Just before this year's Tour de France, we decided to send a present to Chechu from his fans. We asked you to suggest some music for his iPod, we know plugs himself into it when he's warming up. We had a great response, from fans across the world, and some brilliant suggestions.
Rebecca has donned her headphones and listened to some remarkable sounds. We sent the final selection to Chechu on two CDs, Warm Up and Cool Down. So here are your selections.
Rolling Stones . Start Me Up
T Rex . I Love To Boogie
George Thorogood . Move It On Over
Capercaillie . Coisich, A Rúin
Tony Arco . Nataraj
Gypsy Kings . Una Rumba Por Aqui
U2 . Do You Feel Loved
Massive Attack . Unfinished Sympathy
U2 . Where the Streets Have No Name
Golden Earring . Radar Love
David Bowie . Starman
Queen . We Are The Champions
Gustavo Santaolalla . Gaucho
Ramon Melendi . Asturias
Music selected by Rebecca Bell . Cricket Martin . Larry Martin . Nicky Orr . Eduardo Sarmiento . Cathy Mehl . Martha Carver . Tom Orr . Susan Bailey . Patrick Sharp . Vaughn Trevi . Gaston Hoffman.
Mary Youngblood . Lady Bug Dance
Chris Norman . The Flower Of Port Williams
Johann Pachelbel . Canon In D
Air . Ce Matin La
Sheryl Crow . Letter To God
The Beatles . Long And Winding Road
Teenage Fanclub . Your Love Is The Place Where I Come From
Jeff Buckley . Hallelujah
Aaron Copland . Appalachian Spring
Walter Taieb . Bolero For Violin And Orchestra
Music selected by Rebecca Bell . Joan Poates . Tom Orr . Krishnamurti Mortela . Nicky Orr . Christine Kahane.
Thank you to everybody who took precious time to email us. We realised our project in just over a week, and it was such a lot of of fun. Does Chechu like your choices? Well, we don't know ... yet! We'll find out and let you know.
We downloaded all these tracks from two great websites, All of MP3 and Calabash Music.
Thank you especially to Christine Kahane for delivering the CDs into Chechu's hands. Watch out for Christine's photos and news from the Tour this week, coming soon at www.chechurubiera.info.
Photograph of Christine and Chechu by Liz Kreutz, thePaceline.com