178: Cycling Week: Wheels Up with Canyon//SRAM Pro Cyclist Ella Harris

Ella Harris is a  professional cyclist on the Canyon//SRAM Team.  A seriously awesome and inspiring team of 14 women cyclists from around the globe with the mission to take the lead by challenging the status quo and making cycling diverse and inclusive.

Ella earned her spot on the pro scene and the Canyon//SRAM Team by winning the Zwift Academy in 2018 and unlocking the opportunity join the team. Zwift is the online fitness platform bringing gamification and adventure to indoor cycling, running and triathlon training. Zwifters unlock badges, prizes, and in-game merch as they go but thanks to Zwift Academy some lucky Zwifters unlock real life opportunities.   Ella Harris was one such lucky rider. Now four years later, she is excelling in the sport. (Hear all about Zwift on Episode # 177)

On this episode, Ella chats with me about her recent success in the sport, the challenging but motivating realities of professional cycling, and all of the amazing places she gets to travel and ride.  We sync up about her current training plan, nutrition, and what it’s like to balance racing and her university classes at the same time.  And Ella shares a few pro tips on proper cycling technique and the strategies she uses to stay on top of her game. Photos by Thomas Maheux

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