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”.
Matej Mohorič: Descending tips, Gravel Worlds & Roubaix
In episode 97, I catch up with one of the most fascinating cyclists in the modern peloton, Matej Mohorič. Matej is well-known for his impressive record of wins and his fearless riding style, but also for his eloquent and candid interviews that he consistently delivers. In our conversation, we discussed the classics, what it takes to win, and the challenges of gravel cycling, including his experience in winning the world gravel championship. We also delved into Matej’s expertise in descending, which many consider to be the best in the world.
Laurence Pithie: Winning Cadels, leadership at FDJ, park-runs & golfing
In episode 96, I catch up with the man of the summer, Laurence Pithie. Laurence and I discussed the recent NZ national championships, his huge victory at Cadel Evans GORR, and what was going through his mind during that hectic sprint finish. We dive into his favourite sponsor items (it will surprise you) and chat about living in Europe, running in the off-season, golf and his call-up to the Giro d’italia in May. Laurence is a top guy, and I know you will all enjoy this episode. Keep an eye out for him this season at Groupama-FDJ.
Greg Henderson: World Tour Sprint & Leadout Analysis
In episode 95, I chat with one of the authorities of sprinting at the top level, Greg Henderson. Greg has raced 17 grand tours and 5 Olympic games and worked closely with Andre Greipel, Mark Cavendish and other world-class sprinters. He is known for his race IQ and now operates as a director sportif in his post-racing career. Greg and I sat down to discuss the current state of play for sprinters in the world tour. Where has this booming sprint field come from? What’s changed in the modern lead-outs? And who is the fastest sprinter of the current crop of fast men in the men’s peloton? We also touch on Kiwi rising stars Laurence Pithie and Ally Wollaston and get Greg’s take on where they can go in their careers.
Ruby Roseman-Gannon: 2024 in the Green and Gold.
In episode 94, I chat with Australian champion Ruby Roseman-Gannon. Ruby and I discussed how she plans to step up in the classics in 2024 as she enters her 4th season as a pro. Ruby explains why the gym is important for her training and details what she wants to work on for this season to take that next step in her career. Finally, we finish with some entertaining questions that will help you learn more about Ruby, off the bike!
Finn Fisher-Black: Tour Down Under 2024
In episode 93, I chat with Finn Fisher-Black from Team UAE. Finn and I catch up at the Tour Down Under and chat about his fantastic 2023 season after recovering from a horrific leg injury in his neo-pro season. We discuss the upcoming Olympics, time trialling and New Zealand’s finest chocolates.
Ally Wollaston: Tour Down Under 2024
In episode 92, I chat with New Zealand RR champion and stage 1 winner of the Tour Down Under, Ally Wollaston. Sitting down at the Hilton, Adelaide, we chat about her recent successful start to 2024 at the TDU, personally and for her AG Insurance-Soudal team. There is also some chat about Oakleys, chocolate, coffee and moon landings (allegedly). Finally, we dive into her focus on the track for NZ heading into the Paris Olympics in July.
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.