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In this podcast we interview Thomas Gibbons. Tom is the current 2019 overall USA Crits Champion and raced pro-continental for a number of years over in Europe.
We talk about how Thomas got into cycling and what it was like living in Belgium and racing for teams like Wanty-Gober.
Tom has got a great story how he picked the wheel of Tony Martin and ended up in an echelon with the Jumbo team during the Tour the Britain.
We discuss the reason behind starting his own team Automatic Racing and his coaching practice. Tom shares his opinion about US Cycling and the model Legion build from a business and racing perspective. its interesting to hear how Tom build his 2020 team (which unfortunately didn't race at all because of Covid19) to compete with Corey and Justin.
Tom has got a strong opinion about how cycling in the US needs to be more inclusive and racing (crits) need to be fun. The business model for successful crit racing is out there and he hope that, with building a strong team he's able to grow this scene in the US.
We talk about food and making smart choices not staving yourself, but taking care of your body by eating a burger and drinking a beer when needed.
This was another amazing podcast, and we hope you enjoy listening!
See chapters and time markers below.
Please check out Thomas his new website: www.automaticracing.org
If you are interested in sponsoring and ambitious, super competitive, but FUN team, please reach out to Tom.
| How did you get into cycling? | 2:04.110
| Where did you life in Belgium? | 4:05.780
| https://thechainstay.com/ | 4:34.116
| Baquets bicycle centre | 5:33.714
| Really bad year 2014 | 7:03.410
| Losing weight getting lean, what the tipping point? | 9:04.675
| 2015 Tour of Belgium only foreigner | 10:43.782
| Wanty Groupe Gobert - Tour the Britain. | 12:33.250
| Lars Boom favorite racer | 13:14.469
| Racing back in the US | 17:42.227
| Let's start a team! | 18:32.950
| Whats the plan for 2021 | 19:23.426
| Kermisse racing in the US? | 21:23.750
| What do you think about the Legion team model? | 26:01.547
| Going head to head with legion | 28:05.448
| US Crit program | 29:34.345
| Feeding talent to the next level | 31:50.995
| Cycling is a beautiful sport | 37:01.913
| Athens, Georgia | 42:45.313
| Tell us about your coaching practice. | 43:41.674
| Tools to support your coaching? | 45:30.507
| Learning the value of speed | 47:13.046
| Nutrition. Eat a burger! | 48:48.578
| Mathieu vd Poel | 53:03.177
| Is winning a tactic?? | 56:00.000
| Using a Smart trainer.. | 59:09.478