It's great to be back for another season of Life in the Peloton and for my first episode of the new year I caught up with someone I've been wanting to get on the pod for a long time.
It's the German Aussie Heinrich Haussler. Even though I've known him a long time, there were so many things I wanted to talk to Heino about. For a start, is he German or is he Australian? He won the Aussie champs and has ridden for Australia but he moved to Germany in his early teens and much of his development in cycling was thanks to the German system.
We also talked about some of his biggest wins, particularly his stage win in the 2009 Tour de France and towards the end of the pod I asked him why, in his mid-30s, he's started racing cyclo-cross.
This is the first podcast of 2021 and the plan is very much the same as last year. Life in the Peloton will be released fortnightly here on The Cycling Podcast feed and in between there'll be an episode of Talking Luft over on the original Life in the Peloton feed.
If you missed any of last year's episodes and need to catch up, there's a link to the 2020 playlist below.
In the meantime, sit back and listen to Heino and I hope you enjoy it.
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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.