Coffee & Van Chats -E81- Ashton Lambie; Under 4 Minutes, World Champion, Pumpkin Spice
Four minute man? Not usually something to brag about. But hey for others it's something to shoot for. And when it comes to cycling 4km under 4 minutes in single pursuit it was unheard of. I did the math and put it in American. It works out to over 37 mph for 4 mins. Croom's guest this week, Ashton Lambie, did that unheard of and broke the 4 minute barrier and set a new world record in the process. Not too shabby he also followed it up with a World Championship's gold in the same event two months later, winning by over a second.
Ashton and John talk about the other riders in the world championship field, including legend Flippo Ganna, who barely missed the final. Also how does somebody get into track cycling if you don't have a track? And what's next after breaking 4 minutes and wearing the WC crown? Sounds like some gravel rides ahead in 2022, and camping and just keeping the wheels moving. Maybe some endurance. The road is open and the future is bright for Ashton Lambie. Tune into the podcast and listen for yourself and find out Ashton would have a pumpkin spice latte with.