Vasilis Anastopoulos: Mark Cavendish’s coach

April 30, 2024

In episode 104, I catch up with the man behind Mark Cavendish’s comeback to success, his coach, Vasilis Anastapolous, AKA “Vasi”.

In Cavendish’s own words, Vasilis was the catalyst for Mark Cavendish’s return to success when they were introduced to each other at the beginning of 2021. Vasi and I discuss his training philosophy and what it is like to work with the greatest sprinter of all time, including the challenges and successes they have achieved. 

This episode is sponsored by Wera. Wera creates high-quality tools for your cycling home workshop. Wera’s tools make life simpler, safer, and ‘full of joy’ for our users.

The Press Room Podcast is presented by Zwift.

Head to to get your 7-day free trial. 

– – –

NEW TPR x TDU Merch! – Get yours at

– – –

Become a Friend of the TPR Podcast and access unique behind-the-scenes content by supporting TPR on Patreon. I share extra podcasts, sponsor content and give you guys special updates of how TPR gets our special guests on board.

– – –

TPR Instagram

TPR Youtube


S - E 108

Kell O'Brien: Catching up with Kell

S - E 107

Jensen Plowright: The Plow in 2024

S - E 105

Jai Hindley: 2024 catch up!