Podcast 2015 Episode 23 – Sweden Is Nice But It’s No Norway

Podcast logoHi everyone! Did you know that Sarah went to Norway? She survived the trolls, swam in a fjord and invaded Sweden; it was a busy weekend for her. Also there was a bike race there! In addition, we finish recapping the Route de France and then talk excitedly about some new developments from the UCI for 2016. And to top it all off we invent a new game called “But what does it mean for the Olympics?” – the first edition is all about Team USA. (1:20:03 MIN / 76.86 MB)


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Things we talked about this week

This week’s racing

La Route de France

Videos on the website, and photos on the race facebookFull results – and race reports on Wiggle Honda, Stage 5 and Stage 6.


Ladies Tour of Norway

The 350 Crit highlights

Photos from the race and Velofocus, and full results.

The race

The full hour-long video from Saturday is here, and hour from Sunday here, and highlights from the two days of racing:

Photos of the race from Velofocus, and video interviews:  with Megan Guarnier after winning Stage 1, Shelley Olds after winning Stage 2, Amanda Spratt on coming 3rd overall, and Emilie Moberg after the race.  Audion interviews with Julie Leth before Stage 1, talking about her USA crash and recovery, Megan Guarnier after Stage 1, Emilie Moberg before Stage 2 and after, Karl Lima after stage 2, and the audio versions of those video interviews with Shelley Olds and Amanda Spratt.

Stage 1 results, photos from the race, Bigla, race reports from ORICA, Rab0-liv and Boels-Dolmans.

Stage 2 results, photos from the race, Bigla, race reports from ORICA, Rabo-liv and Boels-Dolmans.

A little video about Team Rynkeby riding to Paris, via the Tour, to raise money to fight children’s cancer, and the children’s ride arranged by the race:


Angelholm BMX World Cup


Other things we talked about this week

Velocio-SRAM may be closed, but DS Ronny Lauke has a new sponsor, Canyon.  Read about it on Bicycling.com and on Cyclingnews.

Want to know more about the Women’s World Tour, which starts in 2016?  Here’s the UCI rule changes that relate to it, and the guide for races that want to be part of it (we love the tv/streaming/social media angles).

Annemiek van Vleuten‘s blog about recovering from being hit by a car.


Upcoming racing

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 – and how to listen to our commentary.

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

GP de Plouay World Cup, 29th August – there is usually some form of live streaming, so check back here nearer the time.


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