Zwift PowerUp Cycling Podcast
Episode 51 - James Piccoli on Winning Races In Lockdown With Israel Start-Up Nation

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

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!

Episode 50 - Legendary Coach Jim Miller Talks Mindset and His Return To Team USA (Part 2)

Episode 50 - Legendary Coach Jim Miller Talks Mindset and His Return To Team USA (Part 2)

May 20, 2020

Part 2 continues in to the fascinating mind of Jim Miller, where the conversation turns to mindset and TrainingPeaks amongst other topics! Matt and Kev also talk ‘detraining’ and how the pro peloton may come back stronger than ever after lockdown!

Challenges Special: Willie Smit on Conquering Zwift Challenges

Challenges Special: Willie Smit on Conquering Zwift Challenges

May 14, 2020

During lockdown, some Zwifters have taken on some seriously massive challenges! Take South African pro cyclist Willie Smit for example. The Burgos–BH rider headed to Watopia on April 14, where he tackled a continuous 1,000-kilometer ride, covering every meter in 37 hours. After broadcasting certain parts of the ride live on YouTube, he posted the final data on Instagram. 8,150 meters climbed. 17,081 calories burned. Kev chats with Willie about the next-level undertaking in this episode.

Episode 49 - Jim Miller on Helping USA Cycling to Win 14 Olympic Medals

Episode 49 - Jim Miller on Helping USA Cycling to Win 14 Olympic Medals

April 28, 2020

Coach Jim Miller may not be a household name, but his influence on cycling in the US is momentous. Between TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling, he’s helped the United States rack up over 14 Olympic medals over the last two decades. Fun fact: he’s also been Kristin Armstrong’s life-long coach! Greg and Kristin catch up with Jim, and later on Matt talks about getting the balance right between riding up and down categories.

Episode 48 - Philippe Gilbert Talks Training, Classics, and Zwift

Episode 48 - Philippe Gilbert Talks Training, Classics, and Zwift

April 11, 2020

Matt chats with a legend of the sport, Philippe Gilbert about his favorite training session, the classics, consistency with training and more! Plus, Kev and Greg join with insight into how much carbohydrates you need to consume for Zwifting! 

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Kristin Armstrong

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Kristin Armstrong

April 7, 2020

Matt catches up with Kristin to talk about juggling life as a cycling coach, an entrepreneur, a mom and a school teacher! Plus, Matt and Kristin chat about the latest Zwift feature—Clubs!

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Kev Poulton

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Kev Poulton

March 31, 2020

Matt catches up with Kev to discuss how pro cyclists are coping amidst COVID-19, plus a new power profiling protocol and peak Zwift! Matt and Kev even share their best jokes!

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Greg Henderson

Covid-19 Host Check-In with Greg Henderson

March 27, 2020

Matt catches up with Greg who talks about how COVID-19 is impacting his daily life in isolation. Plus, what it means for the World Tour Pro Cycling Team to have no IRL racing to train for!

Covid-19 Host Check-In With Dani Rowe

Covid-19 Host Check-In With Dani Rowe

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of life, from travel to dining to finance to fitness. PowerUp host Matt Rowe speaks about the impact of the coronavirus with his wife, Olympic Champion Dani Rowe. They touch on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, speculating on what the pandemic might mean for athletes. 

 

Disclaimer: the UK was not in lockdown nor had the Olympics been postponed when this episode was recorded.