Welcome to the Turbo Talks! In this series of short but powerful podcasts we connect you to our WorldTour partner teams during the cycling season. You get a nice and unique ‘view’ behind the scenes during the big races and Grand Tours. There will be a new podcast every week with different topics like race tactics, insight information, how to climb, sprint, and warm-up, how to win or defend a Grand Tour jersey and much more. Have fun listening!
Carlos Verona on La Vuelta, Alejandro Valverde, and his gravel debut (Ep. 65)
Carlos Verona of Movistar Team joins the Turbo Talks ahead of La Vuelta. He talks about his season so far (2:17), ambitions and his role for La Vuelta (4:00), the final grand tour of Alejandro Valverde (7:39), this year's course of La Vuelta (9:43), his planned debut on the gravel scene later this season (13:30), and his Vuelta podium prediction (18:25).
Mikkel Honoré on the 2022 Tour de France (Ep. 64)
Mikkel Honoré of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team joins the Turbo Talks podcast ahead of the start of the 2022 Tour de France. He shares his excitement about the start in his home country of Denmark and making his Tour de France debut (1:15), discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the peloton (6:25), his preparation and form coming into the Tour (8:43), and his role, ambitions, and thoughts on the route (13:10), before he answers your fan questions (17:50).
Richie Porte on the Giro d'Italia, Carapaz in pink, and approaching the end of his career (Ep. 63)
Richie Porte of INEOS Grenadiers joins the Turbo Talks podcast on the second rest day of the Giro d'Italia. He talks about the hard final week coming up (0:57), how challenging the first two weeks of racing have been (3:03), the vibe within INEOS Grenadiers with Carapaz in pink (5:10), comparing his time at Team Sky with today's INEOS Grenadiers (7:31), his current role versus being the team leader (9:42), and nearing the end of his cycling career (14:05).
Beth Potter on her transition to triathlon, the unofficial WR, and Super League Triathlon (Ep. 62)
Triathlete Beth Potter joins the Turbo Talks podcast. She talks about her sporting background and running career (2:45), her transition into triathlon, the challenges faced, and progression made (4:03). She then talks about running the unofficial 5,000m world record last year (12:17), Super League Triathlon and the type of training that helped her prepare (14:28), her season goals and ambitions for the future (19:58).
Canyon//SRAM Generation team and Diversity and Inclusion program (Ep. 61)
In 2022, Women’s WorldTeam, CANYON//SRAM Racing added a second team as part of its long-term Diversity and Inclusion program. The newly founded CANYON//SRAM Generation team is registered as a Women’s Continental Team. Canyon//SRAM Generation's Diversity and Inclusion expert Tina Kalkschmid and Sports Director Adam Szabo join the Turbo Talks podcast for a deep dive on this development team and its diversity and inclusion program. Firstly, Tina explains the rationale behind starting the team and the need for diversity and inclusion within cycling (1:28), the selection process (5:25), shared values within Canyon//SRAM (9:52) and the push for gender equality in and through cycling (12:05). Then Adam talks about the performance side of the selection process (15:26), the team's race calendar (18:27), the riders integration in Girona (19:52), and where the focus lies in their development (24:27). To wrap it up Adam and Tina tell us what would make 2022 a successful year for Canyon//SRAM Generation (25:58).
Robert Gesink on the ideal paincave, indoor training, and the 2022 season (Ep. 60)
Robert Gesink of Team Jumbo-Visma joins the Turbo Talks for the first episode of 2022. He shares what he thinks makes a great pain cave for training (3:46), tips to enjoy the longer sessions (9:25), his favorite trainer sessions (13:09), how his training changed throughout his career (15:20), talks about the importance of training off the bike (18:40), and he discusses the upcoming 2022 season and his role on the team (24:35).
Right from the heart of the pro peloton
Great podcast with cool pro insights. Plus, they are short, so it doesn’t take hours to get to the end.
Great first podcast, production value is topnotch!