Hear what it takes to win the Tour de France with current champ, Geraint Thomas. In Episode 32, he opens up about the kind of prep that goes into the greatest bike race on Earth. Periodization, training phases, so on and so forth. The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist also compares the demands of the Olympics versus the Tour de France. Plus, we get into his favorite Zwift course and first time racing at 14.
At 29 years old, Jolien D’Hoore has racked up an impressive number of achievements. Olympic medalist. World and European Champ. Belgian National Champion, 33 times over. She stops by in Episode 31 to chat with the crew about balancing her life as a pro while pursuing a university degree, as well as her favorite course on Zwift.
Welcome to our recap of the 2019 Giro d’Italia.
Matt, Greg, and Kev go over the highs and lows of the year’s first Grand Tour. From crashes and missing team cars to Marco Haller and Miguel Angel Lopez getting into it with fans, there were a lot of standout moments from this year’s Giro. The crew also discuss Zwift and eSports getting in on the Giro action and how technology helps the sport improve. Plus, predictions for the 2019 Tour de France and the usual Q&A.
Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with Joshua Poertner.
The Silca Velo CEO continues to offer his insight into marginal gains, those little performance improvements that can be made when everything that goes into riding a bike is considered. Episode 29 then pivots to pro cyclist Victor Campanaerts’ new UCI Hour Record, 3D-printed helmets, and heat loss through your wrists! We also get into Kev’s favorite gear—the granny gear—and why you might use it.
What are marginal gains?
These are those slight adjustments you make to your training that add up, giving you that extra boost. The precise diet. The course recon.
The constant hand-washing.
Joshua Poertner, CEO of Silca Velo and previous technical director of Zipp, visits the crew in Episode 28 to discuss where the concept of marginal gains came from as well as how wind direction can impact optimum tire pressure. Plus the usual Q&A where Matt
explains the terms “Allez” and “Ho.”
Episode 27 is all about the Classics. Special guest Marco Haller of Team Katusha-Alpecin drops by and shares his experiences.
We’ll also hear what the hosts think ofboth Zwift’s newest route and the Tour of Watopia.
Discover Greg’s “World Record” (that Mattand Kev don’t buy), along with the usual Q&A!
Matt and Kev talk KISS Super League (KSL) with Zwift Community All Stars cyclist, Adam Zimmerman. He opens up about what the KSL means to him, the pressure of representing the Zwift community, team dynamics, as well as the physical demands and tactics for sprinting on Zwift.
Afterwards, we get into the McCarthy Special workout and whether wearing a base layer on Zwift is worth it. Find out Matt and Kev's thoughts, plus the usual Q&A section that we got Greg out of bed for!
In Episode 24, we dive into season prep—fromtraining camps to the benefits of double days.We also recap our very own Power Up Training Camp in Banyoles, Spain.
Six lucky Zwifters joined the coaches of Rocacorba Cycling to get in tip-top shape for their upcoming seasons.
Finally, co-owner of Rocacorba Cycling and professional cyclist Ashleigh Moolman Pasio offers insight into the world of women's pro cycling.