Podcast 2014 Episode 41 – WoW Part Two!

Podcast logoIt’s been a week of worldly indulgences and this week’s podcast is no exception, hell we’re barely a minute into things before Dan’s invoking our theoretical lawyers and claiming indemnities! Anyway, this week we recap the women’s trade team TTT, the junior women’s ITT, the Elite women’s ITT (where Dan rather belligerently changed the results and history to suit his preferred view of the race – also Sarah sounds her “Smugness Alert”) AND we preview the Road Race! Also there’s some complicated polemica-y stuff which is important but hard to talk about, so of course we discuss that. We also talk about how sometimes these harder stories don’t get reported much in the press, possibly because they’re so complex and there’s a lot of stuff you can’t explain easily or quickly. On top of all of that we have the latest transfer news and the week wouldn’t possibly be complete without a bonus survey, so we’ve put that in too! (1:17:42 MIN / 74.6 MB)

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This week’s links and videos

2014 Road World Championships

All the videos from…

Sarah especially loves this one – Lisa Brennauer‘s response on realising she’s won

Here’s that VeloNews report about Solovey, which we found bizarre.

Looking ahead to the Road Race on Saturday, here’s who Cyclingnews think we should watch out for

and here’s Sarah’s guide to watching the Road Race, if you don’t have it on tv.  If you are new to women’s cycling, or know someone who is, Sarah’s playing her usual Equivalents game, where people tell her their favourite male cyclist, or type of cyclist, and she finds the female equivalent for you.  Here’s Part 1 of the 2014 version – if you want to play, leave a comment there, or tell Sarah your favourite on twitter.



Evelyn Stevens is moving to Boels-Dolmans – we were confused by Specialized’s comments in this VeloNews piece about why they’re dropping the Specialized-lululemon team.

The Bigla team for 2015 looks so strong – they’ve signed Annemiek van Vleuten, Iris Slappendel, Ashleigh Moolman and Shelley Olds.

Dani King is staying with Wiggle Honda, while Jo Rowsell leaves to the UK domestic scene

Keep up to dates with all the transfers on Podium Café – with gossip and speculation in the comments!



BMX – have we told you we love Caroline Buchanan?

Do you want to buy presents for cycling fans?  Or just read something yourself?  Sarah’s made a women’s cycling booklist – books by women’s cyclists, about women’s cycling, and books about cycling by women – it includes everything from autobiographies, to books about Victorian cycling, chicklist, poetry, feminist bicycle science fiction, politics  and more, with road, track, MTB and handcycling.


We’re running a survey about women’s cycling and media coverage, for a project we’re running – thank you so much to everyone who’s filled it in!  We’re running it until Monday, so if you haven’t completed it yet, please could you take 10 minutes to fill it in?  We’ll put up some posts about the results over the next few months.

  1. Anneke P
    September 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Totally agreed that Marianne Vos is possibly tired due to all the work she’s done this year. Her presence on Facebook and Twitter is phenomenal. With her training camps (with amateur riders) and organising meetings in the Netherlands to discuss women’s cycling… She’s been unbelievably busy. All of that plus training – I can imagine it all adds up! Hope she gets a bit of rest in at some point. Love her to bits.

    • Sarah Connolly
      September 26, 2014 at 12:39 am

      She doesn’t seem to have stopped at all – I admire her so much for that, she’s so awesome, it would be a huge shame if it hurt her cycling

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