Matt Rendell's Inside Stories of the Tour De France

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Enjoy code: 456956
Type
Lecture
Target groups
Elderly, Adult, Youth
Source
TheList
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Available tickets

Saturday
05/10 2024 7:30pm
Middlesbrough Theatre The Avenue MIDDLESBROUGH
Provided by The List

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ITV Tour de France commentator Matt Rendell shares stories from his 25 years' covering the race - and his dealings with cycling's big names from Eddy Merckx to Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish to Chris Froome.

Matt's live shows delight audiences with a magically unpredictable mix of first-hand experiences of the biggest races on the calendar, bizarre/hilarious personal stories and thought-provoking ideas about the future (and history) of the sport. Is a rider from a Colombian village making it to the Tour de France really comparable to man landing on the Moon? How do Matt's rapid post-race interviews compare to his in-depth investigative journalism that routinely earns him death threats?

Alongside his seven cycling books and contributions to print and broadcast media, Matt has worked for several teams; lived in Italy, Spain, France, Latvia and Colombia; written a book about learning salsa; and has past lives as a university lecturer and jazz double-bassist.

Matt Rendell will be in conversation with former Procycling writer Duncan Steer. There will be a chance to ask your own questions.

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