Team Charles-Barclay Vs GTN | Zwift Head To Head Challenge

Team Charles-Barclay Vs GTN | Zwift Head To Head Challenge


– Inside this fairly
unassuming-looking building, we have a pretty big surprise for Lucy and Reece Charles-Barkley. (dramatic music) – Come on Luce, come on.
– Keep going guys. – Given there wasn’t really
any love lost after our last Tabayesco challenge on Lanzarote, we’ve managed to tempt Lucy and Reece into another head-to-head, but this one with a little
bit of a difference, right? – Come on, ignore the legs. – Come on Luce! Pick it back up.
– Come on. – Well, it’s pretty well
known that Lucy and Reece are avid indoor trainers
and, from what I understand, they’re pretty good at it. So, the format for today,
we’ll be starting with Fraser and Reece on the run, on the treadmills, and you’re going to be
doing a three kilometer run to start off with. You’re then going to
pass straight over to the other halves of the team,
which is Lucy and myself. We’re going to do a 15 kilometer
time trial on the turbos. We’re going to then pass
straight back over to you for another 15 kilometer
time trial on the bikes and then to finish with, you
guys are going to pass back to us for a three kilometer
run on the treadmills. – And I think it’s fair to say, Lucy and Reece want this one pretty badly. – We’re not very happy, are we? – No, we’re a bit annoyed, really. – We were tricked into joining
the Tabayesco challenge, thinking it was just a casual challenge. No big deal. – [Woman] Time to check the bikes! Time to check the bikes! – [Reece] And yeah, we
got our asses kicked. – I think it was the A
race, let’s be honest. I’m still annoyed about it, really. It’s been grinding me down
in every race, thinking I’m better than this. I could’ve beaten them in this challenge. And, yeah, their tapered-down support cars told us the route to get
there and we went the long way, didn’t we? They got cars to the
start of the race, so. – [Reece] Some dirty tactics
going on, wasn’t there? – Yeah, I think we need payback, really. – Yeah. So we thought, let’s give
them a race in our familiar environment, training
indoors on an indoor setup, which we do all day, every day. So it’s Team Charles-Barkley versus… – GTN – I want to see Fraser fall apart. (laughing) – [Interviewer] And Lucy? – Um, yeah, I just want to
see team Charles-Barkley annihilate GTN, really. I think it’s about time. – Yeah. – [Mark] Yeah,
they seem pretty riled up and ready to go for this one. We’re all ready and raring to go. The camera wobbles with
excitement and trepidation. But it’s time for this
head-to-head to begin. – [Lucy] Ten! – Nine, eight, seven, six. – [Both] Five, four, three, two, one, go! – [Mark] Go Fraser, come
on, come on, come on! – [Lucy] Come on Reece,
up that speed, quick! – [Mark Narrating] And we’re underway, three K to go for these guys. But, first of all, they need
to get themselves up to speed. – Good job, speed walk to start. (treadmills whirring) – [Mark] What’s he gone for? – [Lucy] 17, 18, oh! – [Reece] 18.7! – [Lucy] What’s he at? – [Mark] 20K an hour for Reece! Ah… – [Lucy] Come on, Reece! – [Mark] So Fraser, Fraser’s
all the way up into it. – [Mark Narrating] But
once they’re up to speed, it’s clear that Reece is on a mission. He’s gone straight in at 20
kilometers per hour, which equates to a three minute kilometer. – [Mark] Reece has gone off too hard. – [Mark Narrating] Now,
we know Reece has a little more run speed than Fraser, but Fraser is also a bit of a workhorse. He hasn’t been able to match
Reece’s pace from the off, but he may be able to reel him in later. – [Fraser] Give us some water, bro! – [Mark] Reece
has already opened up a sizeable gap back to Fraser, meaning we are on the
back foot for the start. – [Mark] This is what a real team does. (laughing) – Right, they’re looking
pretty good, aren’t they, Lucy? – Yeah, I’d say Reece is
looking better than Fraser. – Oh, I don’t know about that. He’s gone off at 20 K an
hour, that’s three minute per kilometer. Fraser’s gone for 18.7, so around 3:12 per kilometer. I honestly think Fraser’s
got the pacing right here. – [Lucy] Nearly halfway. – [Mark] Look at the sweat on Reece. – Yeah, he’s got a high
sweat rate, though. – Oh, I’m sure. Sure, we’ll see. – [Lucy] Halfway. Come on, looking good. – [Mark] He’s just there!
Look, he’s just there! – [Fraser] I see him! – [Mark] You got him. Keep him in sight. – You’re making this look far too easy. Oh, look he’s earned another achievement. – [Mark] Oh, you’re an Olympian! – There we go. – [Mark] While Reece
is unlocking achievements within Zwift, Fraser is
still finding his feet. Admittedly, Fraser hasn’t run
on treadmills all that much and he looks anxious
about going up too hard. So, smartly, he has started out a little more conservatively
and building into it. – [Lucy] So Reece is in the lead! You are at, oh, only
about a 100 meters ahead, so it’s really, really close. If we do the maths right,
I reckon you’re going to be about 30 seconds ahead at
the end, if Fraser holds this pace. – [Mark] Just over 100 meters
behind him there, Fraser. – [Fraser] Let’s try. – [Mark] Oh! Fraser’s going up! – Fraser’s upping the pace. – [Mark] 0.1 of a
kilometer. Oh! Two! 19 K. – [Mark Narrating] Fraser
bumps his speed up, although it will be impossible
to bridge back up to Reece. Now, Reece has already got
the treadmill at it’s max so providing he can maintain
20 kilometers per hour, Fraser will never catch. But, he’s keen to keep that
gap as small as possible. – Last bit! – [Fraser] How’re you
feeling for the bike race? – [Lucy] 200 meters to go! – [Mark] I’m going to
get myself ready now. Well done, mate, well done. Fraser’s uped the pace for
the finish. Come on, Fraser! – [Lucy] Come on, I need the lead. Finish! – [Mark Narrating] As Lucy
gets started on the bike, I am waiting anxiously
for Fraser to finish, all whilst Lucy is cranking the power and looking very determined. – [Fraser] Now
over to Mark. Now, I tried to keep the gap as small
as I could, so I’ve handed over to Mark with a 31
second deficit to Lucy. – Settle in, Mark. That’s
50 K an hour, that’s maybe a little too quick. – [Mark] Just got to
get over that inertia. – [Fraser] In
classic Mark fashion, he has started far too hard. 500 watts or so. I’m a little bit worried
he might be burning all of his matches far too early. – 45 kilometers. Oh,
Mark’s closing in quick. – [Fraser] Mark’s sitting
at 350 watts, Lucy at 280. – [Reece] How do you feel, Mark? – [Mark] Yeah, I think I
went off too hard, didn’t I? – [Fraser] Yeah, settle in. – [Fraser Narrating] Well,
Mark has started to close very early on. – [Fraser] Yeah they’re holding
each other off pretty even. – [Fraser] But
you can’t underestimate just how strong Lucy is on the bike. They’ve really met each
other’s match here. (dramatic music) – [Reece] Come on, Lucy! Come on, Lucy! You’re
holding him off well. – Yeah, my legs are cramping. – Oh, that heart rate is climbing. – [Fraser] 44 seconds, you
still have the lead, Lucy. – Oh, yeah! It’s not even hurting! – [Fraser] Steady Eddie. (dramatic rock music) – That’s probably the best
power I’ve done for ages. I’m losing time. – [Reece] 300 watts! Go, Luce! – Yep, I’m going. – [Fraser] Under 12 K now, Mark. 3 K down. Still at 43 seconds, though. A little bit worried about that. Oh, we’re down to 37 seconds. I like it. That’s going in the right direction. Now it’s going back up. – [Fraser] This
gap is going nowhere. It’s like watching a tug-of-war. Mark looks like he’s
not coping too well now. But I know him. He can
turn himself inside out. – At the moment, it looks
like they are riding about equal, so. – Yeah, Mark’s got to work
harder to eat into Lucy’s ride because she’s going strong. – [Reece] I’m confident.
She’s hungry to win, after the challenge. She wants
revenge from Tabayesco, so. – And you can ride your
bike alright, can you? – Uh, well, yeah. I’m getting there. – Working hard, guys, I think. – [Reece] Brilliant work.
Both of you are doing absolutely brilliantly. – [Fraser Narrating] At the
halfway stage, you can barely separate the two of them.
But the race is definitely leaning towards Team
Charles-Barkley’s camp. – [Reece] 350 watts! Come on, Luce! – [Fraser] The
gap has opened out now, and Lucy just looks like
she’s getting stronger and stronger. – [Reece] Oh, that gap’s gone up! – [Fraser] I’m
going to have to really pull something special out of
the bag to salvage this gap. – [Reece] It’s gone over a minute, Lucy! You’re smashing it! – [Mark] Oh, this is like
Tabayesco all over again. (all laughing) (dramatic music) – [Fraser] So Lucy is 49, well,
it’s hovering at 50 seconds in front of Mark at the moment,
with 5.7 K for Mark to go at the moment and 5.2 K for Lucy. 500 meters between them on
the road and about 55 seconds at the moment. He’s not going to catch,
no. I’d love to say he is. But he’s holding, he’s
taking some time back. But Lucy’s riding amazingly. 5 K to go, Mark. Last bit. – You’re both riding
absolutely brilliantly. So Lucy, how’re you feeling? – [Lucy] Like death, but… – [Fraser] You’re holding
four and a half to five watts per kilo, Mark. That’s brilliant. Keep pushing. 15 minutes down. (dramatic music) We need to start getting
ready to get changed. We need to go. Mark, see you in a bit. – 1 K to go, Lucy. Come
on. Push that last 500. Give me a good gap. (dramatic music) – [Lucy] Go, go, go! Come on! Come on! Clip in! Go, go, go! 500 watts or nothing. What is going on? – [Fraser] Whilst
Reece struggles with his shoes, Mark hammers on. – Having a meltdown. (laughs) Come on! Right, you need to put in more
watts now because of that. Go, go, go! – [Mark] Well,
Reece handed Team GTN an absolute gift there. Whilst
he struggled with his shoes, I clawed some valuable
time back and made a swift change over with Fraser. – Come on, mate. – [Lucy] Come on, Reece. Get some power down. – Come on, mate, come on. Get clipped in. There, good. Come on, he had a bad start. Come on, you got this. – Come on, Reece. At least
you can’t get a punch on here. – Just settle the power
down. Don’t go too crazy. He’s a lot lower than you on
the power. He’s struggling to hold the same power as you. – [Mark] Reece has
the same strategy as before. All out from the start. – His power is dropping
now. Come on, let’s keep it. – [Mark] Fraser
has no choice but to join, so much so, they’re practically
powering this warehouse on their own. (upbeat music) Meanwhile, I thought I’d use
this time to drive a little wedge in the Team Charles-Barkley camp. – How’s Reece getting on, Lucy? – Yeah, Reece is doing really
well. He’s making it look easy at the moment, so.
Averaging about 350 watts. – [Mark] Got 480 over here, actually. – We’re still keeping
that minute gap, though. – I mean, I couldn’t
help but notice a little bit of tension in Tabayesco after… – (laughs) Yeah, I think, Fraser’s, like, a secret pro rider really. – Well, I mean more Reece
dropping you on the, uh, first… – (laughs) Yeah, well, that did happen. – I mean, just out of interest,
if you wanted to, like, maybe think replacing your team member, what pro would you go for? – Um, someone who probably
works better as a team, I think. He dropped me. But, um… – What are you saying?
I’m setting your training. – You need to keep your
power up to mine, first. – I’ll just get back to Fraser over here. Come on, mate, good work. That’s incredible power, 440. 480! [Mark Narrating] Fraser is
putting out power no one can believe. His legs say
he should be struggling but his face gives nothing away. Whilst I’m pleased to see the
gap closing, I am a little concerned about how much longer
he can sustain this power. – [Mark] 16 seconds. Oh,
he’s gone out too hard. – Come on, we’re nearly halfway, come on! – [Mark] 8.5 kilometers to go. – Nine minutes in, come on, keep pushing. – [Mark] 8.4 for Reece. Oh, Reece is in the village.
Oh, you’re coming straight ahead and a little turn
off as you go through. – [Lucy] Okay, let’s work
this downhill to the volcano. – [Mark] Fraser
has put in a valiant effort and there he is! He has Reece in sight. – [Mark] Good work, lads. So, Reece, how do you feel
about the potential forfeit if you lose? – What’s the forfeit? – Well, then you have to do
our “Ask the Pro” questions at an upcoming race. Maybe Kona? Seem as you know all the pros. [Mark] I’ll take that as a no. (dramatic music) – There he is. One second!
– Come on, when he comes past, get on his wheels. – [Mark] Come on mate, come on. – [Lucy] Just get on his wheel. – [Mark] And that’s the overtake thanks to Reece’s transition
and Fraser’s power surge. But it seems that effort might be coming back to bite him now. – [Mark] Come on mate,
don’t let it go now. – [Lucy] Right and
chase him back, come on. – [Mark] Ah, Reece is coming back at you. Don’t let it go! [Mark Narrating] But Reece won’t give up, he strains and struggles. He’s determined to close that gap back. Uh-oh, Fraser has blown. Reece comes back for the overtake. – [Mark] Reece is coming back through. – [Lucy] Come on Reece! Come on! Push, push push! – [Mark] Try and stick
with it mate, come on. – Just 4 K to go, we’re nearly there. – [Mark] Just 4 K to go. Lucy how you feeling about the run? – Yeah, I’m confident in my run legs. – [Mark] Yeah? – Didn’t work to hard on
that bike. (both laugh) – Get ready. – Come on. Push, push push. You got about two minutes to go. Come on, let’s push the leg. Five seconds on Fraser. – [Mark] Team
Charles-Barclay still have a gap, but it’s been significantly reduced. – [Mark] So you’ll need
to go and get ready, Lucy. – Okay. – All right.
– Keep pushing! – Keep going guys. – Better get ready. – Okay, Lucy and myself just
walking on the treadmill, awaiting the guys. It’s quite close now isn’t it, Lucy? – Yeah, I think they’re
down to eight seconds. So we’re getting pretty
tense over here. (laughs) – I need to know what pace are
you going to be running at? – Well aiming for 20 and to hang on, but I think that might be a bad choice. (upbeat music) – Right, Reece is coming in. – [Reece] Right, go ahead. Fraser’s eight seconds behind. – [Mark] Come on Fraser. Here comes Fraser. – Come on, Lucy.
– Come on, come on! Good work mate. – [Reece Narrating] With Mark tagged in, he has got Lucy in sight. There’s so little in this. – Are you on 20? because Lucy’s on 19. – [Reece Narrating] Mark is going in with 19.4 kilometers per hour, this
is going to be a close race. – [Reece] 40 meters behind. Start pushing I up when
he gets near if you can. Come on Luce, come on! It’s going to be close. – [Fraser] Currently
Lucy’s at 19 kilometers an hour and Mark is at 19.4. He’s gone for the slow catch,
but he is running faster. – So they are just about 1 K in and Mark is 30 meters behind Lucy. – [Fraser] 8 seconds. – [Reece] 9 seconds. Both looking super strong. (dramatic music) – [Reece] Come on Luce, come on! – Feel all right? – Yeah. – [Mark] Worried about Lucy’s tactics. – Yeah. – Come on Luce, come on. You got this. – [Fraser] Mark’s catching, but this is quite a pace. – [Reece] Don’t let him come past. (dramatic music) – [Mark] I’m inches of her. – [Reece] 3:06 and 3:09. 1500 meters to go, come on! – [Fraser]
Mark’s drawing closer. Lucy has notched her speed up once again. She looks eager to hold him off. Mark responds by whacking
his speed right up now. (Reece clapping) – [Fraser] 47:20, good work Mark. – [Fraser] And
there it is that’s it, the overtake has happened. Although, Mark now has to hold
three minutes per kilometer for another five to six minutes, which is a pretty tough ask. – [Reece] Mark has just taken the lead. And they have 1,300 meters left. Mark is about one second
in front, at the moment. Lucy’s running at 3:08 per kilometer and Mark is at three
minutes per kilometer. So if it stays as it is, Mark
should just edge in front. But Lucy’s running absolutely brilliantly, as is Mark. – Well, Lucy’s ramping her pace up. – [Reece] Mark?
– [Fraser] Better hold this. 900 meters to go Mark. Come on, tops coming off. Off, off. – [Reece] I’m getting out the way. – Skills. – [Reece] Come on Lucy, come on! (dramatic rock music) Lucy’s upped it to 3:02. Mark looks very strong. – [Fraser] The tensions building along with Lucy’s pace. She’s up to 20 kilometers per hour now. (dramatic music) (Fraser clapping) – Last step, push the line. (Reece applauds) Well done Lucy. (Reece applauds)
(Fraser applauds) – Well that is the end
of pretty epic day of bike and run here in round two of Fraser, Mark, GTN versus Lucy and Reece. And yeah, it was pretty full on. – That was an eventful day wasn’t it? – Yeah that was really intense. A lot harder than what we
had planned for I think. – Yeah really close and made
for a great training day, so. – Yeah.
– For you. (Lucy laughs)
– Probably my last training day for quite a while. Though, I’ve got to say, I think you guys would have had that say if it was not for your transition Reece, what were you doing? – Yeah unfortunately, I had
a problem, I couldn’t clip in and I lost far too much time, and Fraser caught me very
early on into the bike. Slightly demoralizing, but… – Made it fun for me and Lucy though. – Yeah.
– It did make it very tense for us, yeah. – But fair play to you. – Yeah, well.
– You’re solid. – Good job you’re a little distance racer Reece.
– Yeah. (laughs) – Anyway if you guys
did enjoy today’s video, please do hit the thumbs up button. A big thanks to you guys
for coming along today, it’s been fantastic. And also to Zwift with
this incredible setup, this is the ultimate pain
cave, we have right here. And if you’d like to see more from GTN just click on the globe and subscribe. If you’d like to see our last
challenge with Lucy and Reece, on Tabayesco, which
didn’t go so well for me, but went very well for Fraser, you can watch that by
clicking just down here.