Videos from the women’s 2014 National ITT Championships

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!)

More video from NOS  and a happy audio interview with Van Vleuten

Here’s a video of Vos’ race

and new Junior Dutch ITT Champion Jeanne Korevaar on the podium

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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

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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

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UPDATE!  Big thanks to Babelia, who sent me this video of Leire Olaberria winning the Spanish ITT Champs

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It wasn’t just Europe – over in Canada, Leah Kirchmann won her ITT – here’s her talking about the ride straight-away afterwards.

There are photos on the Canadian Cyclist website

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!

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20 thoughts on “Videos from the women’s 2014 National ITT Championships

    • oooh, nice, thankyou! I was most surprised that people were suggesting anyone *other* than Pooley would win…. but then, I think she’ll take the double with the RR!

      • I don’t know why would-be commentators don’t practice a bit more in front of the telly or whatever. I remember reading about a couple of Americans who wanted to be baseball commentators going to every game and doing it from their seats for two years, just to get the practice. Two whole years.

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