Podcast 2017 Episode 1 – Is the World Tour Less Worldly?

Podcast logoIt’s the first week of 2017 and we’re already knees deep in a whole bunch of racing, it’s been fantastic! Dan anoints another honorary Australian and we celebrate the joys of the diversity of Orica Scott tactics. There’s a new Australian national criterium champion and there’s a HUGE amount of changes in the 2017 UCI Racing Calendar to discuss. There’s also some cyclocross, some Vos and some other goss to cover. It’s a big and exciting start to the new year. (1:30:25 MIN / 84.77 MB)

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Things we talked about this week included…

Sarah’s posts on the 2017 women’s road calendar:

  • Part 1: How the 2016 Road Calendar changed between publication and racing – and how 2016 compares to 2017
  • Part 2: How many races we’ve lost in 2017, and how that fits into patterns over time
  • Part 3:  Where the change have happened

This week’s racing

IJsboerke Ladies Trophy #7 – GP Sven Nys, Baal

Results, photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk and the DVV Trophy website, IJsboerke Trophy Rankings with one race to go, and video highlights:

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Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic (aka the Bay Crits)

Full video replays on the SBS Cycling facebook, highlights on SBS (that are likely to last for a week) and reports on Ella Cycling Tips:

All the 2017 Bay Crits results – and photo gallery on Ella Cycling Tips

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Australian Crit Championships

Highlights and Full video replay on SBS Cycling Central’s facebook – photos and report on ORICA-Scott

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EKZ Cross Meilen

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Other things we saw this week

Because the Handcycling at the 2016 Paralympics wasn’t streamed, British star Karen Darke crowdfunded a film about it, so we could follow the riders

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You can vote for the bike design that Marianne Vos and her WM3 Procycling team will be riding this season – and win prizes – on the La Ridley facebook.

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Interview with cyclocross rider Kaitlin Antonneau on the Cyclocross National Championships, and how she got through a period of depression.

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Trixi Worrack in Cyclingnews on how coming back from losing a kidney after her crash in the Trofeo Binda last year, to winning the German ITT Championships, was the highpoint of her career – and what’s next for her.

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Come to The Adventure Syndicate’s “Women & Bicycles” event in Oxford on 4-5th March (Sarah’s speaking there!)

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Cylance Procycling‘s DS Gianna Roberge on the team’s winter camp

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Canyon-SRAM‘s Alexis Ryan on why she rides:

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Upcoming racing

Australian National Road Championships

  • Individual Time Trial, U23 & elite women, Thursday 5th January
  • Women’s Road Race, Sunday 8th January – how to watch live at the bottom of this article

Cyclocross National Championships – various races across the world – Sarah will have a guide to which we can watch live later this week

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