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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!

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!

Location:

Netherlands

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@tacx

Language:

English


Episodes

BONUS: Sam Bewley's virtual recon of La Planche des Belles Filles

9/19/2020
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/

Duration:00:33:47

Dylan van Baarle on an unusual Tour de France experience and his role on INEOS Grenadiers (Ep. 41)

8/27/2020
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).

Duration:00:18:28

Tom Dumoulin on the Tour de France, his preparation, and Team Jumbo-Visma's dominance (Ep. 40)

8/20/2020
We talk to Grand Tour favorite Tom Dumoulin of Team Jumbo Visma. Tom talks about his racing preparation, Jumbo Visma's dominance and more!

Duration:00:27:43

Toms Skujinš on Strade Bianche and the restart of the 2020 season (Ep. 39)

7/31/2020
Toms Skujinš of Trek - Segafredo joins the Turbo Talks to talk about the restart of the cycling season. He shares what he has been up to during quarantine (1:54), talks about their final training camp ahead of the restart (4:03), his upcoming racing program and season goals (7:15), a preview and his affection for the Strade Bianche (13:17), and he answers a couple of Garmin fan questions of the week (19:15).

Duration:00:18:27

Ella Harris on the virtual Tour de France and the 2020 season (Ep. 38)

7/7/2020
Ella Harris of CANYON//SRAM Racing joins the Turbo Talks podcast. She talks about racing at 1am in the morning (1:23), dreaming of reaching the highest level in cycling (2:20), turning pro as a Zwift Academy winner (7:31), a strong but strange start of the 2020 season (9:58), racing the virtual Tour de France (13:44), returning to Europe (19:53), and her development as a rider (21:55).

Duration:00:22:32

Aike Visbeek on developing young riders, indoor training, and the SEG Performance Challenge (Ep. 37)

6/26/2020
Aike Visbeek, Academy Director of SEG Racing Academy, is our guest on this episode of the Turbo Talks. He talks about helping talented riders become professional cyclists through the academy (1:27), how he started coaching and the satisfaction it brings (4:09), the importance of young riders' willingness to develop at SEG (8:36), their shift to SEG eRacing Academy during the pandemic (13:05), and why riding indoors is here to stay (16:13). He then outlines the SEG Performance Challenge that...

Duration:00:27:00

Adam Hansen on The Last Dance, 3D printing, and gains on and off the bike (Ep. 36)

6/12/2020
Adam Hansen of Lotto Soudal is the latest guest on the Turbo Talks. He shares how life in lockdown was quite enjoyable for him (1:33), his love for Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance' documentary (5:38), his testing and training approach during lockdown (13:01), 3D printing activities (23:40), where future gains are to be made in cycling (30:41), and he looks ahead to the shortened 2020 race season (49:34).

Duration:00:57:06

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio talks all things Zwift (Ep. 35)

5/25/2020
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio of CCC-Liv joins the Turbo Talks podcast for a Zwift special. She talks about how the lockdown made her embrace indoor training on Zwift (1:43), how she adapted to training on the Tacx (6:57), the opportunities Zwift provides for teams, riders, and women's cycling (11:07), what Zwift actually is and how it can satisfy every cyclist's needs (18:35), and how indoor training lead to a new QOM after lockdown (23:07). She then shares more Zwift Tour for All insights, and...

Duration:00:33:40

Peter Schep on his role at EF Pro Cycling, coaching during Covid-19, and his free training plan

5/4/2020
Peter Schep, Head of Performance of EF Pro Cycling, shares his wisdom on this episode of the Tacx Turbo Talks. He talks about his first steps in coaching (2:39), his role at EF Pro Cycling (5:25), coaching riders during the Coronavirus (12:32), his advice and 3-week training plan for amateur cyclists (25:04), and he tackles a common misconception about training in the fan question of the week (36:10).

Duration:00:31:50

Gino Mäder on the Digital Swiss 5, role models, career ambitions, and more (Ep. 33)

4/24/2020
Gino Mäder of NTT Pro Cycling joins the Tacx Turbo Talks podcast. He talks about riding The Digital Swiss 5 from home (0:59), learning from his teammates at NTT Pro Cycling and other role models (9:42), adapting to the World Tour and wanting to prove himself in 2020 (16:22). He then answers a colleague's Tacx Turbo Talks fan question of the week (22:49), before opening up on the meaning of bicycles in the life of himself and others (24:56).

Duration:00:27:11

Zdenek Stybar on life without spring classics, and virtual racing (Ep. 32)

4/8/2020
Zdenek Stybar of Deceuninck - Quick Step is the latest guest on the Tacx Turbo Talks podcast. He tells how he is adapting to the current situation of having no races on the calendar (1:09), how he worked towards his favourite races of the year (5:15), and his thoughts on spring classics later in the year (8:52). He then shares his experience on his first virtual race De Ronde 2020 Lockdown edition (9:56), if he could see himself riding more virtual races (14:50), and to wrap it up he answers...

Duration:00:15:19

Chris Juul-Jensen on Mitchelton-SCOTT's virtual rides calendar and discovering Zwift (Ep. 31)

3/18/2020
Chris Juul-Jensen of Mitchelton-SCOTT joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the team's virtual rides calendar. He first gives us an update about life in Denmark during the COVID19 events and how he has adjusted his training by simulating his own Paris-Nice (1:03), before he shares how he is really getting caught up in the world of Zwift (6:20), his excitement for the team's Bike Exchange 'Where The World Rides Series' and what the 'JJ Special' could look like as an event (12:04). He then...

Duration:00:20:18

Nino Schurter on Cape Epic, the Olympic year, and fan questions (Ep. 30)

3/11/2020
Nino Schurter of Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the upcoming Cape Epic and the Olympic year. He talks about trying to win his third Cape Epic title in South Africa, the challenges of the race and what makes it so special (1:51), his preparation for the 2020 season and recent test results (7:54), his program towards the Olympic Games and his thoughts on the Olympic course (14:28), before he answers several Tacx Turbo Talks fan questions (20:52)

Duration:00:24:49

Chantal Blaak on her off season, the upcoming classics campaign, and more (Ep. 29)

2/17/2020
Chantal Blaak of Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the start of her 2020 season. She talks about a name change after her marriage in the off season (1:07), her honeymoon (3:15), her preparation for the new season (4:14), and how training has changed throughout her career (5:22). She then shares how a back injury influenced her 2019 season (7:52), how she is fine tuning her form for the classics campaign (10:20), the stability and strength of the team...

Duration:00:18:28

Damien Howson on the Australian Summer of Cycling and his upcoming 2020 season (Ep. 28)

2/4/2020
Damien Howson of Mitchelton-Scott joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the Australian summer of cycling and his upcoming 2020 season. He talks about kicking off the season Down Under with Nationals and Race Torquay (0:50), discusses scenarios for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (3:55), and looks ahead to the Jayco Herald Sun Tour being a former winner of the race (5:26). Damien then shares his racing calendar for the first part of the 2020 season (8:08), how he sees his role...

Duration:00:11:42

Jessica Pratt on winning the Zwift Academy and racing Down Under (Ep. 27)

1/27/2020
2019 Zwift Academy winner Jessica Pratt of CANYON//SRAM Racing joins the Tacx Turbo Talks. She shares what made her decide to compete in the Zwift Academy (1:26), the challenging route to become a professional cyclist in Australia (4:03), her Zwift Academy journey from making the semi-finals all the way to the final training camp in Spain (5:00), starting her professional career racing in Australia (8:54), the special vibe in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under (10:38), and her goals for the...

Duration:00:12:41

CANYON//SRAM Racing's sports director Ronny Lauke on the final of Zwift Academy 2019 (Ep. 26)

12/5/2019
CANYON//SRAM Racing's team manager and sports director Ronny Lauke joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the final of the Zwift Academy 2019. He explains how the idea of the Zwift Academy started (1:54), the qualification process of the Zwift Academy and the aim of the training camp with CANYON//SRAM Racing (4:04), the selection criteria and process to determine the winner (7:27), how the final call is being made (10:55), how the team is involved in the Zwift Academy from the start...

Duration:00:26:51

CANYON//SRAM Racing's sports director Ronny Lauke on the final of Zwift Academy 2019 (Ep. 26)

12/5/2019
CANYON//SRAM Racing's team manager and sports director Ronny Lauke joins the Tacx Turbo Talks to talk about the final of the Zwift Academy 2019. He explains how the idea of the Zwift Academy started (1:54), the qualification process of the Zwift Academy and the aim of the training camp with CANYON//SRAM Racing (4:04), the selection criteria and process to determine the winner (7:27), how the final call is being made (10:55), how the team is involved in the Zwift Academy from the start...

Duration:00:26:51

Sebastian Kienle on the IM World Championships, his 2019 season, and the many fan questions (Ep. 25)

10/22/2019
Sebastian Kienle joins the 25th episode of the Tacx Turbo Talks to look back at the Ironman World Championships and his 2019 season. He talks about how he deals with the post Kona blues (0:47), his feelings about the race and his entire 2019 season (3:45), how his mindset helped him to a podium finish (5:35), the financial and sportive benefits of finishing 3rd instead of 4th (8:45), his special friendship with Ben Hoffmann (12:30), his motivation and appreciation for the life as a...

Duration:00:39:18

Sven Nys on the upcoming cyclocross season, the state of the sport, MVDP and WVA, and more (Ep. 24)

10/17/2019
Sven Nys on the upcoming cyclocross season, the state of the sport, MVDP and WVA, and more (Ep. 24) by Tacx

Duration:00:22:49