Life in the Peloton – Greg Griffiths

Season 8, Episode 168,  Oct 21, 2020, 08:05 PM

Meet The Commissaire.

In this episode of Life in the Peloton, Mitch Docker talks to one of the team of UCI officials who enforce the rules, dish out the penalties, and keep the peloton on the straight and narrow.

Greg Griffiths is from Mitch's neck of the woods, in Melbourne, Australia, and every year he travels round the world working as a commissaire – or judge – in professional cycling.

But what does a commissiare do? What are they looking out for, when do they decide to enfore the rules and what is their relationship with the riders like?

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The theme music for Life in the Peloton was composed by Pete Shelley, who was lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks. It was commissioned by the production company behind Channel 4’s coverage of the Tour de France in the 1980s and was used as the theme music for the nightly highlights show. Pete died in December 2018. We were given permission by Pete’s widow and his manager to continue using the music for the theme tune to Life in the Peloton. To hear more about the music, listen to the Andre Greipel episode of Life in the Peloton.