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Edvald Boasson-Hagen’s home training set-up takes it to the next level

Posted on: January 11th, 2019

Pro cyclist Edvald Boasson-Hagen doesn’t mess around when training indoors; this bling set-up and 6½ hour riders very much the order of the day.

 

Edvald Boasson-Hagen’s set-up for training indoors is to die for, as this photo of the Norwegian reveals.

Yesterday it emerged the three-time Tour de France stage winner had done 6½ hours indoors as he ramps up for the season ahead.

He had used Zwift on the 212km ride; the training app that his Dimension Data WorldTour team has really embraced.

However, while us mere mortals are reduced to banging out our home trainer sessions on turbos in a shed or garage,  Boasson-Hagen takes a more bling approach.

 

 

He used a cycling treadmill, with a large screen for viewing his Zwift course fixed to it.

We’re assuming he’s at home in Norway given the snow outside, though many parts of Continental Europe have endured very snowy conditions in recent days.

The treadmill he used is a Tacx Magnum – which can be used for cycling or running indoors.

You can adjust the level of the treadmill; from dead flat to a 15 per cent gradient.

The bad news is you’ll need to pony up a considerable amount of cash – about €8,500 – if you want one of these.

Boasson Hagen did his ride on the treadmill around Watopia, a fictional land mapped out on Zwift. He rode for 212km – that’s 132 miles – which took him 6½ hours.

His elevation on the ride, around a series of virtual islands, totalled 2,369 metres and he burned 4,501 calories.

 

Tacx Magnum Trainer

 

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