About this episode

Phil is a retired pro cyclist, podcast and YouTube sensation, and cookie monster!

In this episode we talk about:

  • persevering as a pro cyclist
  • “retiring” from elite sports
  • the ins and outs of sponsorships and brand partnerships
  • the reality of professional athletics
  • bringing biking to the masses
  • the evolving bike industry

Follow Phil on Instagram @philgaimon and For The Long Run @forthelrpod

Find Phil online at https://philgaimon.com/ where you can also find links to his Strava and YouTube channel.

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