It’s that time of year again – National Championships weekend! We’ve started off with a clutch of Individual Time Trial Championships, and here are the videos we’ve found. We kicked off with the Netherlands, and such a hard-fought battle there…. Here’s video following Rabobank-Liv, with preparation, gorgeous riding shots, Marianne Vos and DS Koos Moerenhout talking about the race, and Annemiek van Vleuten talking about her win (even if you don’t understand Dutch, listen to the happiness in her voice!)
Here’s a video of Vos’ race
and new Junior Dutch ITT Champion Jeanne Korevaar on the podium
The British ITT Champs were hilly and beautiful. Here’s the Wiggle Honda pre-race recce video
I was there (thankyou a thousand times to Nikki and Gethin for the lift) and it was a fantastic day – and I interviewed a couple of the riders before the race – Katie Archibald, on her 2014 season and more, Dame Sarah Storey on coming back after having a baby, her 2014, and her role running the Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International team – and Wiggle Honda boss Rochelle Gilmore, including on the pressure on the team to do well, as the biggest pro team.
Here’s the British Cycling video highlights (the oddest commentary, and Dame Sarah Storey has won 22 Paralympic medals, not 11 – it’s 11 golds!)
And here’s the Wiggle race day video
Over in France, it was another Rabobank winner – Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, again! Can’t embed the videos on wordpress, but here are some highlights, and you can watch PFP talk about her win afterwards, Audrey Cordon on coming second – and another Audrey interview and Aude Biannic on her 3rd-placed ride
UPDATE! And here’s video highlights from the local news
UPDATE! Big thanks to Babelia, who sent me this video of Leire Olaberria winning the Spanish ITT Champs
It wasn’t just Europe – over in Canada, Leah Kirchmann won her ITT – here’s her talking about the ride straight-away afterwards.
No video yet from Emma Johansson winning in Sweden, but you can read Tina Levin‘s report in Swedish or translated…. and none from Julie Leth in Denmark, Mayuko Hagiwara in Japan, Tatiana Antoshina in Russia and Eugenia Bujak in Poland – but if I find any, I’ll edit it in!