Get behind the scenes with Team Sky mechanics

It's not all hanging out of cars, chatting up podium girls

Team Sky Head of Operations Carsten Jeppeson and mechanic Diego Costa discuss the set up of a time trial bike

Ever wondered what life is like for a mechanic on the Tour de France? Turns out, it’s not all hanging out of cars and chatting up podium girls. In fact, it’s not chatting up podium girls at all, it’s about long hours, hard work and fast reactions to keep the nine riders of a Tour team rolling.

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Over on  the Team Sky tech channel on Cyclingnews, team mechanic Alan Williams takes us through a typical day, from an early start to load up the bikes to finishing late at night after truing wheels, washing bike and gluing tubulars.

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Check it out on the Team Sky tech channel.