Podcast 2016 Episode 30 – Cynical Like a Fox

Podcast logo We’re back after a small break due to illness and straight into a wealth of racing information with all of the main highlights from the Paralympics in Rio. Sarah’s collected a heap of information and as much video as possible, so do make sure to check it all out. We also have MTB worlds to cover, the Lotto Belgium Tour, The Madrid Challenge, and the Giro Toscana. In time-trial action there’s the Chronos de Champenois, and to top it all off cyclocross season is kicking off. Brace yourselves kids, this one’s a heck of a ride. (1:02:41 MIN / 57.40 MB)

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Things we talked about this week included

Recent racing

Video collections from:

We loved this video from our friend Coreen Mazzochi, who made Giro Toscana highlights videos in the collection above, but also made this backstage video diary, showing what it’s like to cover the race:


2016 European Road Cycling Championships, Plumelec

ITT post-race interview with winner Ellen van Dijk

Full Road Race Replay, highlight, and interview with winner Anna van der Breggen


2016/7 Cyclocross World Cup #1 – CrossVegas

Highlights and full race replay, and interview with winner Sophie de Boer


Lovely photos from the awesome Balint Hamvas on Cyclephotos.co.uk – and photos and full results on Cyclingnews.


Enduro World Series 2016 #7, Valberg

Extraordinary landscapes in these PinkBike photo-essays from the Practice, Race Day 1 and Race Day 2Results, 1 minute video highlights, and longer highlights, on the EWS website.


Other things we liked

InCycle TV run-through of the 2016 Women’s WorldTour, with winner Megan Guarnier:


GCN look back at Rachel Atherton‘s perfect Downhill MTB 2016 season


Two videos about increasing everyday cycling – Maryam, in the UK, working with women from minority ethnic communities, and a project in Australia, working in schools


Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio talks about her life after the Olympics, on Cyclingnews


Chloe Hosking is leaving Wiggle High5, and joining Alé Cipollini for 2017 – read about it on Ella Cycling Tips – while Dani King is leaving Wiggle , and Kirsten Wild leaving Hitec Products, both to join Cylance.

Two riders announced their retirement at the end of 2016 – Mara Abbott, and Iris Slappendel – click through to the CyclingNews links for more.

Catch up on all the women’s road transfer news on Cycling Fever’s great list.


Find out more about Canadian Downhill MTB privateer Miranda Miler (love her talking about the fear factor!)


Upcoming racing

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  1. September 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    You guys are so awesome. Every time Sarah laughs, I’m giggling right along. Thanks guys, and glad you’re feeling better Dan.

    • Sarah Connolly
      September 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Hahaha, thank you! I’m v glad Dan’s better too

  2. September 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Hi! Love the podcast. PS Mt. Crumpit is the a fictional mountain in Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” where the titular character lives. Again, you are hilarious, love the show, and also hate women in Bikinis on bike websites.

    • Sarah Connolly
      September 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

      ohhhhhh! Thank you! I adore the Xmassy Jingle Cross stuff, it’s so much fun – really happy they de-bikini-ed the twitter, yay!

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