The Giro Rosa has finished for 2017 but we’re far from done with it. With great racing every day, it’s perhaps best summed up by Neal Rogers talking about Lucinda Brand when he said: “Only thing more badass than “no one in the photo”? No one in the photo with blood trickling down your arm”. Sarah and Dan recap the biggest stage race on the calendar and all of the highs and lows the second week of racing brought us. After that they continue with the overview on the Tour de Feminin in Poland before wrapping up with some quick results in other disciplines and a glimpse of the calendar ahead, and in 2018. (1:00:00 MIN / 54.94 MB)
This week’s women’s cycling links and videos
The biggest women’s cycling stage race, the only women’s Grand Tour. Catch up with our podcast about stages 1-6, including links to the posts of each stage’s videos, photos and media. And for the rest of the race:
- Stage 7
- Stage 8
- Stage 9
- Stage 10
- Photo gallery for the whole race on the UCI facebook.
- Ella Cycling Tips interview with Molly Weaver about her horrible 2017 and unfortunate Giro exit
If you want to find out a bit more about some of the people who make the media that help us follow the race, Sarah’s podcast interviews with Rose Manley, who makes the videos on the UCI YouTube, and with Vélofocus, aka Sean Robinson and Balint Hamvas, who take the amazing photos.
And here’s the Neal Rogers tweet about Lucinda Brand’s stage win:
Also this week was the Tour de Féminin in the Czech Republic (aka Krásna Lípa), traditionally a race for development teams and riders. It has excellent social media, including their twitter, which has finishline videos and photos on their facebook.
The UCI has announced the Women’s WorldTour for 2018 – more information on Cyclingnews.
- Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour (aka Thüringen Rundfahrt), 12-18th July, Germany, UCI 2.1 – one of our favourite races! Follow on the race twitter, and there’ll be daily highlights videos too.
- BeNe Ladies Tour, 13-16th July, Belgium, UCI 2.1 – follow live on their twitter
- GP de Boise ITT, 14th July, USA, UCI 1.2.
- Cascade Classic, 19-23rd July, USA, UCI 2.2 – follow live on the race twitter & the #CascadeClassic hashtag.
- La Course by Le Tour de France Women’s WorldTour #13, 20th July and Pursuit event 22nd July, France. This will be televised in all kinds of places – come back soon for how to follow live, but here’s how it will work.
- Women’s WorldTour #14, Prudential Ride London Classique, 29th July, UK – this will also be televised, and I’ll have a guide to following it nearer the time.