The sixth Cycling Podcast Friends Special of 2016 is Joe Dombrowski’s Giro d’Italia audio diary. Throughout the three weeks, from the Netherlands to Turin, via southern Italy, the Dolomites and the Alps, the Cannondale rider captured his conversations and thoughts on the race.

Dombrowski covertly records a team meeting, discusses coffee and Italy, explains how to pack for a Grand Tour, and interviews his team’s chef and doctor. The diary charts his own progress at the Giro, too – from illness in the first week (‘Patient zero,’ Dombrowski is called, as the virus spreads throughout the team) to a strong performance in the mountains, including third on the penultimate stage.

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