This is a podcast series that will cover not only race action but will also take you behind the scenes of an elite professional cycling team that explores the world. We will take you on an audio journey that experiences the different cultures of the countries we race in. Speaking with local fans, journalists, riders and people visiting the countries we’ll build a cultural tapestry of the places we have the opportunity to travel to as we explore the world.
Ep7: Never Give Up
This episode we go behind the scenes of a team that came together in challenging of times, and displayed an amazing example of what teamwork can achieve when no-one is prepared to give up. It tells the story of rising each morning going out there and preparing to put everything on the line for one another. Cycling is rarely filled with fairy tales, but on stage 18 at the Vuelta a España, everything they were dreaming for happened.
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EP 6: Creating moments to treasure at the Tour de France
The EF Dispatch podcast is back with episode six and it delves deep into why the Tour de France has such a tight grip on people’s hearts.
From race director, Christian Prudhomme who is on his 21st Tour de France, to first timer, Mike Woods, we try to understand why this race is so captivating and keeps people coming back year after year.
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EP5: An interview with Jonathan Vaughters
EF Pro Cycling's CEO, Jonathan Vaughters, was just 19 years old when his dream of becoming a pro cyclist came true, but it didn’t happen the way he thought it would. Instead of racing internationally on an American team, Jonathan (or JV for short) was offered a spot on a Spanish team. In this episode, JV tells us how he took a leap into the unknown to follow his dream, and how the personal and professional challenges he faced abroad made him into the person he is today.
This episode was first published in June 2018 on the EF Outbound podcast.
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EP4: A Giro Rookie
Welcome to our Giro d’Italia rookie podcast with Nate Brown and Sean Bennett. A couple days before the Giro d’Italia was about to kick off, I pulled Nate to one side and suggested the idea of him and Sean recording a rookie diary during the race, would he be up for it? Thankfully they agreed. And so their audio Giro d’Italia journey began, from days of hitting rock bottom, to going for glory in the break to making sure their Mums knew they were thinking about them. Tune in to their "Down and Out" podc
Ep3: When Italy Unites
This episode we are at the first three-week Grand Tour of the year, the Giro d’Italia. We find out what this race means to the Italian people, what it’s like to race it as a rider and cover it as a journalist, how the common language of this country isn’t necessarily Italian, and how one book, il Garibaldi, is the lifeline to everyone over these three weeks, and how it received its nickname. Benvenuto in Italia
Ep2: First in Flanders
We were considered the underdogs, in with no chance to win the race. At least outside our cozy team bubble. But inside, we all believed we were close to something.
As Alberto Bettiol raised his arms whilst crossing the finish line of the 103rd edition of the Tour of Flanders, there were whoops, there were tears, there was relief.
In our second episode from The EF Dispatch we take you on our Flemish journey. We tell you the tale of a cycling monument we were not supposed to win.