Last week’s women’s cycling links – a podcast post without the podcast

No podcast this week, as Dan and I needed a break, but there was still a lot of racing, so here’s a round up of women’s cycling videos, blogs and links from the last week in road, BMX, MTB, a bit of track, and a surprising look at what a rider gets up to in her spare time….!

This week’s racing

TONS of video from this week!

The Women’s Tour of California

The first videos are little highlights, the second are 30 minutes long

Ella Cycling Tips race report – and highlights:

Ella Cycling Tips race report – and highlights:

Ella Cycling Tips race report – and highlights:

Video from the (men’s) Stage 1 press conference, including Trixi Worrack.  And more videos from the Tour of California – Cyclingnews talks to Loren Rowney on her Drentse 8 crash, and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg on retirement


7-Dorpenonloop Alburg

Chloe Hosking’s great blog, interview with her on Cycling Tips and Wiggle Honda race report – and full results (guess who won)

Highlights and 30 minutes videos

More videos from the Aalburg Marianne Vos cycling festivalhandcycling, youth women and small kids.


BMX Papendal Supercross

Full results, and so much video!  Here’s the full qualifications and time trail coverage, the full men’s and women’s semi-finals through to finals, elite women’s semi-finals 1 and semi-finals 2, and the TT and elite finals


More things we liked

Want more BMX? Here’s ORICA-AIS’ Amanda Spratt‘s first ever race!  It’s from this Cycling Tips Ella  piece

Here’s a 48 minute documentary on Aussie superstar Caroline Buchanan


More Australia – an ABC video from that Cycling Australia selection camp that we talked about last week.  And Martin Barras responded to criticism of the camp on Cycling Tips Ella.


And even more Aus – CA interview with Michaela Parsons


What plans does the UCI have for downhill MTBPinkbike interviewed Brian Cookson, including about women’s racing.

and this is how Fox MTB is selling their new DH range with Katrina Strand and Myriam Nicole


Cyclingnews asked Dame Sarah Storey about starting Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International


Want to go to the 2016 Track World Championships in London?  Buy tickets here

and what was it like for the USA team pursuit team to win a silver in the 2012 London Olympics?  There’s a new film out, Personal Gold, and here’s their trailer


How’s Helen Wyman coping with life without cyclocross?  Here’s her latest blog.


I’ve been interested in the impact of the in-season UCI calendar changes, so she’s been asking questions.  The small-team perspective from Matrix Fitness’ Stefan Wyman, and the big-team view from ORICA-AIS DS Martin Barras.


One of our favourite races on the calendar is the Aviva Women’s Tour, and here’s Dani King talking about why it’s so important, on Total Women’s Cycling.


Our friend Coreen Mazzocchi is leading a cycling holiday/trip for women in the Dolomites in August.  Want to know more?   Head over here.


Want to help support a new race in my home town, Bristol?  There are two days left to help crowd-fund the Bristol Grand Prix and get a gorgeous t-shirt – and if you’re anywhere near Bristol on 20th June, and you want to race, volunteer, or just cheer, there’s more information on their website.  And if you want to read more about the race, here’s a blog from race organiser Nicola Waterworth.


We’re not sure why Lindsay Bayer is bathing a pig, but we’re sure it makes sense in the USA (and no, Dan, not “tastier bacon?”)


Upcoming races

Tour of ChongMing Island stage race, China, 13th-15th May, and the maps:

Tour of California Invitational ITT, USA, 15th May

Copa Federación Venezolana de Ciclismo, Venezuela, 16th May

Trofee Maarten Wynants, Belgium, 16th May – preview on Velofocus

Tour of Chong Ming Island World Cup, China, 17th May – preview on Velofocus

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

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


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