Podcast: Nina Hoffmann Talks About Her Rapid Rise to the World Cup Podium

May 30, 2020
by Downtime Podcast  
Photo - Sebastian Gruber

Words Chris Hall : Photo Sebastian Gruber

How do you go from your first mountain bike race in 2015 to standing on World Cup podiums in 2019? Well, Nina Hoffmann is the right person to ask. After a late start in mountain bike racing, Nina has already stood on the World Cup podium numerous times, and won qualifying at one of the toughest tracks on the circuit, making her one of the top riders to watch in 2020. We sat down to chat about her background in javelin and what was needed to convert her fitness for mountain biking. We cover her race career so far and talk about her quick rise to the podium. As Nina is studying psychology, she also provides some interesting insights into ways to improve that side of your racing game, so hit play below and give it a listen.


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21 Comments

  • 9 0
 Thanks for sharing @pinkbike I hope people enjoy finding out more about Nina!
  • 5 0
 Another sick episode from @downtimepodcast, still the best MTB podcast out there. Loads of great insight on stepping up to being a top female athlete, plus some teasing info on psychological approaches.
  • 2 0
 thanks @benoitdegorski it definitely had me googling some psychology stuff after chatting with Nina!
  • 2 0
 Another downtime podcast that was a great listen, keep it up @downtimepodcast
  • 2 0
 Thanks @BISCUITSFORSMUT awesome name too!
  • 2 0
 Helmet!
  • 3 0
 shimano rapid-rise series.
  • 1 0
 Great marketing idea!!!
  • 1 0
 I was lucky to meet and chat to her in fort will, (glencoe) and what a nice person, stocked to see her go on that well on the day too, and continue upwards I hope
  • 1 0
 I was skeptical at first, but this episode with Nina was another great @downtimepodcast
  • 1 0
 Thanks mate, what made you sceptical out of interest?
  • 1 0
 @downtimepodcast: Hello Chris! I'll send you a quick message.
  • 1 0
 @coregrind: ok, nice one, thanks!
  • 6 6
 Hate to say it but its easy to rise when the Tahnee, Miriam, And Rachel are all out with injury. Ill say it’s a flash in the pan.
  • 5 1
 I disagree that she will be a flash in the pan based on 1: how close her times were to the top women, 2: how recently she started racing, 3: her times are still improving, 4: we haven't seen her reach her limit.
  • 3 0
 @iamamodel: as soon as Pompom comes back from injury, she won World champs, without the best physical preparation for MSA, sorry also to say it, but I think theronsta is right...
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: True, but she is lacking in consistency. She crashed out in every race run of the last 4 or 5 rounds in 2019. Her times are up there to be a podium contender and I hope one day she will end up in the hot seat. But for now, I will leave you with the words of Ron Dennis: To finish first, first you gotta finish.
  • 1 0
 @NinetySixBikes: nothing that can't be fixed with experience.
  • 1 0
 Easier: yes of course the best 3 are not here, but not easy... Just try to ride Mont Saint Anne or Val di Sole track
  • 1 0
 Downtime podcast, thanks for all the great guests and awesome content!
  • 1 0
 it's my pleasure @fwp39 I'm glad you're enjoying them!

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