Sigma Sports presents Matt Stephens Unplugged

Sigma Sports presents Matt Stephens Unplugged

By Sigma Sports

Sigma Sports is proud to present Matt Stephens Unplugged, a regular catch-up with cycling’s favourite character, Matt Stephens, as he chats with special guests and explores the bowels of his own fruity mind. With lots of surprises along the way, the route-map has been torn up; so who knows what direction we’re going in, or where we’ll end up!

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Episodes

Chloe Dygert on seeing herself as the only competition

Chloe Dygert and Matt Stephens discuss injury setbacks and how they can help you grow as an athlete, the benefits of using Zwift racing to sharpen your instincts, and how she sees riding a bike as a job, not a hobby. Plus, The Grand Chores are back! This time, Matt is giving his living room a good dusting-down. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/201h 8m

Rahsaan Bahati on how to affect change in cycling and beyond

Rahsaan Bahati talks to Matt about how his passion grew from punishment, finding the line between fitting in and doing what you need to, and why it’s so important to teach your kids about history. They discuss The Bahati Foundation, now helping inner-city kids for ten years, and what needs to be done to affect change. Also, #AskMatt is back! - With more weird and wonderful random questions from the bowels of social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/201h 16m

Pavel Sivakov thinks in French, dreams in Russian and wins in Bike Races

Pavel Sivakov chats to Matt Stephens about the new era of young professional riders, and how he tried lots of sports before taking to cycling like a fish to water, or more accurately, like the child of two professional cyclists to cycling. Also, guess that snack is back! But how will Mr International get on in our relatively localised corn and potato based snack trivia game? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/201h 8m

Johan Museeuw on becoming the most chilled out Lion in Flanders

Johan Museeuw chats to Matt Stephens about spending lockdown with his son Stefano, the joys of a nice Italian red wine, how your motivation can change after a strong ride, and how two millimeters can make all the difference. The Grand Chores is back, but with an injured Matt Stephens attempting to Clean the Shower, the real challenge will be finishing before the time cut! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/2059m 54s

Philippa York on mythical chainrings and the power of a good onesie

Pippa York and Matt Stephens discuss her baptism of fire at the Belgian Classics in 1980, the fun of racing despite the pain, her continuing BYOC policy (Bring Your Own Chainring) and whether there is any place in soup for an egg. We also pay another visit to the ever-popular Grand Chores for stage four: Making the Bed! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/201h 9m

Mike Woods talks Neo Pro, having FOMO, and eating Cheeto(s)

Mike Woods chats to Matt Stephens about breaking his leg at the best possible time, how Sergio Higuita could become the best cyclist in the World, and how exploration and challenging yourself is the key to life. Guess That Snack has been customised for North American taste buds, and the Grand Chores returns, with Matt attempting to empty the dishwasher in the time it takes to make his morning coffee. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/201h 7m

Alice Barnes on sewing, siblings, and doing your research

Alice Barnes and Matt Stephens chat about sewing, cafe bonk, the ability to smell salt and vinegar, and how you’d do anything for a teammate but you’d go that bit further for your sister. Still missing the Giro d’Italia, Matt’s been busy commentating on the latest stage of the Grand Chores. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/201h 1m

Matt White on meticulous planning and showing your character

Matt White chats to Matt Stephens about riding himself to the bone for Francesco Casagrande at the 2000 Giro d’Italia, meticulously planning stage race strategies months in advance as Sporting Director for Mitchelton Scott, and being the only native Australian speaker in the 1998 peloton. Matt’s found a replacement for commentating on the Grand Tours, and #AskMatt returns for more random trivia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/201h 3m

Bradley Wiggins in-depth and buffoonery

Matt chats to Bradley Wiggins about the compassionate power of being nice to your critics, using art as a creative release, and how cycling with your kids creates some of the best memories you’ll ever have. Matt’s found a replacement for commentating on the Grand Tours, and if you’ve heard from Kenny Van Vlaminck, let us know. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/2058m 32s

Thomas De Gendt and Matt discuss motivation, video games, and riding aggressively.

One of the most feared breakaway riders of a generation, Thomas De Gendt joins Matt from the comfort of his games room, as the pair discuss how riding aggressively is part of the Belgian’s nature. Matt delivers a lesson in one-directional moonwalking, and we hear more from another Belgian, Kenny Van Vlaminck, who gives us an update from his lockdown location in a pea factory in Flanders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2042m 43s

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig chats Dahl and dancing with Matt before taking over the podcast

Matt is joined by one of Denmark’s rising stars of the women’s pro peloton, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, to chat about her favourite places in the world to ride a bike, how to really bring your Dahl to life with a secret ingredient, and of course the superiority of Danish Pick ‘n’ Mix. Kenny Van Vlaminck updates us from the Patrick’s Peas factory, and Matt’s been busy in the garden with his watercolours. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/2059m 10s

Matt is joined by Rohan Dennis for this episode to talk Lego, chocolate hangovers & Zwift power numbers

Matt Stephens is joined by current UCI World Elite Men's Time Trial Champion, Rohan Dennis to discuss the Australian's love of Lego, play 'Guess That Snack' and discuss the feasibility of a chocolate hangover. Matt answers your questions in the first edition of #AskMatt, and everyone's favourite Belgian updates us from his self-quarantine session in a pea factory. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/2055m 16s

Matt welcomes Perry Ap Gwynedd onto the podcast to talk Tour de France, music & snack-based trivia

A weekly Sigma Sports podcast, Matt Stephens Unplugged kicks off with a musical theme as Matt is joined by Perry ap Gwynedd, lead guitarist in the rock band Pendulum. The duo talk about everything from the Tour de France to their favourite flying contraptions. Do you like a wheat-based challenge? You're in luck as this is your chance to play along with Matt Go For the Crunch. Other guests in this episode include Sigma Sports founder, Ian Whittingham and a man from Belgium who has a thing about peas. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2045m 42s
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