It’s our first episode for 2014 and holy shit did we go all-out to start on a high! The ever superb Marijn de Vries stopped by to talk with us, and Sarah and I were so starstruck that we forgot to swear for the entire podcast (Marijn saved that day and taught us some naughty Dutch)! We did remember to talk though. We discussed all sorts of stuff from frozen eyeballs, spring classics, racing and goals for 2014, to new teams, and MUCH more! It’s a great conversation and Marijn has a lot of keen insights, so get a large sized portion of your favourite beverage, sit back and get ready to enjoy. (1:03:16 MIN / 60.74 MB)
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Our Marijn links
If you want to follow Marijn (of course I assume you already are!) her blog in Dutch and in English – and she’s @MarijnFietst on twitter. And if you want to know more about the book she wrote with Nynke de Jong, it’s called Vrouw & Fietst, and you can buy it from Dutch bookseller Bol.com…. and if you know of any English publishers, tell them we really NEED it in English too!
Some of Marijn’s specific blog posts we talked about…
- The famous “How to Pee” for women blog, with the cartoon, and stopping for a train at the Giro.
- Her blog about having a DS who didn’t believe in her, and how it felt to prove him wrong
- On food and eating issues in the peloton
- Strange guys
- On David Millar’s ankles
- Her most recent blog in English, on clenbuterol
…and a couple we didn’t mention but should have
Sarah has interviewed Marijn a few times over the years on Podium Café
- In October 2010, on her journey into cycling
- In April 2013, on her Spring Classics season, frozen eyeballs and more
- Mini Q&As before and after the 2013 Giro Rosa
Marijn was 8th in the 2013 Ronde van Drenthe World Cup, out in the winning break around the town she grew up in. Here’s video of the race:
We talked about the Lotto Belisol team dancing at the 2013 Giro Rosa sign-ons, and here’s Velofocus’ video of their dance. Remember, it’s all Carlee Taylor‘s fault! (There are more of Velofocus’ sign-on videos on his youtube, and his Giro photos are on his site)
Just because we love it, here’s a video of Marijn riding in 201o, filmed by Rob Hodselmans