1992: Following El Diablo

Clock00:00, Friday 3rd November 2023

Setting out from Saint Gervais, Mitch Docker is embarking on an epic challenge to emulate one of the greatest rides in Tour de France history; Claudio Chiappucci’s crazy solo breakaway through the Alps to victory in the 1992 edition of the race.

250km, over 7000 metres of elevation, 5 brutal Alpine mountains, and the blistering heat of the French Summer lie ahead of Mitch as he undertakes the toughest bike ride of his life.

As Mitch rides South through the mountains, he’ll have to suffer over the Col des Saises, the Cormet de Roseland, the Col de l’Iseran, the Col du Mont Cenis, and the brutal final climb up to Sestriere. To make this challenge even harder, he’ll be riding a replica of Chiappucci’s ‘92 Carrera - complete with a heavy steel frame, down tube shifters, and rim brakes!

We’ll hear from deluxe commentator Phil Liggett, contemporary rider Pippa York, sports director Giuseppe Martinelli, and Claudio Chiappucci himself as they recount an epic day of bike racing and one of the greatest breakaways of all time.

They called Chiappucci "El Diablo"; the Devil. After this ride, Mitch is going to find out why.

📺 1992: Following El Diablo is available to watch exclusively on GCN+ from Tuesday 7 November 2023.

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