Podcast 2015 Episode 4 – International Women’s Day

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowIt’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)

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This week’s racing

Le Samyn des Dames

Sporza video of the excellent long sprint

Race report on Cycling Tips and photos from VelofocusEmma Johansson’s post-race blog and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio – and reports from Boels-Dolmans, ORICA-AIS, Wiggle Honda, Bigla and Rabo-Liv.


Strade Bianche

Video previews from before the race in this post.  12 minutes post-race tv highlights, and Voxwomen’s video interview with winner Megan Guarnier

Mini videos of Loren Rowney & Elena Cecchini, Elisa Longo Borghini & Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Trixi Worrack and Alena Amialiusik (love Worrack’s oops moment) talking about what it was like to race.

UPDATE! More videos

The ORICA-AIS Backstage Pass – mostly the men, but with Emma Johansson and Gracie Elvin talking before the race, and DS Marv Barras talking about it afterwards

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

Race report on Cycling Tips – and photo gallery with quotes.  We loved Jessi Braverman‘s tweeting from the team car on  @CyclingTipsLive.

Photos on Velofocus and to come on Cycling Tips Ella – and reports from Boels-DolmansWiggle 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:

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:


Upcoming racing

Drenthe week!  Well if they don’t get eaten by wolves

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!


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