When you reside for a good long period of time within the bubble that is a race convoy you learn to talk lightly so as to catch all that could be vital from race radio and you speak in sync with the squawking voice emanating from it. I was with the Rapha Condor Team at the 2008 Circuit des Ardennes and as the Belgian Ardennes slipped past with team manager John Herety at the wheel of the team car he exclaimed; ‘field people’ and the race mechanic knowingly chuckled from the back seat…..

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