Welcome to Pitch & Pedal’s first monthly interview. Probably the best part of my sporting life is that I feel really connected to it thanks to the people I get to meet and interact with. Connecting people is something Euphoria Telecom prides itself on too and our monthly interview features we will be bringing interesting and well known figures in the fields of golf and cycling. And we’re kicking off with a fascinating discussion with a team doctor on the Tour de France whose inside info on this epic and historic race is sure to have you on the edge of your saddle.

Dr Jarrad van Zuydam has been entrusted with this responsibility for both MTN Qhubeka and the Dimension Data pro cycling team. And in this interview he shares his experiences from the races, how the sport of cycling is evolving and also provides useful health insights for those looking to increase the intensity and volume of their own cycling training.

Follow Jarrad van Zuydam on Twitter @Jarradvz

*Dr Jarrad van Zuydam is aware of some UCI WorldTour teams using ketones
currently, but his team UAE Team Emirates is not using them at this stage.

PITCH & PEDAL JULY PRIZE

WIN A ROUND OF GOLF FOR 4 AT ROYAL JOHANNESBURG & KENSINGTON

If you haven’t already entered this month’s Pitch & Pedal competition then read my golf course review of Royal Johannesburg and Kensington and then head over to the Euphoria Telecom Facebook page and post your answer to this easy competition question:

In what year did Royal Johannesburg’s layout undergo renovation to its greens and bunkers?

Post your answer on the Euphoria Facebook feed and tag the 3 people you should share your prize with. It’s that easy. T’s & C’s apply.

Compiled by Ben Karpinski