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Podcast 2015 Episode 24 – How to Spell Cynical

August 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoG’day team! After our [insert choice of adjectives here] attempts at commentating live on Sunday we thought it was high time to catch you up on the rest of the wonderful world of women’s cycling. It’s been a huge week of racing and so we try to cover it all. There were 4 different world cups on over the past week. Vårgårda hosted the road disciplines while there was also MTB and 4Cross. Junior track worlds and more! (1:17:38 MIN / 74.54 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

We covered a LOT of racing – and you can see all the videos from the (deep breath) Crescent Vårgårda Team Time Trial and Road Race World Cups, the Val di Sole cross country and downhill MTB World Cups, 4 Cross and Junior Track World Championships, the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley and the USA Pro Challenge in this lovingly curated post Sarah put together, along with results, photos, links and more.

We also talked about Amy Pieters leaving Liv-Plantur, and Stefan Wyman revealing how much it will cost to run Matrix Procycling next year, including implications of the new Women’s World Tour (if you missed that, we talked about it in last week’s podcast, with links in the post).   Want more Matrix?  Here’s a rider Q&A video by VoxWomen.

We didn’t talk about the Women’s Tour of New Zealand stopping again, but it’s over here.

Upcoming Racing

The Trophée d’Or is on right now until 26th August – here’s their website.

2015 GP de Plouay World Cup, France, 29th August – this will be streamed live, here on the UCI Youtube.  The race starts at 13:40 Euro CEST (12:40pm UK BST; 7:30am N American EST; 9:40pm Aussie AEDT) and the stream & TV coverage on France 3 and Eurosport at 15:30 CEST (2:30pm BST; 9:30am EST; 11:30pm AEDT) – here’s my full guide to following the race.

2015 MTB and Trials World Championships, Andorra, 1st-6th September – these will be streamed live, as always, on Red Bull tv – watch the women’s & men’s Downhill finals on 5th, and the women’s Cross Country on the 6th, via these links, and we’ll tell you about the other races and content nearer the time.

Boels Rental Ladies Tour, Netherlands, 1st-6th September – follow their twitter!

Tour de l’Ardèche, France, 2nd-7th September

Lotto Belgium Tour, 8th-11th September – check out their launch video and follow their twitter!

Giro della Toscana, Italy, 11th-13th September

Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, 13th September

Chrono Champenois ITT, France, 13th September

Podcast 2015 Episode 23 – Sweden Is Nice But It’s No Norway

August 19, 2015 2 comments

Podcast logoHi everyone! Did you know that Sarah went to Norway? She survived the trolls, swam in a fjord and invaded Sweden; it was a busy weekend for her. Also there was a bike race there! In addition, we finish recapping the Route de France and then talk excitedly about some new developments from the UCI for 2016. And to top it all off we invent a new game called “But what does it mean for the Olympics?” – the first edition is all about Team USA. (1:20:03 MIN / 76.86 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

This week’s racing

La Route de France

Videos on the website, and photos on the race facebookFull results – and race reports on Wiggle Honda, Stage 5 and Stage 6.

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Ladies Tour of Norway

The 350 Crit highlights

Photos from the race and Velofocus, and full results.

The race

The full hour-long video from Saturday is here, and hour from Sunday here, and highlights from the two days of racing:

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Podcast 2015 Episode 22 – The Race to Work

August 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoLook, let’s just be honest about it all shall we? This week Dan’s up early and has to rush off to work, while Sarah’s up late at night and trying to get ready to head to the Tour of Norway. At the same time, there’s the Tour of Utah, a whole bunch of MTB racing and the Route de France to discuss. Will Sarah and Dan have enough time to cover everything? Well, yes, but you should still listen, there’s some really good jokes. (45:50 MIN / 44.01 MB)

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This week’s racing

Videos, photos and more from the Tour of Utah, Windham MTB World Cup and the European Junior and u23 Road Championships in this post.

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This week’s news and things

Little Liv-Giant videos about Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

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Podcast 2015 Episode 21 – Everything Means Troll in Norwegian

August 3, 2015 1 comment

Podcast logoG’day team! This week Sarah and Dan actually aren’t rushing around between different job things and have time to talk about the Prudential Ride London (where Sarah commentated!), Sparkassen Giro, the Para-cycling World Cup and MTB World Cup. There’s also discussion of wolves and trolls! Don’t forget to check further down the page for HEAPS of videos from the week. (50:41 MIN / 48.66 MB)

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Things we talked about

This week’s racing

2015 Para-cycling Road World Championships

Photos on the race website, and on British Cycling’s flickrFull results.  Lots of race reports from the UCICycling Australia, USA Paralympics, Dutch Federation, British Cycling, Sportswomen.ie, Cycling Ireland, Cycling Canada, Paralympics New Zealand facebook,  and German Para-cycling facebook,

Aussie tricyclist Carol Cook’s great blogs about her ITT win and her road race – and Cook’s video interview with H1 handcyclist Emilie Miller, on her first ever Para Worlds.  Video highlights about the New Zealand team, and from the UCI, including a profile of Megan Fisher (there’s another profile video here, of Alex Zenardi)

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Prudential Ride London GP

Video highlights from BBC Sport (may be geo-restricted) and EurosportBarbara Guarischi talks about winning with her team

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Podcast 2015 Episode 20 – Summer Classic

July 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoIt’s a bit of a hectic podcast this week as there was only one short window where Sarah and Dan could coordinate their schedules to record. On the upside, it’s a bit of  a hectic podcast this week! Anyway, it was cobbly and rainy in France, which kind of makes La Course a summer classic, right? In addition to recapping the multiple attacks, crashes and attempts in Paris, we also discuss the BMX World Championships and the Para-Cycling World Cup. Enjoy! (58:38 MIN / 56.3 MB)

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We didn’t talk about it, but we loved this video from Nettie Edmondson

Recent racing

La Course by Le Tour de France

All the videos, photos, tweets and more Sarah has found, here.

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2015 BMX World Championships

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Podcast 2015 Episode 19 – Highs and Lows

July 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Podcast logoHi team! There’s been heaps of racing to cover in the last week, so we recap the action in France, Belgium/Netherlands and Germany. It’s been a week of highs and lows with all sorts of interesting results. There are some pretty hectic diversions in this week’s episode (when are there not?) and a reasonable amount of speculation about what may happen on Sunday at La Course. Enjoy! (1:13:11 MIN / 70.27 MB)

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Things we talked about

Check out Velofocus’ galleries of Thuringen-Rundfahrt here.

And you can view videos of the stages here:

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3a & Stage 3b

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Here’s Tayler Wiles’ stage two diary on her heartbreaking missed chance to win the stage. And here’s her diary on the last day of the race.

You can also catch the BMX World Championships live here.

Here’s the article with Rochelle Gilmore about the development of Mayuko Hagiwara that Dan was talking about.

Also, some video from the BeNe tour is here.

North Star Grand Prix – 2015 and beyond

July 20, 2015 2 comments

So, you may remember that a few weeks ago Sarah and I mentioned on the podcast the interesting story of Carmen Small racing with the men at the North Star Grand Prix this year. We thought it was an interesting story, particularly in terms of the race not being able to find enough women to ride this year and a creative solution to an unusual set of circumstances.

I thought it’d be interesting to get in touch with the race organisers to find out a little more about how this all came together and what it means for future editions of the North Star Grand Prix. Thanks to our mate Chris Rivera (who’s a big advocate for women’s cycling and a volunteer at the North Star Grand Prix himself) I was able to get in touch with David LaPorte, the Executive Director of the North Star Bicycle Festival and Promoter of the North Star Grand Prix to ask him a few questions.

ProWomen’sCycling: There’s been a fair bit of attention on the North Star Grand Prix and particularly on the fact that Carmen Small raced with the men. This is a marked difference to previous years when there was a separate women’s event. How has the response been so far?

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