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Watts Occurring Pogi? | The Pink Panther Tadej Pogacar joins the pod - Powered by Eurosport

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This episode of the podcast features a conversation with Tadej Pogačar, a two-time Tour de France winner, who recently won the Giro d'Italia. The episode begins with a humorous introduction to Pogačar, highlighting his achievements and unique style. The conversation then delves into Pogačar's recovery from the Giro, his thoughts on the new style of racing, and his approach to the upcoming Tour de France. Pogačar shares his perspective on the importance of rest and recovery, his strategy for managing fatigue, and his preference for going full gas in races. He also discusses his experience with ketones and how they have helped him recover from injuries. The episode concludes with a discussion about Pogačar's rivals for the Tour de France, including Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, and Primož Roglič, and his plans for the race. Pogačar's insights into his training and racing strategies provide valuable information for cycling enthusiasts and fans.

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00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the podcast and its guest, Tadej Pogačar, a two-time Tour de France winner. The host provides a humorous and engaging introduction, highlighting Pogačar's achievements and unique style.

00:02:33
Giro d'Italia Recap

This Chapter delves into Pogačar's recent Giro d'Italia victory. The hosts discuss Pogačar's recovery from the race, his thoughts on the new style of racing, and his approach to the upcoming Tour de France.

00:14:36
Ketone IQ Sponsorship

This Chapter features a sponsorship segment for Keaton IQ, a ketone supplement used by professional cyclists. The hosts discuss their personal experiences with the product and its benefits for recovery and cognitive function.

00:17:33
Tour de France Preparation

This Chapter focuses on Pogačar's preparation for the upcoming Tour de France. The hosts discuss Pogačar's training plans, his rivals for the race, and his strategy for the first few stages.

00:33:07
Training and Recovery

This Chapter explores Pogačar's training and recovery methods. He discusses his approach to training after a major race, his current coach, and his plans for the upcoming training period.

00:34:30
UAE Team Emirates

This Chapter focuses on Pogačar's team, UAE Team Emirates. The hosts discuss the team's strengths and their potential for success in the Tour de France.

Keywords

Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar is a Slovenian professional cyclist who rides for UAE Team Emirates. He is a two-time winner of the Tour de France (2020 and 2021) and a recent winner of the Giro d'Italia (2023). Pogačar is known for his aggressive racing style and his ability to climb mountains. He is considered one of the best cyclists in the world.

Tour de France
The Tour de France is an annual multi-stage bicycle race held primarily in France. It is one of the most prestigious and challenging cycling races in the world. The race typically lasts for three weeks and covers over 3,500 kilometers. The winner of the Tour de France is awarded the yellow jersey.

Giro d'Italia
The Giro d'Italia is an annual multi-stage bicycle race held primarily in Italy. It is one of the three Grand Tours of cycling, along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. The race typically lasts for three weeks and covers over 3,500 kilometers. The winner of the Giro d'Italia is awarded the pink jersey.

Jonas Vingegaard
Jonas Vingegaard is a Danish professional cyclist who rides for Jumbo-Visma. He is the reigning Tour de France champion (2022). Vingegaard is known for his strong climbing abilities and his ability to perform well in time trials. He is considered one of the main contenders for the 2023 Tour de France.

Remco Evenepoel
Remco Evenepoel is a Belgian professional cyclist who rides for Soudal-Quick Step. He is the reigning world road race champion (2022). Evenepoel is known for his versatility and his ability to perform well in both one-day races and stage races. He is considered one of the main contenders for the 2023 Tour de France.

Primož Roglič
Primož Roglič is a Slovenian professional cyclist who rides for Jumbo-Visma. He is a three-time winner of the Vuelta a España (2019, 2020, and 2021). Roglič is known for his strong climbing abilities and his ability to perform well in time trials. He is considered one of the main contenders for the 2023 Tour de France.

Ketone IQ
Ketone IQ is a ketone supplement used by professional cyclists. It is designed to help athletes recover faster from exercise and improve cognitive function. Ketones are an alternative energy source for the body, and they can be beneficial for athletes who are looking to improve their performance and recovery.

UAE Team Emirates
UAE Team Emirates is a professional cycling team based in the United Arab Emirates. The team is known for its strong roster of riders, including Tadej Pogačar, and its focus on winning major races. The team has been successful in recent years, winning multiple Grand Tours and other prestigious races.

Q&A

  • How did Tadej Pogačar recover from the Giro d'Italia?

    Pogačar says he was still quite tired after the Giro, but he was able to recover more easily than he did after the Tour de France. He spent time relaxing at home with his family and enjoyed some takeaway food.

  • What is Pogačar's approach to racing?

    Pogačar says that he used to go full gas in every race, but this year he has been more strategic, taking it easier on some days. He appreciates the easier days more now, as he has learned the importance of rest and recovery.

  • What are Pogačar's plans for the Tour de France?

    Pogačar says he hasn't decided on his strategy for the Tour de France yet, but he is considering going super aggressive in the first few days to try and put his rivals to sleep. He is also aware of the importance of staying on the bike for the entire race, as he is a big crasher.

  • What are the main contenders for the Tour de France?

    Pogačar's main rivals for the Tour de France include Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, and Primož Roglič. Pogačar says he fears Vingegaard the most, as he is a strong climber and a consistent performer.

  • What is Pogačar's training plan after the Giro d'Italia?

    Pogačar says he plans to do some long training sessions with short intense intervals. He is working with a new coach, Javier Sola, who he feels comfortable with.

  • What is the strength of UAE Team Emirates for the Tour de France?

    UAE Team Emirates has a strong roster of riders, including Pogačar, who can potentially produce strong results in the Tour de France. The team also has a number of strong climbers and all-rounders who can support Pogačar.

  • How does Pogačar feel about the new style of racing?

    Pogačar says he enjoys the new style of racing, which is more aggressive and intense. He believes that the new style of racing is making cycling careers shorter, as riders are burning out faster.

  • What is Pogačar's perspective on the importance of rest and recovery?

    Pogačar says that rest and recovery are crucial for success in cycling. He believes that it is important to take it easier on some days to avoid burnout and to ensure that he is fresh for the most important races.

  • How does Pogačar use ketones to aid his recovery?

    Pogačar says that he uses ketones to help him recover from injuries. He takes two ketones every day, which he believes has helped him recover faster and improve his cognitive function.

  • What is Pogačar's opinion on the Tour de France route?

    Pogačar says that the Tour de France route is challenging, with a number of tough climbs and a time trial on the final day. He believes that the last three stages are particularly brutal.

Show Notes

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Oh! Watts Occurring Pogi? You didn't really think after Luke spent the month of May rating his pink outfits and G spent it chasing him round Italy, that we couldn't get Pog on the pod did you?

The Giro d'Italia winner and favourite for this year's Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar joined G in Monaco while Luke dialled in for a fun chat with the Slovenian star.

What was his favourite stage in the Giro? How is he going to race the Tour? What's the first thing he ate after winning in Rome?

We've got answers to all of that and more in this special Watts Occurring.

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