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  • - I'm out here in Italy and I'm wildly excited,

  • not just because the sun is shining and it's warm,

  • I'm not wearing a single thermal layer,

  • but I've been invited to come out and ride

  • with Elia Viviani at the Montichiari velodrome.

  • And I'm pretty excited, 'cause it's been a while

  • since I was on the track.

  • (thumping bass music)

  • Elia Viviani is undisputedly one of the world's

  • fastest sprinters with a prestigious palmares

  • across the road and the track.

  • In his spare time he's also been working with Bikevo,

  • a startup software company for training,

  • and its because of them that we've been invited out here

  • to Italy and the Montichiari velodrome

  • to get up to speed with Viviani.

  • He is the defending Olympic omnium champion on the track,

  • and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

  • is just around eight months away.

  • So let's get in there and see how his training's going.

  • (rhythmic rock music)

  • Right, Elia.

  • We've made it finally to the velodrome.

  • I've managed to blag myself a bike,

  • and I'm quite looking forward to gettin' on the track,

  • because it's been a little while since I rode.

  • 2012 is the last time I rode on the track,

  • apart from when I penny-farthing.

  • I've got a few questions I want to ask you.

  • So when it comes to the start of the year

  • and you're planning out all of your season goals,

  • how does that look?

  • Do you plan it all in one big calendar,

  • or do you aim for certain small targets at a time?

  • - Yeah, the training is the main part,

  • but it's also the last things you want to plan.

  • You plan the goal, and then you go back to see

  • how you can arrive there on the top

  • of your shape and everything.

  • You go in the specific training schedule

  • when just you know which one is your goal.

  • The biggest goal in the season, every season,

  • it is Tour de France.

  • This year it is the Olympics,

  • so in Olympics year and back 2016

  • when I won that gold medal,

  • and then is the best feeling you can have as an athlete.

  • So it's quite easy to understand which one can be the goals,

  • but is not really easy like that to plan arrive there

  • in the best shape you can have, the best body, fit,

  • in that moment.

  • So it's all about planning, doing everything perfect

  • and hope nothing go wrong, because you need to

  • be ready all from that.

  • - You mix road and track phenomenally well.

  • You win on the road all year long and you win

  • on the track as well.

  • How do you do that?

  • What're the big things?

  • How long does it take?

  • Tell me everything about it, I want to know it all.

  • - Yeah, the big problem from the track is

  • I don't race a lot on the track,

  • so that's mean I can train a lot,

  • but I don't, when I go on the track for racing,

  • I don't have really some point like on the road.

  • On the road you do 80-90 race days per season,

  • so on the track I never go more than 20 days.

  • Likely is on my natural because

  • from when I am 11, 12, I do both.

  • Every week I just do my training on the track

  • and I really feel okay to jump

  • from track bike and road bike.

  • Yeah, the technical part I just try to

  • use the same position, then that help me

  • to don't have something traumatic when I jump

  • from one bike to the other bike.

  • But mainly, track is part of my normal preparation,

  • also for the road.

  • Also when you don't see me from long time

  • to don't race on the track, but I'm train on the track.

  • Because it's something I really need, also for my sprint,

  • and that help me a lot.

  • - So these days, with all the training software available,

  • do you think it's possible to accurately predict

  • when you'll be in top shape and when you won't be?

  • You know, how you'll feel on that day?

  • - Yeah, absolutely.

  • So, in that plan, when you understand, when you realize

  • which one is the goal that need to be the moment,

  • the period where you need to be on the top.

  • So normally as a pro rider you just thinking about

  • two periods with really, really high shape,

  • where you have your main goal.

  • Some season you can plan three,

  • but is never really works well

  • because all the preparation you need to do

  • to arrive on the top is really

  • a long period of preparation.

  • And you need to plan also a rest period

  • in the middle of season.

  • So normally, yeah, I try to choice always two period

  • where can be a period of month, a month and half,

  • where you try to be always there.

  • - So you mentioned having a rest.

  • For younger riders watching this video,

  • is the rest for your body, physical rest,

  • or is it for mental rest?

  • - I think it's more mental because if you think the body,

  • all the long season you work every day,

  • so probably the body can go still.

  • Also when you feel tired it's more with the head,

  • because you arrive at the hand one piece,

  • or probably you gain your goal, or you lose that.

  • So is the head that decide if you are tired or not.

  • So, mainly.

  • So for sure that you can go extreme with the body,

  • but when you do rest, it's good for everything

  • because with the body you start

  • from probably a lower level,

  • but really more motivated to gain more fatigue.

  • And that is really important.

  • I think in the last few years, well y'know

  • the modern cycling is not just about few month,

  • it's from January to December.

  • So the rest is even more important.

  • Because you need to listen your sensation,

  • your feeling, but, yeah,

  • rest is part of the training, for sure.

  • - Training has changed loads.

  • Like I started cycling in the 90s,

  • and I'm pretty sure, judging by how old you said you were

  • when you started cycling, it was also the late 90s as well.

  • How much has changed for you and what modern methods

  • have you experienced over recent years

  • that have made an affect on how you ride?

  • - Yeah, mainly, not just the cycling,

  • but also the preparation is all more specific.

  • So I turn pro in 2010 and already from the last ten years

  • a lot of change.

  • I think that technology in the last few years

  • is really a big part of our training,

  • of our season, because with all the days we have,

  • power, heart rate, speed and cadence,

  • and all you have in this computer,

  • you can just analyze everything and try to doing better.

  • - Making little changes.

  • - Yeah, it's not a complete change,

  • because a rider is a rider.

  • The technology help the cycling, but the base of cycling

  • are always the same.

  • - It's always a traditional sport,

  • it's always happening on the road.

  • - Absolutely.

  • - I've always thought that I was pretty quick at sprinting,

  • even on the track.

  • How well, though, do I compare to the current

  • Olympic omnium champion?

  • Right, let's get up there.

  • It's been a while since I've been on the track.

  • After a brief roll around the banking,

  • mainly so I could have a chat and enjoy

  • the feeling of speed that you get

  • when not riding a penny-farthing on a track,

  • we're going for a one lap race,

  • from a rolling start.

  • So roll around for one lap, and then start

  • with 250 meters to go.

  • - [Man Standing On Track] Three, two, one, go.

  • Go, go, go, go!

  • (heavy bass music)

  • One more to go guys, one more to go!

  • Go, go, go, go!

  • (suspenseful music)

  • (shouting)

  • - Well, clearly if I want any chance

  • of beating Viviani, I am going to need to train.

  • Let's take a little look at the Bikevo app,

  • which Viviani aided the development of

  • by using his personal training data

  • from the run-up to his gold-medal winning

  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

  • Bikevo is an algorithm-based software

  • that has the ability to adapt to user-generated data,

  • to then create tailor-made bespoke training programs

  • that are available in the palm of your hand.

  • Simply download the app and set up your season.

  • You do this by running through three pages of data input,

  • which mainly outline your training history,

  • your available training time,

  • the dates of the events you're training for,

  • and then finally the types of events

  • that you're going to be riding.

  • Once you've done this, you will need

  • to complete that critical power testing protocol.

  • And that will assure that accurate sessions

  • are prescribed to you.

  • But even this can be done within the app.

  • To get a little bit more background information,

  • we were able to talk to Davide Cassani,

  • a well-known professional rider from the 1980s and 90s,

  • now a highly regarded coach.

  • But more importantly, one of the key players at Bikevo.

  • Could you explain a little bit about

  • the origins of Bikevo and how the data from Elia

  • was fed into the app and how that then

  • is relayed on to other riders?

  • (speaking Italian)

  • Elia, a massive thank you for taking

  • the time out of your training to show us

  • how to ride the track again,

  • remind me how hard it was.

  • - You're welcome.

  • - Talking all things training, all things software

  • and everything.

  • Good luck for 2020.

  • I look forward to watching you at the Olympics.

  • - Thank you.

  • - Get on and train.

  • Go.

  • - I go. - Go!

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- I'm out here in Italy and I'm wildly excited,

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