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Videos, photos & more from the 2015 women’s Road Race World Championships

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

More highlights videos, from the BBC (UK), Universal Sports (USA), NOS (Netherlands), Sporza (Belgium) & SBS Cycling Central (24 mins, Australia) (these may be geo-restricted).   Next the last 35k:

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)

Lizzie Armitstead talked after the race, and an interview in the Guardian:

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

NOS Sport has video interviews with Van der Breggen and Amy Pieters in Dutch (may be restricted).  And here’s a Cyclingnews piece with her quotes.


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

This is charming – Guarnier and Emma White, who won silver in the Junior ITT and Junior Road Race, talk about what it’s like racing on home soil:

Cyclingnews on Guarnier being the first American woman to win a Worlds RR medal in 21 years.


Race reports from the UCI,  Ella Cycling Tips report, Cyclingnews’, with photos, report in Spanish from ZonaCycling and a fan’s-eye view from GiroJennySRAM talk to Armitstead and Guarnier.

All season long I’ve loved Balint Hamvas’ photo galleries – this is his last from women’s road…  Bring on the Euro cyclocross season!  Finish-line photo.  Photos from VeloNews.

Full results – and Tissot analysis

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.

More reactions:

Elisa Longo Borghini


Emma Johansson


Pauline Ferrand-Prévot


Canadian Joëlle Numainville was 12th – she and and Alison Jackson interviewed


Trixi Worrack was highest-placed German, at 12th.  She, Lisa Brennauer (30th)  and Romy Kasper (31st) tell Felix Mattis about the German team’s race (German)


Aussie Rachel Neylan (19th) talks about all those attacks, and her breakaway

Colombians Diana Peñuela (38th), Serika Gulumá Ortíz (73rd) and Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (68th) (Spanish)


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!

  1. james faragher
    September 30, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Sarah can you tell me what happened to Giorgia Bronzini’s bike ? What was the mechanical? Thank you for the fine coverage.

    • Sarah Connolly
      September 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

      I have no idea, all I know was it broke completely – SO disappointing!

  1. October 3, 2015 at 4:58 am
  2. October 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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