52 episodes

As a former World Cup and Olympic Racer, I want to share the ins and outs of World Cup Ski Racing, with expert guests to discuss current issues and the breaking stories throughout the season. If you have any burning questions drop me a message and we will try and answer them during an episode.

The Ski Racing Podcast Ed Drake

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    • 4.9, 53 Ratings

As a former World Cup and Olympic Racer, I want to share the ins and outs of World Cup Ski Racing, with expert guests to discuss current issues and the breaking stories throughout the season. If you have any burning questions drop me a message and we will try and answer them during an episode.

    S2.E23. Part 3 2020 Review

    S2.E23. Part 3 2020 Review

    The final programme to the 3 part 2020 Alpine World Cup Review, on this episode we are discussing how the Worlds best are dealing with Coronavirus and how that will impact summer plans, we take a closer look at the British World Cup Team and how they fared this winter, chat through athletes who decided to call time on their careers. Plus a what we are expecting to see in 2021... (fingers crossed!).

    A big thank you goes out again to the guys are Explore Impossible for shooting this on a days notice! As well as The Snow Centre for accommodating us!

    The 2020 review is also available as a podcast from your podcast app, just search for The Ski Racing Podcast, where you can listen back to any episodes you might have missed.

    • 32 min
    S2.E22. Part 2 2020 Review

    S2.E22. Part 2 2020 Review

    The Ski Racing Podcast continues to dissect the 2020 FIS Alpine World Cup at the Snow Centre after the Coronavirus brought the curtain down early this season.

    Join myself, Ben and Luke as we pick our races of the season, our stand out athlete performances of the season, plus we discuss the unexpected, the surprising package, as well as who left the season expecting more.

    Again big thanks to production company Explore Impossible for coming to shoot this.

    Also available as a podcast on Apple and Android, just search for 'The Ski Racing Podcast' wherever you get your podcasts, where you can listen back to any episodes through the season you might have missed.

    • 39 min
    S2.E21. Part 1 2020 Review

    S2.E21. Part 1 2020 Review

    With the winter season cut short, we managed to get together at The Hemel Snow Centre, before the lockdown to discuss an epic season of World Cup racing. In Part 1 of 3, myself, Ben and Luke focus in on the individual discipline globe winner and how Covid-19 may have given them a helping hand. Marcel Hirscher left some pretty big boots to fill, did any of the 2020 athletes really put their hand up to become the man to beat?? On the ladies side all the pre season talk was around Shiffrin and Vlhova, but it was Brignone who emerged victorious, showed a remarkable level of consistency in multiple disciplines but was it right place, right time?

    • 29 min
    S2.E20 The 2 Daves on Lockdown

    S2.E20 The 2 Daves on Lockdown

    On this Special Lockdown Edition of the pod, I'm joined by two Dave's, Dave 'The Rocket' Ryding and Dave 'Smithers' Smith, the latter is a former British Ski Team Strength and Conditioning coach, who's list of accolades is longer than a set of slalom skis... Karate Black belt, former Scottish Athletics 400m runnner, former GB Bobsleigh athlete, 2009+2011 Para Rowing World Champ, London 2012 Paralympic GOLD medalist, now turned his attention to cycling... but still a huge World Cup alpine racing fan, we chat through 'The Rockets' season, the highs and lows, plus how Covid-19 is altering his summer prep, as well as the changing sporting landscape as we know it. Not one to miss!

    *Dave Ryding and myself will be hosting a live Instagram chat where you will be able to post your questions to the man himself... 7pm Sunday 19th BST, email your questions to theskiracingpodcast@gmail.com*

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2. E19 Kvitfjell

    S2. E19 Kvitfjell

    With more weather issues hampering the 2020 World Cup tour, join myself and Ben as we look back at the only racing from this weekend, it was the mens Downhill in Norway, plus we discuss the last stop on the calendar as Corona Virus has brought the season to a premature end. With our own Podcast Predictions League to discuss and multiple Globes yet to be decided, this is an action packed episode.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2. E18. Hinterstoder + La Thuile

    S2. E18. Hinterstoder + La Thuile

    Join us for an action packed episode looking back at the tide shifting races for the men in Hinterstoder, the women brave racing in Italy plus we discuss the real possibility that Coronavirus will stop the World Cup tour in its tracks. Oh and see how we all got on in our league table of picks from this weekends World Cup winners....

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Ged Ainsworth ,

Test Match Special for ski racing

Ed and his band of experts provide an insightful and informative appraisal of the recent seasons racing. This podcast definitely helps foster an interest in ski racing. Best listened to with the Eurosport coverage.

Bclipped ,

Great!

I tune in every week for updates and great insight into all the world cup action!

symbioticism ,

Excellent for the sport!

Not only is this podcast insightful and interesting to listen to, but I think it is good for the sport for English language listeners to have this kind of punditry. The host and guests are really knowledgable and entertaining.

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