Life in the Peloton – The Grand Tour Doc, Dr Kevin Sprouse

Season 9, Episode 40,  Apr 28, 2021, 06:37 PM

The first grand tour of the season, the Giro d'Italia, is just around the corner so I wanted to speak to Dr Kevin Sprouse about his role as a team doctor at one of the great stage races.

Kevin is my team doctor at the EF Education-Nippo team and he's part of the medical team that looks after the riders all season round.

For this podcast I wanted to ask him about how the doctors look after the riders during a three-week stage race like the Giro. There are crashes, injuries, illness and other ailments that need treating on the road and sometimes on the move.

I wanted to know how he helps the riders stay healthy or remain in the race when they have a problem. From fuelling and making sure the body is ready for the day ahead to the importance of sleep to treating the common problems that riders face during a race we covered a lot of ground.

I learn a lot every time I speak to Kevin, especially because he explains everything in a way that it easy to take on board, so I hope you guys all find it as interesting as I did.


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