Episode 8 – The Giro Donne Epic Spectacular (originally posted 5 July)
Wow, well the Giro Donne is ongoing and it’s already been a hell of a week of racing. As Sarah catches us up on the race so far, I run through a brief list of the injuries that Marianne Vos started the race with and very carefully avoid defining a “selfie”.
I do take some time to introduce Sarah to the important health concept of medicinal beer and then caution against drinking and riding. Sarah forces me to admit that some of my best friends are, in fact, Australians. Sarah introduces me to the notion of ‘stealth hills’ and melting roads before forgetting her own twitter name.
It’s a good one, so let’s get on with it! (54:25min / 49.82MB)
Here are some of the links from various things we reference as we go:
Amber Pierce’s twitter https://twitter.com/#!/ambermalika and she’s doing her video chats on the Fuji Bike’s facebook app: https://www.facebook.com/FUJIBIKES/app_153284594738391
Sarah’s twitter list of riders and teams in the Giro, and sources of information about them: https://twitter.com/#!/_Pigeons_/giro-donne-2012
And of course the Podium Café Giro Donne articles: http://www.podiumcafe.com/search?tag=giro-donne-2012 and the women’s cycling section: http://www.podiumcafe.com/section/womens-cycling
Clara Hughes’ blog on pain and suffering http://velociosports.com/sweating-out-in-italy-at-the-giro-donne-a-blog-by-clara-hughes/ on the Specialized-lululemon website http://www.velociosports.com