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!
Edvald Boasson Hagen on the UCI Esports World Championships (Ep. 44)
Edvald Boasson Hagen of NTT Pro Cycling joins the Turbo Talks to talk about the UCI Esports World Championships. He shares what he has been up to in his off season, his thoughts on the World Championships course and everyone using the Tacx Neo 2T as a setup, the tactics and challenges of riding on Zwift, his preparation for the Worlds and the 2021 season, and he answers fan questions about his new team and the upcoming season.
João Almeida about his strong performance at the Giro d'Italia (Ep. 43)
João Almeida of Deceuninck - Quick Step joins the Turbo Talks to talk about his 4th place finish in the Giro d'Italia. He talks about the impact of his performance back in Portugal (1:00), how he ended up racing the Giro and his goals going into it (5:21), the mental challenge of riding a grand tour and defending the pink jersey (10:11), riding for Deceuninck - Quick Step and alongside Remco Evenepoel (14:23), before answering a bunch of Turbo Talks fan questions (19:11).
Simon Clarke on the 2020 UCI Road World Championships (Ep. 42)
Simon Clarke of EF Pro Cycling joins the Turbo Talks to preview the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy. He talks about recovering from a big crash in Tirreno-Adriatico (0:57), World Championships tips from Cadel Evans (4:54), his thoughts on the course and the impact of weather conditions (7:17), the strength of the Australian team and riding in the green and gold (14:24), his podium prediction (18:32) and how the pandemic affected his training and season planning (23:48).
BONUS: Sam Bewley's virtual recon of La Planche des Belles Filles
This bonus episode of the Turbo Talks is the audio version of the Never Stop Cycling | Virtual Recon with Sam Bewley of Mitchelton-SCOTT. Sam rides up La Planche des Belles Filles on his Tacx indoor trainer while sharing his insights about the finishing climb of the individual time trial of stage 20 of the Tour de France.
You can watch the virtual recon here: https://blog.tacx.com/virtual-recons/
Dylan van Baarle on an unusual Tour de France experience and his role on INEOS Grenadiers (Ep. 41)
Dylan van Baarle of INEOS Grenadiers joins the Turbo Talks ahead of the 2020 Tour de France. He talks about the unusual lead up to the event and if a line up without Froome and Thomas affects the team and its tactics (1:42), and his role on the team and his ambitions as a rider (7:47). He then shares how the pandemic has changed the Tour experience for him as a rider this year (14:35), before answering rapid fire questions about his moustache amongst others (19:01).
Tom Dumoulin on the Tour de France, his preparation, and Team Jumbo-Visma's dominance (Ep. 40)
We talk to Grand Tour favorite Tom Dumoulin of Team Jumbo Visma. Tom talks about his racing preparation, Jumbo Visma's dominance and more!
Great first podcast, production value is topnotch!