Athlete Updates

A Tour De France winner’s wife – the Unsung Hero

Chris and Michelle Froome

A cyclist’s partner is the unsung hero of the peloton. A jack of all trades. From personal chef to providing support on those bad days, to bike storage engineer. Team Turbine catches up with Michelle Froome (wife of Tour De France winner and all round great guy Chris Froome), on life as a pro cyclist’s wife. Turbine: Firstly, … Read more

Tips on Minimising Sports Induced Asthma

By Annabel Luxford Where you run Although air pollution levels in the Melbourne are relatively low, when possible, I avoid running or riding on busy roads. Similarly I try to miss areas where there are lots of grass or trees during spring. Like many asthmatics, pollution and pollen make my asthma worse, especially when I’m … Read more

The Season Ahead

By Calvin Watson. I am writing from my European Base, where I spend the majority of my time once the season is underway. I have just returned home from Volta Catalunya, a really tough seven-day World Tour race, where I saw fellow Australian rider Richie Porte take home the win. It’s really nice to see … Read more

Ironman Melbourne 2015

Luke Bell sitting on beach wearing Turbine

By Luke Bell.  Ironman Melbourne (held last weekend) was my hometown event and one of the “majors” on the global Ironman circuit. With a strong field assembled for this championship it was always going to be a fast swim, bike and run. The athletes didn’t disappoint: with new swim and bike course records being set. … Read more

My First Ironman

By Annabel Luxford. On possibly one of the best autumnal days Melbourne could offer, I embarked on the biggest challenge of my fifteen years as a professional triathlete – Ironman Melbourne (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run). As the Asia Pacific Championship event, the field was star-studded with World Ironman Champions, Half Ironman World Champions, … Read more