As business returns to normal after the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson, and Kristin Armstrong go over a crazy week of podcasting and cycling action. Just because the big week is over doesn’t mean this episode is any less packed. We chat about the juniors who truly stood out as well as how Mathieu van der Poel could have learned from Greg’s own experiences with bonking (detailed in the Alex Dowsett episode). Greg gets fired up about one particularly controversial moment in Yorkshire, and Kristin discusses having to follow Chloe Dygert's explosive TT win from the other side of the world.
In the final instalment of the World Championship Specials, Matt, Dani and Kev cover all possible topics, from where Rohan Dennis keeps his rainbow jerseys, to what the future of Zwift esports is. Sitting down with both Rohan Dennis and Zwift esports CEO Craig Edmondson, the final episode winds down from a jam packed week of racing and podcasts. There’s also an esports exclusive thrown in to soften the blow of no more Worlds week Specials. Join Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong on the next episode as business returns to normal.
As the World Championships start to wind down, Matt, Kev and Dani are joined by some of the most successful Juniors of the day, Quinn Simmons (Junior Men's Road Race winner) and Max Walker (Men's U23 Yorkshire Challenge winner, held at the Zwift Draft House), as well as British hopeful Ben Swift. All the hard questions are covered - how will the rain affect race day, who is going to which teams next year, and how much Five Guys can you eat post-race.
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World Championship Special: Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe, Ella Harris, Julie Leth and Audrey Cordon-Ragot
The 4th episode of the World Championship Specials brings the best of Zwift and pro tour athletes to the podcast as Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe, Ella Harris, Julie Leth and Audrey Cordon-Ragot join the hosts to talk about Zwift Academy, juggling fatherhood with the pro-tour, and their top picks for the up coming events. It’s a jam-packed episode but it doesn’t stop there, there’s a 10 minute exert from the latest Watts Occurring podcast which was recorded live in the Zwift Draft House in Yorkshire by our very own Matt Rowe.
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Episode 3 dives into all the action of the first half of the World Championship week. With stellar guests in newly crowned TT World Champion Chloe Dygert, 5th place finisher in the men's TT Alex Dowsett and Bronze medalist in the Mixed Relay Dan Bigham, the hosts cover all events whilst also sharing a taste of the World Championships.
Team Sky. Movistar. Team Katusha-Alpecin. Top road racing teams all graced at one point or another by Alex Dowsett. He joins the hosts to chat about his early years in the pro scene as well as using Zwift to train ahead of the time trial event at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. All while sitting in a Glasgow bathtub before the Tour of Britain!
Matt Rowe teams up with Dani Rowe and Matt Stephens to discuss all things Yorkshire Road World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Introducing a 5 part ‘Worlds Special’ that will feature special guests, analysis, and behind the scenes stories! Plus, Kev Poulton will be on the podcast, offering a unique insight in to life as a coach for riders targeting the podium having used Zwift in training.
When victory is often a matter of inches, mobility on the bike matters. Matt Rowe sits down with Welsh wizard Nathan Thomas, physio for Team Ineos, to discuss what mobility work is best for Zwifters, who works the hardest at Team Ineos, and which countries love physio! Also covered: Kev checks back in after France, Kristen on coaching Colorado Classic winner Chloe Dygert, and an exciting podcast announcement!
With less than a year until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the conversation on riding in heat and humidity continues. Otago University’s Professor of Exercise and Environmental Physiology, Jim Cotter, gives the lowdown on how to get the most out of your training when the sun just won’t quit. Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong take on how beneficial warm-ups truly are, as well as how to earn Drops the smart way. They also dive into Greg’s old habit of training in the bathroom. Want to know why? Tune in to Episode 35!