Episode 79 with Alexey Vermeulen: Diving into Leadville Trail 100 MTB and SBT Grvl Podiums

In this week’s episode, we talk to pro cyclist Alexey Vermuelen, who just took 2nd and 3rd place at Leadville 100 Mtn and SBT Grvl, respectively. We talk to Alexey about:

  • How he trains for consecutive podiums at 100+ miles
  • His relationship with food, and nutrition around races
  • His approach to nutrition around races
  • The program he co-founded, From the Ground Up & Willy the Wiener Dog

Alexey Vermeulen is an American cyclist who grew up racing on the road after getting into the sport through kids triathlon and inspiration from his grandfather (Opa). After spending two years in the World Tour with Jumbo Visma, Alexey pivoted towards the dirt (gravel & MTB) believing that the sponsorship model in professional cycling was flawed and that he could make a bigger impact where the barrier for entry was lower. Vermeulen has become famous on the circuit for training with Sir Willie the Weiner, a long-haired miniature dachshund that he carries in a backpack while riding. Recent results include winning BWR California, and Iceman Cometh in 2022. This year he secured podium finishes at both Leadville with an impressive 2nd place finish, and SBT GRVL, coming in 3rd.

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See you in the next episode!