Podcast 2017 Episode 10 – Cobbles and Stones

We’re fully into the cobbled classics section of the season and we’re a little bit excited. We recap the races of the last week, in particular Dwars door Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem which were great and had captivating finishes. Then we take a look ahead at what to expect on this holiest of cycling Sundays, when the women hit the cobbles for Ronde van Vlaanderen. We also talk about the first round of the Enduro MTB racing in Rotorua, New Zealand. There’s the ABSA Cape Epic to catch up on and we also follow the India Pacific Wheel Race (even covering some of it live – sort of) where Sarah Hammond is third overall, and the riders have already covered 4,500km but still have about 1,000km to go. It’s an epic podcast for a week of epic racing! (1:32:23 MIN / 84.58 MB)

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This week’s women’s cycling news and links

We really, really want to see the Ardennes Classics live – or at least see the finishes live! Please do take 5 minutes this week to contact the race organisers and tell them you do too – Sarah has links and advice about how to do this, in this post.

This week’s racing

Videos, links and media from the Elite, Junior and U17 Gent-Wevelgem

Dwars door de Vlaanderen

Video highlights on WTV Focus

Race reports on Cyclingnews, Cervélo-Bigla and Sunweb,

Photos by Sean Robinson at Vélofocus, and more photos on Cervélo-Bigla and ORICA-Scott’s FB,


Enduro World Series 2017 #1, Giant Toa Enduro, Rotorua

Course preview and pre-race photo gallery on Pinkbike

Photo galleries from the Media recce; from the Practice day on PikeBike and the EWS website, and from the racing, on the EWS website and Pinkbike. Full results. Video from Trek:


Absa Cape Epic

Full results and news on the Race website – and lots more videos on the race youtube


Indian-Pacific Wheel Race

Watch the rest of the race via the Curve Cycling hub

We’re really enjoying the social media out of the race – we really loved this Periscope video of Sarah Hammond arriving in Melbourne – please watch it, it’s great!

Juliana Buhring had to pull out of the race, sick – but decided to ride the full route again anyway!


Congratulations Anna Davies, setting a new Hour Record for the 50-54 women’s age group


Other things we saw this week

Sarah was interviewed about the Danish women’s cycling scene for DR.dk – this came from her interview with Danish women’s cycling team coach, and multiple World Champion, Catherine Marsal, which you can read and listen to.

Sarah also interviewed Isla Rowntree, who runs the amazing children’s bike company Islabikes, about her rôle in getting women’s cyclocross recognised in the UK and internationally, and on her current Imagine Project, to try to make bikes sustainable in a world of dwindling resources – listen to and read it here.


This week in WTAF Cycling???, Wolf Tooth Components decide they don’t want business from women, anyone LGB, and straight men who aren’t homophobic/sexist…


We need a palate cleanser…


Enduro rider Rae Morrison is back from injury


News that E3 Harelbeke might have a women’s race in 2018.

Two great articles on Ella Cycling Tips – their guide to Tinder for cyclists, and Emma Pooley‘s new bespoke bike venture, which is really exciting.


Team videos from UnitedHealthcare ProCycling, Visit Dallas-DNA and two from Canyon-SRAM.


BMX rider Caroline Buchanan has some great videos from her current New Zealand trip on her YouTube – here are two very different ones:


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.


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.

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5 thoughts on “Podcast 2017 Episode 10 – Cobbles and Stones

      • I wouldn’t mind any order either but I would love it if the podium has AvV, EvD and MV (in any order). AvV and EvD are having a great season so far and they have attacked in every race they rode this year, so I really want to see them win a WWT race or be in the podium, and a return to the podium for MV will also be great!

    • My heart says Kasia (with a Marianne lead-out), my head says Annemiek, Lizzie or Ellen. But ELB is right up there, and should remain WWT-leader. Good stuff!

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