Podcast 2015 Episode 11 – Around the World in 9 Races

Podcast logoIt’s a huge show this week with racing from four continents to cover, so we cover it quickly. There’s also some interesting news and articles that we manage to squeeze in, along with all the swearing and joking you’ve come to love. We travel from Britain to the USofA to Luxembourg to the Netherlands to Australia to South Africa and probably some other places too! (1:17:57 MIN / 74.83 MB)

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This week’s racing

(DEEP breath, there was SO MUCH!)

Dwars door de Westhoek

Videoresults and photos on the Lotto Cycling Cup site, and Velofocus gallery (we love the photo of the Velocio-SRAM riders cheering for the podium).  Race reports from Velocio-SRAM and Wiggle Honda.


Ronde van Overijssel

Results and photos on the race website – and race reports from Boels-Dolmans, and on Lauren Kitchen’s site.

Kitchen’s great weekend continued in the crits…



All results on the race websitePhotos on the Velocio-SRAM website by Bell x one, and on their website:  Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5

Race reports from Bigla after the Prologue and Stage 5, and Velocio-SRAM’s after Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5.


Festival Elsy Jacobs

All the results

  • Stage 1 – Check out the photos from Bigla and ORICA-AIS and see how close the pack got!  Photo gallery from Velofocus. Reports from Rabo-Liv, Boels and Liv-Plantur.   Video, including the finish (HOW close?) – and Elena Cecchini describes the race in English afterwards

this made us smile

And do you want to know more about Elsy Jacobs, the first ever women’s road cycling World Champion, who the race is inspired by?  Old article on Procycling, a piece in French on the race site, and a little video


Tour of the Gila

Full results and photos on the race website

Mara Abbott after winning Stage 1

Lauren Stephens talks about winning the Stage 3 ITT

More videos – Alison Jackson after stage 1, and  Flavia Oliveira, Linda Villumsen and Meredith Miller talk after Stage 2

If you, like us, loved the live tweeting from the race, make sure you’re following Clara Beard, the woman behind it.


Australian National BMX Championships

Love this Caroline Buchanan 360º video!


Mersey Valley Tour

Full results – and we love how the Cycling Australia videos combine interviews with race action, so the riders tell the story of what happened in the race


Tour de Yorkshire

Before the race, the BBC Woman’s Hour radio programme came from Sheffield, and included Jo Rowsell talking about the race, but what we found especially interesting, a feature on community cycling.  You can listen here for the next 3 weeks or so (may be geo-restricted)

Report and results on Cycling Weekly

Video analysis from Dame Sarah Storey

and Lizzie Armitstead’s view of the race


Hibiscus Classic

Photos on Cycling Direct & video with winner Cherise Stander

and here’s Stander talking about women’s prize money at last week’s Tour of Durban (here’s the video of her talking about her win there)


There’s always more!

Cycling Australia‘s selection camp with the article from Tom Palmer here and a video promoting it

UPDATE: Additional articles in the series on Ella are up as well. There’s one from Verita Stewart who was a participant in this year’s camp and one from Chloe Hosking about riders who don’t fit the model of the development system.


The Friends Life Women’s Tour is the now Aviva Women’s Tour

Promo videos (goosebumps for the first one!)


Loren Rowney‘s blog on returning to racing after that controversial Drentse 8 crash


Poor Marianne Vos – just after recovering from a hamstring injury, she’s broken a rib.  Hope 2015 improves for her….


Two blogs about the Women and Cycling Conference in York, by Carlton Reid on BikeBiz and by Andromeda on her blog.


Over in MTB…

and this makes me want a holiday SO much – Pinkbike photo-essay on 5 women on a singletrack holiday in Madeira – wow!

and MTB in Aus…


Upcoming racing

Amgen Tour of California, USA,  8th-10th May

Rabobank 7-dorpenomloop Aalburg, the Netherlands, aka GP Marianne Vos, 10th May (part of the Aalburg Marianne Vos Cycling Festival)

Tour of ChongMing Island stage race, China, 13th-15th May

Tour of California Invitational ITT, USA, 15th May

Copa Federación Venezolana de Ciclismo, Venezuela, 16th May

Trofee Maarten Wynants, Belgium, 16th May

Tour of Chong Ming Island World Cup, China, 17th May

 Copa Federación Venezolana de Ciclismo Corre por la Vida, Venezuela, 17th May

Check out Velofocus’ preview section nearer the races for more information on the biggest ones.


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