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!
Gusti Wildhaber on Enduro racing, broken bones, and using Garmin devices (Ep. 46)
Mountain bike rider Gusti Wildhaber of CUBE Actionteam joins the Turbo Talks podcast. He talks about training with Nino Schurter (1:24), what it is like to ride Enduro races and how he became a professional (3:50), and shares stories about his injuries and surgeries (8:17). He then talks about how he uses his Garmin devices for training and racing (14:10) and looks ahead to the 2021 season (16:08).
Performance Manager Alex Camier on the season preparation of Team BikeExchange (Ep. 45)
Alex Camier, Performance Manager and Coach at Team BikeExchange, joins the first Turbo Talks of 2021. He explains his role at the team (1:20), how they plan the preparation and use periodisation towards the first goals of the season (3:57). He shares Amund Grøndahl Jansen's build up towards the classics as an example (12:16) and recaps the different training phases and their purpose (15:51). Alex then talks about how this translates to amateur cyclists, and how cross training and riding on the Tacx can fit in (22:01).
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.
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/