Hi everybody and welcome to 2015! It’s kind of the season but not really the season which means it’s the pre-season, and pre-season means we’re talking about Ladies Tour of Qatar. Of course, we’re never satisfied with just one subject so we’re also talking about Cyclocross worlds, Para-cycling and all the crazy, funny, awesome blogs and videos and things we’ve seen about the place in the last couple of weeks. (1:09:31 MIN / 66.73 MB)
To stream the pre-season hilarity click here (click through to download).
Things we talked about
We didn’t talk about this, but we liked it – Evie Stevens in the velodrome with Specialized:
- Videos, photos blogs and more from the race
- Sarah interviewed Tiff Cromwell and Loren Rowney before the race
- We loved this:
Cyclocross World Championships
- Videos from the race
- Maiko’s essay on the reaction to Sanne Cant
- More good news in the world of women’s cyclocross – the 2015/6 World Cup is coming to North America, and next year we’ll have a u23 women’s category at Worlds.
Newport International Track Para-cycling Cup
Videos, thanks to the Dutch Federation
Para-cycling will be in the Tokyo 2020 Paralynpics… but the International Paralympic Committee says the UCI must do more to support Paracycling.
Things we like
This makes us happy – our friends Yolanda, Marcos, Saúl & Pedro have launched the first exclusively women’s cycling website in Spain – Ciclismo Fem, and you can also follow their twitter. Read all about it on Podium Café.
Ellen van Dijk on her plans to attempt the Hour record, but not yet – and Carmen Small on the Hour, bikini racing and more. And here’s one of the many interviews with Dame Sarah Storey on her attempt at the Hour record, which will be on 28th February at the Revolution event in London.
Caroline Buchanan‘s Next Gen BMX team (we LOVE this initiative!)
More bikes and kids
— Alison Tetrick (@AMTetrick) January 27, 2015
Shara Gillow on the upcoming season
Another Specialized video
The UCI will hold an inaugural women’s team seminar at Strade Bianche.
14 February: Nordzeecross, the last Superprestige of the season
25 Feb-1 March: Vuelta a Costa Rica – official site
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