Lunch with Brian Holm | Episode 33
December 8 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, we join Brian Holm for pie and mash in London.
The former Danish national champion has had an eventful career – he nearly died in a crash when he was a young professional, he won the Paris-Brussels one-day classic and he rode for the German Telekem team, helping his team-mate Bjarne Riis to win the 1996 Tour de France. Like Riis, Holm doped, and later confessed.
As sports director for Mark Cavendish's HTC-Columbia team and now Quick Step Floors, he's one of the most quotable voices in the convoy of team cars.
Lionel Birnie met up with him at Mother Mash in Ganton Street, just round the corner from London's Carnaby Street. As Holm is a lover of London, its fashion and music, we thought it would appeal to him.
The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.