Podcast 2014 Episode 26 – One of Us Has DanFlu

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowHi everyone! This week Dan’s sick and Sarah’s full of sympathy while we discuss the European National Championships weekend (which was full of doubles and triples and other amazing feats of cycling prowess). We also preview the Giro Rosa, the biggest stage race on the women’s calendar. We go through each of the stages analysing the route and discussing possible race scenarios. We do our best to highlight the most exciting bits of the race for you, which turned out to be really easy because the answer is that all of it is the most exciting bit! Seriously though, we highlight GC contenders like last year’s winner Mara Abbott and the indomitable Marianne Vos, but we also look at why they may not take out overall honours as there are several stages this year that under the right conditions will give big opportunities to other teams and riders to take out stage racing glory. Get ready to get excited (or to get the flu)! (1:18:12 MIN / 75.08 MB)

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Links to everything we talked about this week – and a lot we didn’t get to

Last week’s racing – National Championships

So much we loved!  Sarah has collections of the videos she’s found – the ITT Championships and the Road Races


Non-Giro miscellany

We loved this advert – #LikeAGirl from Always

It reminded us of Lois May-Miller‘s brilliant “Ride like a girl” poster and postcard – we’ve liked this a lot, ever since we first saw them – click through those links to have a look and buy them.


We loved this interview from Rouleur with Lizzie Armitstead – there’s so much to love, this should give you taster:

This is someone who once reckoned a lot of team managers found her a nuisance because of her honesty, and who eschews media training because “it makes you boring”. Eureka, a professional cyclist who gets it.
“If someone does ask me a question, although I know that it’s gonna have consequences if it’s misquoted, I do tend to speak my mind quite a lot,” she continues.


Another rider who spoke her mind very freely, was Nicole Cooke, whose Retirement Statement was completely explosive….  and she has a book, The Breakaway, coming out at the end of the month.  Sarah’s pre-ordered it from Amazon.co.uk, and on the publisher’s description web-page there are links to retailers selling the actual book & e-book in the USA.


More things you can buy!  The Half The Road women’s cycling film is now available on DVD – buy it here (and come and watch it in Bristol with Sarah on 8th July!)

And another film – Bicycle had it’s first screening this week, find out more here, and watch the trailer.

And if you’re anywhere near Leeds this month, go and see Beryl, the play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse about British cycling star Beryl Burton.


Little UCI video asking various riders what their superstitions are


Interview with the Australian ‘Comeback Kid’, Lizzie Williams, by Ann-Marije Rook on Podium Café


This made us happy – Optum-Kelly’s Courtney-Lowe, flying on her bike


You know we love Aussie BMX star Caroline Buchanan – here’s the latest instalment of her video series, following her winning and being a tourist in Berlin

And a bit more BMX talk, along with 4-Cross and MTB, in this great Specialized profile of Dutch rider Anneke Beerten


Giro Rosa 2014!

The website, Velofocus’ previews and Sarah’s articles so far:

Look out for Sarah’s coverage on the Podium Café Giro story-stream


2 thoughts on “Podcast 2014 Episode 26 – One of Us Has DanFlu

  1. Another fine podcast, Sarah & Dan! And Dan, I do hope you feel better…

    And congrats to Kathryn Bertine on her signing today w/Wiggle Honda so that she can race La Course! 🙂

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