We know that many of you look forward to Cervélo TestTeam’sBeyond The Peloton films, which give a fly-on-the-wall take on the ProTour outfit’s debut season, as much as we do here at road.cc.
Now, the fourth and final video covering the team’s Tour de France campaign this year has been put online and like its predecessors, it’s essential viewing for any cycling fan.
The latest episode starts off in the aftermath of the Stage 18 Lake Annecy individual time trial, and features a revealing insight – not to mention an equally revealing glimpse at him wearing nothing but his Calvin Klein shorts on the treatment table – into the pressures that defending champion Carlos Sastre felt during the early days of the Tour and how the team helped him overcome them.
Unsurprisingly, Thor Hushovd also gets plenty of attention as the Tour heads towards its finish on the Champs-Elysées with the Norwegian tightening his grip on the green jersey, and plenty of fans turning out in Paris to cheer him on.
This, and previous episodes in the series, are all available online at www.bartape.net and cover the team’s progression over its 2009 debut season. They can be streamed in various definitions depending on your connection, and there are also versions optimised for the Apple iPhone.
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.