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Podcast 2015 Episode 9 – Technically Germany

April 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoHey team, it’s only fair that we warn you straight up this week might be one of our best episodes ever (especially with the epic troll Sarah pulls on Dan about two-thirds of the way through). Sarah’s just got back from volunteering at the Energiewacht Tour (or possibly from Technically Germany, though Dan’s suspicious that it’s not a real place) and there’s so much to talk about. Sarah’s sleep deprived and Dan’s coffee deprived. Somehow we manage to discuss the race in detail and laugh maniacally along the way. It’s probably the fault of the seals. We also quickly recap Redlands and some other stuff. (1:17:11 MIN / 74.1 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

Energiewacht Tour

Check out the videos for the stags (These videos start with the “samenvatting”, the highlights, and down the side have the full coverage – “deel 1 van 3″ is part 1 of 3 etc)

All of Sarah’s audio interviews from the race are on the Energiewacht Tour Soudcloud – and her photos are all through the Energiewacht Tour twitter (here’s the photostream)

Here’s Gracie Elvin‘s video diary

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This was adorable – Nettie Edmondson congratulates her brother Alex on his u23 Tour of Flanders win

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Podcast 2015 Episode 8 – Cobbles (and the cobbly cobblers who cobble them)

April 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoHi team, it’s been a big week of cobbles and racing so we give a big recap to the Ronde van Vlaanderen, the kind of recap a monument deserves. We also cover GP Dottignies and Sarah has some exciting news about the Energiewacht Tour. There’s plenty of blogs and videos to check out below as well. Along with some Mountain Bike inspiration and a modest amount of bickering. Basically everything you want in a podcast, all in one neat package. (1:03:44 MIN / 61.19 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

All the photos and videos from the Ronde van Vlaanderen

GP Dottignies

Photos from the GP Dottignies from Velofocus and the Lotto Cycling Cup – and full results.

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For those who prefer their cycling a bit more dirty…

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Podcast 2015 Episode 7 – Binda Wevelgem

April 3, 2015 3 comments

Podcast logoThis week we’re talking Trofeo Binda, Gent-Wevelgem, Para-cycling and so much more. From the lack of rain in Italy to the vast outpouring of rain in Belgium, we cover all the details that matter and even some that don’t. We mention Valentina Scandolara’s run-in with a cycle-tourist as she was training around Cittiglio and we take a look ahead at the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Energiewacht Tour. Warning, may contain traces of rambling. (1:03:37 MIN / 67.08 MB).

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Things we talked about

Here are all the videos from the week’s racing that we’ve found wrapped up in a neat post.

Here’s the Cycling Tips Ella post-race interview with Lizzie Armitstead.

Here’s Chloe Hosking’s blog about Gent-Wevelgem (including brilliant Aussie sayings).

The para-cycling track world championships were on during the week, here’s all the action in one convenient post.

And here’s the fantastic Emma Johansson Flanders Tourism video:

Races coming up

Here’s the VeloFocus preview of Ronde van Vlaanderen.

And the preview for GP Dottignies.

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Podcast 2015 Episode 6 – Potential!

March 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoHello everyone! This week Sarah and Dan tackle the most intense deconstruction of three paragraphs you’re likely to hear all week. As dull as that sounds, it’s guaranteed to be better than your high school poetry assessment, so there’s that! In racing news, we recap the action from Cholet-Pays de Loire and take a quick look ahead at an exciting weekend of Trofeo Binda and Gent – Wevelgem. Of course, there’s a lot more to the episode than just that, but telling you any more now would defeat the purpose of listening to it, so get excited and press play! (1:10:56 MIN / 68.10 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

Last week’s racing

Cholet-Pays de Loire

Full results, and race report on the Wiggle Honda website.

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Podcast 2015 Episode 4 – International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 Leave a comment

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowIt’s an amazing week of women’s cycling, and it’s also International Women’s Day so we celebrate by recapping the big races of the week Le Samyn and Strade Bianche. Lots of jokes and hilariousness along the way (and no “Dutch Style Racing” this week). With apologies in advance to the Swedes in the audience, we do love you, honest. (1:05:21 MIN / 62.74 MB)

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This week’s racing

Le Samyn des Dames

Sporza video of the excellent long sprint

Race report on Cycling Tips and photos from VelofocusEmma Johansson’s post-race blog and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio – and reports from Boels-Dolmans, ORICA-AIS, Wiggle Honda, Bigla and Rabo-Liv.

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Strade Bianche

Video previews from before the race in this post.  12 minutes post-race tv highlights, and Voxwomen’s video interview with winner Megan Guarnier

Mini videos of Loren Rowney & Elena Cecchini, Elisa Longo Borghini & Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Trixi Worrack and Alena Amialiusik (love Worrack’s oops moment) talking about what it was like to race.

UPDATE! More videos

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Podcast 2015 – Dutch Style Racing

March 3, 2015 5 comments

Podcast logoHi team, this week Sarah and Dan round up all that’s fit to know about Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, including the best of social media, blogs and videos. We also get excited about upcoming races and salute our friend Jens’ love of Dutch Style Racing. There’s some great photos and videos from around the traps, including some excellent pieces from the track world championships, some downhill mountain bike and (Sarah’s favourite) some bikecam footage. Listen now for all the insanity and more Dutch Style Racing than you can poke a stick at. (1:03:59 MIN / 61.43 MB)

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This week’s racing

Omloop het Nieuwsblad

Video highlights from WTV | Focus and Sporza.  Photos on Velofocus and on Ella Cycling Tips and their race report from Lizzie Williams.  Sarah’s race report and full results on Cyclingnews.  And here’s the race day from Wiggle Honda‘s perspective:

What were the Wiggle riders who weren’t racing doing?

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Podcast 2015 – Welcome to Women’s Cycling 101!

February 22, 2015 3 comments

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowSo you’ve heard a lot about the amazing and incredible sport of women’s cycling, but you’re just not sure how to get started on your journey to become the world’s greatest fan. That’s ok because Sarah and Dan have got your back! This week Sarah and Dan provide an intro to women’s cycling for newcomers to the sport, explaining how races work, how they’re different to men’s races and then also go into an overview of the main teams to watch, along with an overview of the 2015 races and season. It’s the perfect primer to get you started for an exciting year of racing. Already an expert? That’s cool too, because now you’ve got the perfect tool to share with your friends so they will know what the hell you’re talking about all year! (1:15:02 MIN / 71.53 MB)

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Stuff we talked about

You can view the full list of women’s registered UCI teams for 2015 here (you’ll need to change the ‘Category’ dropdown menu to UCI Women’s Teams). You can click on the name of each team to see the list of riders and learn more about them.

If you need some help spotting which team is which on the road, Sarah’s compiled some handy posts over at Podium Cafe. You can even vote for your favourite kit! Here’s the main UCI team post and here’s the post for the best of the rest.

If you’d like to take a look at the full 2015 race calendar, then this is the link for you!

Lastly, Sarah does a huge amount of work promoting women’s cycling, races and riders. Sarah’s proudly supported by a number of generous folks via her Patreon page. Thank you to all the contributors, you’re fantastic!

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