Words by Our Man in the Bunch; Illustrations by Simon Scarsbrook

Cycle Sport magazine’s Our Man in the Bunch series ran through the 2012 season, to popular acclaim.

An anonymous professional rider sent us a series of dispatches from the peloton, covering all subjects from money, through media to management and more. We reproduce the series here.

1: Turning professional Cycle Sport April 2012

2: Race programmes Cycle Sport May 2012

3: Planes, trains and automobiles Cycle Sport June 2012

4: Pro cycling myths Cycle Sport July 2012

5: The Tour de France Cycle Sport Summer 2012

6: Money Cycle Sport August 2012

7: The media Cycle Sport October 2012

8: Team managers Cycle Sport November 2012

9: Tactics (i) Cycle Sport December 2012

10: Tactics (ii) Cycle Sport January 2013

11: Personalities Cycle Sport February 2013

12: Stress Cycle Sport March 2013