Bahrain-Merida’s Cycling Team Bus Tour | Inside The Giro d’Italia 2019

Bahrain-Merida’s Cycling Team Bus Tour | Inside The Giro d’Italia 2019


Whilst out at the Giro d’Italia, James takes a look inside the team bus of Bahrain Merida, and the team of Italian GC contender: Vincenzo Nibali.

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80 Comments on "Bahrain-Merida’s Cycling Team Bus Tour | Inside The Giro d’Italia 2019"


  1. Hi guy I am from Pakistan. Great informative channel. From the team of INNOCENT Director

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  2. The espresso machines filter holder looks like it is meant to be used with the capsules from underneath. A bit sad to see how much single-use plastics some teams use even in the Bus where they could have a dishwasher or anything like that.

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  3. a bit disappointing considering they are backed by arab oil money. weirdest thing on the bus is the coke zero, who is cutting down on sugar during a grand tour??

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  4. Love the early uploading time recently, I can watch right away after work
    Also can you do a video about night riding? Thanks

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  5. Nice tips gcn im Always looking forward to your vidéos and your tips hv made me a better cycler and thx for thé tips n that would bé nice if you subscribe to m'y youtube Channel

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  6. I love your bus tours! It's always fascinating seeing how the different teams differ in what they lug round with them.

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  7. Those seats swivel and lean back ?? That's outrageous..! Technology on buses these days is phenomenal !!

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  8. is it just me or does anyone else cringe when James just tosses some of the stuff around?

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  9. James, James, James. The Directeur Sportif doesn't watch the race unfolding on TV relaxing in the bus. 😉

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  10. Yay, bus tours are back!
    But it also makes me miss Matt and him stealing "cheeky little" chocolate or a cap!

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  11. Cool to see what all you can cram into a bus when you don't need to put a bed. Definately glam #vanlife

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  12. I like Merida frame color, but I cant buy this bike with "Bahrain" logo. I can't! This is against my mind. In europe I can ride only with european or american logos and names.

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  13. Ahh, the amount of times he wrongly called the COACH a BUS! There's a difference!

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  14. I wonder if the Shark is leaving the team over not being comfortable with the way Bahrain treats some of its citizens and tries to get the World to forget through sponsoring sport? Comfy seats and a Maclaren team-car or not.

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  15. What kind of bag was it that he was looking through that had the warmers and gloves and such? Is that something that you're able to buy? Obviously not a Bahrain Merida one.

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  16. Oh God… a squillion dollar espresso machine, fueled not by freshly ground coffee, but pods. Nice one GCN, you follow up "How to Make the Perfect Coffee" with "How to Murder Coffee".

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  17. "Thank you, driver, for getting me here (too much, Magic Bus)
    You'll be an inspector, have no fear (too much, Magic Bus)
    I don't want to cause no fuss (too much, Magic Bus)
    But can I buy your Magic Bus? (too much, Magic Bus)"

    The Who
    "Magic Bus"

    "The blue bus is calling us.
    The blue bus is calling us.
    Driver, where you taking us?"

    Jim Morrison
    "The End"

    "My father was a gambler down in Georgia
    He wound up on the wrong end of a gun
    And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
    Rollin' down highway forty-one."

    The Allman Brothers
    "Ramblin' Man"

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  18. Honestly if I hear one more time a GCN presenter calling to the road book "bible", I'm gonna headbutt my closet

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  19. I wonder if there's a way to do away with so much single-use plastic, especially the water bottles. And I wonder if there is anything in that bus that James didn't touch with his germy, virus-laden fingers. Just kidding, but I loved how he talked about the importance of hygiene and then proceeded to touch everyone's food, drinks and clothing. My poor germ-phobic wife would have a batch of kittens.

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  20. I think the bus tour videos are my favorite! It’s a really cool different perspective to racing.

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  21. James DO NOT put your feet up on the seat opposite. That was a near miss when James jumped in to the sharks seat 😂

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  22. Hank: I've never ridden first class…
    Also Hank: You may recognize my family's manor as the one in "Poldark":

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  23. thanks for showing how they grab the energy bars LOL 😀 😀 , just kidding , cool video

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  24. I know all buses will be the same, but isn't it time to do away with the plastic…..
    Espresso cups
    Water
    Etc

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  25. Tell the truth. Everytime you open a cabinet door you're half expecting a bag of syringes or doping products to fall out. Would love to see such an outtake.

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