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Every pro-cycling fan knows the blue Shimano Neutral Service cars and motorbikes that offer assistance to riders from any team, in any situation – no matter their kit. In this video series, we’ll meet the people of the Neutral Service team, walk a mile in their shoes and learn a bit about their lives and what it takes to assist riders at the highest level.

Many former pro cyclists find it hard to say goodbye to the thrill of the race after hanging up their helmets. This certainly was the case for Paolo. Although he lives a calm, rural life on his farm, close to a quiet village in the northern mountains of Italy, the pull of the competitive cycling community is undeniably strong – and he still goes in for its singular rush.

Watch how Paolo prepares for his next race and find out what farming and supporting cycling competitions have in common in the first episode of Human Science. We’ll take you behind the scenes and into the lives of the people of the blue Shimano Neutral Service vehicles at the world's most prestigious classics and grand tours.

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