18 episodes

The Unclipped podcast offers unique, key insights from the heart of Team Qhubeka ASSOS.

As one of the globe's pre-eminent purpose-led sporting organisations, competing on the highest level sees us look to achieve ultimate performance while at the same time effecting positive change through bicycles change lives.

Unclipped with Team Qhubeka ASSOS UnClipped with Team Qhubeka

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    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

The Unclipped podcast offers unique, key insights from the heart of Team Qhubeka ASSOS.

As one of the globe's pre-eminent purpose-led sporting organisations, competing on the highest level sees us look to achieve ultimate performance while at the same time effecting positive change through bicycles change lives.

    UnClipped: Max Walscheid

    UnClipped: Max Walscheid

    Max Walscheid is one of the peloton's biggest men. Literally.

    At nearly 2m tall, the German has impressed not just with his sprinting and time-trialing skills but also with his ability to survive the high mountains.

    Having recently completed the Tour de France less than a month after finishing the Giro d'Italia, Walscheid fills us in on his background, where he sees himself as a rider, his goals for the future and on his German heritage!

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    • 16 min
    Unclipped: Giacomo Nizzolo

    Unclipped: Giacomo Nizzolo

    The European and Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo, finally, won his first ever Grand Tour stage as he claimed a sensational victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia. 

    After 33 top-5 finishes, including placing second 11 times at the Giro, a near decade-long dream finally came true.

    We sat down with Giacomo to talk about his win, how he has changed as a rider and what his next big goals are for the future.

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    • 8 min
    Unclipped: Michael Gogl

    Unclipped: Michael Gogl

    Michael Gogl: road captain, vegetarian, celloist and also known as the "Austrian Interloper" -  following his exploits at a memorable 2021 Strade Bianche.

    The latest episode of Unclipped speaks to one of Team Qhubeka ASSOS' key men providing a fascinating insight into a rider who has played a key role for Alberto Contador, among others, and who is now looking at taking the next step in his own career.

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    • 25 min
    Unclipped: Doug Ryder

    Unclipped: Doug Ryder

    Welcome to the first episode of UnClipped with Team Qhubeka ASSOS in 2021!

    Everybody knows the fantastic journey this team has taken to establish itself at the highest level of the sport, and there have been some incredible moments, but in late 2020 the dream looked over.

    No major title partner for 2021 was on the horizon, and riders & staff were encouraged to look for employment elsewhere should there be opportunities. 

    Miracles seemingly though do happen, as founder and principal Douglas Ryder not only saved the team but also his dream from extinction.

    This episode with Doug reflects on unprecedented times, the team's fighting spirit and change of course in 2021 and looks ahead to the continued fight for its future.

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    • 22 min
    Unclipped: Jay Thomson

    Unclipped: Jay Thomson

    South Africa's Jay Thomson charts his unlikely rise from schoolboy rugby player to WorldTour hard man in what's been a colourful career for the 34-year-old. Now into his ninth season with our team, Jay reflects on his journey, his relationship with his dad and his own family, and how his dream of finally riding the Tour de France come to pass.

    He concludes by recounting his now famous telling of him watching teammate Gerald Ciolek win Milan-Sanremo in 2013 while sitting frozen in a taxi just metres from the finish line!

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    • 30 min
    Unclipped: Ben King

    Unclipped: Ben King

    The latest episode of Unclipped sees USA star Ben King put through his toughest test yet!

    The double-stage winner from the Vuelta a Espana to go with a Tour of California stage win as well as a national road race champion, impresses with his ornithological skills and tells us how his passion for the outdoors, along with riding his bike, came to pass.

    Impending fatherhood also sees King reflect not just on his life as a bike rider but also the wider world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what opportunity there is for him and his family have to give back.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

the pod guy ,

Fresh

Love the frank style of questioning. You can hear these cyclists feel trusting of the interviewer and you get so much more as a result. Refreshing!

The Crank Mole ,

Candid, insightful & edgy

A really refreshing take from inside the World Tour. Well done to Team DD on launching this & I look forward to the episodes to come.

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