Life in the Peloton – Magnus Cort Nielsen

Season 9, Episode 126,  Jul 21, 2021, 01:52 PM

Life in the Peloton is back with a chat with my teammate Magnus Cort Nielsen, who talks through his journey from growing up on one of Denmark's islands to winning stages in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

Magnus had another great Tour, finishing strongly with a top ten in the time trial on the final Saturday of the race, and that was a stage I was able to witness in the flesh.

It was great to join The Cycling Podcast for the final week of their Tour coverage because it gave me a chance to see what life is like outside the peloton and on the other side of the fence, so to speak. I learned a lot about what goes on at the grand tours outside our riders' bubble and I have to say covering the race was a lot more tiring than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed my week and hopefully it's something I'll get the chance to do again soon.

I'll be returning to racing myself soon as I head towards the final events of my pro career. Next time out on Life in the Peloton I'll be sharing my thoughts on a recent bikepacking ride I did in Sweden before I headed to France to join Richard and François.

But before all that, though, sit back and enjoy my conversation with Magnus.


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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.