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.
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.