Women’s cycling round-up – a podcast post without the podcast!

Dan’s sick this week, and could barely speak, let alone podcast, but there’s still been lots of racing, news and interesting *stuff* from the last week in the sport…. Here are all the links we would have talked about this week!

Last week’s racing

2016 Enduro World Series #3, Wicklow

Videos:  Pre-race, track previewone-minute and longer highlights, and photo galleries on the EWS website and PinkBike, from practice and racingFull results

16 year old Leah Maunsell won the u21 competition – here’s a video profile of her, from Kona:


Amgen Tour of California

We’ve had Stage 1, and here are the long highlights

More videos – short highlights, Wiggle High5‘s video, Marianne Vos’ bike.


NEA Finland

Results, photos and reports on the race website


The Venezuelan races

Reports and photos from:


Matrix GP #1 at the 2016 Motherwell Tour Series

Longer highlights of the women and men, here for a month.




Things I liked

There’s a new women’s cycling book out this week, that I can’t wait to read!  Juliana Buhring‘s “This Road I Ride: My incredible journey from novice to fastest woman to cycle the globe” does what it says in the title, covering her amazing solo bike journeys.  Read about it on the Guardian website, and listen to an interview with her on BBC Radio 4’s  Woman’s Hour.

Buhring is part of the Adventure Syndicate of women who have incredible bike adventures, who have come together to change the media narrative about women and bikes.  They’ve just completed their first official outing, a Team Time Trial around the North Coast 500Lee Craigie describes it in this excellent blog on the Syndicate website, and there’s more about it on the BBC website – and if you missed it, I interviewed Craigie and Emily Chappell on what brought them together.


One of my favourite bike initiative is Little Bellas, a programme set up by USA MTB riders Sabra and Lea Davison to get more girls on bikes.  I really liked this article on their work, on Ella Cycling Tips.


The Dutch team for the Rio Olympics has been announced.


UCI president Brian Cookson is hoping there will be penalties for Femke van den Driessche‘s entourage as well as for her, over the motorised bike cheating.


Trixi Worrack is hoping to be back racing at the German National Championships, after losing a kidney in a crash at the Trofeo Binda.


More MTB!  Anneke Beerten and Ronnie Renner swap MTB and dirtbikes


Upcoming racing

Amgen Tour of California, 19th-22nd May, USA – how to follow live and watch highlights

2016 Para-cycling Road World Cup #2, Ostend, 20th-22nd May, Belgium

2016 Cross Country MTB World Cup #2, Albstadt, 22nd May, Germany – live on Red Bull TV from 11:00 Euro CEST (10am UK BST; 7pm Aussie AEST; 5am USA EDT)

SwissEver GP Cham-Hagendorn, 22nd May, Switzerland

2016 BMX World Championships, 25th -29th May, Colombia – live on Red Bull TV on 29th May from 3pm Colombian COT (9pm UK BST; 22:00 Euro CEST; 4pm USA EDT; 6am 30th May Aussie AEST) and look out for more videos and clips on BMX Live TV and the UCI YouTube.

Tour Series Matrix GP #2, Redditch, 26th May, UK – my guide to following the race live and watching highlights.

USA Pro National Road Championships 2016, 27-28th May – may be shown live, check back here nearer the time

Boels-Rental Hills Classic, 27th May, Netherlands – follow the race twitter

Le Classique Morbihan, 27th May, France

Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan Dames, 28th May, France

Horizon Park Women Challenge, 28th May, Ukraine

VR Women ITT, 29th May, Ukraine

Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik, 29th May, Belgium

2016 Cross Country MTB World Cup #3, La Bresse, 29th May, France – live on Red Bull TV from 11:00 Euro CEST (10am UK BST; 7pm Aussie AEST; 5am USA EDT)

Winston Salem Cycling Classic, 30th May, USA – could be streamed live, check back nearer the time





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