On today’s show Dan “Nitro” Clark talks with cycling legend Tyler Hamilton. They discuss what it’s like trying to be the best in the world at something, doping in cycling, and the true cost of winning. Tyler also dishes on motivation and how to grind through pain, the guilt of cheating, and how he finally found happiness.

On this episode

Dan “Nitro” Clark talks with cycling legend Tyler Hamilton. They discuss what it’s like trying to be the best in the world at something, doping in cycling, and the true cost of winning. Tyler also dishes on motivation and how to grind through pain, the guilt of cheating, and finally finding happiness.

If you like sports, competing at the highest level, maximum performance thresholds, the true cost of winning, doping, a rebirth and finding happiness

How Tyler got started cycling after an injury skiing and when he first realized he was good at cycling.

Tyler’s journey from the Collegiate national team to a few years later to being one of the youngest guys at Tour de France

How being good at pain became his greatest strength.

The mindset you need to get through the grind to greatness.

What is was like winning the Gold medal in the Olympics.

Why Tyler decided to start doping and the events that led up to it.

Dan shares his first encounter with steroids and his biggest fear.

Tyler shares the tremendous sense of guilt he still feels about doping and how he’s been working for years to reconcile it.

Why his mother was the hardest person to tell that he doped.

The edge drugs give you in a race.  Cortisone – as a PED?

What it was like being in US Postal with Lance in the Tour De France.

Dan marvels at the toughness of Tyler who broke his collarbone on the first day of the Tour de France yet still finished the world’s most grueling bike race placing fourth.

The biggest op to place in the Tour and he breaks his collar bone and how he got through it.  And why this can help you when you hit a crisis.

Tyler’s tips on motivation and how to keep taking action in the grind.

Tyler discusses the side effect from the drugs.

What Tyler wants people to remember about him.

Links from the Show

The New York Times Bestselling book:

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France by Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton on Twitter