Riders from Orica-GreenEdge succumb (or not) to the hypnotic powers of Isaac Lomman

Members of the Orica-GreenEdge WorldTour team took part in a mass hypnotism with Australian stage hypnotist and comedian Isaac Lomman, and filmed the consequences as part of its Backstage Pass series.

Some of the team’s riders appeared to be more susceptible to Lomman’s hypnotic charms than others – Mat Hayman managed to resist ‘going under’, but Luke Durbridge was one of the first to fall asleep.

Hypnotised members of the team are then put through various tasks, much to the hilarity of their fellow team-mates not on stage. We’ll have to wait until the 2015 season kicks off to see if Lomman has hypnotised the squad into a race-winning state.

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