The Physical Performance Show: Jonathan Cantwell – Professional Road Cyclist

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Jonathan Cantwell

In episode 127 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Jonathan Cantwell – Professional Road Cyclist.

On this episode you will hear Jonathan Cantwell share around the highs, the lows and the learnings of life from within Professional Cycling. Jonny takes us through the Genesis story that saw him take to two wheels. Jonathan turned pro in 2008 and then his Tour de France Grand Tour debut with Team Saxo Bank in the 2012-13 Season.

Jonny takes us inside the world of Professional Cycling, what it’s like  to recover, what it’s like getting on the bike each day for the arduous grand tour. Jonny was a lead out man for the team’s Sprinter and at one point he finished 6th on Stage 4 of the 2012 Tour de France. Jonny shares the memories of his top 3 races and why they were special to him. Covers the normal performance round and opens up as he relates to a recent health scare and also his brothers passing.

As this episode goes live Jonny will be competing on the Gold Coast  wearing the green and gold doing his very best at the World Championships.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What Jonathan is learning at the moment
  • Top moment in triathlon
  • Tour de France
  • Bad crash during a race
  • Arriving into Paris during the race
  • Team Pegasus
  • Growing up on the Gold Coast
  • Performance Round
  • Best Advice
  • Transitioning from sport
  • Experiencing Cancer
  • Striving for triathlon
  • Physical Challenge: Set a Challenge and accomplish it within a time limit

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“See the Finish Line” – Being in the Zone
“Always think about doing the one percenter’s” – Best Advice
“Always have your finger on the pulse”
“I look to deliver results and I look to push myself to a greater limit”
“You learn about yourself.”
“Don’t put yourself in a predicament for days to come.”
“Do or Die”
“If you don’t do it yourself, no one else is going to do it for you.”
“It will define you in a good way or define you in a bad way.”
“Every time you can do the one percenter’s will be one step closer to achieving your goal”

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Jonathan Cantwell


0:00 Start
2:00 Introduction to Jonathan Cantwell
3:50 What Jonathan is learning at the moment
4:45 Top moment in triathlon
7:00 Tour de France
10:40 Bad crash during a race
14:00 Arriving into Paris during the race
22:00 Team Pegasus
24:20 Growing up on the Gold Coast
27:30 Performance Round
30:30 Best Advice
33:00 Transitioning from sport
40:05 Experiencing Cancer
41:00 Striving for triathlon
44:30 Physical Challenge: Set a Challenge and accomplish it within a time limit
49:58 Finish

Jonathan Cantwell

People Mentioned

Tiger Woods – American Professional Golfer
John Farnham – American Singer
Jimmy Barnes – Australian Singer
Rory McIlroy – Professional Golfer
David Coulthard – Formula 1 Driver
Matthew Green – American Cyclist

For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)

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