Podcast 2017 Episode 13 – It Was SO Attacky!

We’re in the middle of the Ardennes week which means there’s heaps of racing and heaps of climbs around. This week Sarah and Dan talk through how Amstel Gold and Fleche Wallonne both unfolded (they were amazing!), and what this might mean for Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. There’s also time to catch up on some of the main results from the recent Track World Championships, and to find out a bit more about Lizzie Deignan’s new book “Steadfast” which is out now. Of course there’s plenty more in the podcast and even more in the post! (1:12:03 MIN / 65.98 MB)

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This week’s collection of women’s cycling links and news

This week’s racing

Click to see the videos, photos and media from the 2017 Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne.

Tour of the Gila

Full results of Stage 1, race report and photo gallery


2017 Track World Championships

All the results on Tissot Timing, UCI highlights from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

Videos from some of the individual races:

Cycling Australia has a lot of videos from Worlds on their YouTube, including about Ashlee Ankudinoff’s Individual Pursuit silver, the women’s Team Sprint silver and Team Pursuit silver, and the Madison bronze. And here’s a UCI clip talking to Sarah Lee, aka Lee Wai Sze, the Hong Kong sprinter who won Sprint bronze


2017 Enduro World Series #2, Tasmania

The full playlist of videos from the round, from Preview to highlights. Full results.

Photo galleries:


Two domestic races – the Trofeo Villa de Noja in Spain, and the Tour of the Wolds in the UK


More things we’ve seen recently

If you want more women’s cycling podcastery, the 3rd episode of the Cycling Jerseys podcast features Matrix Procycling riders Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker and team boss Stefan Wymanlisten over here.

And you can hear more of Sarah talking about women’s cycling, with lovely Jens, who we talk about a lot, on the Podium Café podcast – this was a lot of fun to make, and we hope you enjoy it!


Lizzie Deignan (née Armistead) has been on a press tour about her book, Steadfast, which is out today. She’s been on a press tour, which has been a bit confusing, if you want to know what she thinks of British Cycling, as her interviews seem to contradict her book – but that could also be that the press tend to bring things down to very simple yes/no ideas. So she doesn’t think British Cycling are inherently sexist or bullying (eg this Express piece, her twitter statement) but she does think they treated her badly (her book, this Guardian interview, which lead to this piece on sexism in sport). Anyway, if you want to know more about her book, read Feargal McKay‘s review of it, over on Podium Café. We love McKay’s reviews – check them all out while you’re there.


The Olympics Youtube has a great profile of Rwandan cyclist Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu, and the work of Team Africa Rising in developing women’s racing in Africa.


inCycle TV continue their great series of rider profiles, based loosely around the Women’s WorldTour – check out Lotte Kopecky talking about how she balances track and road, and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio on coming back from injury:

There’s also an interview with Moolman-Pasio on Ella Cycling Tips.


The race formerly known as the Friends Life and Aviva Women’s Tour will be the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in 2017 – read more.


Rouleur asks a question we all want to know the answer to: Why is there no women’s Paris-Roubaix?


Australian BMX superstar Caroline Buchanan makes year-long films about her life. Here’s Part 1 for 2017, with her adventures in New Zealand


Voting for the UK Women’s Sports Trust 2017 #BeAGameChanger awards for all kinds of great women’s sports categories, from ambassadors to sponsors to media to grassroots action, is open until 30th April – check out the finalists and vote here.


You know how much Sarah likes MTB videos


Just in case you missed it, Rochelle Gilmore’s production company made a Behind The Scenes of the women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, including Sarah commentating! Please do give it a watch


Upcoming races


One thought on “Podcast 2017 Episode 13 – It Was SO Attacky!

  1. Amstel Gold Race was awesome! I was glad we got to watch at least some of it live. I really liked Ellen van Dijk’s work to close the gap, Annemiek van Vleuten’s attack in Bemelerberg (I think) and of course Anna van der Breggen’s final attack. Boels had great tactics this time (not like RVV).
    Too bad they didn’t wait a little bit more for the podium ceremony. A podium with 4 riders would have been great! We won’t get many more chances to have one. Also, I was very happy to see Pauline Ferrand Prevot in top10.

    Fleche Wallone was great too. It’s a shame we couldn’t watch it live. I was rooting for Kasia Niewiadoma to win in the end but Boels had again the best strategy.

    I hope Elisa Longo Borghini and Marianne Vos come back for Liege – Bastogne – Liege.
    As for the next race, I really want Annemiek van Vleuten or Kasia Niewiadoma to win. They are having a great spring so far, unfortunately without a win but they are no2 (just 6 points difference) and no3 in the WWT classification which shows how strong they are riding.

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