Podcast 2015 Episode 22 – The Race to Work

Podcast logoLook, let’s just be honest about it all shall we? This week Dan’s up early and has to rush off to work, while Sarah’s up late at night and trying to get ready to head to the Tour of Norway. At the same time, there’s the Tour of Utah, a whole bunch of MTB racing and the Route de France to discuss. Will Sarah and Dan have enough time to cover everything? Well, yes, but you should still listen, there’s some really good jokes. (45:50 MIN / 44.01 MB)


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This week’s racing

Videos, photos and more from the Tour of Utah, Windham MTB World Cup and the European Junior and u23 Road Championships in this post.


This week’s news and things

Little Liv-Giant videos about Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot


We loved Penny Rowson‘s blog about winging it, doing things she’s scared of, and the kindness of strangers.  We’re really sad she’s stopping racing, but wish her all the best for her future.


Poor Annemiek van Vleuten was hit by a car while training in Italy and has a collapsed lung, broken ribs and a broken collarbone – terrible timing, with the last two World Cups, and the World Champs just around the corner.  We hope she heals fast.


Velocio-SRAM is finishing this year.…  it’s definitely the end of an era…


Hannah Walker is raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, who are helping trying to find her brother a bone marrow donor – read more, and donate to her Just Giving here.


LOTS of Cycling Australia videos with cyclists talking about how there’s 1 year to go to the Rio Olympics:  Tiffany Cromwell, Nettie Edmondson, Caroline Buchanan and Anna Meares & Kaarle McCulloch – and Kaarle McCulloch at the Sprint team camp


If you’re a woman who loves cycling, you can buy kit designed by pro cyclist Iris Slappendel, on her Milltag page (guys, you can buy the cap too!)


Molly Shaffer Van Houweling is the next rider who’ll attempt to beat Leontien van Moorsel’s Hour record.  Molly’s the USA Hour record holder, and she’ll be riding it at altitude, on 12th September.  Read more here, she’s running a kickstarter to try to get the attempt streamed live, and here’s a little trailer


The Absa Cape Epic MTB adventure race has always been trying to support women, and this year they’ve made some great rule changes that are superb steps to equality.  Read about them here.


Love looking at bikes?  Here’s Jolanda Neff’s Stöckli


The Dave Rayner Fund supports young British riders and helps them race – they’ve opened up the ticket sales for their 2015 party (SUCH a party!) on 7th November in Leeds.  If you can’t go, you can also support them by donating on their homepage, or buying lovely things – and for Scottish people, the Braveheart Fund does the same thing north of the border – their dinner is on 31st October, and there are ways to support them on their site (scroll down).  Sarah’s going to blog about these funds, so if you know of any, anywhere in the world, please do share in the comments or on twitter.  We know about the Amy Gillett Foundation in Australia, the Amy D Foundation in the USA and the brand new Emerald Fund in Ireland, but we’d love to know more.


Upcoming races

 The last 2 days of La Route de France, 14th & 15th August  – follow on their live ticker, their twitter, and with the #RdF2015 hashtag.

Ladies Tour of Norway, 15th-16th August – here’s how to watch the livestream, previews on Velofocus and Velorooms.  Sarah will be out there with Hitec Products – follow her twitter to see what she sees!

Crescent Vårgårda TTT World Cup, 21st August, and Road Race World Cup, 23rd August – the RR will be streamed live, so make sure you check here nearer the time for when and where to watch.

Four Cross World Championships, 21st & 22nd August, Val di Sole

Val di Sole MTB World Cup, 22nd-23rd August – watch the Downhill on 22nd and Cross Country on 23rd, via those links.

Trophée d’Or, 23rd-26th August


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