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Cyclist Magazine Podcast: Episode 4 – Tattoos and team buses

Joe Robinson
18 Jun 2020

We talk to a pro about his cycling-inspired ink and discover the surprising origins of the team bus

James and Joe return for Episode 4 of the Cyclist Magazine Podcast.

Tattoos are a mark of modern life so it comes as no surprise that the professional peloton is awash with them. From Peter Sagan’s Joker tattoo to the lyrics to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ scribed across Nico Roche, we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly ink of cycling in the latest instalment.

We even give Trek-Segafredo domestique Koen de Kort a call about his tattoo collection and how it represents his life as a cyclist, too.

Cold meats, chewing gum, concrete flooring, industrial explosiveness, aperitifs. No, it’s not a dinner party around Mario Cipollini’s house, it's a brief list of some of the weird and wonderful things that have propped up professional cycling teams over the years.

We discuss the origins of the cycling team sponsor including one, rather sordid, sponsor that gave us the humble team bus.

We also kick off the show with our usual natter on things we like and don’t like.

For James, it’s the Rapha Pro Team shoes which he absolutely loves. Luckily, he also put digital pen to internet paper to review these knitted kicks, which can be read here.

And for Joe, it’s buying second-hand jerseys from eBay, something he has discussed at length here. Joe also mentions a picture of Jan Ullrich, which we have popped below.

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