This week we catch up on the opening races of the classics season. The Omloops (het Nieuwsblad and van het Hageland aka Tielt-Winge), and Le Samyn des Dames. It’s been a great opening to European racing with diverse pelotons and results! There’s a lot to unpack and enjoy, there’s also track racing to catch up on and some other news from around the traps. Remember to park for a clean getaway and then settle in for a hell of a listen. (1:32:02 MIN / 84.26 MB)
Things we talked about this week included
This week’s racing
Videos and media from the Omloop het Nieuwsblad and the Omloop van het Hageland
Le Samyn des Dames
Full results and race report from Cyclingnews.
Highlights and UCI stream of live racing and highlights (you may need a VPN)
Other things we saw this week
The Route de France has been cancelled – report on Ella Cycling Tips.
Jess Varnish talks about British Cycling‘s willingness to be transparent (or not) – and more British Cycling woes about the various reports, including Sport England talking about a lack of transparency, and more on the current review.
We love this blog: “I’ll do anything for free kit, but I won’t do that“.
Two things from SweetSpot – some excellent stats on their launch of the 2017 Women’s Tour (showing how useful fan engagement is). And the Matrix GP series at the UK Tour Series of Crits has been launched:
More great UCI promos for the Women’s WorldTour:
- 2017 Paracycling Track World Championships, 2nd-5th March, Los Angeles. There’ll be a livestream for the final session on 5th March, on the UCI YouTube – and Sarah’s guide to following the rest of the racing.
- 2017 Women’s WorldTour #1, Strade Bianche, 4th March, Italy – watch out for Sarah’s guide to following the race
To keep up with the road racing that will be shown live in 2017, bookmark Sarah’s collection of races we can watch this year.
Big thanks to all of Sarah’s Patreon supporters, who fund her to do all her women’s cycling work, including these round-up posts. You can join them here!