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.
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:
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
Here’s a little video highlights from the 2015 women’s Gent-Wevelgem, on Sporza.
Much more to follow – please do leave me comments here or on twitter when you see more to share
Hello 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)
To stream the podcast with the most potential for the week, click here (right-click, save-as to download).
Things we talked about this week
Last week’s racing
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?
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
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.
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!)
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!
So 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).
This week’s racing
So many videos and photos – click here to watch the action!
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.