Mountain Bike Stage Race Veterans Brandon Watson and Alex Mallet – Successful Athletes Podcast 009

Teammates Alex Mallet and Brandon Watson explain how they have successfully completed multiple mountain bike stage races together including The Cape Epic and The Swiss Epic, among others. Learn how they balance the workload on and off the bike, how they deal with the psychological challenges of a mountain bike stage race, their pacing strategies and more in Episode 009 of The Successful Athletes Podcast.

Alex Mallet on Strava
Alex Mallet on Instagram
Brandon Watson on Strava
Brandon Watson on Instagram


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Topics covered in this episode:

What we can do to make cycling and mountain biking more inclusive
Beginner tips for your first mountain bike stage race
How Alex and Brandon pace their races
How one day races can help your stage racing strategy
Alex and Brandon’s tips to manage the psychological challenges of a mountain bike stage race
How Alex and Brandon balance the off-the-bike workload
Why Cape Epic is most likely different than your expectations
Alex and Brandon’s predictions for who will win the TrainerRoad Cape Epic Challenge


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That was a brilliant interview. I’m very scared now. Am signed up for the Alps Epic next year. Dodged a bullet when it was postponed this year.