Episode 322 is a Featured Performer Edition featuring Pavel Sivakov Professional Cyclist-INEOS Grenadiers.
Pavel Sivakov turned professional in 2017, signing a three-year contract with, then Team Sky, now team INEOS Grenadiers. Pavel finished ninth in the Giro d'Italia in 2019, which was his second Grand Tour. Pavel also competed in the 2020 edition of the Tour de France and the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympic Games.
At the time of recording Pavel was sitting at the top of Sierra Nevada having just completed a monstrous training week that included 18,609m of elevation across 767kms 28:35 mins in the saddle. He was in the final stages for his preparation for the 2022 Edition of the Tour of the Alps, a five-day stage race set between Italy and Austria in the stunning Alps, a race which in 2019 offered Pavel his very first victory in the professional cycling peloton taking out stage two.
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“You just have to nail the process”
“A moment of pain can can be a lifetime of glory” - Mantra
“Rest to be the best” – Recovery tip
“Generous” – Racing Style
“Just focus” - Being in the zone
“By working hard good things will come” “Like what you’re doing and remember your purpose” Best advice
“1hr session every day” Physical Challenge
3:26 Welcome Pavel
6:00 What Pavel’s Training entails
8:55 Pavel’s Personal Cultural Background
12:50 His Debut Olympic Reflection
15:30 How Pavel’s Cycling journey began
20:20 What Pavel has learned being in a High-Performance Environment
25:00 Pavel’s Vision of Nutrition
29:30 Pavel’s ride at Mt Tamborine on the Gold Coast
31:30 His Cycling Heroes
32:30 Top 3 Strengths
34:40 The Psychology behind being a Professional Cyclist
38:50 Body Positioning Tip
43:00 Darkest Day of his Career
43:42 Highest Moment of Career
44:12 What’s ahead for Pavel’s Racing
46:14 What he’s learnt about disappointment
47:28 Performance Round
1:00:05 Best Advice
1:02:50 Physical Challenge
Cam Wurf - INEOS Grenadier Pro Cyclist & Ironman Triathlon Champion, Episode 310 of The Physical Performance Show
Chris Froome - British road racing cyclist
Geraint Thomas - Welsh professional racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI World Team Ineos Grenadiers
Dr Shona Halson - Assoc Professor at the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Episodes, 190, 238, 245 & 307 of The Physical Performance Show
Cadel Evans - Australian Former Professional Racing Cyclist
Bradley Wiggins - British professional road racing cyclist
Bjorg Lambrecht - Former Belgian Cyclist
Fabian Cancellara - Swiss Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Marco Pantani - Former Italian Cyclist
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