The world of professional cycling was rocked and devastated this week by the death of 26-year-old Bahrain Victorious rider Gino Mäder after a crash in his home race, the Tour de Suisse. The tragedy has completely overshadowed the build-up to the Tour de France - and, in turn, forced a change to our original plan for the episode, namely a review of the new Netflix docuseries, Tour de France: Unchained, after last week’s interview with execuitve producer James Gay-Rees.
You’ll still hear that review, for which we’re joined by another award-winning filmmaker, Finlay Pretsell, but the first part of the show is dedicated to Mäder, his short but already distinguished career and our interactions with one of the most thoughtful and admirable riders in the peloton.
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