Archive

Posts Tagged ‘podcast’

Podcast Giro Rosa Special Feature – Episode 28 – Sarah Interviews Emma Pooley

July 15, 2014 7 comments

This is an amazing feature. Sarah has an in-depth conversation with the incredible Emma Pooley, who won three stages of the 2014 Giro Rosa and was clearly the best climber of the race. This is an absolute must listen! (28:47 MIN / 27.63 MB)

To stream the climbingest Giro Rosa interview of 2014, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

Or you can subscribe for free updates from the iTunes store OR via our RSS feed.

If you’d rather read interviews than listen to them (or why not do both!) the transcript of this is on Podium Café.

Follow Pooley through the rest of her season on her twitter – and on the Lotto-Belisol website and twitter.

You can read Sarah’s interview with Pooley from before the Giro Rosa, and the Q&As with her after Stage 6 and after Stage 8 on Podium Café – and to find out what she was doing in the eight months before the season started, listen to Sarah’s interview with her from April – or read Part 1 and Part 2 on the Café.  And all the Podium Café coverage of the Giro Rosa is in the Storystream – and you can see all the videos right here, especially her wins on Stage 6, Stage 8 and Stage 9.

Podcast Special Feature – Episode 23 – Sarah Interviews Ashleigh Moolman

June 11, 2014 1 comment

Hi everyone! Dan’s still bouncing all over Australia so we’ve made a slight change to our podcast schedule. We’ll be recording and posting a new episode this weekend, but in the meantime Sarah’s been busy keeping up her series of special one-on-one interviews. This week she talks with South African national champion (and African continental champion) Ashleigh Moolman about upcoming races like the Emakumeen Bira, her intimidating maths skills and how a nasty horse-riding accident changed her perspective on life. As regular listeners know, we’re big fans of Ash and not just her riding, but also her friendly and positive manners, along with her excellent social media. This is another great interview and well worth a listen. (49:38 MIN / 47.66 MB)

To stream the Ashleigh-est interview we’ve ever done, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

Or subscribe and never miss an episode, it’s FREE! Sign up via the iTunes store here OR via our RSS feed here.

If you would rather read this interview, there’s  a transcript over on Podium Café - part 1 is here.  UPDATE!  And Part 2 is here

You can read more about Ash on her excellent blog , where there are so many great posts – head in and have a look.  She’s got a fantastic twitter, too, and you can also follow her adventures through the Hitec Products website and twitter.

Last year Ash won the Boels Rental Hills Classic, and came third in the Flèche Wallonne World Cup, and Stage 4 of the Giro Rosa – watch the videos here

and here’s Sarah’s interview with Ash after Flèche, on Podium Café.

You can follow the Emakumeen Bira with our Podium Café friends, Babelia, Marcos and Saul – follow them on twitter through those links, and Babelia through the Road & Mud twitter account. Of course I’ve added them all to my live race tweeting twitter list, and we’ll have a race thread here on the Café too.  There is information on the race website, and previews on

And Road & Mud has a history of the Basque races, in Spanish or via google.  And if you didn’t see if last year, or want to be reminded of it, check out Saul’s article on being at the race, right here on the Café!

Podcast Episode 22 – Sarah Knows US Geography Good

June 4, 2014 3 comments

Podcast logoHi everyone! This week we race the clock to try and cover all the racing we saw during the week. After a couple of slow weeks, it’s back to full tilt with the Boels Rentals Hills Classic, Gooik, Philadelphia, the Marianne Vos Classic, Edinburgh’s round of the Tour Series, Grand Prix de Plumelec and lots more. There’s also a bunch of great blogs, videos, podcasts and stuff too. Even with all of that going on there’s time for Sarah to prove that she knows US geography like (literally) nobody else! Somehow we manage to keep it under an hour without skimping on the laughs, the bickering or the swearing so strap on your headphones and enjoy! (57:09 MIN / 54.87 MB) Don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!

To stream the most geographically accurate cycling podcast of the day, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

Subscribe for free in the iTunes store here OR subscribe via our RSS feed here.

Nice little Specialized-lululemon video – Evie Stevens gives top tips on the post-race interviews, and how to podium kiss, and Tiffany Cromwell demonstrates the proper use of podium bubbly

This week’s racing

Matrix GP at the Edinburgh Tour Series

Sarah’s photos on her flickr.

The tv coverage of the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series, and all the tv coverage of the other races so far – an hour for each programme, each available for 30 days after the race (geo-restricted to the UK – but you can see them from elsewhere with Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK).  MASSIVE THANKS to Matrix-Vulpine for letting Sarah hang out with them!

***

Boels Rental Hills Classic

Read more…

Podcast Special Feature – Sarah discusses race social media with Clara Beard

June 1, 2014 3 comments

Continuing her series of special one-on-one interviews, Sarah talks with Clara Beard of Tour Tracker fame about race coverage, the technology behind updates and the challenges of covering a race without live video to guide you. They talk about what it’s like to manage the social media for races and compare their experiences with Tour of the Gila, Tour of California, USA Nationals, the Friends Life Women’s Tour and the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series. There’s also (super mature, with NO snickering) talk of dongles… (1:14:21 MIN / 71.57 MB)

To stream the behind the scenes-iest podcast available right now, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

Subscribe for free in the iTunes store here OR via our RSS feed here.

Clara Beard is Ferncoyote on twitter – and Sarah is @_pigeons_ if you want to ask them any questions (or tell Clara she’s awesome!)

Clara was working on the Tour of the Gila, where she was doing live twitter updating amongst other things.  She also works for the Tour Tracker, most recently at the Tour of California and the USA National Championships, and you should install their apps, they’re great.  She’ll be with them at the Tour of Utah, so keep an eye out for that.

Sarah was working on the Friends Life Women’s Tour, running the live updates on the website and on twitter.  You can listen to her talk about the race on that week’s podcast, and see her photos from the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series on her flickr.

Podcast 2014 Special Feature – Sarah interviews Lucy Garner

May 2, 2014 1 comment

Sarah talked to the 2011 and 2012 Junior Road World Champion Lucy Garner, about the challenges of moving from the junior ranks to the elite, racing with Liv-Shimano, getting competitive with her little sister Grace – and especially about what she’s feeling about the Friends Life Women’s Tour next week.  Stage 2 will go right past her house, so make sure you keep an eye out for all her friends and family! ( 20:46 MIN / 19.94 MB)

Stream the interview by clicking here (right-click, save-as to download).

To subscribe via the iTunes store click here OR via our RSS feed by clicking here.

There’ll be a transcript of the interview at some point – watch this space!

You can find out more about Lucy by following her twitter, and checking out her profile and interview at Liv-Shimano.  Make sure you follow their twitter too, for updates on her progress.  Here’s her profile video

and a lovely video profile of her from last year, talking about how she got into racing and what it means to her

Here’s the video of her winning Stage 1 of last year’s Tour of ChongMing Island stage race (if you click through, you’ll find the videos from the other stages, which include her, too)

And more videos of her in action – coming second in the Molecaten Drentse 8, and third in the Dwars door de Westhoek and in the GP Dottignies this year, an hour or so video of the 2011 Junior Road World Championships, and talking at the press conference after winning the 2012 Junior Worlds.

And to find out more about Grace’s Junior Omloop van Borsele stage race, where she won every stage, head to the race website, and their galleries of photos and videos (look for junior vrouwen!)

Podcast 2014 Special Feature – Sarah interviews Anika Todd

April 27, 2014 1 comment

Anika Todd has one of those stories that people daydream about on long rides.  She started riding casually with her then-boyfriend, joined the Tripleshot cycling club in Vancouver, who noticed she was pretty strong, and encouraged her to start racing.  She did so well that the club raised the money to send her to the Canadian National Championships…. where she came 7th in the road race and 2nd in the Time Trial – and she hadn’t even been racing for a year!  Team Tibco spotted her and signed her up, and now she’s a pro!

It’s not just her great story – it’s how she tells it, on her fantastic blog that’s given us a real insight into what the Spring Classics are like.  She popped by to tell Sarah about experiencing the European Spring, elbowing Kirsten Wild aside, having a day riding with Marianne Vos, and much more – including whether she still enjoys cycling! (34:45 MIN / 33.36 MB)

To stream the full interview aboot Anika, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

Subscribe via the iTunes store here OR via our RSS feed here.

This interview is also available as a transcript on Podium Café

Anika links

Follow Anika on her website, twitter and facebook athlete page

Anika’s team, Tibco, can be followed on their website and twitter.  Their mechanic, Eric Maresjo, is one of the trio of superstars who combine fixing bikes and dealing with race crises with tweeting live updates from the action – follow him too!

Our favourite Anika blogs (but you should read them all!)

Anika’s been supported by the Tripleshot Cycling Club – if you’re anywhere near Vancouver, you should definitely join them, they sound lovely.  You can also go to her sponsor page and click through to their sites – and tell them you appreciate them supporting women’s cycling!

We talked about some of the causes Anika supports, and you can find out more about them on her website

Podcast 2014 Episode 11 – Ronde van Amazing

April 8, 2014 4 comments

Podcast logoWe wrap up the Ronde van Vlaanderen, talk about the Redlands Classic in the US (and how it’s not that fucking hard to provide some race footage!). We review a lot of blogs and videos we’ve seen through the week including ride blogs from Chloe Hosking, Gracie Elvin and Emma Johansson, and a great video from Matrix Vulpine. There’s also a great video from Caroline Buchanan and some more blogs from Anika Todd, Accidento Bizarro and a completely left-field shout-out to our mate Laura Moo. We quickly glance ahead to Energiewacht Tour and wonder where in the world the Tour of Thailand is (we’re pretty sure it’s in Thailand actually, but haven’t been able to confirm this online). Enjoy! (1:04:07 MIN / 61.55 MB)

To stream the amazingest Ronde van Podcast of the week, click here (right-click, save-as to download).

To subscribe in the iTunes store, go here.

This week’s women’s cycling links

We really loved Accidento Bizarro’s blog on  how harassment can be just like riding a bike – it’s a great analogy, and she always write really well, you should definitely read it.

And once you’ve read that – read this!  Chloe Hosking‘s profile of all-round superstar, bike genius and our heroine, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

This week’s racing

Ronde van Vlaanderen

What does Marianne Vos do when she isn’t racing?  Support the team, of course!

Read more…

Podcast Special Feature – Sarah Interviews Ellen van Dijk

April 3, 2014 2 comments

Heading into the Ronde van Vlaanderen (which really is on Sunday despite Sarah saying Saturday) Sarah interviews the fabulous Ellen van Dijk. The World ITT champion and two-time World TTT champion (she’s even a Scratch Race world champion on the track!) talks about riding for Boels and what is in store for her this year.  Enjoy this special feature. (27:27 MIN / 26.35 MB)

Stream the interview by clicking here (right-click, save-as to download).

Subscribe and never miss an episode in the iTunes store by clicking here.

If podcasts aren’t your thing, you can also read the transcript of this interview on Podium Café.

To find out more about Ellen, follow her website, her twitter and her Strava – and follow her team, Boels-Dolmans, on their website and twitter.

Watch Ellen win the 2013 Individual Time Trial gold

and re-uniting with the Netherlands National Team afterwards

Fore more on the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen, check out Velofocus’ excellent preview

Podcast 2014 Episode 7 – How to Improve the Scenery in New Zealand

March 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Podcast logo It’s an epic and epically rambly show this week with a discussion of the Drenthe series of races. We also talk El Salvador, cyclocross and Clara’s (Hughes that is) Big Ride. We ask you to weigh in on whether or not toasters are sexist. Sarah accuses Dan of being evil and we chat about Sarah’s podcasting exploits, cycling themed cakes, team launches, cool videos, amateur dentistry and snakes that eat crocodiles! Basically this podcast contains all the news and information you need to get you through the week! It’s a long one but we’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it, we sure did! (1:25:42 MIN / 82.73 MB)

To stream the podcast with more bikes, crocodiles and pythons than any other, click here (right-click, save-as to download)!

To subscribe through the store of iTunes for free, click here.

Things we talked about included

DRENTHE WEEK!  We love springtime in the Netherlands!

If you only click on one link this week, make it this one – Chloe Hosking’s race blog.  Seriously, the best rider/team report/analysis we’ve seen.

Read more…

Podcast 2014 Episode 6 – Bickering FTW!

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Podcast logo Hello everyone! This week Sarah and I talk about the results of Le Samyn, Hageland, the Drenthe world cup series, and the coverage that goes with it – including the new commitment from the UCI to a quicker turnaround on race footage and a race highlights package with commentary from Ant McCrossan and Rochelle Gilmore. We also talk about Clara Hughes and her big ride around Canada in support of awareness for mental health issues and that Ina-Yoko Teutenberg will be joining her for some of this 12,000 kilometre, continent-spanning expedition. We also discuss how much fun it is to bicker (and how good we are at it) along with a whole lot more stuff as well!! Strap yourselves in, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy the shenanigans! (59:42 MIN / 57.40 MB)

To stream the bickerfestivities click here (right-click, save-as to download).

To sign up for free downloads via the iTunes store click here.

Things we talked about this week include…

Le Samynfull resultsphotosORICA race report & photos

Omloop van het HagelandresultsphotosORICA report & photos

Lex Albrecht won the Tour de Murrieta

***

The Drenthe races

Here’s Sarah’s guide to watching the Ronde van Drenthe, which includes the UCI trailer for the Road World Cup – and her interview with Annemiek van Vleuten about the race, on Podium Café.

And here’s the UCI trailer for the MTB World Cup:

Read more…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 197 other followers