Join 'backstage pass' creator Dan Jones and cycling journalist John Trevorrow as they bring you interviews with all the biggest names in cycling. Dan and John have an extensive contact list in the world of cycling and bring plenty of insights and laughs along the way.
After finishing second on GC at the 2020 Giro d'Italia we chat with Aussie Jai Hindley about his amazing month. We also check in Sunweb DS Luke Roberts to go through all the decisive moments throughout the race.
We chat with one of our favourite kiwi riders George Bennett as he gets ready for stage 7 of the Vuelta. We also check in with Allan Davis who is working with the UCI at the Vuelta, and ask him how the COVID-19 protocols are going given the second wave in Spain. Sam Bewley then wraps the show to give an end of season update and how riders are enjoying their down time.
It's been a long build up but John finally lands Ineos Grenadiers GM Sir Dave Brailsford. We chat with Dave about Tao Geoghegan Hart's incredible Giro victory. We also discuss the 2020 Tour de France and how Dave approaches innovation in the sport. We also chat with David Millar about his relationship with Tao and what he thinks of the current state of young riders dominating the sport.
We chat with Dave Sanders one of Jai's former sports directors about his amazing journey from The Jayco Herald Sun Tour to leading the Giro. We also check in again with Matt Poyner and Rob Arnold to run through the final stage of the Giro d'Italia and asses Jai's chances of pulling off one of cyclings greatest ever grand tour victories.
We discuss all the fall out of the riders protest on stage 19 at the Giro. Are the riders too soft or do the organisers need to work harder at improving conditions at their races? We chat with Rob Arnold from Ride Media and Brenton Jones checks in from hotel quarantine in WA.
We chat about Ben O'Connor's sensational Giro victory and Mitchelton - Scott DS Matt Wilson checks in from the Tour of Spain as we preview stage 3. We also chat with Matt White about Ben O'Connor's prospects of finding a contract in 2021.
We chat with Matt White after his week of isolation to get a read on the final week of the Giro and who he is tipping for the overall at the Vuelta. We also ask about the COVID-19 bubble situation and how the summer of cycling is shaping up in Australia.
EF Pro Cycling rider Mitch Docker checks in to preview the Vuelta and give some insight into how riders are coping with the weird structure of the season. Tour of Flanders race director Scott Sunderland recaps the event and gives an update on the 2021 season kick off in Australia.
We check in with Michael Matthews after he got the all clear for COVID-19 and UAE Emirates DS Allan Peiper chats with us en route to the start of the Tour of Flanders. Sam Bewley also pops in to preview Flanders and talks about how tough the 2020 season has been on the pro peloton.
Alex Stieda joins the show along with Phil Anderson to relive the 1986 Tour de France and how Alex claimed the coverted Maillot Jaune. Alex raced from 1977 to 1992 and opens up about retirement and how the cycling scene is going in Canada.
We chat with 12 time Giro stage winner Robbie McEwan and 2009 Tour Down Under winner Allan Davis about Caleb Ewan and what lies ahead for the pocket rocket. We also recap Caleb Ewan's win at Scheldeprijs and preview stage 12 of the Giro.
We all know Phil Liggett is a legend of the sport of cycling. As a result there has been a feature length film made on his career titled 'The Voice of Cycling' which will have its World Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival on the 17th of October. We chat with Phil about the movie and his career in the sport. We are also joined by Matt Keenan, Gerry Ryan and Scott McGrory to share some classic Liggett stories.
Mitchelton-Scott GM Brent Copeland joins the show to update the situation with the team after they have withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after four staff test positive for COVID-19. Commentator Matthew Keenan joins the panel to unpack another eventful day in Italy.
We chat with David McKenzie and Neil Stephens about the Linda McCartney Racing Team which raced from 1998 to 2001. We also chat with Susan Stewart who pioneered the IteamNova after the collapse of the LMRT in 2002.
Dr Bridie O'Donnell joins the show to chat about the Giro and where things are at with the current COVID-19 situation. We chat with Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White about what needs to be done to protect riders and teams moving forward. Sam Bewley joins us after his training ride to chat about the CPA and what is being done for rider safety.
We chat about the breaking news from the Giro with Simon Yates testing positive for coronavirus. Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White gives us insights live from the team bus. We then chat with cycling superstar Grace Brown on the back of her incredible form.
We chat with Kiwi George Bennett about this years heartbreak at the Tour de France. We also get insights on how riders feel about returning home at the end of the season with the current COVID restrictions. We also flash back to the Orica-GreenEDGE safari in South Africa back in 2015.
Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White previews a lumpy day at the Giro and gives us insights into the long transfers from Sicily. Matt Wilson gives us an update from the Belgium classics. We talk about the new 'metre matters' law being passed in Victoria and John shares a classic Giro story from 2003.
Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White takes us through exactly what happened on stage 3 of the Giro as Simon Yates lost touch with the GC contenders on the final climb. Baden Cooke then joins the show to talk about being thrown into the barriers during the 4th stage of the 2005 Giro costing him a maiden stage victory.
Don't ever salute too early! We recap all the drama from Liege and look at some other famous early crows. Matt White outlines the tactics for stage 3 and Michael Wilson joins the show to chat about his career and his greatest victories.
We dissect all the drama from the opening time trial at the Giro and chat with Mitchelton-Scott DS Matt White after an impressive ride by Simon Yates. Alan Davis joins the show live from Spain and Scott McGrory relives some funny stories from the 2009 Tour de France.
The Giro is back as we are joined by Olympic Gold Medalists Scott McGrory and Brett Lancaster to chat about all the contenders for this years race. Mitchelton-Scott Sports Director Matt White also stops by to chat about Simon Yates and his predominately Aussie squad.
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.
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.
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.