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Videos from the 2015 Trofeo Binda, Trofeo da Moreno and Gent-Wevelgem

So much racing this weekend!  I’m putting this up now, but I’ll update it with lots more videos and photo-essays over the week, because there will be so much more.

Trofeo da Moreno

First, the only UCI-ranked junior women’s race apart from Continental and World Championships, the Trofeo da Moreno, which is this fantastic race, on the same roads as the Trofeo Binda.  It’s super-tough, and last year was won by Amelie Dideriksen, who went on the become Junior Road World Champion.  Here’s just the finish-line video, and a clip from this year’s race:

Here are the results…  and after that, the second round of the 2015 Road World Cup

Trofeo Alfredo Binda

There’s actually highlights on RAI Sport 2 right now (21:00 CEST/8pm BST) for about an hour and a half.  You may need something like Hola or Tunnelbear. There’ll be all kinds of clips this week, but here’s the finish-line only, and Wiggle Honda’s pre-race video and the first highlights:

Results and my race report on Cyclingnews

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Gent-Wevelgem

Here’s a little video highlights from the 2015 women’s Gent-Wevelgem, on Sporza.

Full results.

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Much more to follow – please do leave me comments here or on twitter when you see more to share

How to watch and follow the 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships LIVE!

It’s been a long time coming, but the Netherlands is already showing they’re going to make up for that.  For the first time ever, the Para-cycling Track World Champs goes Dutch, being held in the Apeldoorn velodrome from 26-29 March 2015.  And on Sunday 29th, we can watch the session live!

The stream will start at 12:25 European CEST (11:25am UK BST; 6:25am North American EST; 9:25pm Australian AEDT – remember the clocks will have changed in Europe and the UK!) – but there are 3 days racing before then, so how can we follow live before the tv starts?

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26 mins video from the Ronde van Drenthe

I posted a lot of videos, photos and links from the first round of the 2015 Road World Cup, the Ronde van Drenthe, and now we have the long highlights video from the UCI, commentated by Rochelle Gilmore & Ant McCrossan

MTB Wednesday – videos for your perusal

March 18, 2015 2 comments

I’m down a rabbit-hole of MTB videos, and loving every moment!

First, it’s the Absa Cape Epic, the most crazy-beautiful-tough, and yes, EPIC! South African MTB stage race.  There are tons of videos on the race Youtube, including this one of Kathrin Stirnemann descending, and these ones focusing on the women’s race from Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 but my favourite video so far is this one on the Specialized Youtube, following Annika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans as they talk about picking up a time penalty in Stage 2 and then fighting back in Stage 3.

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In the Downhill world, the Athertons are training in Malaga, and there’s this gorgeous video on Red Bull Bike, with Rachel Atherton talking about helmetcam (my favourite thing) and tons of helmetcam shots.  Love it!  And if you want to see what they’ll be riding this year, Dirt MTB looks at the new 2015 GT Fury (love that colour, Rach!)

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If Enduro’s more your thing, here’s a team video from the Commençal Vallnord Enduro Team, including Cécile Ravanel (I first saw this on Pinkbike)

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Something else I saw on Pinkbike, and it’s so appropriate…  first, a film following the building of a MAXX Fat Bike (guess the colour) and then this lovely film, including ice fishing, outdoor cooking, snow riding and a beer sponsor…. typical Bavarian life!  It all looks like so much fun….  and this, people, is why I love MTB!

Podcast 2015, Episode 5 – We love it when a plan comes together

Podcast logoSo much racing! We talk all about the Omloop van het Hageland, and then head over the border (or in Dan’s view, two suburbs over) to Drenthe for three fantastic races, including the first round of the 2015 Road World Cup, the Ronde van Drenthe.  Along the way we look at Loren Rowney’s crash in the Drentse 8, examine some tactics, and how analysis is completely dependent on hindsight, and wander all over the peloton.

(Because there was so much racing this week, we didn’t have time to talk CIRC, women’s wages or the proposed women’s World Tour, but we’ll be focusing on that next week)

As always we’ve got the videos and links to everything we talked about down below, but make sure you stream the podcast, we enjoyed it and we hope you do too. (56:38 MIN / 54.4 MB)

To stream this week’s adventures in cycling click here (right-click, save-as to download).

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This week’s racing

Omloop van het Hageland (Tielt-Winge)

Full results and photos on the Lotto Cycling Cup website

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Drentse 8

All the videos, links and things over here, including Loren Rowney’s blog on that crash from her perspective

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The Ronde van Drenthe World Cup

So many videos and photos – click here to watch the action!

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Novilon Eurocup

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Videos from the 2015 Ronde van Drenthe World Cup

March 15, 2015 2 comments

So many videos from the Ronde van Drenthe!  Read my race report on Cyclingnews, and then you can either choose the short UCI highlights, or the full last hour of the race before watching everything else.

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How to watch the 2015 Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe World Cup LIVE!

March 13, 2015 3 comments

The 2015 Road World Cup starts on Saturday 14th March, at the Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe – it’s always a brilliant race, with cobbles that Annemiek van Vleuten described as more like rocks just shoved off a truck, narrow roads, lots of windy stretches, and everything that means a rider needs to have a tactical brain and strong team as much as she does good legs, if she wants to win.  Don’t believe me?  Watch the videos from last year, and 2013, and 2012 and 2011…  And guess what?  This year it’ll be streamed live on NOS.nl and RTV Drenthe, so we can all watch it!

So, how to watch, and when?

The race starts at 11:40 Euro CET (10:40am UK GMT; 9:40pm Australian AEDT; 5:40am North American CET), the livestream will start at 13:15 CET (12:15pm GMT; 11:15pm AEDT; 7:15am EST) and the race is due to finish roughly between 14:48 and 15:07 CET.  The stream is open wherever you are – click here for the pop-out window.  My advice is open your window early, because in previous years, when it was shown on L1, the demand overloaded the servers, so late arrivals missed out.

UPDATE!  And for Dutchies, it’ll also be shown and streamed on NOS.nl – oh my goodness, two streams?  Luxury!  If you love this too, tell RTV Drenthe, NOS and the race organisers how much you appreciate it, through all the links :-)

But while the tv’s fabulous, read on for more ways to follow the action, and to get to know the race.

How to follow the race before the stream starts

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