Podcast Episode 26 – Merry Crossmas with Helen Wyman!

So the fantastic Helen Wyman joined us after a big weekend of racing, at Essen and Namur to talk ‘cross. She gives us a great preview of the Lousville worlds, designs her perfect cross course and talks about how she’d haunt her husband (my mancrush Stef Wyman) if she died before him. We had a great time talking with Helen and learned a lot about where the state of women’s cyclocross is at and where she sees the future of the sport too. Thanks to Helen for making the time. You really do want to listen to this one! It’s perfect for that drowsy time post-Christmas lunch. (01:01:05 MIN / 58.65 MB)

You can stream it by clicking here.



Or you can find it over in the iTunes store here.

Helen talked to us the evening after racing the INSANE cyclocross Namur World Cup.  Watch a 9-minute highlights video on Sporza.  And on Saturday she raced the ridiculously muddy BPost Trofee Essen – check out the photos of the race on Cyclephotos.co.uk.

Edit!  And here’s 43 minutes of the race coverage, seen via CyclingFever

Helen has one of the best rider websites out there, at helenwyman.com – we especially recommend her blogs, and the video pages.  And while you’re there, click through to her sponsors and show them some love!

Here’s Helen’s section on the Kona team website which will tell you more about her.  Helen rides the Kona Major Jake, if you want to see more – and it’s Challenge who are making her the special tyres she talks about.

If you want to go to Louisville and cheer Helen on at the CX Worlds, then buy your tickets on the website.  That site is great – and follow the race twitter for all the news leading up to and during the Worlds.

Video of Helen’s win at the 2012 European CX Championships, from Petitesreines (Sarah keeps linking to this video, but it’s fantastic!)

We didn’t talk about it, but you absolutely have to follow Helen on twitter!


10 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 26 – Merry Crossmas with Helen Wyman!

  1. David Bernstein over at http://www.thefredcast.com/ was after someone to do a regular round-up of women’s pro cycling news and results on his latest podcast (number 200). I thought of you two and your quest to raise the profile. Interested? He seems quite keen to get someone to do it as his listeners are interested, but he hasn’t got the knowledge or background to do it justice

    • Thanks for thinking of us! I don’t know about Dan, but I don’t think I could commit to do other regular podcasting in the season, because I imagine we’ll be back up to weekly ‘casts again, and we’re running our Social Media Jersey again, and hopefully getting up to other shananigans – so I don’t think I’ll have time – but he’s always welcome to point people in our direction! 😉

      Thanks though – and happy holidays!

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