It’s an amazing week of women’s cycling, and it’s also International Women’s Day so we celebrate by recapping the big races of the week Le Samyn and Strade Bianche. Lots of jokes and hilariousness along the way (and no “Dutch Style Racing” this week). With apologies in advance to the Swedes in the audience, we do love you, honest. (1:05:21 MIN / 62.74 MB)
To stream this week’s adventures in cycling click here (click through to download).
This week’s racing
UPDATE! More videos
and Gracie Elvin’s video diary about what it was like to race:
UPDATE: and a 10 minute Italian video, including interviews with Sara Grifi, Irene Bitto, Marta Bastianelli, Silvia Valsecchi, Laura Vieceli, Elena Cecchini, and a nice interview with Megan Guarnier in English at the end
Photos on Velofocus and to come on Cycling Tips Ella – and reports from Boels-Dolmans, Wiggle Honda, Bigla, Rabo-Liv, Lotto-Soudal and ORICA-AIS. And we loved this blog and this tweet from Chloe Hosking
We also liked what Lizzie Armitstead took as something to improve for the future:
— Lizzie Armitstead (@L_ArmiTstead) March 7, 2015
I’ll add more videos and links as they appear, so check back next week. If you liked the fact the race was there, be sure to thank RCS Sport for putting on the women’s race – for example through their facebook, their twitter or the Strade Binache twitter.
Things we liked
Want to see what the pro women are riding this year? GCN made this video about their bikes, and say if we want more, give them a thumbs up or leave them a comment
Downhill MTB star Rachel Atherton wants to get more girls riding… so she’s sponsoring new Junior and youth categories at the British Downhill Series, and providing mentoring and support – wow!
This made us laugh:
- 12th March: Molecaten Drentse Acht
- 14th March: Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe World Cup
- 15th March: Novilon Eurocup
Previews to come on Podium Café and Velofocus – and tons of information on the race website. Make sure you’re following their twitter too. The World Cup usually has some live streaming, and this year it’ll be apparently on NOS tv as well as maybe on the UCI website, so check out our site nearer the time for how to watch.
Sarah’s immensely grateful to her Patreon supporters for funding her to do the podcasts and pull all the links and information together – thank you, so much!