Thursday videos – and live women’s cycling this weekend

There are some fun videos around today, so here’s a collection – with some links for watching cycling live this week.

Firstly, a little UCI video about life on the road for women’s pro riders – with Katie Colclough of Specialized-lululemon and ORICA-AIS riders Jessie Maclean, Gracie Elvin, Sungeun Gu and Shara Gillow:

UPDATE!  and here is video from Stage 1 of the Route de France, won by Giorgia Bronzini ahead of Valentina Scandolara and Emma Johansson:

There’s more video, with Evie Stevens translated into French, here, and more videos, that may only be viewable from France, on Le Blog de Gwéna.


This isn’t about cycle sport, but it’s interesting – BBC2’s Newsnight had a feature comparing everyday cycling in the Netherlands and Britain.  It features Jools Walker of the Vélo-City-Girl blog and Vulpine, and there are some background stats and facts on the BBC Magazine site.  If you scroll down there, you can also watch the feature (look for the box with the arrow – it might be georestricted to the UK)


This week it’s the 2013 Junior Track World Championships, and here’s the full video of the Day 1 Evening session:

If you just want the finals, here are the timestamps:

  • Women’s scratch race from 1:23:53
  • Men’s Team Pursuit bronze & gold finals from 1:40:52
  • Women’s Team Sprint bronze & gold finals from 2:01:00
  • Men’s Team Sprint bronze & gold finals from 2:17:17

If you want to see the Qualifications too, they’re here – and all the results are online.

Each session is being streamed live here – if you want to check the schedule for your favourite events, that’s here.  It looks like all the other sessions will be put online here.


I always love the Thüringen Rundfahrt, and here’s 44 highlights minutes video in German from the 2013 race, with English interviews

There’s more video, in English (Australian!) with interviews from the podium riders, on the Women’s youtube


More things to watch this weekend:

MTB World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

This is all streamed live on the amazing Red Bull tv – follow the links to watch, and to see the full replays after the races are done.

Want to see what the DH course looks like?  Here’s the Dirt TV trackwalk video, and Claudio Calouri’s helmetcam video on Red Bull tv.

Cycling Central’s women’s cycling show

If you’re in Australia, SBS’ Cycling Central weekly programme is dedicated to women’s cycling on Sunday 11th August – 6pm AEST, SBS 2.  It’s not streamed live, but it might turn up on the Cycling Central video page.


Any other fun videos you’ve seen?  Post them in the comments!  And I’ll be back with another collection after the weekend’s over


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