We ragged on their kit pretty heavily the other day, but that doesn’t mean we’re not big fans of the Australian pro team, we are. Formed with the sole intention of Antipodean podium domination, their debut season had been by no means a disaster, but it was looking a little spartan until
Buzz Lightyear Simon Gerrans snatched the win at Milan-San Remo right at the line. And unbeknown to us, along with winning one cycling’s Monuments those crafty Aussies have also been filming the travails of their entrance to the big leagues, editing it and packaging it up into a regular segment, unimaginatively called ‘Backstage Pass‘.
That effortless title may put you off, but persevere, it’s excellent, putting you the viewer in the team car, the mechanics’ truck, the soigneur’s table, etc, etc, and it also benefits from the fact that the GreenEDGE gents are all pretty charismatic, jovial chaps with actual personalities. Stuart O’Grady anyone? Currently up to speed with an episode revolving around Amstel Gold Race on their site now, working your way through this lot should keep you out of trouble for at least an hour. Still hate their kit though, strewth.