Dr. Elisabetta Borgia - A new emphasis and approach to sport psychology in cycling performance

Episode 33 May 16, 2022 00:57:00
Dr. Elisabetta Borgia - A new emphasis and approach to sport psychology in cycling performance
The Cycling Performance Club
Dr. Elisabetta Borgia - A new emphasis and approach to sport psychology in cycling performance

May 16 2022 | 00:57:00


Hosted By

Damian Ruse Cyrus Monk Dr. Jason Boynton

Show Notes

In this day and age of power meters, advanced physiological metrics, and emphasis on aerodynamics it is very easy to overlook other key components of cycling performance- such as the emotional state of the athlete.

In this episode we discuss the importance of a cyclist’s emotions when pursuing peak performance in the sport. To best facilitate the exploration of this topic we talked with Sport Psychologist Dr. Elisabetta Borgia. Dr. Borgia works for Trek-Segafredo's men and women teams and is the official team psychologist for the Italian Cycling Federation. Full-time sport psychologists are one of the newest additions to the pro cycling team performance staff roster so we were very excited to hear about her role and experiences working with these athletes.

We also take a look at the details of how a specific type of therapy emerging in this space- dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) can be applied to the performance of athletes of all levels.

Guest panelist:
Dott.ssa Elisabetta Borgia
Website: elisabettaborgia.com
Twitter: @labettina2001
Instagram: @elisabettaborgia

Episode References:
Book: DBT Skills Training Manual

Video: Eurosport Interview

Video: Code Yellow

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Cyrus Monk

Producer & co-host:
Damian Ruse

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