It’s been a long time coming, but the Netherlands is already showing they’re going to make up for that. For the first time ever, the Para-cycling Track World Champs goes Dutch, being held in the Apeldoorn velodrome from 26-29 March 2015. And on Sunday 29th, we can watch the session live!
The stream will start at 12:25 European CEST (11:25am UK BST; 6:25am North American EST; 9:25pm Australian AEDT – remember the clocks will have changed in Europe and the UK!) – but there are 3 days racing before then, so how can we follow live before the tv starts?
Well, as always, let’s start with twitter. The race organisers have a great twitter (superstar Jody Cundy said that they were showing the tweets in real time on the scoreboards during the training session – how cool is that, letting riders see the excitement from outside the velodrome as they prepare?). The UCI also have a Para-cycling twitter – and they’re all using the #Paracycling2015 hashtag too.
The results will turn up on the Apeldoorn website and on the UCI Para-cycling Track Worlds portal. The programme and startlists are on the race website, and also on the UCI portal – and the race organisers also have an Instagram and a gallery on their site.
Then, we have the national Federations. British Cycling have some great videos on their website, including this video interview with Dame Sarah Storey and this one with young tandem star Sophie Thornhill:
The Dutch Cycling Federation have a Para-cycling portal on their site, and there’s a facebook page for the German Para-cycling team, and they have a great twitter too. More tweeting from the USA Para-cyling team, the New Zealand team, and the Kiwi Parasports facebook and the Canadian team twitter; last year the Irish Cycling Fed had great content on their twitter.
Finally, I’ve got a twitter list from last year’s Worlds which I’ll update over the weekend, with all those accounts and any I see over the week. And as always, if you have any more sources of information, please do send them my way – tell me in the comments, or on twitter – and after the race is over, I’ll pull together a post with everything we find in it.