It’s been a HUGE week of racing and we try our best to get through all the details in a timely fashion. It’s quite the mission as we cover road racing, para-cycling and mountain biking in the Netherlands, Mexico and South Africa. Plus lots more! Seriously, we’ve got videos, blogs, articles and UCI issues to talk about!!! It’s a huge podcast but it’s so fucking good! Also, Dan has an opportunity to fulfil a long-held ambition and name a baby. To find out more about this baby naming business and how you can help, listen below. ALSO – there was literally not enough time to talk about everything this week, so make sure to check all the links and videos below as well! (1:26:58 MIN / 83.49 MB)
This week’s women’s cycling news, links, videos and stuff
Sarah’s got a race report, with links to stage videos, photos, blogs etc, on Podium Café. Huge thanks to the EWT team who gave us superb ways to follow the race – if you loved it to, please thank them on twitter or on facebook!
This is pretty depressing – here’s all the UCI’s video coverage we’ve seen of the race.
Sarah’s got strong feelings about this – read her post (it’s also got links to all the coverage we’ve found so far)
All the videos and photos Sarah’s found (and she’s still enraptured by downhill!)
Interviews and blogs
Tiffany Cromwell on Cycling Weekly, with this great quote
I like going on adventures and exploring. I hate doing the same training rides over and over again. I’ll find roads and think, “I wonder where that goes,” and end up in some dead end or on a dirt road or goat track
Aussie rider Tessa Fabry
Video interview with Irish cyclist Caroline Ryan
There’s always more!
Want to name a baby? Send knittykat your cycling related boys’ names!
— Katherine L.H. (@knittykat) April 8, 2014
If you’d like to look like the peloton, and support them by buying team kit, clothes and stuff, here’s Sarah’s guide to where to buy women’s team goodies from the European peloton and from the USA peloton. Up next will be the UK peloton, so check back later.
One of the things she’ll be mentioning is that you can buy kit, t-shirts and clothing to support the Friends Life Women’s Tour. “What’s the Friends Life Women’s Tour?” you might ask? It’s the new name for the women’s Tour of Britain, because they have a new title sponsor! Read all about it here – and if you want to know more about the Tour, read the Neutral Service guide to the race, and this interview with Sweetspot’s Guy Elliott on VeloUK
and this is a great way to promote a sponsor’s products – their Adidas Boost comp video
Caroline Buchanan‘s really interesting video on not just winning races, but also presenting a professional package as an athelete
Dan nominates this as photo of the week
My first ever road race on my dad’s bike, with him holding me up. Days like these I miss my favorite… http://t.co/Dbs7BAtpG2
— Gracie Elvin (@gracieelvin) April 17, 2014
- The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, 18th April 2014 – and it’s live! Read about how to watch it here.
- BMX Supercross World Cup, 18th-19th April – Gallery of photos on British Cycling’s flickr and preparing for the race and video interviews on British Cycling’s youtube – follow them on twitter, where they post tons of photos. Here’s the trailer!
- Ronde van Gelderland, 20th April – race preview on VeloFocus, and view from the ORICA-AIS DS Gene Bates on their site
- Flèche Wallonne, 23rd April