Chronicles of the Green Machine will look at how stars got involved in cycling and what they do off the bike

Cannondale Pro Cycling is launching a series of videos that will delve into the background of its riders, explaining how they got involved in the sport and what they do when they’re off the bike.

Called the Chronicles of the Green Machine, the videos will be released throughout the 2014 season. Here’s a teaser.

In the description of the video, Cannondale says:

These are the stories of Cannondale Pro Cycling. An eclectic blend of artisans, musicians, entrepreneurs and visionaries who have chosen the noble road of professional cycling, but each with a very different path in how they eventually made it into the pro peloton. Get to know the family – Peter [Sagan], Ivan [Basso], Elia [Viviani], Moreno [Moser] and friends - their personalities and passion before life on the bike in this series of true stories coming to you throughout the season.

You can find previous videos from the team here.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.