With so many cyclists now confined to training indoors, Mitch Docker talks to his coach Kevin Poulton about the virtual cycling software Zwift.

Back in 2016, Mat Hayman crashed out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and fractured his arm. It looked like his Classics campaign was over but within days he was back training indoors, using Zwift, and less than six weeks later he crossed the line first in the velodrome to clinch victory in Paris-Roubaix.

Poulton was Hayman’s coach then but Zwift was still relatively new to him. Since then, Zwift has become an additional tool for professional and amateur riders alike.

This is a podcast Mitch wanted to do anyway, but with so many cyclists restricted to riding indoors because of the coronavirus crisis it seemed like the perfect time to call Kevin and get under the skin of the training tool that combines athletic effort with video gaming.

If you want to know more about Zwift, how the pros use it and how it can help your training, this is the podcast for you.

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