Podcast Episode 22 – Sarah Knows US Geography Good

Podcast logoHi everyone! This week we race the clock to try and cover all the racing we saw during the week. After a couple of slow weeks, it’s back to full tilt with the Boels Rentals Hills Classic, Gooik, Philadelphia, the Marianne Vos Classic, Edinburgh’s round of the Tour Series, Grand Prix de Plumelec and lots more. There’s also a bunch of great blogs, videos, podcasts and stuff too. Even with all of that going on there’s time for Sarah to prove that she knows US geography like (literally) nobody else! Somehow we manage to keep it under an hour without skimping on the laughs, the bickering or the swearing so strap on your headphones and enjoy! (57:09 MIN / 54.87 MB) Don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!

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Nice little Specialized-lululemon video – Evie Stevens gives top tips on the post-race interviews, and how to podium kiss, and Tiffany Cromwell demonstrates the proper use of podium bubbly

This week’s racing

Matrix GP at the Edinburgh Tour Series

Sarah’s photos on her flickr.

The tv coverage of the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series, and all the tv coverage of the other races so far – an hour for each programme, each available for 30 days after the race (geo-restricted to the UK – but you can see them from elsewhere with Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK).  MASSIVE THANKS to Matrix-Vulpine for letting Sarah hang out with them!


Boels Rental Hills Classic


Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan Dames


Rabobank Marianne Vos Classic



Photos and report from ORICA-AIS, report on Rabo-Liv’s site and report by Boels-Dolmans and their photos.  And full results.


Parx Casino Philly Classic

Here’s the full video coverage – the first time Jim the cameraman had done this kind of thing – and while the stream started pretty, erm, interestingly, it got better towards the end.  And a teenytiny video at the bottom of this race report from Montgomery Media.

Here’s Evie Stevens talking about her win and what’s next:

Photos and results on the race website Race report and results and photos on Cyclingnews – Photos from the men’s and women’s races on NewsWorks



We can’t find any photos or videos (if you can, add them to the comments!) but the results are on Cycling Fever – Stage 1 ITT and Stage 2, and here’s the General Classification


Glencoe Grand Prix (part of the USA Crits series)



So much MTB last week, with the Cross Country & Eliminator Albstadt World Cup, and the Tweedlove Enduro World Series.  Sarah’s post full of videos, photos and more.

Photos of the Madison-Saracen team at the 3rd round of the British Downhill Series at AE Forest, on Pinkbike – and interview with their rider Manon Carpenter on Dirt Magazine.


Videos and miscellany

We love this – UCI video following the Canadian National Team’s DS, Denise Kelly, as she talks about her role


Monique Hanley’s blog about how to make changes in women’s cycling


Women’s Cycling edition of The Hub podcast with Aussie World Champion & Olympic star Katherine Bates and Australian Cyclingnews editor Zeb Woodpower, with special guests Kelvin Rundle, manager of the Sydney Uni Velo team (and incredible cycling supporter) with an exclusive announcement about the team stepping up, and Gina Ricardo, who races on the team.


Sarah and Clara Beard interviewed each other about working at bike races on the social media side – if you haven’t already listened, do so now!


Video interview with Alison Powers on Universal Sports – and long interview with Marianne Vos, by Jen See, on Bicycling


If you like Trials, here’s video from the Trials World Cup in Krakow


And for BMX fans, the Holland round of the European BMX Series

Our heroine Caroline Buchanan has the latest episode from her series, including talking to UCI folk about the progression in women’s BMX, and other developments

and episode 5 of Sarah Walker‘s 95 Dreams


Happy little bike riding film from Rapha


Win a trip to Switzerland with the Wiggle Honda team

You can also be one of 25 lucky riders to cycle from Utrecht to Paris in time to watch the women race La Course on the Champs Elysses! To find out how, visit their site Ride to Paris.


Upcoming races

Make sure you check out the Velofocus preview page nearer each race for more information about each race.

Oh Canada!  The North American mini-season continues:

Nagrada Ljubljane ITT, 6th June – preview on Velofocus

Downhill MTB World Cup, Fort William 2014 – 7th-8th June

There’ll be so much information about this, and you can watch the finals live on the 8th (Sarah recommends it!) – here’s the guide to following the action.

The Basque mini-season:

North Star Classic (formerly known as Nature Valley) 11th-15h June.  I love this race, it’s a fantastic festival of cycling, with the women and men racing alongside kids races and all kinds of interesting bike-related fun – and they’ll have video and possibly some live streaming, so check out their website and follow their twitter.



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