This week’s episode is a little bit epic, we’d apologise but we’re not really wired that way. First up we recap the excitement of watching a cycling monument unfold live on twitter (Ronde van Vlaanderen!) and we also recap GP de Dottignies and Stage 1 of the Energiewacht Tour. We preview the rest of EWT and along the way we talk science geek hats, polemica (in cocktail and spatial terms). We also solicit your fan art! Please somebody design us a Strange Bicycle Centaur Woman, we promise to be kind to her! Also, if you’re a Dutch speaker and would like to read Marianne Vos’ book to me, let’s talk! There’s loads more so get stuck in and enjoy. (1:23:24 MIN / 80.06 MB)
Things we talked about this week
The incredible, exhilarating Ronde van Vlaanderen
- Race report and photos on womenscycling.net
This week’s Energiewacht Tour
- How to follow the race
- Sarah’s post with Stage 1 video and links to blogs and the race statement about the chaos
- Make sure you’re following @crazycyclefan and @TeganCox for their excellent fan coverage!
- Wiggle Honda have been having an excellent media campaign, and even got Energiewacht tour mentioned in the Guardian
- Her book is out this week in Dutch – we hope it’ll come out in English too
- She’s been racing MTB as well as winning Flanders
- Her 2013 race calendar
And for more about the other Flanders top 4 riders:
- Ellen van Dijk‘s website and twitter, and her very funny blog about the Specialized-lululemon team
- Emma Johansson‘s website, twitter and the fan twitter account that helps us follow her
- Elisa Longo Borghini‘s website and twitter
Evelyn Stevens should be back racing this month! Yay Evie! Speaking of Specialized-lululemon, we loved part 3 of Emily Maye‘s slideshow of photos, where she talks about the experience of working with the team, from the pre-season team camp.
Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to ride bikes – in some circumstances, and with lots of limitations – but still, it’s a step forward. Here’s looking forward to a day when all women have access to things that should be universal rights, like the right to travel.
There’s still time to sign up to 30 days of biking – a pledge to ride your bike every day in April