The Press Room podcast presented by Zwift features extended interviews with professionals in the cycling industry. The interviews aim to casually draw back the curtain on professional cycling, much like Formula 1’s ”Drive to Survive”.
Luke Plapp: Coming home to Jayco-Alula
In episode 87 and the final for 2023, I sit down once again with the people’s champ of TPR, Luke Plapp. The great man talks us through his freshly announced transfer to Jayco-Alula. What is he looking forward to at his new team, why did he make the switch and, Luke looks back on his time with Ineos and explains what he learned. Naturally, we keep on going and chat plenty of shit, including a Ride High Country ad–reel, how skin suits are made, it is easier to win Nationals on Jayco, and so much more.
Georgie Howe: End of season review
In episode 86, I catch up with Australian time-trial machine and all-round legend, Georgie Howe, from Team Jayco-Alula. Georgie and I look back on her first season in the Women’s World Tour. We talk about what she learned racing in the classics, the level of the WWT, her Tour de France experience and, other highlights throughout the year. Of course, there is also plenty of shit talk scattered throughout this episode, so I know you will all enjoy this one.
Patrick Broe: Youtube, ASO, Jumbo-Visma & more
In episode 85, I catch up with the best in the cycling media game, Patrick Broe. Patrick is the man who founded Lanterne Rouge, the YouTube channel and the cycling podcast we all know and love. Patrick and I discussed the early days of his cycling media output and the challenges of securing his unique ASO rights agreement. We speak about his role with Jumbo-Visma and how the role has expanded since the beginning into scouting and race scheduling for the team. We also do what we do best and chat plenty of rubbish around Australian cycling. I hope you enjoy this one.
Zoe Backstedt: New team, CX season, Ice cream and TT playlists.
In episode 84, I sit down with the next big thing in women’s professional cycling, Zoe Backstedt. At 19 years old, Zoe is just getting started. She recently signed a 3-year-deal with Canyon-Sram and is about to start her Cyclocross season after completing her first year in the World Tour. In this episode, Zoe and I have a lot of fun chatting about many topics, including her new team at Canyon-Sram, the upcoming cyclocross season, ice cream flavours, Backstedt family stories, time trial Spotify playlists, and more.
Josh Tarling: The new time-trial machine
In episode 83, I sit down with the new European Time Trial champion and neo-pro, Josh Tarling, from Ineos Grenadiers. Josh and I discuss his epic Roubaix OTL story, Time Trialling (of course), style on the bike, track cycling, and his love for space. He’s quietly spoken but has a mischievous energy about him. I hope you enjoy Legends.
Jess Allen: The peoples champ retires
In episode 82, I catch up with the peoples champ of the Women’s peloton, Jess Allen from Jayco-Alula. Last week, Jess announced that 2023 will be her final year as a professional cyclist, calling time on her 10-year career. Jess explains more about her decision to retire, and we look back on the memories that stuck with Jess the most throughout her career.
Hands down the hippest most relaxed interview style poddy for our beloved sport. Jethro’s infectious enthusiasm for the men’s and women’s world tour is felt in every episode, bringing us VIP access to the biggest names and personalities on two wheels. Chapeau 🙌
Best cycling podcast?
This has to be one of the best cycling podcasts out there. It is relaxed and a fun chat between pro cyclists. Where you actually get to know them on a personal level. Tom Gloag was one of my favourite episodes. He seems like a really likeable person and now I want to watch him do well. P.S I really do need some new socks.
Crisp and fresh
My favourite cycling pod and from my home town. Great content and great insight Jethro has great guests and definitely has a style of his own which is very refreshing.