Well just because it’s been a couple of weeks between conversations doesn’t mean that there’s been nothing going on!. This episode we talk about the latest news in transfers and new teams forming. It takes a while to catch up on all the latest announcements. We then catch up on the latest in ‘cross racing and look ahead to the track world cup in Glasgow. Also, conspiracies and a very serious warning about something you should NEVER Google!
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Things we’ve talked about in this one:
The photo of Marianne Vos getting kissed by a dolphin in Curaçao. (more Curaçao madness photos – and more on Cyclingnews)
Specialized-lululemon announce their roster for 2013 – and it has Ina-Yoko Teutenberg on it! She’s not retiring after all! Remind yourself of how amazing Teute is, by reading her various blogs from the 2012 season.
Diadora-Pasta Zara will be Pasta Zara-Cogeas-Manhattan for 2013, with Amber Neben joining their line-up! Here’s their press release about it (or via google translate). Read this recent interview with Neben, by USA track star Dotsie Bausch – and there’s more information about Amber’s Dare to Be Project here.
The exciting new team for 2013 – DTPC-Honda, owned and managed by Aussie sprinter Rochelle Gilmore and supported by Bradley Wiggins’ Foundation. Giorgia Bronzini will ride for them in 2013 – alongside the British World and Olympic Team Pursuit champions Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell – but Sarah’s especially interested in multiple Japanese national champion Mayuko Hagiwara joining for her first European season. There’s a Velonation article about it here – and a BBC interview with Gilmore about her plans, with all sorts of exciting ideas about women’s cycling.
Dan had never heard of the term “being chicked” – if you hadn’t either, Marijn de Vries describes how Pooley introduced her to it.
- 25 mins video of Sanne van Paassen winning the 1st CX World Cup in Tabor (this is a brilliant photo of how much Van Paassen really wanted that win)
- Nice PetitesReines video of Katie Compton winning the 2nd round in Plzen
- Lovely photos of Helen Wyman winning Koppenbergcross on Cyclephotos and Cyclingnews
- Highlights videos of Sanne Cant winning the incredible, beautiful, wonderful SuperPrestige Zonhoven (watch the highlights of the men’s race, too, for spectacular crashes and comedy fighting at the end!)
- and here’s Helen Wyman winning the European Cyclocross Championships last week (check out Helen’s great blog on winning the race)
If you want to see what other CX races are coming up, check out tgsgirl’s funny and informative CX calendar on Podium Café
Remember Amber Pierce writing about how much fun she had taking her mum on a bike ride for the first time? Here’s her mum’s point of view, and it’s really lovely! Nice to read about someone realising why it’s so bloody great, riding bikes!
It’s the Glasgow Track World Cup on 16th-19th November – the inaugural event on the new Scottish velodrome!
The Cyclingnews reader poll of 2012 – there are lots of women in all the categories to vote for, so please click through and vote for them! (Dan says vote for Sarah – Sarah says * blush *!)