This week we talk through the last few cyclocross races of the season. We also take a quick look at all the track racing that’s coming up soon, including the Paracycling Track World Championships. We take some time to kick off the great team kit voting challenge for 2017, so make sure to visit the post to see the pictures, videos and (of course) to vote! We do talk about some of the tougher stories to have come out recently regarding the types of abuse that have been uncovered in the sport. It’s tough reading and listening, but it is good for the sport to bring these problems to light. (58:23 MIN / 53.47 MB)
Things we talked about this week
Sarah has pulled together the kits for the top 20 women’s teams into one big post, with links to where you can buy them, and most importantly, the 2017 Best Kit poll. Head over here, check them all out, and VOTE!
Four sobering pieces on bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and other unacceptable practices within women’s cycling:
- The Ella Cycling Tips podcast with Genevieve Jeanson, including her story of how her coach abused her, made her take EPO from age 15 – and what’s happened to her, since she was banned from the sport in 2005
- Dr Bridie O’Donnell‘s response to listening to that podcast, and her own experiences of harassment and bullying in cycling, also on Ella.
- The Outer Line’s piece with anonymous riders detailing sexism and abuse that they’ve encountered in their careers – and their discussion with Iris Slappendel that includes some more.
- Cyclingnews asks if sexual abuse is going to be cycling’s next big scandal
One of the things that’s being done about these issues is the Dutch Cycling Federation’s project to find out the scope of bullying and harassment in Dutch Cycling – listen to Sarah’s podcast with KNWU’s Anne Loes Kokhuis to find out more.
Such an exciting way to round of the series – and it finished with Sarah’s absolute number 1 favourite cycling move! Full race replay, and highlights: