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Podcast 2014 Episode 57 – Twas the Eve Before Christmas

Podcast logoThere’s been heaps going on in the world of women’s cycling. Cyclocross, parties, forthcoming races and so on. We recap 2014 and take a look at what’s up in January 2015. Jokes, swears and happy thoughts are plentiful! Sarah gives Dan the WORST Christmas present ever (unless it was a reverse present to herself, which does sort of make sense). Also, Dan shares a meme. Thanks for joining us in 2014, we look forward to talking more amazing cycling stuff with you in 2015. Have a safe and happy holiday season. And stay warm/cool as your preferences dictate! (54:15 MIN / 52.10 MB)

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Dan was talking about his day at the Roxsolt Ambassador Programme – come back soon for his post about the day very soon – and check out the Roxsolt team page and their  Roxcycl shop selling cycling kit in Australia.

Sarah loves helmetcam – if you want to see some of what she was rhapsodising about (again) there are some posts from this year here, here and here.

Some Festive messages from cyclists:

Vera Koedooder

Cycling Australia and a ton of Aussie riders

Team Lointek

and from the UCI (so many good 2014 memories!)

More things…

Find out more about women cyclists

We loved Osher Günsberg’s podcasts with Dr Bridie O’DonnellPart 1, on living life free of “what if” and Part 2, on mansplaining, flow state and how to fix women’s sport.

Enduro MTB champion and all-round MTB superstar Tracy Moseley interview


More amazing MTB – downhill World Champ Manon Carpenter, on making her own luck


Video interview with USA Cyclocross star Katie Compton

What’s it like on the Velocio-SRAM team camp?  Tayler Wiles is here to tell us, on her blog.

Carla Ryan has announced her retirement – here’s her blog explaining why.

Look out for Cycling Tips new women’s cycling site, launching in 2015 – here’s their new women’s editor, Jessi Braverman, talking about how she got into cycling, and wha she wants to achieve.

The latest Gracie Elvin video on her training for the Aussie Road Nationals

Cycling Australia have been putting up some great things on their Youtube in the run-up to Road Nats – definitely the best lead-up to a National Championships we’ve seen – check out the race portal on their website too.

Here’s their interview with former Aussie Champ, World Champs silver medallist and amazing rider Anna Wilson, on her sporting life and combining racing with training as a lawyer

and here’s their interview with UCI President Tracey Gaudry


What’s been going on in women’s racing?

Sarah’s collection of videos from Namur and Essen cyclocross, and the Aussie paracycling and able-bodied National Track Championships.

What’s happening next?

On Boxing Day (26th December) it’s the Heusden-Zolder CX World Cup – here’s how to watch the women’s racing live.

The 2015 road season starts with the  Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, 4 days of fantastic Aussie crit racing, from 2nd-5th January – check out their website for lots of information, and we’ll post any videos we find after the races are done.  After that, it’s straight into the Australian Road National Championships, 7th-11th January – as above, check their site for lots more information.

If you love track, the third and final round of the 2014/15 Track World Cup is in Cali, Colombia, on 17th-18th January.  Here’s their race website and promo video:

If you are into the Hour record, Dame Sarah Storey will be tackling it at the 27th February 2015 Revolution track meet – read more.

Dan had feelings about the new Astana team signing announcement…

FTS Deskflip

  1. Roger H
    December 24, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I’m sorry but to me, rock salt is still the stuff that makes my winter bike go rusty much more quickly than it otherwise would. Although I guess it does stop me falling over quite so often as I otherwise would. Oh, I dunno, now I’m even more confused…

    • Sarah Connolly
      December 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I know! It hurts dogs’ feet too, but it’s so useful, or something something

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