TOKEN TALKS : Vladimir Turbaevskiy

Vladimir Turbaevskiy (2)

Our Sponsored Hero, Valdimir Turbaevskiy from Russia has come in to talk to us today as part of our TOKEN Talks series. Vladimir has been achieving some great results over the last year and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. Check out the interview below and see what Vladimir had to say. He has a really good joke to tell you, too.

The Basics

Vladimir Turbaevskiy (4)Name : Vladimir Turbaevskiy

D.O.B. : 09.09.1983

Nationality : Russian

Height & Weight : 181cm / 68kg

Team : Russian National Team, Champion System

Which Token products are you currently using?

“Token T55 wheels at the moment. Going to use T590 as well.” 

What are your race results for the past year?

  • 1st – 2013 Burabay ITU Sprint Triathlon Premium Asian Cup
  • 1st – 2013 Antalya ITU Triathlon European Cup
  • 2nd – 2013 Chizou ITU Triathlon Premium Asian Cup
  • 1st – 2012 Lantau ITU Triathlon Asian Cup
  • 2nd – 2012 Alanya ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup
  • 1st – 2012 Chengdu ITU Triathlon Premium Asian Cup
  • 3rd – 2012 Lausanne CISM World Military Triathlon Championship
  • 1st – 2012 Penza ITU Triathlon European Cup
  • 1st – 2012 Burabay ITU Triathlon Premium Asian Cup
  • 6th – 2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup
  • 19th – 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego

What are your hobbies and interests outside of cycling?

“Russian billiards, basketball.”


???????????????????????????????What or who inspires you?

“I’m inspired by the achievements of other people, and I just love sports.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“Those who observe the regime of the day, comply with the diet and smartly combine work and recovery can achieve perfection”

Who is your hero? Why?

“My parents, as they gave me life.”

What is your dream?

“My dream is to undertake the work that I love, and to achieve my goals.”

Training & Nutrition

What does your training schedule look like?  Tell us how often you train, how you train and where you train.

“I have 14-16 training sessions a week (2-3 times a day). During winter I move to warmer countries like Cyprus or Portugal.”

What’s your favourite food?

“Meat and Pasta.”

What’s your favourite drink?


What do you eat before a big race?

“Pasta, carbohydrates.”

What do you eat after a race?

“I’m not that strict about what I eat.”

Have you ever made any mistakes with your nutrition?  If yes, what was it and what did you learn from it?

“Of course I made ​​mistakes in my diet, but it was a long time ago. Such as eating fatty food before a race.”

What do you eat/drink while riding?

“Energy gel and water.”

Do you have any tips on nutrition or training that you would like to share?

“It’s important to have some food and enough water (or sport drinks) with you during long training sessions.

Vladimir Podium

Something Different

What’s your favourite colour?


If you won US$20,000,000 what would you do with it?

“I would buy a house, a car and do what I like, but also think about helping others.”

What makes you angry?

“When something does not work and incomprehension.”

If you could be any super hero, who would you be?

“Superman. Always wanted to be able to fly, to be invulnerable and help people.”

If you could be an animal which animal would you be?

“Dolphin. They are wonderful animals.”

Tell us a joke.

An American: We have Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.

A Russian: We have Vladimir Putin, no wonder, no hope and no cash.”

Thanks Vladimir for taking the time to talk to us.  If you want to find out more about TOKEN in your country you can contact one of our distributors, who will be happy to assist you. Please visit our main website by clicking on the image below and use the locator tool.

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