Alan Milway on training elite downhill racers, game changing data, Norco insights and more!

Alan Milway is arguably the most respected strength and conditioning coach in mountain biking.

On this episode of The Ride Companion Alan walks us through exactly how he works with the worlds most elite athletes like Greg Minnaar, Danny Hart, Gee Atherton, Charlie Hatton and how he asseses performance to ensure he gets the most out of all his athletes.

Alan also discusses the current state of downhill, the data he’s acquired on athletes and what it means for the future of the sport, top training tips for pros and amateurs, what he learned from a mysterious horse racing trainer, his role on track walk, his new position at Norco and shares exactly what’s going on behind the scenes with the teams plans for 2024.

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