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201: Exploring Recent Training Tools with Toms Skujins

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Multiple-time Polka Dot Jersey Holder, Toms Skujins, discusses lactate testing, CGMs, ketone strips, and taking his own blood on the side of the road.If you’re a listener of this show, you understand that nothing can replace hard work if you want to be at your strongest. But that doesn’t stop many of us from keeping an eye on the newest gadgets and tools with the hopes that one or two of them will give us that little bit more; that slight edge that pushes us over the top.   What might surprise you is that is something that we share with even the highest-level professionals. And while many of us imagine a battery of physiologist and coaches precisely tuning there every decision, that’s often not the case. Many pros get their information from the same places as us and just like us, they’re often found stopped on the side of the road struggling with their newest gadget.That has been the case with today’s guest, a jersey leader at the Tour de France. Toms Skujins is a Latvian rider on the World Tour team Trek-Segafredo. He has worn the Polka Dot Jersey at the Tour de France and won multiple National Championships and one-day races.  Today Toms talks with us about the many tools he’s experimented with over the years including continuous glucose monitors, ketone strips, the CORE Body Temperature Monitor, Oura rings, the Leomo accelerometer, and even conducting lactate tests on himself. Some have given him that extra edge, while others have left him bleeding on the side of the road – literally.So, let’s dive into a few of these training aids and let’s make you fast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Feb 2022

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VeloNews Podcast (UPDATED), ep. 212: Jens Voigt on Ineos' Tour de France disaster; Toms Skujins

VeloNews Podcasts

The 2020 Tour de France took a disastrous turn for Egan Bernal and Team Ineos Grenadiers on Sunday, as the team's hopes for the GC crashed and burned on the Grand Colombier. On today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Fred Dreier and Jens Voigt break down Ineos' setback, and try and trace the roots of the bad day. Why was Bernal not ready for the hard day in the Jura, and how come the seven-time Tour de France-winning team faltered? Then, Jens offers his insight on Team Sunweb, which as emerged as the most entertaining team in the 2020 Tour de France. What's it like to be part of a team that dramatically changes focus from one season to the next? As it turns out, shifting focus requires lots of work on and off of the bike in order to be successful. Then, we hear from fan favorite Toms Skujins on what it's like to race the 2020 Tour de France, and what it's like to race past empty roadsides in the mountains. Andrew Hood and James Startt file their dispatch from the Grand Colombier, and analyze the new shape of the GC battle. Could Tadej Pogačar overhaul Primož Roglič to win the Tour de France? It's become the biggest question of the race in week three. All that and more on today's episode!Today's episode is sponsored by a new training supplement called MitoQ. MitoQ is a unique form of the antioxidant CoQ10 that is designed to get inside our cell's mitochondria to help create energy and neutralize free radicals. For more information go to www.mitoq.com/powerupcycling.


14 Sep 2020

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124: How to map out your season, with Toms Skujins, Kiel Reijnen, Joey Rosskopf, and Larry Warbasse

Fast Talk

Hello and welcome to Fast Talk, your source for the science of cycling performance! I'm your host Chris Case. Today, we’re digging into the archive for some season-planning knowledge. Why now when our seasons have been demolished? Because it’s never too early to start soaking in the wisdom of seasoned veterans on how to best map out any season, particularly next year’s. Trevor did several great interviews with four top pros—Toms Skujins, Kiel Reijnen, Joey Rosskopf, and Larry Warbasse—for an article he was writing several years ago, and now we want to share their full wisdom. There’s no other agenda, they just had a lot of good things to say, from starting your season right to picking your moments in that season to peak; from fending off fatigue and overtraining to ending your season right. All that and much more on today’s episode. Let's make you fast!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Aug 2020

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Episode 59: Toms Skujins — Everyone's Favorite Latvian Pro Cyclist

King of the Ride

In the latest round of covid 19-Questions, Ted and Toms are sitting in Vermont and Girona, respectively, catching up on what it's like from the perspective of a World Tour rider operating through coronavirus. Toms Skujins is known for his affinity for potatoes, for winning heroic stages of Tour of California, and for proudly wearing the KOM jersey in the Tour de France. This conversation ranges from how he got into cycling in Latvia, how he's holding up all cooped up in Spain, how he foresees the rest of the year panning out, what an authentic multi-day Latvian wedding is like, and much much more. To WATCH this podcast in enhanced video version, click and enjoy here.


22 Apr 2020

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Tom's Travels by Toms Skujins: Episode 2: Yorkshire

The Gravelog with Nathan Haas

Toms and special guest Abby Mickey chat travelling to Yorkshire- Leeds, Harrogate and York, during World championships:    Lunch: fettle 73 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR, United Kingdom +44 113 244 3838 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Gsnm3kw6eiJYe6jU9   Coffee Leeds: Laynes Espresso 16 New Station St, Leeds LS1 5DL, United Kingdom +44 7828 823189 https://maps.app.goo.gl/PFRszVuSHjKb5R1N8   Leeds Market: Leeds Kirkgate Market 34 George St, Leeds LS2 7HY, United Kingdom +44 113 378 1950 https://maps.app.goo.gl/gFALLCkRaJL5G6rQ6   The Tetley Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ, United Kingdom +44 113 320 2323 https://maps.app.goo.gl/LAmPKg1vxtboBQ3r6   Pub in Leeds: https://www.belgravemusichall.com/     Harrogate Lunch with great waffles: Baltzersens 22 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1PU, United Kingdom +44 1423 202363 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Jxwz5wmCVq1taKTp7   Bettys Café Tea Rooms 1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU, United Kingdom +44 1423 814070 https://maps.app.goo.gl/asJeBpFerafV1m6F9   Turkish Baths Harrogate Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2WH, United Kingdom +44 1423 556746 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Gb6mpmsJPf211SmC7         York:   Shambles York, UK https://maps.app.goo.gl/TtyxiKrwsN27dNem9     York Minster Deangate, York YO1 7HH, United Kingdom +44 1904 557200 https://maps.app.goo.gl/PcX6TAcMNpzzkRn16   Partisan 112 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, United Kingdom +44 1904 629866 https://maps.app.goo.gl/beTk9g838KGb3UMFA


8 Oct 2019

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Tom's Travels by Toms Skujins: Episode 1: Quebec City and Montreal

The Gravelog with Nathan Haas

Toms takes us through his week in the province of Quebec, chats to Bruno Langois and more. If you are here looking for Phil, check out @philgaimon for all his latest content and updates.   Coffee with Joey: https://goo.gl/maps/az6dCYEEnyX1SyjR7 Coffee Bruno suggested Saint Henri: https://goo.gl/maps/DSkvSnCsV56PHfjXA Nice dinner spot Bistro B: https://goo.gl/maps/y19bgpcHbQaTST4q7 Lunch Maelstrom: https://g.page/maelstromcafe?share Velo Cartel: https://www.velocartel.blog Bruno's insta: https://www.instagram.com/bl.coaching/


25 Sep 2019

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Warren Cycling Podcast Episode 145: Toms Skujins Interview

Warren Cycling Podcast

In Episode 145 Randy and Dean Warren chat with Trek-Segafredo's Toms Skujins.  Toms talks about his exceptional 2018 season and reflects on his Hincapie Development Team days.  Skujins shares his off season training habits and looks forward to the 2019 race season.  Randy and Dean discuss some cyclocross racing and Andrea Tafi's intention to race Paris-Roubaix as a 52 year old.  

1hr 1min

13 Nov 2018

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VN pod, ep. 68: CX worlds preview; Toms Skujins interview

VeloNews Podcasts

Rainbow jerseys are on the line this weekend at cyclocross worlds in the Netherlands. We consider the top favorites and look back at the treacherous final round of the World Cup last Sunday in Hoogerheide.Road season is also underway with early season races in Argentina, Mallorca, and Australia. Trek-Segafredo came out swinging this week with five wins worldwide. One of the men to raise his arms was Toms Skujins, a newcomer to the American team. Spencer interviews him to talk about the turmoil of changing teams, racing the Vuelta, and more.

1hr 14mins

30 Jan 2018

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17: The Art of the Breakaway with Toms Skujins

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The breakaway. It is perhaps the noblest form of victory, and the most difficult. Joining and then winning from breakaways is as much art as science, as much tactical awareness as strength. In this episode, we are joined by Cannondale-Drapac’s escape ace Toms Skuijns, winner of two breakaway stages of the Amgen Tour of California, as well as VeloNews managing editor Chris Case, to discuss the tips, tricks, and tactics needed to make a breakaway move stick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


17 Apr 2017

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PeloTonOfFun Ep43 - Andalucia and Algarve recap + Toms Skujins ToC Interview (2017.2.23)


Emily and Ryland recap the Volta ao Algarve and Ruta del Sol (Vuelta a Andalucia) before reflecting on a long lost chat with Toms Skujins from the Tour of California 2016.


24 Feb 2017