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ABSA Cape Epic | Qhubeka Special - Travis Johnston

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ABSA Cape Epic | Qhubeka Special - Doug Ryder

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Rahsaan Bahati is joined by several Qhubeka ambassadors to talk about how the bicycle changed their lives.

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 6 With Matt Rowe

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Matt Rowe takes a look at the final workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers his advice on how to tackle it.

ABSA Cape Epic | Qhubeka Special - Nic Dlamini

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ABSA Cape Epic | Qhubeka Special - Andrew McLean

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AusCycling Special with Maeve Plouffe

October 4, 2021

Scott McGrory takes over the podcast for a limited run of 3 podcast rides with 3 Australian Olympians, fresh from Tokyo!

ABSA Cape Epic | Qhubeka Special - Ash Moolman Pasio

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Rahsaan Bahati is joined by several Qhubeka ambassadors to talk about how the bicycle changed their lives. 

UCI Road World Championships Special - Flanders

October 1, 2021

Dave Towle took over the podcast to lead a UCI Road World Championships Special episode. Keep an eye out for extended cuts and more interviews to come with Kasia Niewiadoma, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and more. 

Cory Greenberg on Training With Colitis

September 28, 2021

Cory Greenberg talks about his involvement with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and how he lives and trains as a pro cyclist with Ulcerative Colitis. 

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 5 With Matt Rowe

September 27, 2021

Matt Rowe takes a look at the fifth workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers his advice on how to tackle it.

AusCycling Special with Annette Edmondson

September 27, 2021

Scott McGrory takes over the podcast for a limited run of 3 podcast rides with 3 Australian Olympians, fresh from Tokyo!

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 4 With Matt Rowe

September 20, 2021

Matt Rowe takes a look at the fourth workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers his advice on how to tackle it.

AusCycling Special with Kelland O‘Brien

September 20, 2021

Scott McGrory takes over the podcast for a limited run of 3 podcast rides with 3 Australian Olympians, fresh from Tokyo! 

Best Moments of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

September 17, 2021

As the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics come to a close, Matt, Kristin and Greg share their favourite moments of the Games.

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 3 With Kristin Armstrong

September 13, 2021

Kristin Armstrong takes a look at the third workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers her advice on how to tackle it.

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 2 With Kristin Armstrong

September 6, 2021

Kristin Armstrong takes a look at the second workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers her advice on how to tackle it.

Illi Gardener on Her Everesting World Record

September 3, 2021

Zwift racer Illi Gardener talked with Matt Rowe about the new Everesting World Record which she set on Welsh soil! Find hints, tips and solid coaching advice for serious climbers in this episode 

Advice For Zwift Academy Road Workout 1 With Kristin Armstrong

August 30, 2021

Kristin Armstrong takes a look at the first workout of the Zwift Academy Road program and offers her advice on how to tackle it.

How To Prepare For The Rapha Women’s 100

August 25, 2021

Never ridden 100km? Want to ride 100km stronger than ever before? Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong help you prepare to take on the challenge, whether it's for the Rapha Women's 100 or your own personal goal. 

Turbo Episode - Best Moments of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

August 19, 2021

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics come to a close, Matt, Kristin and Rahsaan all share their favourite moments of the Games. Some cycling, some from other sports; these moments show great sportsmanship, broken records and once in a lifetime performances. 

Olympic Legend Kristin Armstrong on Tokyo and Being An Olympian

July 23, 2021

With the Tokyo Olympics starting, Kristin Armstrong dives into what training for the prestigious event looks like, what it's like to be in the Olympic Village and what it takes to win! 

Turbo Episode - Tour de France 2021

July 19, 2021

Matt Rowe and Greg Henderson discuss the 3 main players of this year's Tour de France, whilst also bidding a fond farewell to sprinting legend Andre Greipel who announced his retirement this week.

Pride On Special - Celebrating Shanaze Reade’s Incredible Career

June 29, 2021

Shanaze Reade has had one of the most fascinating careers in cycling, from winning Nationals in her first MBX race to becoming a Track World Champ in 6 weeks. To celebrate Pride On, we sat down with Shanaze for an in-depth discussion about her career, her retirement, her anxiety and her recent battle with alcoholism. In this inspirational interview, Shanaze shares her life lessons and displays her fiery determination that made her a British sporting legend and an LGBTQIA+ athletic icon. 

Olympic Virtual Series – Mariana Pajón

June 24, 2021

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!

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!

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