Kilometre 0 – Domestiques
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Kilometre 0 is a new weekday show from The Cycling Podcast looking at a different aspect of the Tour de France.
In this, the third episode, Lionel Birnie looks at the role of domestiques, the worker bees of the peloton who fetch and carry for their leaders and shelter them from the wind.
So, what does a domestique do and what makes a good one? Lionel asks riders past and present about the job. What makes a good domestique and how does a rider who as a youngster probably dreamed of winning the Tour sacrifice himself for others.
What is a domestique worth and is the term becoming outdated in today's cycling?