Talking Luft! with Esteban Chaves. S3.E10

Rapha presents Talking Luft!

Talking Luft is back this week with the smiling assassin – Colombian Pro Cyclist Esteban Chaves, riding for EF Education First EasyPost.

I had him on the pod last week to hear his incredibly inspiring and tough story of how he got his start in the World Tour – coming back from a nasty crash – then eventually going on to win stages in the Giro and Vuelta and wearing leaders jerseys in both.

He’s a seriously great guy and is loved both inside and out of the peloton for his inspiring character, his positive attitude and gratitude.

Plus he’s also great for a laugh, and I absolutely knew he’d be awesome to get Talking some Luft with.

And he doesn’t disappoint. The guy’s got style!

How does he wear his cycling cap? ‘Pre-Race breakfast’ or normal breakfast? Favourite race food? How does he have his coffee? Favourite ever rider? Best & Worst part during a race? Where does he sit on the team bus?

And so much more!

This was a good bit of fun & I hope you enjoy hearing a little more about Chavito. I know I did.

Enjoy guys!




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Show Notes

Episode breakdown:

0:00min to 1:05 – Snippet from my episode last week with Esteban Chaves – ‘The Power of Determination and Belief’

1:05min to 3:00 – Intro

3:00min to 29:10 – Talking Luft with Esteban

29:10 to end – Outro

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Released: May 25, 2022