Podcast 2016 Episode 19 – We’re OK With That

Podcast logoThere’s been a heap of racing this week, with the focus firmly in North America. Racing from Canada with the Gatineau races and then the next race of the Women’s World Tour in the Philadelphia Classic. There’s downhill mountainbike racing in Fort William, Scotland. And of course we’ve got some classic Belgian racing to round out the portfolio! Strap yourselves in and enjoy! (1:22:26 MIN / 75.47 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

This week’s racing

Videos and media from the Keukens van Lommel Ladies Classic and Philadelphia Classic in here – Videos and media from the Fort William Downhill MTB World Cup in this post – and all three have the complete race replays, as well as highlights! If you only watch 1 video, watch this:


Grand Prix Gatineau

Photo gallery on Canadian Cyclist Magazine – and video interviews with second-placed Joëlle Numainville, and third-placed Leah Kirchmann:

Full results


Chrono Gatineau

Interview with the winner, Amber Neben

and two more video interviews, with second-placed Tara Whitten, and third-placed Karol-Ann Canuel.

Full results


The British Tour Series rushes on, with the Matrix GP women’s races – watch highlights from the Stoke-on-Trent round, and from Stevenage


The Trans Am 2016 race, from one side of the USA to the other, is on right now – follow the progress on their tracker – Sarah Hammond’s currently leading the entire race!


Other things we talked about

Watch Anna Meares outsprint a Porsche boxster.


BMX allocations for Rio have been announced by the UCI (no British women BMX or MTB riders at Rio…)


Want to wear your women’s cycling heart on your sleeve? Buy team kit (& other goodies)! Part 1 of Sarah’s 2016 summer shopping guide, the WorldTour teams, and Part 2, the USA Domestic teams.


The UCI is offering seven scholarships for women to attend their Directeur Sportif course in November.


Read Feargal McKay’s review of Emily Chappell‘s great book, What goes around: A London cycle courier’s story”, on Podium Café – Sarah interviewed Emily about it earlier in the year, and loves this book.


The SBS Zela article on sponsorship and marketing in Australian women’s sports.


Do you miss cyclocross as mush as Sarah does? Check out the awesome Scottish Tweedlove Festival‘s urban CX course – we think every race should bring in kids with water pistols! More Tweedlove videos on their vimeo.


Upcoming racing

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. Use the #AvivaWT2016 hashtag to follow the action from fans and teams.

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


Big thanks to everyone who supports Sarah to do her women’s cycling work – you can join them from as little as £/$/€ 2 a month over on Patreon.




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