The cycling jukebox: Eight rider-inspired hits lurking on your Spotify

In the depths of your chosen music streaming service lives a plethora of contemporary cyclist-inspired songs. Chris Marshall-Bell digs into the digital crates

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(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Far away from the ticker tape of the WorldTour, in basements, bedrooms and under bridges across Europe, there toils away a very, very small sect within cycling. Without much fanfare and with even less publicity, they craft songs dedicated to pro riders, celebrating their victories, their personalities and their nicknames.

CW takes a look at eight of the tracks and tries to examine if any of them deserve a spot on our playlists.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.