Life in the Peloton – Hannah Barnes

Season 9, Episode 175,  Sep 22, 2021, 09:08 AM

I’m back this week with one of the more experienced riders in the Women’s Pro Peloton, British rider Hannah Barnes.

After turning pro with United Healthcare in 2014, Hannah has ridden for Canyon-SRAM for the past six seasons and is set to move on to the new Uno-X team next year. As a youngster she was multiple national champion across several cycling disciplines, and most recently won the British national individual time trial in 2018. She’s also a Giro d’Italia stage winner and has finished top six in both Gent-Wevelgem and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

I was keen to hear Hannah’s story and how she came into cycling and the pro peloton. I loved hearing about her early years; watching her Dad race 24hr mountain bike events on the weekend, lying about her age when she was 12 so she could join one of the MTB relay teams and joining the local club at age 10 to start weekly racing.

She’s had a colourful career, across multiple continents and as you’ll hear, her fair share of ups and downs.

I hope you enjoy the chat with Hannah, I know I did.

Stay tuned next week for more on our episode of Talking Luft!


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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.

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