Podcast 2017 Episode 9 – Spare a Moment To Do Some Good

This week we catch up on all the attacks (so many attacks!) from Trofeo Moreno and Trofeo Binda last weekend. You know racing is intense when top riders are gunning it on the front just to settle down the sheer number of attacks! The Dwars Door Vlaanderen started while we were recording, so we give that a moment’s consideration and also take a look ahead at Gent-Wevelgem on this weekend. There’s a heap of cool media and some epic races including the ABSA Cape Epic and the Indian-Pacific Wheel Race; and of course heaps more! (1:21:45 MIN / 74.85 MB)

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This week’s women’s cycling news and links round-up

It’s Mothers’ Day this weekend in the UK, so if there’s a cycling-loving mum in your life, check out the Shopping section of the site for things we’ve seen and liked – how about a 2017 WorldTour team kit, or presents that help pro women cyclists, or everyday women’s cycling? Yes, I know, you might not have ordered in time, but you can always order something and give her a card saying something’s on the way!

This week’s racing

Videos and media from the 2017 Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Trofeo da Moreno.

With her great results in Binda and elsewhere, Elisa Longo Borghini moved to No. 1 in the UCI rankings. Read how she got there, on the Wiggle High5 website.

The Absa Cape Epic

There is a LOT of great media on the race website, and tons more videos on the race YouTube – and all the results can be found here.

Jenny Rissveds on racing in the Mixed category, and how she recovers

Here’s how to watch and follow the rest of the Cape Epic.

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As Dan mentioned, the first Indian Pacific Wheel Race is on in Australia. They’re providing (so far) daily race updates on the official blog and there is a mailing list you can subscribe to for updates. There’s also the obligatory Twitter race hashtag.

The all important Live Tracker is here. Daily videos on the Curve Cycling YouTube. And it’s great to see that Aussie Sarah Hammond is in third overall!

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More things we saw this week

The #WeWantRVVLive campaign was a success – but please do click through and see what you can do to help get a women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen stream outside of Belgium too.

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It’s always Shirt Week with us, but check out two great ex-pro cyclist-made cycling kit companies – Iris Slappendel‘s brand new I Ride In Style, and the 2017 collection from Velocio.cc, both of which sell cycling kit (and more!) for women and men.

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This Morvélo film-ette is an advert, but wow, it’s fun

Speaking of great marketing, Sarah’s in love with the Juliana Bicycles‘ sponsored free rides/days at the Enduro World Series – she talks more about them, how other disciplines could learn from them, and the Enduro World Series in general, over here.

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MTB media is always really good at selling the sport – here’s some things from this week:

Downhiller Miranda Miller talks injury, recovery, community and more

Polygon UR‘s 2017 team promo

More MTB – from Pinkbike:

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This is a really nice UCI story: the UCI World Cycling Centre donates bikes for African Continental Track Championships

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Some fun tweets from this week:

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More Tiffany Cromwell, in this video from Rapha – and another Rapha video, about the Women’s Prestige Kanazawa on the Noto Peninsula in Japan (here’s a Rapha photo gallery about it too)

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This Boels-Dolmans competition was a lot of fun – watch their twitter every month to win a team jersey signed by a mystery rider

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Sarah’s podcast interview with the first ever Junior Road World Champion, and first to be Junior and Elite World Champ, Catherine Marsal – on her amazing life in cycling, including racing with/against Jeannie Longo, and her current rôle as the coach/manager of the Danish National Team’s women’s road team, with of course a lot about how successful the Danes have been, since Amalie Dideriksen won the 2016 Road World Championships, into 2017.

If you don’t like podcasts (!!) then Sarah’s written up part of the interview as well, over here.

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How to look pro, like Rochelle Gilmore:

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Upcoming racing

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.

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If you want to talk to us about anything in this week’s podcast, or women’s cycling in general, leave us a comment, below, or tweet us: Sarah is @PWCycling and Dan is @DanWOfficial.

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!

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