The Secret Cyclist: Real Life as a Rider in the Professional Peloton
Date: May 2019
Duration: 6 hours 14 minutes
Penguin Presents the audio edition of The Secret Cyclist by The Secret Cyclist, read by Ben Eagle.
Who is The Secret Cyclist and why all the secrecy?
'Every public aspect of our lives is so tightly controlled that being truly honest is all but impossible in a newspaper interview, never mind a whole book. You try write a warts-and-all blog about your office. Question how the business is run, make sure you remember to call your boss a moron, and then tell me how it goes.'
He's ridden for World Tour teams for ten years. He's achieved top ten finishes in Grand Tours. He likes coffee. These are just a few details about the professional rider who wants you to know what the view looks like from the centre of the peloton.
What do the riders really make of Team Sky? How does the pay structure work? Why should you never trust a kit endorsement from a professional? Is doping still an issue? The Secret Cyclist tackles the big questions head-on, revealing a side to cycling that fans have never seen before.