When ever the women’s cycling peloton race Worlds, it’s always super-attacking, exciting, explosive racing, and Richmond 2015 was no exception, even if it wasn’t the hardest Worlds course. There’s tons of video and race reaction, whether you watched live or are just catching up.
First, the UCI highlights
Next, the full race replay, also from the UCI. If you’re in the UK, the full BBC race replay or their highlights programme with half an hour looking at who’s who, and at the sport, are on iPlayer until 27th October.
(You may need to use a VPN, like Tunnelbear or Betternet to get to the UCI replay, at your own risk, of course. I found being set to Poland worked – if you use Tunnelbear, turn it off as soon as the stream starts to save your allocation)
I did love this typically Lizzie response at the press conference…
Here’s Lizzie’s video interview with the BBC before the race. And here’s how she celebrated. I love this column by Marijn de Vries on how Lizzie truly won like a girl – it’s Dutch, but you can put it through translaters.
Anna van der Breggen was second, winning her third medal at this year’s Worlds
and Megan Guarnier topped an amazing 2015 with a bronze medal on home soil. She tells Felix Mattis about the race, and she, Evie Stevens and Coryn Rivera talk about the USA team’s race with Cyclingnews
Cyclingnews on Guarnier being the first American woman to win a Worlds RR medal in 21 years.
1. Lizzie Armitstead, Great Britain, 3:23:56
2. Anna van der Breggen, Netherlands, s.t.
3. Megan Guarnier, USA, s.t.
4. Elisa Longo Borghini, Italy, s.t.
5. Emma Johansson, Sweden, s.t.
6. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, France, s.t.
7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Poland, s.t.
8. Alena Amialiusik, Belarus, s.t.
9. Jolanda Neff, Switzerland, s.t.
10. Ellen van Dijk, Netherlands, s.t.
Canadian Joëlle Numainville was 12th – she and and Alison Jackson interviewed
Aussie Rachel Neylan (19th) talks about all those attacks, and her breakaway
I’m sure there’ll be lots more, which I’ll edit in as I see it – so please do tell me in the comments, or on twitter, if you see anything you like.
Check out all my Richmond 2015 video collections, rider Q&As, podcasting and suggestions of who to follow under my Richmond 2015 tag. As always, I’m funded to do all this by my wonderful Patreon supporters – thank you all so much!