This week we open with Dan talking himself out of a pseudo-job while Sarah imagines stabbing him through the computer. We also recap the Luxembourg something something Elsy Jacobs race in all its sprint-tacular glory! We also take a moment to sympathise (no really!) with Team Rusvelo over the difficulty of finding Czech towns as we recap Gracia Orlova. We also take some time to celebrate the return of Evie Stevens to racing, along with Sarah’s favourite Emma Pooley. We travel to the far side of the world to point out the Tour of the Mersey Valley, a 3 stage race in Tasmania which magically proved you can put good, informative and entertaining video highlights on the internet in a timely fashion (EVERY OTHER RACE TAKE NOTE – Fleche Wallone I’m glaring at you… still). We take a look at some cool blogs and things we’ve found. [DAN: I have to apologise for totally fucking up the name of Kimberley Wells’ team, which is actually Fearless Femme] We also run through the complete list of acceptable reasons for residents of the UK to not attend the Bedford 3 day race shortly coming up. In summation, this is a fine podcast of great vintage, please to be enjoying. (1:10:55 MIN / 68.09 MB)
Things we talked about this week
- Blog by Marijn de Vries on her Stage 1 breakaway attempt
Today was like ripping off the band aid, great to get back into the swing of road racing. Amazing job by the whole @velociosports team today
— Evelyn Stevens (@evelyn_stevens) April 25, 2013
- Photos of the Prologue, Photos of Stage 1 and more photos on the race website – and some really lovely photos on Bellxone.com – start at the Day 1 gallery and look at the all of them (can’t work out how to turn off the website music)
- Blog by Loren Rowney on the Specialized-lululemon site
- EDIT! and 40 mins video of the race – thankyou Monty!
If you’re in the UK this weekend, go along to the Bedford 3 Day – it’s a great race to visit and cheer at.
We didn’t talk about this, but Sarah interviewed Hitec Products UCK rider Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, who combines racing with a scientific research job and bringing up a 5-year old son – read it here on Podium Café