Cycling Performance Club: Luke Plapp - From world class track cyclist to World Tour road racer

Semi-Pro Cycling

06-05-2022 • 1 hr 22 mins

Welcome to The Cycling Performance Club Podcast!


In this episode we chat with Luke Plapp - Olympic bronze medalist on the track, current Australian Road Champion, and Ineos Grenadiers rider- about his transition from a successful track cyclist to racing on the road at the World Tour level.


And contrary to what one might initially think, his transition between these two roles was much more complicated than simply adding more “base” to his training schedule. Luke has moved across the world to a new climate, from one high performance environment to another, experienced the largest week’s training load of his life, and found new limits to surpass in his own performance abilities. Find out how he has tackled these challenges in stride, and come out swinging on the other side.


As a bonus, we also dive deep into Plappy’s favorite ergogenic aid: heat acclimation- for all of you coming into the Northern Hemisphere summer.


Guest panelist:

Luke Plapp

https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/luke-plapp

Twitter: @LucasPlapp

Instagram: @lukeplapp


Co-hosts:

Jason Boynton, Ph.D.

boyntoncoaching.com


Cyrus Monk

cyclistscientist.com


Producer & co-host:

Damian Ruse

semiprocycling.com



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References:

Men’s wheel race - 2021

https://youtu.be/elFgDgPwOqI?t=4972


SBS Cycling Podcast

https://www.sbs.com.au/sport/podcast/sbs-cycling-podcast


Jack Haig discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkwSDFF168


AusCycling Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de2ViYwIfpM&t=2691s


Training Characteristics and Power Profile of Professional U23 Cyclists throughout a Competitive Season

https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/8/12/167