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James Piccoli

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James Piccoli Interview, Part 2: Interval Training (Chase Spatial Goals), Nutrition (Carbs!), & More

EVOQ.BIKE Cycling Podcast

Thanks again to James! Part 1 can be found at this link: https://linktr.ee/EVOQBIKE Getting yourself to the point in the race where you can unleash what you are really good at. Seeing the big picture. Now having a coach but not having “every gram planned out” Managing racing and training loads The crazy travel schedule of a World Tour Pro, and managing those last minute calls, “Hey, Go To Milan San Remo” Favorite Intervals: 40/20s and how he arranges them. What do most people have incorrectly about FTP? You’re never flat out, steady state riding, in a race What did James learn from Endure, by Alex Hutchinson. I highly recommend this read! https://amzn.to/2TObA6V Spatial Goals, not pushing versus the clock The only way to know where your limit is, is to find the limit, unfortunately! When you stop getting better….maybe working TOO much! Nutrition: where the peloton has made the most gains in the past 5-10 years. Train your body to utilize the carbs! 120g an hour! 99% of the race is fighting for position https://youtu.be/lLTluUYiNFo --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoqbike/support

30mins

9 Jun 2021

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James Piccoli Interview: Minimize Your Weaknesses, Intervals, Training Philosophy

EVOQ.BIKE Cycling Podcast

Huge thanks to James for taking the time to do this. We sat down just as he got back from Tour of Rwanda where he was on the GC Podium. Topics below! The soft skills of being a pro: why does he leave in Andorra. He was a Canadian citizen working for an Israeli team and living in Europe. Border crossings can be difficult. James’ trajectory from Local Racing to World Tour Pro. There are so many gems in the humanization of this absolute beast! Talent, potential, and progression: it’s a fairy tale. Benchmarks that he used to measure progress. There was a bit of faith here as it’s not always easy to measure. The character traits needed to become a professional athlete. Reading to become a better athlete. Self coaches athletes; James did it all alone until he reached the World Tour! The obsession with w/kg 2019 Tour of Utah, why is he the most proud of this one? James almost quit cycling! Similar to Taco van der Hoorn. A LOT of athletes experience this feeling of wanting to call it quits Resilience Training: learning what didn’t work Polarized Training: very easy or very hard. Easy means being able to have a conversation with people while riding. 65% FTP or easier. Hard is 400W or up. Tailoring training to the needs of the event. “Where can I make up the most time for the GC?” Using discomfort to increase your fitness is not “suffering”. Intervals: hitting both sides of the power band A little over threshold, and a little under. Small peaks and attacks! Micro bursts in the intervals Once again, another high level athlete points out the obsession with FTP! This does not reflect the skills needed to win a race or be the fastest athlete. James general training philosophy is all about developing skills. You can’t have a weakness. Be an all around! Minimize weaknesses. https://youtu.be/SoQwYMwp9HU --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoqbike/support

36mins

7 Jun 2021

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Ep. 24 James Piccoli chats about renewing with Israel StartUp and the recent signings of Chris Froome and Michael Woods!

Coffee and Van Chats

Hey guys welcome back to another episode of Coffee and Van Chats - On this episode we chat with James Piccoli of Israel StartUp Nation formally known as Israel Cycling Academy. We chat about the recent signings of Chris Froome, Michael Woods, Daryl Impey and much more! Please sit back relax and enjoy! Sponsors of the Podcast: BeetRoot Pro: www.beetrootpro.com (CODE: VANCHATS) Chamois Buttr: www.chamoisbuttr.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandvanchats/support

38mins

31 Aug 2020

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Episode 51 - James Piccoli on Winning Races In Lockdown With Israel Start-Up Nation

Zwift PowerUp Cycling Podcast

So who’s James Piccoli? He’s a Canadian. He’s a millennial. He’s a next-level professional road racer, currently riding for UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation. James chats with PowerUp host Greg Henderson about the unusual scenario of turning WorldTour Pro but having no real-life races to compete in! James talks about the transition to professional life, what he’s been up to in lockdown, as well as racing on Zwift! Copyright BettiniPhoto; @bettiniphoto

22mins

29 May 2020

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Simone Boilard et James Piccoli

Radio Bidon

Deux entrevues de fond. Deux récits de carrières naissantes, mises en veille. Simone Boilard nous explique pourquoi elle a prématurément mis un terme à sa première saison pro l'an dernier et comment elle compose avec l'incertitude de la seconde. James Piccoli nous parle de son arrivée dans la grande ligue, son parcours pour y arriver, et comment il trouve la motivation pour garder le cap, lorsqu'il n'est pas en train de faire un everesting sur le Mont-Royal.

1hr 3mins

15 May 2020

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VN Pod, ep. 175: Tour Down Under's format, UCI gravel, James Piccoli and Larry Warbasse

VeloNews Podcasts

The 2020 WorldTour season has roared to life with the Tour Down Under finishing up on Sunday. Richie Porte took the overall after again dropping his foes on Old Willunga Hill. The formulaic finish of this year's race begs the question: Should the Tour Down Under change its format? Every year the race seems to boil down to a battle for time bonuses on the flat stages, and then a three-minute slugfest up Old Willunga. Andrew Hood and Fred Dreier debate why (or why not) the race should try and shake things up. Hood was in Australia to interview UCI President David Lappartient, and Lappartient addressed two big storylines in pro cycling in 2020. The first is the return to pro cycling for Bjarne Riis. The second is the growth of gravel, and how the UCI hopes to get involved with the growing off-road racing format.Finally, we catch up with two North Americans who are starting their respective 2020 seasons off at the Tour Down Under. Canadian James Piccoli is making his WorldTour debut with Israel Start-Up Nation, and Larry Warbasse is again racing for French team AG2R-La Mondiale. All that and more on this week's episode of The VeloNews Pocast.

38mins

29 Jan 2020

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Lots of Maple Syrup: Michael Woods, James Piccoli and the CX World Cup

Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast

In this first episode of the Cycling Magazine Podcast, we have an extended conversation with Michael Woods. The EF Education First Drapac rider goes in-depth on his emotional Stage 17 Vuelta a España win and discusses its effects. Editors Matthew Pioro and Dan Walker look back at the recent cyclocross World Cup in Waterloo, Wis., sick tailwhips and all. You can also read more on Canadian riders’ thoughts from the race on our site. We ride with James Piccoli, member of team Elevate-KHS and Montreal native, up his hometown climb, Camillien Houde into Mount Royal Park. The stretch of road means a lot to the young climber. Throughout, international WorldTour riders share their thoughts on Canada. (A certain sweet substance from our national tree seems to come up a lot.) Get in touch with us at podcast@cyclingmagazine.ca Artwork by Maxine Gravina Thank you to the Ontario Media Development Corp. for its support.

31mins

27 Sep 2018

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James Piccoli Interview

Mayito Minutes

James Piccoli is a cyclist for the Elevate-KHS Pro cycling team. Last season James had some stellar results that included an overall win at The Tour of the Southland, 9th place overall at the Tour of Alberta, 10th place overall at the Tour of Utah (which included a near win on Stage 2). This interview is not about what James did last season however but the journey and process that it took for him to get here. It's a great story of determination and grit that will likely see James do even more great things in 2018. Originally Published: December 12, 2017--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/a-champions-mind35/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/a-champions-mind35/support

58mins

21 Aug 2018

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James Piccoli interview

A Champions Mind

James Piccoli is a cyclist for the Elevate-KHS Pro cycling team. Last season James had some stellar results that included an overall win at The Tour of the Southland, 9th place overall at the Tour of Alberta, 10th place overall at the Tour of Utah (which included a near win on Stage 2). This interview is not about what James did last season however but the journey and process that it took for him to get here. It's a great story of determination and grit that will likely see James do even more great things in 2018. 

58mins

12 Dec 2017