It’s a Festivus miracle! (NOTE: Festivus miracles don’t actually exist). Dan’s been away so this week Sarah catches him up on all the track, paracycling, cyclocross, MTB and other news before Christmas takes over the schedule for the coming week. We talk Vos’ return to racing, Katie Compton in cross and sponsorship news for the road in 2014. Plus a whole bunch of other stuff including a philosophical discussion about whether the UCI deserves credit for doing things it’s supposed to do. Also at one point Sarah laughs uncontrollably for over 30 seconds. Merry Festivus/Crossmas/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hannukah/Whatever/BahHumbug everyone! (51:53 MIN / 49.81 MB)
All the good news and happiness we talked about
The first ever Australian National women’s Madison Championships was won by Nettie Edmondson and Jessica Mundy. Here are photos of the race – and galleries from the National Omnium and Paracycling Championships Day 1 and Day 2.
Here’s how you can watch all the mid-winter CX – including the footage from races that have happened (the entire women’s World Cup races shown in full!)
There’s finally going to be a Cyclocross World Cup in the UK on November 29th 2013! It’ll be in Milton Keynes.
Mexico saves track cycling!
There’s going to be a Paracycling Track World Championships, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, 10th-13th April 2014! Yes, it would have been better with more notice, but this is the first UCI track paracycling event since Spring 2012, so it’s good news!
These include some Paralympic tandem sprinting, if you’ve never seen any:
Video highlights and some live racing from the last session:
Downhill MTB videos!
Road Cycling News!
Specialized will be providing the bikes for Boels-Dolmans for the next three years (don’t worry, they’ll still be sponsoring Specialized-lululemon)
The Italian Cycling Federation has announced no sanctions for the riders who protested at the Giro Toscana (here’s the storystream with all the Giro Toscana stories on Podium Café)
Upcoming road races!
Mitchelton Bay Classics, Australia, 2nd-5th January 2014. Recap of last year’s race:
Australian National Road Championships, 8th-12th January 2014.
Tour Femenino de San Luis, Argentina, 14th-18th January 2014