Podcast: Exclusive interview with Ashton Lambie

This article originally appeared on Velo News

U.S. track cycling phenom Ashton Lambie has traded in the velodrome for dirt.

Lambie, 31, is embarking on his first full campaign in gravel and mountain bike racing in 2022, and he’s racing the Life Time Grand Prix events and other off-road races. Lambie shares his opinions with Ben Delaney on what it’s like to return to 100-mile gravel events after spending years spinning circles around a velodrome.

How does the four-minute effort of the individual pursuit compare to a daylong race? What are the biggest tech differences between an aero bike and a gravel rig?

Lambie takes us inside his experiences in this wide-ranging interview.

This week’s episode is sponsored by Whoop. This year, Whoop is providing rider data from the race, including heart rate data during the stages and sleep data after them. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EastPost), for instance, only got 5.5 hours of sleep on the big transfer day from Hungary to Sicily, according to Whoop.

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