G’day team! It’s a crazy amount of racing to cover this week (Sarah even had to split screen multiple races at one point!) and so we dive into it, catching up on US racing including the US national time trial and road race. There’s been a wealth of European road racing as well with Plumelec, Gooik and more. There’s the latest round of the MTB Cross Country World Cup, there’s BMX world championships and a bit of discussion about the Olympics and what national teams might look like. As usual there’s heaps of interesting blogs and articles to mention as well! And possibly our best joke ever. (1:08:23 MIN / 62.62 MB)
Things we talked about
This week’s racing
Videos from the 2016 BMX World Championships, and the La Bresse Cross Country MTB World Cup in this post.
All the American Winston-Salem races!
- USA National ITT Championships – report and photos on Cyclingnews, report by Cervélo-Bigla and photo gallery on VeloNews.
- USA National Road Race Championships – full replay video of the race, report by Boels-Dolmans, report and photos on Cyclingnews, and photo gallery on VeloNews.
- Winston-Salem Crit – full highlights and video replay, report and photos on Cyclingnews.
- Winston-Salem Cycling Classic UCI Road Race – highlights and full video replay, report and photos on Cyclingnews.
Other things we talked about
We talked about this last week, but photo gallery from the Ostend Para-cycling Road World Cup – and more Para-cycling news, as the Australian team is announced for the Rio Paralympics…
Mind you, the trackies might be a bit worried, as the Olympic velodrome isn’t built yet…
Update! And here are the official UCI figures, which are more or less the same as Peter’s! Read his article anyway – he explains how they got there.
And Aussie Loren Rowney writes about the realisation that Olympic dreams may never come true.
More Australian-ess – the University of New South Wales has looked at the gender gap in Sydney cycling – article on the Sydney Morning Herald .
Depressing MTB news – the UCI’s statement on Blaža Klemenčič‘s doping ban for EPO.
Connecting to both the politics of the Olympics and to MTB, the Packfiller Podcast interviewed 90s roadie, and 2000s MTB star and World Champion Alison Dunlap, on why she switched discliplines, her cycling life, and so much more.
Lotto Cycling Cup #6, Keukens van Lommel Ladies Classic, 5th June, Belgium – streamed live on RTV.be here, from 15:00 CEST/ 2pm BST/ 11am AEST/ 9am EDT – follow the Lotto Cycling Cup twitter (more information about following the race in this post)
Downhill MTB World Cup #3, Fort William, 4-5th June, Great Britain – the women’s and men’s finals will be streamed live on Red Bull TV on Sunday 5th June, from 2:30pm UK BST/ 15:30 Euro CEST/ 11:30pm Aussie AEST/ 9:30am USA EDT. Tons of great information on the race website, on the #UCIMTBWC hashtag and via the race twitter. (More information about following the race in this post)
Women’s WorldTour #9, Philadelphia Classic, 5th June, USA – will be streamed live on the race website from 12:30 USA EDT/ 5:30 UK BST/ 18:30 Euro CEST/ 4:30am Aus AEST – and follow their race twitter, the #PhillyBikeRace hashtag, and their facebook. (More information about following the race in this post)
Ljubljana-Domžale-Ljubljana TT, 10th June, Slovenia
Downhill MTB World Cup #4, Leogang, 11-12th June, Germany – the women’s and men’s finals will be streamed live on Red Bull TV on Sunday 12th June, from 14:30 Euro CEST/ 1:30pm UK BST/ 10:30pm Aussie AEST/ 8:30am USA EDT. Follow the race on the #UCIMTBWC hashtag..
Auensteiner-Radsporttage, 11-12th June, Germany
Women’s WorldTour #10, Aviva Womens Tour, 15-19th June, Great Britain – Sarah will be commentating the daily race highlights on ITV4, and live tweeting on the excellent race twitter – and check out the fantastic race website.