Cyclist Vs Race Car Driver | Who Is The Fittest? Jeremy takes on Tony Kanaan.

Cyclist Vs Race Car Driver | Who Is The Fittest? Jeremy takes on Tony Kanaan.


(engine revving) (upbeat music) – [Announcer] I don’t think Kanaan, I don’t think he knows yet. Watch this from the onboard, this is the start of the
race with Tony Kanaan. Line, he has certainly done that. Look at that, almost got taken
out there on that left rear. He’s taking advantage of
everybody in front of him. New winner of the Indianapolis 500, great job, Tony! A long awaited victory at Indianapolis. – We’ve landed in Indianapolis with a little bit of help
from our friends from Zwift, we were able to manage to get a day with famous race car driver Tony Kanaan. Yes Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan. – Thank you, bro. – Thank you thank you for having us. – You’re welcome. – We’ve heard and we
know that you’re quite the athlete and cyclist. – I think I am just like, but we’ll see. – We have a miniature decathlon of sorts that we’re going to go
through today to see just how strong you actually are you. – You ready? You’re in my town, are you ready? – I think so. – We’ll see two bald guys going at it. – Let’s do this! Charisma, passion and talent, Tony Kanaan has all of
them, the full package. Which is why he is so loved on the IndyCar circuit
and across the globe for his accomplishments
on and off the racetrack. TK as his friends call him drives a land based rocket ship at
over 220 miles per hour for hours on end with
competitions sometimes less than an inch away. – [Announcer] There’s Kanaan on Jones, this is for position, this is for twelfth. – [Jeremy] Tony is not just a car racer. He’s an athlete and an
avid cyclist, a serious one with hundreds of hours
logged away on Zwift, multiple workouts each day. We wanted to see just how strong a professional car driver actually is, and pin him up against me. But before the big showdown, Tony wanted to show us
something very special to him. – Jeremy, I would say you
are standing on a place that not a lot of guys have stand on, and we’re at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the front stretch, and we’re on top of the bricks. It called the yard of bricks
because a hundred years ago this track was all bricks, right? But when they paved it they
left a little strip that we’re actually you know standing on top of it that every lap that I crossed here you can hear the little
brrmp, brrmp, you know? And then this is just, this is it, when you
get to kiss the bricks. It’s that you made it. – In 2013 you won this event,
can you tell us about that? – So it’s the biggest
race in the world, right? It is the, you know, when
when you talk about when you become a race car driver you
want to win the Indy 500. It took me 12 years to do it. It was the most stressful
moment of my life. You think about this
place that’s, you know, we can put four hundred
thousand people in one day. It’s the biggest single event,
sport event in the world. And that was something that
I’ve dreamed with my dad when I was eight years old
watching the races on TV. I have to say my career was fulfilled when I crossed the yard of bricks. (calm music) (exciting music) – Tony, we’re here at
your gym Pitfit Training, this is where you do some suffering. – Yeah, this is the most
intimidating walk every morning. Once I cross those doors. – Yeah. – I’m about to puke, have
my heart rate at max, and beat people up like
you, so are you ready? – Oh, gosh, yeah! – Age before beauty. (laughter) (techno music) Right, this is like a
restaurant, you come in, the menu is on the board.
we have six exercise today? – Yes. – And we’re going to do it all. – Yeah this is our first. – Three times. – Our first sparring
match is Jacob’s Ladder. – Yeah, you’re ready for Jacob? Have you met Jacob? – I haven’t yet. – Okay I’m going to introduce him to you. This is Jacob. – Okay. – And this is the ladder. – Okay. – So basically what we do, you hop on, Jim, is going to turn the lights on, and you got to hit them while
you’re going up the ladder. We’re going to do this for one minute, and you’ll see how he goes. Got it? – Perfect. – You look tired already. – [Jim] Three, two, one, go! – 29 seconds to go. – [Jim] Three, two, one, time. – How many lights did you hit? – [Jim] 35. – Right here, that hurts! – Yeah your calves. – Yeah, that hurts. – [Jim] Go! Three, two, one, time. You got 36, fantastic, good job. – When you go through a
corner at 220 miles an hour, the g-force, it’s 3 to 4 g-forces. You’re not only using,
I mean, your whole body, you’re turning to the left, your body is pulling to the right, so core, it’s extremely
extremely important. Core, engage your core, here
we go just the upper body. Two, one, go. – Three, two, one. Three, two, one. I already feel like pumped about it. – You know, if we were single, it would be the best thing to do before you go out. Come here, do 30 seconds. (laughter) This is a reflex machine. Basically you train your
reflexes and how quick your reactions, it’s a
reaction type of workout, so basically you going to click train. Eye, hand is one of the
exercise we’re going to do. What you want to do, 30 or 60 seconds? – Let’s go 60. – We’ll be doing 60. – Okay. – Once I press start, you’re
going to see little blue dots. – Yeah. – And you’re going to hit
them as quick as you can. In one minute it’s going
to give you the score. We’re going to go against each
other and see who gets more. – Great. – Who’s starting? – You start. – No, no, guests first. – No, no, no, really, I
want you to start first. – All right, ready? – Yeah. (exciting music) – 143, which is my record, it’s 149, so close enough, no pressure. (exciting music) – [Jim] You have 15 seconds to go. – If you think about when
you’re driving the race car, the least, what you want
to worry about the least, is your physical condition,
but going into the corners, if the g-forces, if your neck falls off you can’t see the road. – Okay. – [Jim] 53 seconds. – You can tell he’s not a race car driver. – Not yet. – [Jim] 107 60 – 107? – [Jim] Yep, a minute seven. – All right, we wrapped
up all of the gym stuff, you’re, let’s be honest,
you’re pretty good. – Well, we’re okay, we are good. – All right, we’re going
to head over to those Whips and we’re going to be a little
bit more on my court now. – Well 100% I have no doubt,
actually I respect what you do, I’m a big fan and I have no expectations that I’m going to even be close to you. – The feelings are mutual, let’s hit it. (exciting music) Tell us about this, tell
us about how you use Whip and why you like it so much. – I have to say this game change my entire training regiment. I went from riding for
40 minutes for running on the treadmill for 40 minutes. To give you an example, a week
ago I did a 100 mile ride. – Yeah. – On a Saturday on Drift
with a bunch of friends, and we were able to draft and so on, so I am there every day again. I have one full Wahoo station with the Zwift app on my bus. – Yeah. – On race weekends, the
non racing fans understand, we have two sessions on Friday, which they are an hour each. One session is Saturday
morning, qualifying, and then the race on Sunday, so it’s not very intense
apart from the race day that is a 200 lap race. – Right. – Sometimes when you
exercise a lot that’s, I need to do something to get my body, – Right. – Not just the adrenaline. Before I go to bed I do an easy hour, which you know just gets me to relax gets my mind off of it. – You’re out there racing super hard, your heart rate has got to
be up as high as you can go on the bike as well so this
translates in a different, completely different way. We’ve done all the mind-body
stuff, this is the cardio set. – 100% so and what we do
here with Jim at Pitfit, we actually record my races
on the heart rate monitor. So let’s say I spend 80%
of the time in the races at 155 BPM, which for me it’s 85%. – Okay. – My heart rate is kind
of low, I’m a 170 max. – Tops. – But I’m a 38 resting. – Got it. – So I have a pretty good range. So to me, and what he
does, he goes all right, sets up a workout for me on Drift and say, you’re going to do, you’re
going to warm up for 10 minutes and you’re going to do
a two hour ride at 85%. And this is what I do. – Right. – The hardest thing is when I
find some guys that want to race and that actually messes
up my workout pretty bad. (laughter) (exciting music) – Go. Why are you drafting me? – Because I know the right tactics. (exciting music) – My hero. You know, one of the things
that I really appreciate about this sport is it’s so cool
to see when somebody does something properly, you know,
as a cycling fan, cyclocross fan, it’s so cool to see
your full 380, 390 watts. – This isn’t the only bike
test we’re going to have. There’s another one. – No, is it? – Uh-huh. – Whatever man, bring it
on, I’m not here to quit. What are we doing next? – Mountain biking. – No way, we’re going mountain
biking, that’s even worse! – I know! But with the hand-eye
coordination you might, you know. (exciting music) – Oh, you got a head start. – Don’t start with the excuses now. I know you’re wild on the track, but. – Do I need to teach you
race lines or something? (exciting music) – [Jim] What? – My stats. – [Jim] If you hit the
grass it slows you down. When you don’t hit the right
line it slows you down. – I just hit like 400 watts, though. – [Jim] Yeah, for a long time. (laughing) – I’ve done this course quite a few times. – I can see that! – And I got beat by
everybody because the power is actually not the most
important thing in this, which I guess it’s what you do, like I kept hitting my
line in the beginning, and that’s how I got hammered for days against guys that I know
are not quicker than me, I mean, my buddies, that we do it, just because they got the lines right. – Well, dude, good job to you! I’m impressed, I need to work
out my off-road Zwifting. I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. I definitely want to check the stats. – Right here, brake,
second, second, second gear. All right, boom. Now you’re on my turf, right. So I’m going to teach you a couple things. Obviously you have, this
is a sequential gearbox, so basically the two
pedals are one to shift up – Yeah. – Up, I mean first, second,
third, fourth, fifth, sixth. And this one is to shift down. I don’t think I have to explain to you, you have a throttle and a brake pedal. – Got it. – You don’t need to use the clutch. – Okay. So, we as race car drivers, we left foot brake all the time. – Okay. – This is the thing, but
some people right foot brake, so you can choose whatever you want. I’ll do a couple laps, then
I’m going to do one hot lap, and you can do as many laps as you want until you try to beat my lap. – I get to take my best lap. (exciting music) – 115, three. – So let’s get a little coaching in here. So, this is so realistic though, this is literally what
it’s like to be in here. – This is like, I mean, the
racetrack, just so people know, it’s Mid-Ohio, it’s one
of my favorite tracks. – Okay. – You have your throttle. – Yep. – And you have your brake. – Yeah. – I would recommend
you to left foot brake. – Okay. – The reason that we start a
left foot braking in racing, it’s because it’s a lot quicker. Obviously you know the
racetrack is the black bit, not the green one. – Yeah, yeah. – Okay. – All out. – 190, brake, brake,
brake, turn, there you go. You know the gears. – Yep, yep. – Okay, brake, second gear. – Second. This one’s tough. – Good job. Brake, second gear. There we go, that’s going
to be the long straight, gentle on the throttle on
the way out of the corner. There we go. Foot off, long straight way. There we go, four 1:21 (exciting music) – Tony, I have the utmost
respect for you, man. – Thank you, it was nice. – To be able to do all of
this training with you here, with Jim, everybody that
goes into this and then, to see your skill set, like, in real time and to be able to go up against you, I know that fans of
cycling, fans of your sport, are going to freak out to be able to. – Well you guys found
out all my secrets now, so I have nothing left. You know, I know, not that
I need any confirmation, you know, the success
you had in your career but, I know that he gave me
such a hard time, he was like. – I know, but, – I thought it was going
to be this nice, chill, GCN, I love the channel, I
see the guys, I see Jeremy, no, man, it was a real thing. – And I was trying, like
seriously trying to get you, but I just couldn’t catch up. – You got to train a little more. – Yeah, so this is the end
of the video, but you told me that we could go over to
your place and check out. – My house. – Check out some of the trophies? – Well, you know that,
actually it’s not a bad thing, you know I don’t like to
brag, but yeah come on out. After you’ve done all this, I’ll let you. Let’s go to the house
and I’ll show you guys some cool memorabilia. – Yes! Oh, man, Tony, this is such a cool set up. – It’s my pain cave. – I can see that, this is
better than a man room, this is so, so sweet. Dude, on your top tube you have
some of your historic wins. – My relationship with Trek
has been, you know, great, and every once in a
while they make one offs, so basically this bike
that you guys are seeing, this is the only one that exists, so basically on the top tube
they put every single win or the most important wins of my career so you talk about my first ever win on my second year in IndyCar, which was in Michigan in 1999, then you go through all the wins, then you get to my championship in 2004 which is, you know, one of
the biggest achievements. Then I won the 24 Hours of Daytona, which was another big one, and then finally the Indy 500. – Can you walk us through
a couple of these trophies? This is a beautiful trophy
wall, so many things in it, – So you know, when we
built this I wanted to be extra careful not to, you
know, I don’t want to be that guy that you show up in my house and all you see it’s racing
stuff so we picked this corner and we actually just, we
hand pick a few trophies and a few helmets that
meant something to me. Basically this was purposely designed for the three most important
wins I had in my career. And basically it’s the
championship in 2004, Indy 500, 2013, and the
Daytona 24 Hours in 2015. We start this tradition
like soccer players do, they they exchange jerseys at
the end of the game, right? So we start this tradition
of swapping helmets, and I start swapping helmets 15 years ago with the guys that I race
against that beat me pretty hard, or I beat them, or I
really became friends with and all of a sudden, you don’t realize but it becomes a great collection. Extremely valuable, not
just by the sentiment, but actually even like, you think about, you don’t expect to lose
friends and then unfortunately you know, it’s even in
cycling it’s so so dangerous sometimes that you end up, I have guys here that
they’re no longer here, and if you look at the value
of this helmet it’s priceless. – Ayrton Senna’s helmet,
which is up there, he was a great friend, my racing hero, helped me out in the
beginning of my career. I mean, I was extremely
young when he passed, but yeah that was a gift. – That he gave to you. – At the time it wasn’t a big deal, right? It was just, I want a helmet of my hero, or like I want your
cycling jersey of the year then retire and all of a
sudden look what happened. – Yeah. – So it’s, there is a lot of guys up there that are no longer here,
and to me it feels great because I remember exactly the moment that we swap helmets,
and every one of them, every helmet that you see here, the person that I have
here has one of mine. (emotional music) – So, if you guys enjoyed
this video with Tony definitely give us a big thumbs up. – And if you didn’t, give us
a thumb down and tell me why. – Yeah. – Right? – Leave us a comment below definitely. If you guys want to see
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