Alright team, there’s been so much racing in the last week that not even Sarah could keep up with all of it! That doesn’t stop us from trying to tell you all about it, crack jokes and swear prolifically as we do so! Among other things, this week we cover the Boels Rental Ladies Tour, the Tour de l’Ardeche, MTB, BMX and more. Settle in and relax as we go round the world. (1:25:48 MIN / 82.38 MB)
Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing:
Videos, photos and links from the 2015 MTB & Trials World Championships:
- Days 1-4 (Eliminator, Relay, Trials Junior & u23 Cross Country)
- The elite cross country and downhill finals – great videos there, but Sarah especially loves the GoPro from Rachel Atherton’s winning run:
Tour de l’Ardèche – there’s a couple of photos, and the results from each stage on the race site, and the Marv Barras reports from Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5. Race report from Velocio-SRAM and Dan’s favourite tweet:
We’ve only found one video, but since it’s Valentina Scandolara’s GoPro as she attacks, we’ll take that, happily!
Other things we talked about
Canadian Summer & Winter Olympic medallist Clara Hughes has been talking about her autobiography, Open Heart, Open Mind, and you can watch this video interview from CBC News, where she talks about her family, how her cycling coach pushed her eating disorder, and her 1994 doping positive… More on that on Cyclingnews. Links to buying the book in on Amazon UK and Amazon.com.
One year to go under the Paralympics in Rio – listen to Aussie Paralympians talk about what that means, including Para-cyclist Alex Green:
We loved the Helen Wyman kit collaboration with Velocio Apparel – click through and check it out
Oleg Tinkov, sigh… Ella Cycling Tips talked about it so we don’t have to.
Lotto Belgium Tour, 8th-11th September – follow live with their twitter and the #LottoBelgiumTour hashtag – and keep an eye on their website for updates, and the MotoMedia team Vimeo for daily videos.
Para-Cycling Road World Cup #4, Pietermaritzberg, 11th-13th September – previews from the UCI and British Cycling, keep up to date with the action and results on the UCI World Cup portal and with the UCI Para-cycling twitter.
Giro della Toscana, Italy, 11th-13th September
Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, 13th September – it’s meant to be streamed live, but we still can’t find a website… we’ll share links as (if) we see them.
Chrono Champenois ITT, France, 13th September