Retired pro cyclist Ben Jacques-Maynes joins the podcast to discuss what he learned about motivation, nutrition, training, injuries, how to maximize success and more in Episode 276 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What Ben learned as a mountain biker that helped him in road racing
  • How Ben became a pro cyclist
  • What pro cycling is actually like
  • How to maintain motivation when racing against the odds
  • Why losing too much weight makes you slower
  • How to recover from an injury
  • Why Ben won more races when he started weighing more
  • What it takes to get a podium finish in a stage of the Tour of California
  • How to recognize and manage disordered eating
  • How to manage a healthy relationship with food and cycling

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