Videos from the 2014 GP Plouay World Cup

On the one hand, I love the end of the Road World Cup, because Crescent Vårgårda and the GP de Plouay-Bretagne are such consistently great races – but on the other hand it’s sad because this is the end of the season….  But at least it went out with a bang, such a great race!  And we have videos, too – you can either watch the short UCI highlights, or the full last hour-and-twenty-ish coverage.  And if you want to read something, I wrote a very short report for Cyclingnews, please click through and read it!

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GP de Plouay World Cup and Para-Cycling Road World Championships – LIVE!

GP de Plouay

Two sets of live women’s cycling this weekend!  Firstly, the final round of the 2014 Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne on Saturday 30th August.  The UCI told us they’d stream this live, and it’s true, their livestream says it’ll start at 14:30 CEST, but people on the ground tell us the broadcast actually starts towards the end of the race at 16:00 (3pm UK BST; midnight Australian AEDT; 10am USA EDT and 7am USA PDT).

Is that right?  I guess we’ll find that out tomorrow!  The actual race starts at 14:10 CEST, but you can definitely follow it from the beginning on twitter – here’s my twitter list, which is the easiest way.  The course changes pretty much every year, and if you’d like to know more about it, read Velofocus’ preview – and Cyclingfever has a startlist.


2014 Para-Cycling Road World Championships

One thing I can be sure about is the livestream for the Para Road Worlds.  The competition is in Greenville, South Carolina, this year, and the competition started on Thursday 28th, and runs until Monday 1st September.  Thanks to US Paralympics, we’ll have live coverage of some of the road races here:

  • Sunday 31st, 8-11 am EDT (5-8am PDT; 1-3 pm UK BST; 14:00-17:00 Euro CEST and 10pm-1am Australian AEDT)
  • Sunday 31st, 2:30-3 pm EDT (11:30am-12pm PDT; 7:30-8 BST; 20:30-21:00 CEST & 4:30-5am AEDT)
  • Monday, 1st Sept, 8-10:30am (5-7:30am PDT; 1-2:30 pm UK BST; 14:00-16:30 Euro CEST and 10pm-12:30 Australian AEDT)
  • Monday 1st, 1:30-3:30 pm EDT (10:30am-12:30 PDT; 6:30-8:30pm BST; 19:30-21:30 CEST; 3:30-5:30am AEDT)

Here’s the full schedule for what’s on when, so you can see what’s on the streams and to follow all the action before the livestream, you can follow the action as it happens on the race twitter, race facebook and with the US Paracycling twitter.   There are results on the race website and photos on the race flickr, as well as some videos on the City of Greenville’s Youtube.

You can also find daily country-specific reports on some of the national Federation sites – I’m seeing information on British Cycling’s homepage (they’ve also got a good description of the different Para-cycling categories), Cycling Australia, US Paralympics, and Cycling Canada – if you find any more information, please tell me in the comments or on twitter.

There is tons more info on the excellent race site, and if you find any more stuff I should know about, please do let me know!

Podcast 2014 Episode 36 – The Swedish Gods Unleashed Hell

Podcast logoIt’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded (sorry, but sometimes we need to take a week off, catch our breath and regroup to get through to the end of the season – think of it like us having a rest day in the middle of the grand tour that is the season). Anyway, we catch up on ALL the racing since last time we spoke which includes the Ladies Tour of Norway, Vårgårda World Cups – Team Time Trial and Road Race, the last of this year’s MTB World Cups in Méribel, and even the Tour of the King Valley in the Australian National Road Series. We also discuss how far we’ve come in the last couple of years with improved video coverage and how that results in shifting our expectations from races (in a good way), and so much other stuff. It’s an amazing episode and it’s here for you to enjoy right now! (1:32:42 MIN / 89.00 MB)


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Links to things we saw around the web this week


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Videos from the 2014 Crescent Vårgårda Road Race World Cup

As always, the 2014 Open de Suède Vårgårda was a great race with lots of excitement.  Here are 3 options – short highlights, 26 mins highlights with more interviews, and the ENTIRE FULL COVERAGE!  THANKYOU UCI!

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Video from the 2014 Crescent Vårgårda TTT World Cup – and my race report

Round seven of the 2014 Road World Cup, and when you look at the results it might not seem like a surprise, but it really wasn’t a done deal at the time.  I wrote a report about it for Cyclingnews – please click through and read it!  And here’s the UCI’s video

UPDATE!  26 min video from the UCI

More videos:

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FIVE women’s World Cup races this week – how to watch Méribel and Vårgårda 2014

It’s a huge week of women’s cycling, with the final round of the MTB World Cup in Méribel, France, and two Road World Cups in Vårgårda, Sweden – and I’m here to tell you how you can watch all but one of them live.

Méribel MTB World Cup, 21st-24th August

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Podcast 2014 Episode 33 – Comrade Sarah and Global Politics

Podcast logoIt’s a perilous episode this week as we discuss the Commonwealth Games ITT and Road Races in all their glory. Both races were quite significant to us, as they were the last time Emma Pooley would be racing at the top levels of the sport, representing England and (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!) bringing home medals. This week there was also the Sparkassen Giro World Cup in Germany, which provided a great spectacle in sprinting and we discuss the importance of last-ditch attacks in igniting races. Also the Mont-Sainte-Anne-Downhill MTB took place this week, and the racing was incredibly close with less than 1 second separating the podium places. There’s an amazing video in the links below that you should definitely watch as you listen. We also accidentally stray temporarily into the fraught world of global politics AND Sarah once again demonstrates her knowledge of North American geography. It’s a very long episode this week, so you may want to make sure you’ve got extra beer on hand before you press play. (1:49:43 MIN / 105.33 MB)

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If you only watch one video this week, watch thisManon Carpenter and Rachel Atherton‘s runs at the 2014 Mont-Sainte-Anne Downhill MTB World Cup, put side-by-side by Red Bull Bike – it’s fascinating, watching the difference in style, where they’re stronger, and how close the run was.  It’s a lovely thing to watch, and even better that they both let fans and rivals see the secrets of their runs.  We really, really love what Red Bull do!  More MSA videos below….

Last week’s racing

Read Sarah’s race reports on all this on Podium Café.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

ITT highlights on the BBC and on the Commonwealth Games youtube and another of their videos


and Road Race highlights on the BBC and on the Commie Games site – and we love Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s blog about the race.

(these may be geo-restricted for you, but like always, Hola or Tunnelbear can help you.)


Sparkassen Giro Road World Cup

Video from NOS Sportmore video from Wiggle Honda and WielerVideo video interviews after the race with Vale Scandolara, Romy Kasper and Ally Stacher on the Specialized-lululemon Project X initiative.

UPDATE! 26 mins video from the UCI, with profile of Lisa Brennauer

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