Roubaix review with Mitch Docker and Heinrich Haussler joining us live!
The Detour Podcast
We recap an epic edition of the Paris-Roubaix with insights from Luke Durbridge, Mat Hayman and Sam Bewley. We're also joined live by Phil Liggett, Heinrich Haussler and Mitch Docker who ended his career at Roubaix.
We're joined by EF rider and cycling podcast royalty Mitch Docker to wrap the 2021 Vuelta. We reflect on a massive three weeks as Aussie Jack Haig finishes in third position on the GC after holding off Adam Yates in the final time trial.
Normally the theme of this podcast is the entrepreneurial journeys of people in the cycling industry who have had their ups and downs and have come out the other side. When pro cyclist Mitch Docker announced his retirement I was in the middle of producing Christian Meier’s story, much of the background I got from Mitch’s podcast, Life in the Peloton. So it got me thinking about Life in the Peloton. Is it a business for Mitch? How did he start this? What makes him tick? Where might it go? Mitch is clearly a smart, talented and hard working guy, so why not document his story now at this point of his journey rather than 10 years from now? Maybe I’m shoe horning this into a theme where it doesn’t belong, but here’s my justification: Mitch Docker’s Life in the Peloton is arguably the best and most prolific cycling podcast out there of its kind. He’s flipped the traditional model of journalism on its head and he’s created something truly unique. Not only that – he’s stuck with it for 6 years now with consistency and he keeps making better. For those not familiar, Life in the peloton is Mitch’s way of telling the world quite simply, what the life of a professional cyclist is like, and translates it everyone can understand. It’s not Mitch’s monologue and self-indulgent hour on-air. Quite the opposite. In this day and age of social media, quick likes and shares that serves as a self promotional tool, Mitch has opted to tell other people’s stories in long-form audio, that also reflects elements of his life. He has unique place in the sport to be able to do this, but also skillset as an interviewer, conversationalist, mastery of the podcast medium, and relatable nature that documents the sport like we haven’t experienced before.
Mitch Docker on personal sacrifices, ticket ballots and retro fashion.
Sigma Sports presents Matt Stephens Unplugged
Mitch Docker and Matt Stephens shoot the breeze with a meandering chat about retro cycling fashion, tramp bikes and the challenges of being a road captain. The EF Education-Nippo rider still loves racing his bike, but explains how realising what matters most in life helped inform his decision to retire. The hometown Quiz brings us the lowdown on Melbourne, while the Random Question Generator fires off a doozy featuring the Spice Girls!
We got Mitch on the show today, a pro-cyclist with EF education nippo. He has his own podcast called 'Life in the peloton' which was one of the first cycling-based podcasts; Mitch was a trailblazer for cycling podcasts at the time. We talk about a lot of things from his early years in Europe to what could be next and all the rest! We hope you enjoy it!
This week I am joined by a huge inspiration to me. EF Education Nippo rider and host of Life in the Peloton and Talking Luft podcasts, Mitch Docker.Mitch talks about getting into cycling, riding both on the track and on the road, his experiences races in Europe and his time spent on some of the biggest World Tour cycling teams. We also discuss his podcasts, how it is to interview his fellow cyclists and what life might look like when he retires from professional cycling.Find Cycling Talk Podcast on Spotify, Acast, Apple podcasts, Podbean and all the usual places. All episodes also available via my website www.buzzsprout.com/1218755Follow me on Instagram for updates and competitions @cycling.talk.podcastI'm also on Facebook @cycling.talk.podcast and Twitter @cycling_talkPhoto taken by Jojo HarperSupport the show (https://www.paypal.me/cyclingtalkpodcast)
Mitch Docker and George Bennett join us live to wrap the Vuelta
The Detour Podcast
We check in with EF Pro Cycling team rider Mitch Docker and Jumbo Visma's George Bennett to wrap the three weeks in Spain. Scott and John also dish out their final team reviews for 2020. There will be some high scores with our final 5!
Mitch Docker previews the Vuelta & Flanders Race Director Scott Sunderland
The Detour Podcast
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.
S8 Ep117: Life in the Peloton – Mitch Docker's Tour de France Q&A
The Cycling Podcast
In this episode of Life in the Peloton, it's time for Mitch Docker to answer the questions. Recorded on the Tour de France rest day, Mitch answers a range of questions sent in by listeners. What food does he miss most when on a grand tour? Who'll be in yellow in Paris, Pog or Rog? What metrics does he display on his bike computer during a race? And are matching shorts with leader's jerseys genius or a crime against fashion? That and much more in this Tour de France themed episode. This episode is supported by WHOOP, the fitness wearable that helps you understand how much stress you're putting on your body and how well you recover so you can tweak your training to help avoid injury and maximise your improvements. WHOOP is offering 15% off with the code CYCLE at checkout. Go to whoop.com for details. This episode is also supported by Beer52.comTo get a case of eight craft beers delivered for just the price of postage (£5.95) go to beer52.com/cycle Keep in touch with Life in the Peloton Keep up to date with everything that’s going on with Life in the Peloton at my website lifeinthepeloton.com Check 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: @lifeinthepeloton Twitter: @lifeinthepelo Theme music The 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.