Podcast 2016 Episode 23 – What Goes Up Must Come Down

Podcast logoThis week we catch up on all of the remaining stages from the 2016 Giro Rosa including the infamous Mortirolo stage. There’s drama, there’s intrigue, there’s a few questions about what the hell actually happened. In the end though, we get a winner and a race that truly ticked all the boxes. There’s a huge amount of other things we manage to briefly mention, but as always, hit the post on our website to get all the videos and stories from the week of women’s cycling! (1:26:04 MIN / 78.81 MB)

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We didn’t get around to talking about all the other news and racing we saw this week – so in the post below, we’ve got a collections of videos, articles, news and more things we saw this week.

Things we talked about

This week’s racing

Giro Rosa

Videos and other media from Stage 5; Stage 6; Stage 7; Stage 8; Stage 9 – and last week’s podcast, covering the first five stages (and that week’s women’s cycling news!) with the usual ton of links, is here.

We love this InCycleTV profile of Megan Guarnier talking about winning the race


Lenzerheide MTB World Cup

Sarah’s collection of videos, photos and media – and we’ve just seen the helmetcam from Rachel Atherton’s winning run:



Tour de Feminin Krasna Lipa

Sarah really likes these race videos:


More race video – and full race results – and photos on the ORICA-AIS facebook



Great photo-essay on Pinkbike – and full results.


European BMX Championships

Full results


White Spot/Delta Road Race

You might be able to watch the replay of the livestream here – race report and results here.


More things we talked about this week

This isn’t cycling, but here’s another one of the great Always #LikeAGirl adverts – see more from their campaign on their YouTube playlist.


American rider Ayesha McGowan has joined the Adventure Syndicate. We’re loving their work – there are so many great blogs from the different Syndicate members‘ cycling adventures all over the world. Check out the latest, Durita Holm’s “Why go on adventures?.


The Australian Road Cycling team for the Olympics has finally been announced.


Dame Sarah Storey talked to Total Women’s Cycling about issues facing Para-cycling – including the lack of prize money for World Championships, and whether the Para-cycling can be integrated with the able-bodied Cycling Worlds.


There are some great profiles of MTB women on PinkBike, including interview with absolute superstar of multiple disciplines, Anne-Caroline Chausson, about returning to racing after cancer treatment; an introduction to 16-year old Irishwoman Leah Maunsell; and a photo-essay following another superstar, Tracy Moseley and her Trek team mate Katy Winton.


Guardian article on USA rider Marianne Martin, who won the first Tour de France Féminin


Ella Cycling Tips article about how the mixed-gender TransAm race changes the narrative on women’s endurance sports.


Bigla extends sponsorship of Cervélo-Bigla to the end of 2018 – but interestingly, Carmen Small has left the team, and joined Cylance Procycling.


MTB videos – Jolanda Neff talks about her Stöckli bike, and Aussie Tegan Molloy shows us her home trails


Upcoming racing

Tour de Bretagne – 13-17th July, France

Para-Cycling Road World Cup, Basque Country – 15-17th July, Spain – follow on the race site, with the #Paracycling2016 hashtag; startlists, results and standings on the UCI website.  Lots of photos on the @fundacionsaiatu twitter

BeNe Ladies Tour – 15-17th July, Belgium & the Netherlands – follow the race on their twitter, the #BNLT16 hashtag and

Thüringen Rundfahrt – 15-21th July, Germany – one of Sarah’s all-time favourite races – I think we can follow live on the #Thuringenrundfahrt hashtag – and also #ThüringenRundfahrt, because of course they’re different – and there’s a German livestream on Radsport-news.com (it works well in Google translate).  Daily video highlights will be on MDR.de for a month or so.

Enduro World Series #4, La Thuile – 16-17th July, Italy – check out the video preview, and follow on the EWS website.

Tour de Pologne – 19-20th July, Poland – the men’s race is updating on the twitter, maybe the women’s will too?  UPDATE!  It looks like the hashtag is #TdPwomen, and TKK Pacific Torún will be live updating on their twitter.

Cascade Classic – 20-24th July, USA – follow on their twitter, and with the #CascadeClassic hashtag

Women‘s World Tour #11, La Course by Le Tour de France – 24th July, France – come back nearer the time for a ‘how to watch’ post, or have a look at the ‘broadcasters’ tab at the bottom of the website.

Women‘s World Tour #12, Prudential Ride London GP – 30th July 2016, Great Britain – come back nearer the time for a ‘how to watch’ post


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