:16:45
September 15, 2020
The amazing story of the 2003 Tour de France Green Jersey
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. 
1:19:25
September 14, 2020
Neil 'The Sheriff' Stephens on Pogacar and shares some GreenEDGE memories
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
1:06:41
September 13, 2020
Does cycling have a concussion issue? Kiwi Sam Bewley joins the panel
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.
1:03:14
September 12, 2020
Sam Bewley talks about crashing out of his first Tour de France
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.
52:42
September 11, 2020
Phil Liggett, Mat Hayman and Robbie McEwen
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.
52:56
September 10, 2020
Covid-19 positives, Super fan flashback and insights from our no 1 journo Rupert Guinness
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.
1:13:33
September 9, 2020
Adam Yates joins the show to reflect on four amazing days in yellow
We chat with Adam Yates and Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White and get insights from the stage 1 crash from George Bennett and Sam Bewley.
51:07
September 8, 2020
Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Stuart O'Grady chat about the 2011 Tour de France
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.  
1:32:42
September 7, 2020
Superstar Svein Tuft joins us live to talk about his amazing journey
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.
1:01:09
September 6, 2020
The effects of riding a Grand Tour too young and David Millar joins us from the UK
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.
1:21:23
September 5, 2020
Daryl Impey, Phil Anderson and 88' Gold Medalist Duncan Armstrong
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.
1:03:59
September 4, 2020
Yates in Yellow and Phil Liggett joins us for a chat
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.
54:21
September 3, 2020
What do riders eat at the Tour de France?
We chat with Mitchelton-Scott chef Nicki Strobel about how he feeds the riders at the Tour de France and team soigneur Joachim Schoonaker about how Covid-19 has changed the race for the support staff.
58:54
September 2, 2020
We chat with Bling Matthews and can Yatesy claim Yellow?
A huge edition of the Detour as we recap Caleb Ewans amazing stage victory and get insights from Michael Matthews about his signing with Mitchelton-Scott for the 2021 season.
49:46
September 1, 2020
Yates you almost can! We recap stage 2 at chat with Simon Gerrans
We chat with Simon Gerrans who is on the ground at the Tour de France commentating for ASO.  We also check in with Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White to see what the tactics are for stage 3.
42:34
August 31, 2020
Crashes and carnage for the Tour de France opener
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.
45:28
August 30, 2020
2020 Tour de France Stage 1 Preview
With special guests Matt White, Sam Bewley and Dr. Bridie O'Donnell to preview the opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France.
54:45
August 29, 2020
Our 2020 Tour de France Preview
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.
53:41
August 28, 2020
Cadel Evans takes you inside his 2011 Tour de France victory
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.  
1:22:29
August 26, 2020
Insights from an 8 time World Champion - Caroline Buchanan
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.
37:10
August 22, 2020
"I really thought I was going to die" - The inspirational story of Will Walker
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.  
1:04:15
August 18, 2020
Phil Liggett - "The Voice of Cycling"
Phil Liggett. “The voice of Cycling” The man who has commentated 47 Tours de France and 15 Olympics talks about his passions; Cycling, South Africa, Australia and the Lance fiasco
1:31:22
August 11, 2020
The inside story of the McQuaid cycling dynasty
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!
1:12:48
August 5, 2020
The pioneer of Australian Cycling - Phil Anderson
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.
1:57:24
July 27, 2020
The rollercoaster ride of being a pro cyclist - Amanda Spratt
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.  
50:30
July 20, 2020
The highs and lows of covering the Tour de France - Rupert Guinness
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.
1:25:57
July 13, 2020
Bikes, business and new beginnings - Gerry Ryan
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.
50:07
July 7, 2020
Ep3 - What lies ahead for the TDU with Stuart O'Grady
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.
1:05:38
June 30, 2020
Ep2 - Robbie McEwen the Speed Demon
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.
59:33
May 13, 2020
Ep1 - The route of the problem with Dan Jones
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.   QcivGVJ07u8xOjANM8pn
1:10:02
May 5, 2020