It’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
All the videos, photos, tweets and more Sarah has found, here.
2015 BMX World Championships
Hi 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
And you can view videos of the stages here:
The Giro Rosa 2015 is over (booooo!) but it was great (yayyyyy!) so Sarah and Dan have heaps to talk about this week. Mountains, time trials, climbs, breaks, chases, GC remixes and stories. They cover all ups and downs, their highlights and favourites, the best parts of the Giro Rosa 2015. Also, they crack wise and crack themselves up! (51:20 MIN / 49.29 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
The Giro Rosa!!!!!
- Stage 7 (downhill!) and Q&As after the stage with Lucinda Brand, Anna van der Breggen, Sharon Laws and Valentina Scandolara
- Stage 8 (ITT!)
- Stage 9 (the grand finale)
- Post-race interviews with Kasia Niewiadoma and Jessie Walker
- Our last podcast, with links to all the previous Giro content
Other racing last week….
The FULL race:
Tour Féminin de Bretagne, 16-19th July, France
It’s been an incredible week of racing at the Giro Rosa with so many riders from different teams and countries winning stages and tearing up the road. There have been world firsts and there have been all kinds of tactics deployed on the road. It’s everything you could want in a truly Grand Tour, it’s been so good that Sarah even invented a new description! Some riders have been flying, some have cool scars (seriously). And the best is yet to come as we still have several stages that could seriously shake up the GC and potentially change the outcome of the race. Join us as we talk about it all. (1:18:35 MIN / 75.45 MB)
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Things to read and watch:
Sarah’s been collating all the race video and cool social media, blog posts, etc that she can find. She’s also been doing interviews and QandAs with riders. Here’s the full list of all the news there is, stage by stage.
Sarah and Dan quickly catch up on the big weekend of the national championships before getting stuck into a good long look at the Giro Rosa. We’ve had the prologue and first stage but there’s a week of epic racing to come! Join us for all the discussion of teams, profiles, stages and excitement. (56:16 MIN / 54.02 MB)
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Sarah’s been off at the Aviva Women’s Tour and had an amazing week at the race. She catches Dan up on all the shenanigans and goings on. We also talk quickly about a bunch of other races that were on including Buka Europeans Champs, Giro Del Trentino and the interesting story of Carmen Small racing with the men at the North Star GP in Minneapolis. (1:17:02 MIN / 73.97 MB) WARNING: If you’re new to our podcast, do note that it’s a sweary podcast about women’s cycling. ;)
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Stuff we talked about
One of the best images from the Aviva Women’s Tour:
Sarah in her office this week (photo by the wonderful Balint Hamvas)
And a nice intro video (Sarah’s preparing a whole post of videos, never fear!):
It’s a short episode because Sarah literally has to rush off to the Aviva Women’s Tour (thanks Patreon supporters for making this possible!). Before she goes we quickly recap Philly, the Spanish racing and almost preview the Women’s Tour. Hit play and enjoy! (30:45 MIN / 30 MB)
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Here’s some links to stuff we talked about
You can watch the full race of the Philadelphia International Women’s Race here. You can also watch the highlights of the race here:
Read all about the Emakumeen-Bira here. (Check out the awesome photo galleries!)
The Diamond Tour’s podium setup raised some questions from riders like Marijn de Vries and had the organisers quickly putting out a statement. Anna Zivarts gave us a glimpse of what it might look like the men were treated in the same way.
And, of course, the Aviva Women’s Tour is a hotly anticipated race with lots of media and Marianne Vos doing commentary for the tv highlights!