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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


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.

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!

  1. Marc
    June 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Spotted myself taking a photo of Jo Rowsell on the British video! https://www.flickr.com/photos/sumofmarc/14512521981/in/set-72157644971765147
    All my photos are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sumofmarc/sets/72157644971765147/ The steep climb really made it an ideal route for Pooley.

    • Sarah Connolly
      June 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      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!

  2. June 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    The commentator on the British ITT highlights is Matt Rendell. You catch him at the end interviewing Wiggins. Terrific photos by the way Marc.

    • Sarah Connolly
      June 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      So weird, I would have thought he’d have more experience??

      • Monty
        July 3, 2014 at 11:20 pm

        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.

  3. June 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Chapeau PFP, Lisa B and leah on their respective nats-doubles! Wonder of AvV can do the same…

    Hey, I got my “Half The Road” DVD today! 🙂

    • June 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Add Emma J to the list. She’s now officially into what was once Vos-territory (consecutive national titles in CX, road and ITT).

      • June 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

        *consecutive… err, concurrent. As is PFP…

      • Sarah Connolly
        June 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        Ha, and PFP too I think!

      • June 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

        Now… if only Orica would do Emma justice and give her a proper NC kit…

      • June 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

        Ooooooo…. is Brand going to repeat..??

      • June 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        Lucinda’s lead is nearly a minute with 1.5 laps remaining…

      • June 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        Finl lap… and the lead is gradually coming back down.

      • June 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        LB’s lead back up to 45 s., lone chaser Iris, then a large group w/Vos, AvV, AvdB, TdJ, EvD, Wild, Blaak and a few others at about a min.

      • June 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        Looks like Iris is about to catch Lucinda, only 4-5 k’s left.. they can work together. Either way, the Dutch tricolor should stay within the Rabo team.

      • June 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm

        Iris wins! Brand second, Vos wins group-sprint for 3rd. Another Rabo sweep!!

  4. June 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Nice win by Trotty today! Sarah, is that you interviewing Rochelle after the race? 🙂

    • Sarah Connolly
      June 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

      It is indeed! You can listen to that interview here:

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