THIS EPISODE Mike meets up with Eric Wohlberg, a three-time Canadian Olympian and multiple national time trial champion who is currently men’s performance manager of Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. The two go way back, and Creed raced under Eric during his time on Optum before his new role as DS with Team SmartStop.
Their rollicking conversation at the Tour de Beauce in Canada finds Mike and Eric debating the soporific powers of poutine, androgyny and the Thin White Duke, NRA belt buckles with shaved legs, and brakes as speed modulators instead of stopping devices.
Among the Wohlberg legends Mike explores are Eric’s 100 pushups and 500 situps every day before bed, lots of motorpacing as the key to his time trial success, and his “if you can’t make ’em faster make ’em lighter” philosophy of performance enhancement.
You’ll howl with delight at this witty, no-holds-barred conversation between two old friends and colleagues.
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