This week we catch up on racing across 3 continents, from Merco to El Salvador to the Drenthe races. It’s all kind of awesome. Dan delivers a PSA for car drivers everywhere, Sarah interviews/predicts Loes Gunnewijk to win Drenthe, along with Emma Johansson, Marijn de Vries, Marianne Vos and everyone else. There’s actually a lot that’s happened the last week and a big weekend coming up so jump on in! (1:07:02 MIN / 64.36MB)
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Things we talked about this week:
- Links to how to watch the World Cup on Saturday – it may not be live after all
- Video of Drentse 8
- Sarah’s preview of the Drenthe races
- Sarah’s interview with Loes Gunnewijk.
- Marijn de Vries blogging on Cyclismas on how the World Cup will be passing though roads she knows from her childhood
- On Saturday there’ll be a livethread for the race on Podium Café – come and join in!
We’re really enjoying the RTV Drenthe coverage of the races – if are too, and want to thank them for doing such a good job, here’s their feedback page, and here’s their Twitter. I bet they’d love to know where you’re from, and if the coverage makes you want to visit, etc etc
ORICA-AIS‘ general awesomeness this week:
- Gracie Elvin‘s videos of life on the road, with lots of insights into ‘backstage’ life
- Emma Johansson‘s superb preview of the Drentse 8 – it’s VERY good!
- DS Dave McPartland’s and Johansson’s thoughts after Le Samyn and after Drentse 8
- We really like the ORICA race previews – bookmark the team’s News page for more as they come
Tielt-Winge video, and the winner, Wiggle Honda‘s Emily Collins, blogging before and after the race – and also Team USA/Exergy TWENTY16’s Jackie Crowell blogging on how she’s finding European racing life. And Elisa Longo Borghini’s solution for the Frozen Eyeball problem!
Things we liked from the Merco Cycling Classic:
- Lots of photos on Cyclingnews – including the roller coaster road and Evie Stevens’ adorable niece
- Tayler Wiles’ blog on her and Stevens failing their Stage 1 victory salute, and Stevens’ blog on overcoming her February Anxiety (poor Evie, we still remember your Dutch Anxiety!)
- Lex Albrecht’s video from the NOW and Novartis for MS team camp
Little video from Marianne Vos’ first elite MTB race, the Sunshine Cup in Cyprus – of COURSE she won!
The video of a car hitting riders in the Vuelta El Salvador TTT. It’s not nice, don’t click unless you really want to.
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