As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming the Queen of BMX, Mariana Pajón, to the podcast. The first ever Colombian to win two Gold Medals in BMX, she also has over 30 championship titles, having won her first world title at the age of nine. 

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians!

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Olympic Virtual Series – Anna Meares

June 20, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming 4x 500m Time Trial World Champion Anna Meares to the podcast. With six Olympic medals, she’s the most decorated woman track cyclist of all time. 

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians!

Olympic Virtual Series – Dame Sarah Storey

June 17, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming 14x Paralympic Gold Medalist Dame Sarah Storey to the podcast. With 75 world records across both cycling and swimming, she’s a veritable multisport legend.

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians! 

Olympic Virtual Series – Nelson Vails

June 14, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist Nelson Vails to the podcast. With his ‘84 medal, he became the first African American to win an Olympic medal in cycling and in 2009, he was inducted into the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame. 

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians!

Olympic Virtual Series – Anna van der Breggen

June 11, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming the Queen of the Ardennes, Anna van der Breggen, to the podcast. With a number of wins over the course of her career, including a Gold Medal in Rio 2016, three Giro d’Italia Femminile wins, and notably, all three Ardennes Classics in one year, she’s a dominant force on the tarmac.

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians! 

Olympic Virtual Series – Sir Chris Hoy

June 7, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming 6x Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Chris Hoy to the podcast. The second-most decorated Olympian cyclist of all time, he now races cars in the realm of motorsports.

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians! 

Olympic Virtual Series – Nino Schurter

June 4, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming 3x Olympic Medalist Nino Schurter to the podcast. One of the greatest male cross-country mountain bikers of all time, he’s an 8x Cross Country World Champion with seven overall UCI World Cup titles.

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians! 

Olympic Virtual Series – Georgia Simmerling

June 1, 2021

As part of the Olympic Virtual Series, we’re welcoming Olympian Georgia Simmerling to the podcast. The first Canadian to compete in three different sports in three different Olympic Games (cycling, alpine skiing, and skicross), she currently competes for UCI Women’s Team Twenty20.

The Olympic Virtual Series is jam-packed with exciting events, and will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Come join us for Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians!

Episode 69 - Body Transformations with Celeb PT Corey Calliet

May 26, 2021

Celebrity Personal Trainer Corey Calliet joins Rahsaan Bahati to discuss body transformations, gym work and how he became Michael B Jordan's PT. From a young boy in New Orleans to becoming one of the most sought after personal trainers in LA, Corey's career has taken him far. Now he’s picked up a bike and is starting to use cycling as a way to maximise his training. He also discusses how he the battle against childhood obesity can change lives and save a lot of pain.

Jim Manton on Bike Fits and Aero Gains From The PowerUp Tri Podcast Archives

May 12, 2021

We've looked back through our archives to find the best episodes across both of our Zwift podcasts to bring you interviews, advice and key learnings to help make you a better bike rider, both on Zwift and out on the road. This episode of the Zwift PowerUp Tri Podcast was originally posted on the 26th February 2021. 

With about 30 years of experience, it's no wonder that Jim Manton has gained the title of one of the best bike fitters in the world. So it was only fitting that he sat down with Matt Lieto and Sarah True to retell the tale of how he started his company and how bike fitting has changed over the years. He also drops a bombshell when he reminds Sarah that they had met before and that he actually observed one of her bike fits, and still thinks he could have done a better job!

Episode 68 - Red Walters, One Year To Go Pro

April 22, 2021

Red Walters has a very promising career ahead of him, but Covid-19 closed down racing for 2020 and he couldn't show off his potential as he had hoped too. Now he's stuck with only 1 year left in the Under23 category, and 1 year to show off his talent and earn a pro signing. He sits down with Matt Rowe and Rahsaan Bahati to discuss lockdown training, diversity in cycling, what he hopes the future holds, and let's not forget his previous accolades in dinghy racing... 

Episode 67 - Rachael Elliott, TT Star to Paralympic Hopeful

April 9, 2021

She's a renowned Zwift community member, record holder and now Paralympic hopeful! Rachael Elliott has not let her 2018 stroke stop her from living her life to the fullest, and she sat down with Kristin Armstrong to discuss TT mindset, how her stroke changed the way she trains and whether we might see Rachael at the Paralympics some day. She's a Zwifting legend, and you can catch her in community rides and races including the Zwift Race League! 

WRRS Special: A Discussion on Equality in Sport With Special Guests

March 26, 2021

In this Women's Ride and Run Series special episode, we start a discussion about equality in sports from many different perspectives. Sarah Axelson, Director of Advocacy at the Women's Sports Foundation talks about the work she and her colleagues do to improve equality in sports because of the many benefits it provides. Ayesha McGowan talks about her career and being the first African American woman to sign with a professional road cycling team, whilst also providing easy ways to be an advocate for change. Then to close the show, Joanna Hoffman (Director of Communications at Athlete Ally) has a conversation with Dr Veronica Ivy, the first transgender world track cycling champion, about the equality both female and male trans athletes face when trying to take part in sports.

 

About Women’s Sports Foundation:

Zwift is proud to support the Women’s Sport Foundation, which exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, WSF is building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation. All girls. All women. All sports.®

 

Ayesha McGowan’s Social Media Handles:

Twitter: @ayesuppose

Instagram: @ayesuppose

 

Twitter Threads Mentioned By Dr Veronica Ivy:

NCAA thread: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1358141431823613957

Testosterone data thread: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1357723759910805505

Thread about Dr Veronica Ivy: https://twitter.com/SportIsARight/status/1358502888436363267

 

Dr Veronica Ivy's Academic Work:

https://bit.ly/transsport 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12QQ9lo8K7vs6lmMiP9CoXBDVRdFHCIWLWf1UHCP0oBY/edit?usp=sharing 

Her website: veronicaivy.com

 

Dr Veronica Ivy's Social Media Handles:

Twitter: @sportisaright

Instagram: drveronicaivy

 

About Athlete Ally: 

Athlete Ally believes sport will change the world when it welcomes and empowers all people. As a leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality, Athlete Ally works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQI+ people in sport. We educate individuals and institutions to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQI+ people and how they can build an inclusive culture within their athletic communities. We work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents. We incubate athlete activism to advance LGBTQI+ equality in and through sport. For more information, visit www.athleteally.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @AthleteAlly. 

WRRS Special: Women’s Training with Dr Stacy Sims and More

March 22, 2021

From training as a woman, to motivation, to getting the most out of Zwift, and everything in between, tune into the WRRS live panel featuring exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Dr. Stacy Sims, 3x Gold Medalist Kirstin Armstrong, Sports Nutritionist Gemma Sampson, and Olympic Runner Gwen Jorgensen.

This live panel was originally posted on Facebook and YouTube, if you'd prefer to view it in video form

Episode 66 - Coaching Explained… Positioning

March 19, 2021

In the latest edition of Coaching Explained, Greg Henderson and Matt Rowe discuss positioning and the importance of being in the right place during a race. 

Coaching Explained is a series of podcast episodes where Greg and Matt take it back to basics and explain the important, need-to-know details of key cycling terms and concepts. If you want to level up your training, racing or riding, then these episodes will show you how! 

Episode 65 - Coaching Explained… FTP

March 12, 2021

In a new series called 'Coaching Explained', Greg Henderson and Matt Rowe sit down to delve into the need to know facts about key coaching and cycling terms. To kick it off, they look at FTP and show you how to figure out what yours is, how to increase it, and what it actually means. 

Tune in next Friday, when Greg and Matt look into bike positioning!

Movistar E-Team Special with JP Molinero

February 24, 2021

Matt Rowe sits down with Movistar CMO JP Molinero to discuss the formation of the new Movistar E-Team on Zwift and how his job in cycling has changed over the years. Taking a deep dive into the business side of the cycling industry and how eRacing/eSports fits into that, it's plain to see that Movistar is ready to make their mark on the eSports scene. Matt also provides some hints and tips for anyone wanting to take on Haute Route Watopia this weekend.

Episode 64 - Disordered Eating with Renee McGregor and Elo du Luart

February 22, 2021

Greg Henderson sits down with Renee McGregor and Eloise du Luart to discuss the complexities of eating disorders and the impacts they can have on professional and recreational athletes. Renee McGregor is a sports dietician who specialises in eating disorders and Eloise du Luart is a former Zwift employee turned professional triathlete who has suffered from an eating disorder for a number of years. Together they discuss the highs and lows of living with an eating disorder, and offer professional advice for understanding disordered eating.

Episode 63 - Part 2, Justin Williams on the Future of Cycling

February 17, 2021

Justin Williams continues to discuss the future with Rahsaan Bahati, and how his younger years have driven him to foster change in the cycling industry. He’s a man with lots of ideas and his own experiences from growing up in an area with no grocery stores to not having a suitable place to train, have lit a fire in him to see change made. The future of cycling is looking brighter than ever with Justin Williams in it!

Episode 63 - Justin Williams, The Hood to Rock Racing Part 1

February 12, 2021

Justin Williams joins Rahsaan Bahati for a trip down memory lane, as they both look back on their younger years and how their upbringings helped them to achieve big things in the cycling world. Traversing Justin's youth and how Rahsaan helped him get onto one of the coolest teams in cycling at just 17. Jam packed with anecdotes, jokes and life lessons, you'll be chomping at the bit for part 2, which will be available from Tuesday 16th February  

Episode 62 - Le Col’s Yanto Barker on the Science of Cycling Kit

January 28, 2021

They used to race against each other but today they're brought back together by a mutual love of the science behind cycling kit. Le Col's very own Yanto Barker sits down with Greg Henderson to discuss his career as a pro cyclist and how he transitioned into a businessman with little experience under his belt, learning the ropes as he went. And they touch on the new IRL Le Col kit for the Tour de Zwift, a match made in cycling kit heaven!

Episode 61 - Welcome Our New Host, Rahsaan Bahati

January 16, 2021

Matt & Greg give a warm welcome to their new podcast co-host, Rahsaan Bahati! Rahsaan’s journey has taken him from, in his words, “the hood to Watopia,” with many bike victories on the way! He’ll be joining the PowerUp Cycling hosts as a permanent member of the team, so be ready to hear much more from the 10-time US National Champ!

Episode 60 - Simon Mottram on the Rapha Festive 500

December 23, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Matt Rowe sits down with Rapha CEO Simon Mottram to discuss the final challenge of the year, the Rapha Festive 500! It's a challenge to ride 500km in 8 days over Christmas, and things have changed a little this year for the Festive 500 as virtual kilometers now count towards the challenge, so you can take part on Zwift, on the road, or a mix of both. Matt also chats about riding for the Rapha team when he was younger and how he might be taking part in the Rapha Festive 500 so that he can beat Simon by 1km.

 

We're taking a break over the holidays, but we'll be back in January with more coaching hints, tips and pro rider interviews! 

PowerUp Tri Podcast Special: Lionel Sanders’s 2020 Achievements

December 12, 2020

In this special crossover episode, the hosts of the PowerUp Tri podcast, our sister podcast, takeover to introduce you to the character that is, Lionel Sanders.  

In what may be the understatement of the decade, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone—athletes included. Making goals. Checking them off. Finding the next event. 2020 is, ahem, the worst. But Canadian pro triathlete Lionel Sanders has kept the negativity of this year at relative bay, managing to set a new Canadian Hour Record on the track, chased down a 5K personal best, won the Z Pro Tri Series, and recently finished 4th at the PTO Championships in Daytona. This episode, we chat with Lionel about how important these missions are for an athlete in 2020. Oh, and Matt welcomes on his new co-host, Sarah True!

Photo credit: @milossavicvisuals

UCI Cycling Esports World Championships Special

December 10, 2020

Both winners of the first UCI Cycling Esports World Championships join Matt and Dani Rowe for a quick catch up right after their exceptional wins. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio won the woman's race to end a glittering year of Zwift racing success, but it really came down to the wire for her. On the men's side, a surprising win for Germany's Jason Osborne, professional rower turned cyclist. He was even at a rowing training camp in Portugal when he took the win. Matt and Dani caught up with them both to chat all things UCI Cycling Esports World Championships! 

Special Episode Six // Mathieu Van Der Poel and Ceylin Alvarado // Presented by Toyota

December 6, 2020

In a two-part double guest special, Cyclocross novice Greg Henderson sits down with two leading figures in men’s and women’s Cyclocross to discuss the beauty of one of the muddiest cycling disciplines ever. Ceylin delves into the importance of hard work and doing everything with a smile and a sense of humor, while Mathieu discusses why he sometimes finds it hard to not train. Greg also recalls the first time he met Mathieu, which was the first time he beat Greg in a race!  

 

Since being founded in 1961, Toyota South Africa Motors has become as much a part of the local culture as the vibrant people that drive its vehicles and is built on fundamental values of respect for people and continuous improvement. It is a principle that has helped to cement the organisation’s position as South Africa’s leading automotive company. With more than 200 dealerships across South Africa, TSAM also boasts an enviable 40 years of consecutive market leadership in the local auto retail.

Special Episode Five // Annika Langvad // Presented by Garmin|Tacx

December 5, 2020

Annika Langvad is a truly inspiring cyclist - a MTB legend, World Champion, 5x Cape Epic winner, road racer... and a dentist! She sits down with Kristin Armstrong to chat about her World Championship experience and balancing her exceptional career with root canals. She also talks about how much she wished she had time to ‘play on her bike’ before jumping head first into competition. 

 

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin-Tacx products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin-Tacx believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin.com.

Special Episode Four // Sir Chris Hoy // Presented by SiS

December 4, 2020

What got Sir Chris Hoy, the most decorated track cyclist in history, into cycling? The film E.T. is more involved in this answer than you may think. Dani Rowe chats enjoying  retirement with his family and by driving cars exceptionally fast. It’s true what they say, Champions really never rest.

 

SiS is a leading sports nutrition company that develops innovative sports supplements and nutrition products for use by elite athletes and sports enthusiasts.

SiS was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with the manufacturing facility based in Lancashire. Every SiS product is thoroughly tested & certified through the Informed-Sport programme.

For more information, visit scienceinsport.com

Special Episode Three // Lisa Brennauer // Presented by Toyota

December 3, 2020

One time trial champion speaks to another! Lisa Brennauer chats with Kristin Armstrong about how she found her passion for cycling when she was just fourteen years old and how her first race went. Spoiler: it didn’t go well. She calmly dissects her entire career—from the long drives with her family to the National Championships to the teamwork that got her to multiple World Championship wins. She also explains exactly what it feels like to claim those coveted rainbow bands, which she lovingly calls ‘chasing rainbows.’  

 

Since being founded in 1961, Toyota South Africa Motors has become as much a part of the local culture as the vibrant people who drive its vehicles. Built on fundamental values and respect for people and continuous improvement, Toyota South Africa Motors has helped cement the organization’s position as South Africa’s leading automotive company. With more than 200 dealerships across South Africa, TSAM also boasts an enviable 40 years of consecutive market leadership in the local auto retail.

Special Episode Two // Anna Van Der Breggen // Presented by Garmin|Tacx

December 2, 2020

Greg Henderson catches up with three-time World Champion Anna Van Der Breggen, and the pair take a deep dive into the world of training in the Netherlands, which World Championship win she holds dearest and how she’s preparing for the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships. Plus, Anna and Greg discuss how to slow down the infamously fast Zwift race start! 

 

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin-Tacx products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin-Tacx believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin.com.

Special Episode One // Mark Cavendish // Presented by SiS

December 1, 2020

Mark Cavendish sits down with Matt Rowe to discuss everything from fatherhood to the World Championships. Mark recounts the early days of his career as a teenager working in a bank and dreaming of being a world champion. Matt tells us how he managed to make that dream a reality. He also explains why everyone apologizes to him every year for his brother’s performance at the Tour de France, tune in to find out why! 

 

SiS is a leading sports nutrition company that develops innovative sports supplements and nutrition products for use by elite athletes and sports enthusiasts.

SiS was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with the manufacturing facility based in Lancashire. Every SiS product is thoroughly tested & certified through the Informed-Sport programme.

For more information, visit scienceinsport.com

Episode 59 - Nicholas Dlamini: Township to the World Tour

November 18, 2020

Matt talks with NTT Pro Cycling's Nicholas Dlamini about his incredible journey from a South African Township to a career in professional cycling. Nic opens up on family life, why he waits until lunchtime to train, the infamous 'arm breaking incident' in 2019, plus more! 

Zwift Academy Run Special From Our Sister Podcast, The PowerUp Tri Podcast

November 6, 2020

In this takeover podcast special Matt Lieto brings in Sean Jefferson to talk about the inaugural Zwift Academy Run program. The training camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Zwift’s new top end run team, and explore some killer workouts to improve your fitness. Matt and Sean bring on Terrence Mahon, a world renowned coach and runner in his own right, to chat about the coaching program he created. Some really good banter and running history covered in this episode, give it a listen.

It'll be business as usual next week though when Nicholas Dlamini joins Matt Rowe to talk about his career from South African township to World Tour Pro

Episode 58 - Mark Barfield on Mechanical Doping Part 2

October 21, 2020

Part 2 on Mechanical Doping sees Greg chat with Mechanical Doping mastermind Mark Barfield on how he took a blank sheet of paper and developed a strategy for the UCI’s successful management of Mechanical Doping! Plus, Matt & Greg talk about Grand Tours, Crashing, Tadej Pogacar and Zwift Academy!

Episode 57 - New Training Plans And Post-Natal Training, Part 2

September 29, 2020

Just 11 days after giving birth to her son, Ted, Dani Rowe sits down with Kristin and Zwift’s very own Kate Veronneau to talk about all things post-pregnancy training in Part 2 of our deep dive into pre- and post-natal training. Kristin Armstrong imparts some valuable wisdom on motherhood, getting back on the bike, and dealing with the post-pregnancy pressure. Kate joins the fun, chatting with Dani and Kristin about the two new training plans that she's been working on.

Haute Route Special - Kristin Armstrong Talks to CEO Julie Royer

September 18, 2020

As Zwift prepares for the second round of Haute Route rides up the new Ven-Top, Kristin Armstrong sits down with the CEO, Julie Royer. They talk Haute Route history, how to prepare, how taking Haute Route to Zwift just makes sense, and Julie's own ascent to CEO status.

 

Haute Route rides start today on Zwift, so get your climbing legs ready for a brutal 3 stage weekend of climbing, group riding and beautiful views!

Episode 56 - Mark Barfield on Mechanical Doping Part 1

September 17, 2020

Former Technical Manager for the UCI, Mark Barfield, sits down with Greg Henderson to discuss all things mechanical doping from bike weight to the impact of new bike tech. Greg also fills us in on what the opening week of the Tour de France looks like for a team staff member. Don’t miss Part 2 of the chat with Mark Barfield which sees Greg and Mark tackle mechanical fraud - coming soon! 

Episode 55 - Athlete and Mom and Beyond—Training Through Pregnancy PART 1

August 27, 2020

Training is tough. Pregnancy is tough. Training while pregnant...well, you get the idea. Kristin and Dani cover everything about training hard with a bun in the oven, as well as how to move forward after the baby is born. How to look after the body, ways to listen to your body, as well as why keeping track of your heart rate is so important! The pair also get into the latest at Zwift, new pro teams, and try their hand at explaining a few cycling terms.

 

Photo credit: Tim De Waele/Getty

Virtual Tour de France Wrap Up

July 31, 2020

In the final instalment of the Virtual Tour de France specials, Matt, Greg, Dani and Kristin take one last look back on the first Virtual Tour and talk about what the future might hold. NTT Pro Cycling Team Principal Doug Ryder also joins Kristin for a chat about what it took to sweep all the virtual jerseys and the team's valuable charity work. 

Virtual Tour de France Stage 5 and 6 Winner Interviews with Ash Moolman Pasio, Mike Woods And More

July 24, 2020

The Virtual Tour de France has come to an end but that doesn't mean we don't still have some winner interviews for you to sink your teeth into. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Mike Woods, Lauren Stephens and Will Clarke all dominated over the weekend and Kristin Armstrong got the inside scoop from them all the moment they stepped off the bike! Plus we have an extra interview with Rachel Hedderman, DS of Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank, as well as a chat with Doug Ryder, DS of NTT Pro Cycling which will feature in next week's episode.

 

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France

Virtual Tour de France Special: Mont Ventoux, the Champs-Élysées and Stages 3 and 4

July 17, 2020

The final stages of the Virtual Tour de France might be looming but there is so much to get excited about as the pros take on Mont Ventoux and the Champs-Élysées this weekend - two legendary routes which will soon be available in Zwift. It's a full house as Matt Rowe, Dani Rowe, Kristen Armstrong and Greg Henderson also take a look at last weekend's action to debate the age old topic, when do you use your PowerUps in races? And just when you think we couldn't pack more into this episode, Dani and Kristin talk about their new training program which launched last week!

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France

Virtual Tour de France Stage 3 and 4 Winner Interviews With Tanja Erath, Freddy Ovett And More

July 13, 2020

After a weekend of amazing racing, it's only fitting that the PowerUp hosts sat down with the 4 stage winners of the middle weekend of the Virtual Tour de France. Greg Henderson chatted to Tanja Erath (CANYON//SRAM RACING) and Matteo Dal-Cin (RALLY CYCLING) to see what tips the pros could offer listeners. Then Dani Rowe grabbed some time with returning stage winner April Tacey (DROPS) and Freddy Ovett (ISRAEL START-UP NATION), who was vying for a win after his close second place in last week's Stage 2. Plenty of tips, stories and laughter to be had!

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France

 

Virtual Tour de France Special: All The Racing Analysis From Stages 1 And 2

July 9, 2020

The opening stages of the Virtual Tour de France might be over but Matt Rowe, Dani Rowe and Greg Henderson have all the racing analysis to help you race like a pro. Looking back at stages 1 and 2, they reflect on what the riders said in their post-race interviews (see previous episode) and how to master the super tuck. But with stages 3 and 4 looming, the hosts can't resist talking about the next two courses on the brand new France routes! 

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France

Virtual Tour de France Stage 1 and 2 Winner Interviews With April Tacey, Julien Bernard and More

July 6, 2020

As the opening weekend of racing comes to a close, Matt Rowe and Dani Rowe sit down with the winners of each race. The adrenaline is still pumping and most of them are still on their trainers, so we get the freshest insight into just how hard the first two stages of the Virtual Tour de France were. April Tacey (DROPS), Ryan Gibbons (NTT PRO CYCLING TEAM), Lauren Stephens (TEAM TIBCO - SILICON VALLEY BANK) and Julian Bernard (TREK-SEGAFREDO) share all, and Greg Henderson analyses the small details of the weekend's racing.

 

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France.  

Virtual Tour de France Special: The Tour de France Is Coming To Zwift!

June 29, 2020

It's official! The Tour de France is coming to Zwift with 6 men's and women's races over the course of 3 weekends called Virtual Tour de France. That's right, women will be taking part too! And that's not all, there will be new worlds for riders to explore in game as France and Paris both make their Zwift debuts. The Zwift PowerUp Cycling Podcast is launching 3 weeks of Virtual Tour de France specials as Matt, Greg, Kristin and Dani chat to the winners of each virtual race and share their own stories and insight in mid-week updates.

Catch post-race interviews every Monday and mid-week updates every Thursday until the end of the Virtual Tour de France. 

Episode 54 - Maize Wimbush on Aiming to be the First Female African American Olympic Cyclist

June 25, 2020

Kristin Armstrong talks with 14-year-old, future star cyclist Maize Wimbush about the passion of wearing the red, white and blue and representing your country. Maize opens up about her dream of being the first female African American to make the Olympic Team in cycling, before receiving advice from 3x Olympic Champ Kristin Armstrong.

Episode 53 - Ash Moolman Pasio on Lockdown Life and Zwift Racing

June 16, 2020

Say hello to Ashleigh Moolman Pasio! The South African pro cyclist was the first-ever World Tour Pro winner of a Zwift Classic—you might remember her crushing the third round at Trofeo Bologna. She and PowerUp host Matt Rowe catch up in Episode 53, chatting about life in lockdown as well as racing and training on Zwift. Plus, Matt, Kev, and Greg offer advice on how to factor split days into your training.

Credits: Getty Images/ CCC-Liv)

Episode 52 - Nicola Cranmer on Team Twenty20’s History and Future

June 10, 2020

Kristin Armstrong talks with Nicola Cranmer, with 16+ years at the helm of women’s pro cycling teams. We count ​4 Olympic medalists and 17 World Champions with her backing, and more trophies on the way. Her show stopping women of TWENTY20 are regular Zwift users, smashing max power limits and honing their mental game. Nicola also looks into her crystal ball and offers predictions for the future of bike racing.

 

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Episode 51 - James Piccoli on Winning Races In Lockdown With Israel Start-Up Nation

May 29, 2020

So who’s James Piccoli? He’s a Canadian. He’s a millennial. He’s a next-level professional road racer, currently riding for UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation. James chats with PowerUp host Greg Henderson about the unusual scenario of turning WorldTour Pro but having no real-life races to compete in! James talks about the transition to professional life, what he’s been up to in lockdown, as well as racing on Zwift!

 

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Lockdown Check-In With Nick Frendo On Mental Health

May 22, 2020

A short episode during Mental Health Awareness Week sees Matt catch up with Movember Ambassador; Nick Frendo. Nick opens up about his story, fundraising efforts and how he is now using Zwift amidst Lockdown!