It’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded (sorry, but sometimes we need to take a week off, catch our breath and regroup to get through to the end of the season – think of it like us having a rest day in the middle of the grand tour that is the season). Anyway, we catch up on ALL the racing since last time we spoke which includes the Ladies Tour of Norway, Vårgårda World Cups – Team Time Trial and Road Race, the last of this year’s MTB World Cups in Méribel, and even the Tour of the King Valley in the Australian National Road Series. We also discuss how far we’ve come in the last couple of years with improved video coverage and how that results in shifting our expectations from races (in a good way), and so much other stuff. It’s an amazing episode and it’s here for you to enjoy right now! (1:32:42 MIN / 89.00 MB)
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Links to things we saw around the web this week
The penultimate stage of the Giro already? I’ll miss it so much! It was the last road racing stage, and showed us some of the best sprint tactics in men’s or women’s racing. I loved it! My Podium Café race report, and Rider Reactions from ORICA’s Jessie Maclean, Hitec’s Elisa Longo Borghini and the best of twitter.
Videos below – including dancing riders!
The official video, with Marianne Vos in English, and translations of the Italians:
UPDATE! and Amber Pierce’s last video review of the stage, explaining the tactics ans the genius behind Rabobank’s sprinting
As predicted, Stage 5 was the stage where everything changed in the General Classification as the race hit the mountains. I wrote about the stage on Podium Café, and had a Q&A about the mountains with ORICA-AIS‘ Jessie Maclean – click through and read them!
Here’s the RabosportTV video, with interviews with Roxane Knetemann, Megan Guarnier and Marianne Vos:
and here’s Amber Pierce‘s take on the stage – including tactical implications and what it’s really like in the grupetto:
First, our friend Amber Pierce, who ridees for Pasta Zara-Cogeas, isn’t racing the Giro this year, but she’s making regular video reviews of the race. Watch it, Amber’s awesome!
And the 6-minutes highlights from the race organisers: