Coaching 101 with Ben Day and Luke Durbridge

This time I chat with Ben Day. Ben who was a professional cyclist himself, in the final years of his racing career he began to touch on the coaching side of things. Once he hung the bike up he went full time into training cyclists in a private capacity. And now in the last few years Ben has crossed over and is working in the World Tour as a trainer.
This is why I thought it would be interesting to talk to Ben when doing a podcast about coaching, as he has experienced it from all angles. And as suspected we find out there a lot more than crunching numbers to being a successful coach.
Luke Durbridge joins us again to give a riders prospective on things as we try to break down the technical side of our training out on the road.

Taylor Phinney

photo credit: Gruber Images || Ashely Gruber, Jered Gruber

Taylor has a very colourful career up until now. Born from sporting genes, both his parents being Olympic medalists, he was destined to be a sporting star.

But sometimes we need a pause in life, time to reflect on where we are going, who we are, and then who we want to become. Most often than not we don’t take this time unless it is forced upon us. And I believe in many ways some things really happen for a reason. In Taylor’s case in 2014 he had a career and life changing crash. It removed him from the sporting “bubble” and gave him time to reflect. This is the Taylor we know today. Still an athletic talent, but with a much more open perspective