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The amateurs who cycled the 2021 Tour de France

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What's it really like to ride the Tour de France? We get the lowdown from Guy Wolstencroft who was part of a team of amateur riders who completed every stage of the Tour a week ahead of the pros. The Tour 21, as it’s known, covered every single km that the pro teams covered. But they also raised £1m for Cure Leukaemia charity in the process.   You'll hear: 08:40 Start of the interview with Guy Wolstencroft who had finished the Tour de France two days before we spoke. 09:40 Guy talks about Geoff Thomas, the former Crystal Palace footballer, who organises the fundraising event. He explains how the Tour 21 came about, with each participant having to raise £30,000. 13:00 How Guy managed to juggle his training alongside work and family commitments. "I was cycling about 15 hours a week and I worked with a coach and I told him you have to get me to the start line in good nick. My last drink was on NYW, my next one was six months later on the Champs Elysee." 16:14 Why the Tour 21 completed each stage a week before the pros. "We literally did every km the pros did" and how the riders were looked after by organisers and the support team. 21:50 What they ate to fuel the whole ride and why Guy was gutted to be the only one who didn't lose weight! "some days we were on the bike for ten hours" "I was more concerned about the water. I actually drank 17l of water on the Ventoux day." 25:40 Guy talks about the double Mont Ventoux day and what it was like going up twice. "it was 40 degrees that day and you're just constantly sweating" 35:31 The make up of the Tour 21 team and what his teammates were like. 39:00 If his perspective of pro riders has changed after cycling every km of the Tour de France. 44:50 About being part of a team to raise £1million for Cure Leukaemia "it's incredible, it's just an amazing thing to do. Find out more about this week's guests Guy Wolstencroft: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/guy-wolstencroft (Just Giving Fundraising page) for Cure Leukaemia https://www.thetour21.co.uk/ (The Tour 21) - All you need to know Tri 247 Move Charity Raffle https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/movecharityraffle (Justgiving page) Like what you heard? Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons below https://www.patreon.com/insidetrishow (GET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!) Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a full interview with Luke Grenfell Shaw and a blast from the past - the first ever interview I did with Chrissie Wellington back in 2009! You can still support me and support the show by clicking https://www.patreon.com/insidetrishow (here) to buy me a coffee every so often by https://www.patreon.com/insidetrishow (becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show). Sponsors of the show https://resilientnutrition.com/discount/insidetri10 (Long Range Fuel) are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct https://resilientnutrition.com/discount/insidetri10 (via this link). Supporters of the show https://www.33fuel.com/ (33 Fuel) – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by https://bit.ly/31lR3I1 (clicking on this link). And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at https://www.33fuel.com/ (www.33fuel.com). https://www.insidetrishow.com/episode/www.komfuel.co.uk (Komfuel) - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests... Support this podcast

51m 14s  ·  Jul 21, 2021

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