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Video: Movistar mechanic assembles bike blindfold

How good do you need to be to make it as a spanner monkey in the WorldTour? Watch this

How good do you have to be to make it as a mechanic for a UCI WorldTour team? Well, good enough to be able to assemble a bike blindfold, if this video from Movistar is anything to go by.

At the end of the video from the team that topped the UCI World Ranking this year, it cuts to the riders, also blindfolded, with the caption, “Now it’s up to them. They’re getting ready.”



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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