Women’s cycling links & videos, 17th October 2014
We didn’t manage to podcast this week, but there was tons of racing and interesting things going on, so here’s my list of videos, links, transfer news and stuff from women’s cycling on the road, track, MTB trails and cyclocross courses.
This week’s racing
Long, flat race, ending with a fantastic big hill. I love this video! Photos and results on Cyclingnews.
In Australia, the National Road Series is still underway, and we’ve had Stage 1 of the Tour of the Goldfields. Results and info on the race page, and video:
Read all about the track on Cyclingnews, live timing and results and photos on the UEC website – and here’s how to watch the live feed of the evening sessions.
Speaking of strange tracks…. The Comedown, a figure of eight rideable sculpture in Glasgow
and more track – full highlights of the British 2014 National Track Championships
- Photos of the Japan Cup by Wei Yuet Wong on his tumblr, here and here
- Interview with 17-year-old racer Yara Kastelijn
- My guide to following the women’s Euro racing
- Part 1 of my podcast interview with Helen Wyman
- Elle Anderson’s CX bike
Road transfer news
Jolien D’hoore and Audrey Cordon-Ragot to Wiggle Honda. Wait a minute, Audrey Cordon-Ragot? Yes, she got married, and we hope she and Vincent have a long and happy life together
It’s done! We are Mr and Mme RAGOT! pic.twitter.com/kDp5cX9MN1
— Audrey CORDON (@AudreyCORDON) October 12, 2014
Former Cervélo Test Team DS, Egon van Kessel, is also joining Wiggle to DS.
Former Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Grace Verbeke won’t be racing next year…
— Verbeke Grace (@VerbekeGrace) October 12, 2014
Rossella Ratto is leaving Estado de Mexico-Faren to join the new team Giusfredi Ciclismo – it’s a young, Italian-based line-up, including young stars like Änna Zita Maria Stricker, and you can read the full line-up here.
Also leaving Estado de Mexico-Faren is Fabiana Luperini (Luperini’s retiring again) – Svetlana Bubnenkova is also retiring again – two riders from that generation.
All these and more transfers have been updated on my Podium Café transfer list – with lots of rumours, speculation and conversation in the comments. If you want UK domestic transfers, John Cyclopunk has a list on Neutral Service.
Last Friday was a MTB Morning, with all these great videos (check out the Red Bull foxhunt, wow!) – and here’s the UCI round-up of all the action from the 2014 MTB and Trials World Champs
Caroline Buchanan on winning the 2014 BMX Supercross World Cup
Suze Clemitson‘s interview with Brian Cookson about women’s cycling, on the Guardian – and Sarah’s Q&A with Kristy Scrymgeour about why the Women’s Commission advised not to introduced a blanket minimum wage this year.
My article on how the women’s cycling calendar has changed over the last ten years.
I’ve been writing posts full of gift ideas for women’s cycling fans/women who love cycling, and Part 2 is full of art, jewellery and other creative things, while Part 3 is stuff made by pro women riders.
Marianne Vos has just launched the #WeOwnYellow campaign to get more women’s cycling, in conjunction with the Tour de France départ from Utrecht next year. Click through to the website for more information. And if you’re a woman and in London on 22nd October, you can sign up for the “On the road” women’s cycling round-table with Vos and Hannah Barnes.
I am very excited about the Energiewacht Tour having their final stage on the German island of Borkum next year. I flew over these islands on the ‘plane back from Copenhagen Worlds, and always wanted to visit one of them, and now I will, because I’ll be at that race! It’ll be great tv, I’m sure.
There’s a grant programme to help develop women leaders in Australian sport, that closes on 22nd October. And if you’d like to see why women in Melbourne ride, there’s a lovely gallery by Cycling Victoria.
More Australiana – Olympian Kate Bates talks about the need to share the road, and a story about how an Aussie women’s sport event decided to promote itself….
Presented without comment:
€315,000 – Cost of running a top-level women’s professional team €200,000 – Cost of taking Tinkoff-Saxo to Kilimanjaro for team building
— Andy McGrath (@Andymcgra) October 15, 2014
Crocodile Trophy, 18th-26th October. MTB stage race in the Australian outback – tons of information on that website, it’s hardcore!
CX World Cup #1, Caubergcross (aka Valkenburg) 19th October – the women’s race will be streamed live on the UCI youtube from 13:30 CEST (12:30 UK BST; 7:30am US Eastern; 10:30pm Aussie AEDT). Here’s more info on how to watch live.
Chrono des Nations ITT, 19th October