Podcast 2016 Episode 18 – My Teammate Gracie’s Attitude

Podcast logoG’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)

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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.

Boels Rental Hills Classic

Video highlights on L1.nl.  Photo gallery from Boels Dolmans, and their race report, and report and photos from ORICA-AIS. Full results.


All the American Winston-Salem races!

GP de Plumelec

Results – and results from Le Classique Morbihan with Boels-Dolmans report.



Photos and race report on ORICA-AIS and report on SBS Cycling CentralFull results.


Horizon Park Challenge

Full results – and results of the VR Women ITT


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


Speaking of Rio, Peter van der Veen has parsed the UCI rules on who can race the able-bodied Olympic Road Race for us, with his best guess on which countries get to send how many riders.

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 cyclingarticle on the Sydney Morning Herald .


MTB superstars Tracy Moseley and Tahnée Seagrave are part of this show, discussing which MTB bike and wheel size is best:


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.


Upcoming racing

Grand Prix de Gatineau, 2nd June, Canada – follow the race twitter and facebook

Chrono Gatineau, 3rd June, Canada – follow the race twitter and facebook

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

Lotto Cycling Cup #7, Spar Flanders Diamond Tour, 12th June, Belgium – follow the Lotto Cycling Cup twitter

GP Gippingen, 12th June, Switzerland – follow the race twitter and facebook

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.

Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol, 18-19th June, Italy – follow the race twitter


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