It’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!)
Video – results 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.
Kitchen’s great weekend continued in the crits…
- Prologue – photos from Bigla and from Velofocus, race reports from Boels-Dolmans, Liv-Plantur and Rabo-Liv. Anna van der Breggen’s special preparation for the Prologue and talking after her win
- 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
- Stage 2 – Check out all the photos for how close the 3-rider break was to being caught again – the photos from Velofocus are especially good, but more in the race reports from Bigla and ORICA-AIS. Stage reports from Rabo-Liv, Liv-Plantur, Boels, and report of the whole race from Matrix Fitness. Watch this little video with the final sprint, Floortje Mackaij’s post-race interview, and Anna van der Breggen, both in English
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
Mara Abbott after winning Stage 1
Lauren Stephens talks about winning the Stage 3 ITT
If you, like us, loved the live tweeting from the race, make sure you’re following Clara Beard, the woman behind it.
Love this Caroline Buchanan 360º video!
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
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)
Video analysis from Dame Sarah Storey
and Lizzie Armitstead’s view of the race
— Elinor Barker (@elinorbarker) April 30, 2015
@elinorbarker it’s 80k… I’m not a junior.
— Lizzie Armitstead (@L_ArmiTstead) April 30, 2015
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
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…
Amgen Tour of California, USA, 8th-10th May
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.
Big thanks to Sarah’s wonderful Patreon supporters for enabling her to spend the time tracking down all this information – to join them in helping her out for just $2/month, go here.