Presented by Zwift, this podcast digs deep into the world of cycling and indoor training. Coaches Matt Rowe, Greg Henderson and Kristin Armstrong bring decades of pro racing experience and talk training, nutrition, racing dynamics, and everything else under the saddle. Listen in and come away stronger and faster for any road you take on.
Episode 61 - Welcome Our New Host, Rahsaan Bahati
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
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
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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UCI Cycling Esports World Championships Special
Both winners of the first UCI Cycling Esports World Championships join Matt and Dani Rowe for a quick catch up right after their exceptional wins. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio won the woman's race to end a glittering year of Zwift racing success, but it really came down to the wire for her. On the men's side, a surprising win for Germany's Jason Osborne, professional rower turned cyclist. He was even at a rowing training camp in Portugal when he took the win. Matt and Dani caught up with them both to chat all things UCI Cycling Esports World Championships!
Special Episode Six // Mathieu Van Der Poel and Ceylin Alvarado // Presented by Toyota
In a two-part double guest special, Cyclocross novice Greg Henderson sits down with two leading figures in men’s and women’s Cyclocross to discuss the beauty of one of the muddiest cycling disciplines ever. Ceylin delves into the importance of hard work and doing everything with a smile and a sense of humor, while Mathieu discusses why he sometimes finds it hard to not train. Greg also recalls the first time he met Mathieu, which was the first time he beat Greg in a race!
Since being founded in 1961, Toyota South Africa Motors has become as much a part of the local culture as the vibrant people that drive its vehicles and is built on fundamental values of respect for people and continuous improvement. It is a principle that has helped to cement the organisation’s position as South Africa’s leading automotive company. With more than 200 dealerships across South Africa, TSAM also boasts an enviable 40 years of consecutive market leadership in the local auto retail.
Special Episode Five // Annika Langvad // Presented by Garmin|Tacx
Annika Langvad is a truly inspiring cyclist - a MTB legend, World Champion, 5x Cape Epic winner, road racer... and a dentist! She sits down with Kristin Armstrong to chat about her World Championship experience and balancing her exceptional career with root canals. She also talks about how much she wished she had time to ‘play on her bike’ before jumping head first into competition.
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New to Zwift
I’m new to Zwift, learning the ropes and enjoying different rides. I’ve found these podcasts great, listening to a casual chat which is aimed at both novices and pros. It is so easy to listen to and great tips to be picked up all the time. Recommend a listen!
Such a great combination of information and humour. I have only recently discovered these podcast but am hooked now. Matt and the hosts have such a charismatic way with the guest speakers. Keep them coming.
Perfect Combination for Real Life and Virtual
I love the combination of the Real Life and Virtual content from this podcast - It hits all the spots needed whether training for a race like a pro of if you have a dad bod like me and just want to have a little ride indoors on Zwift.
Great quality editing and hilarious content!