The Tour de France starts on Saturday! And on the eve of cycling's biggest race we'll be chatting to two people who'll be intimately involved this year. Drink at Your Desk Live! is back this Friday at 4.30pm and you can watch on YouTube or Facebook. Or on this page, right here. And thanks to Saddleback, the home of Sidi shoes in the UK, you can win a pair of Sidi Genius shoes worth £220!
Rob Hatch will be a well known voice to anyone who has watched Eurosport's racing coverage, although you might be surprised to hear what he sounds like when he's not calling the final sprint. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport he'll certainly have some insight into the race and how it will pan out. Which might be worth investigating if you're picking a Fantasy Cycling team. Just sayin'...
Cherie Pridham has progressed from a talented racer to a talented sporting director over the course of her long career in cycling, and in her current role with Israel Start-up Nation she's the only female sporting director at WorldTour level, working with the likes of Chris Froome, Dan Martin and Michael Woods... quite a step up from when she was director of the Kuota-road.cc team that we sponsored back in 2010, but we reckon that it was an important stepping stone!
It promises to be an great show and the perfect hors d'ouevre to the Tour, which starts in Brest on Saturday. Make sure you put a cold one in the fridge and tune in tomorrow!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.