Videos and more from the 2014 London Track World Cup

All the results are on Tissot, and if you want to see videos from the men’s races, check out the UCI’s and British Cycling’s youtubes.  Here’s the UCI’s combined live racing from the final session, with highlights from previous races

Day 1

On Day 1 we had the women’s Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Scratch race.  Here’s the British Cycling highlights video

BBC Sport’s Day 1 video clip; Race reports & photos from the morning and evening sessions on Track Cycling; Race report and photos from British Cycling; Race report and photo gallery from Cycling Australia; Photos on Cyclingnews.

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Podcast 2014 – Episode 19 – Stompity Stompity Stomp

Podcast logoThis week Sarah begged me to name the episode “Donate your mountains” but that just doesn’t work because she ‘s in a stomping mood, mostly due to a lack of video from China this year. But even without video there was some great racing and lots to talk about. The Tour of Chongming Island and the Chongming World Cup, the Trofee Maarten Wynants, Battle on the Border and even more. We ponder the big questions like “With so many photographers and video cameras at Chongming, where did all the video and photos disappear to?” and “Is Point Danger to Mount Warning the name of the first stage of Battle on the Border or the name of a Queensland sex education textbook?” Enjoy! (53:04 MIN / 50.95 MB)

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Next week’s racing:

(Why so little information?  Those 3 UCI road races don’t have websites, although of course Cycling Fever have pulled together whatever startlists they can find.  I’ve a feeling we’ll have to wait for results to find anything about them – and yes, we really DO believe that all races and teams should have to have evidence of at least a basic website before they get UCI status, and have to provide a basic level of info as part of that deal)

Podcast 2014 Episode 5 – What’s the Capital of Delaware?

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-Show Hi everybody! This week Sarah and I recap the highlights and tragedies of the Omloop. We also ambitiously try to (kinda) follow Le Samyn semi-live while we record. We talk about the Track World Championships, including stellar performances from Kelly Druyts, Amy Cure, Sarah Hammer and more. We talk about Richmond worlds and a whole bunch of awards of the film type and other types as well! We get into a weird conversation about US state capitals and Sarah baselessly accuses Dan of lying, so of course Dan responds by accusing Sarah of lying about lying. See if you can spot who is telling the truth. Oh, and for those wondering, the Capital of Delaware is Dover, although Dan claims partial credit because there is actually a Wilmington in Delaware.(1:12:32 MIN / 69.64 MB)

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Things we talked about included…

The 2014 Omloop het Nieuwsblad

Some videos from the women’s Omloop:  two and half minutes each from Belgian news channel AVS which includes Lizzie Armitstead talking in English and Emma Johansson in Dutch – and from Focus WTV – and a minute on Sporza.  All of them feature interviews with Amy Pieters.  Please click through to show them all we love women’s racing!

and here’s a video featuring small team Isorex ladies, including Basque rider Irene San Sebastian, who came 11th.

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Videos and links, 2014 Track World Championships – days 3, 4 & 5

Last week I put up a post with the videos and links from Days 1 and 2 at the Track Cycling World Champs, and now here are the final three days, with even more amazing racing – the spectacular Points race, the Omnium, Sprint, Individual Pursuit and Keirin.  There’ll be videos and links to photos and results, so read on…

Individual Pursuit

The first medal from Friday was the Individual Pursuit, and in the bronze, two riders who raced each other through the Juniors – Amy Cure, who rides on the road for Lotto Belisol, and Ganna Solovey (who then had a steroid ban at aged 19).  Guess who I wanted to win?

and then, the gold race – former IP World Champion Sarah Hammer, and Jo Rowsell, who’d already won a Worlds gold as part of the British Team Pursuit squad.

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Videos and links from the first two days of the 2014 Track World Championships

It’s been a a great couple of days from the Track World Champs in Cali, with all kinds of action – and it’s been strangely affected by the weather.  Track riders are usually in these very tightly controlled environments, with perfect heat and humidity, but the Cali velodrome has a roof, but no walls, so there have been issues with wind that riders will never usually have to deal with.

I’ve got a collection of videos and links from the women’s scratch race, team sprint, team pursuit and 500m – and remember, if you want to watch the next three days live, here’s my guide.

I’m starting with my favourite race so far, and the first medal race of Worlds, the women’s scratch:

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Podcast 2013 – Episode 26 – Mummy and Daddy Are Fighting

Podcast logoHi everyone! This week Sarah and I catch up on the Route de France, Junior Track Worlds in Glasgow and the Mont Sainte-Anne MTB World Cup races. I find out Sarah’s been seeing other podcasts behind my back and we argue about the podcast pre-nup. This may result in lawyers at 20 paces before it’s all said and done (depending on who can afford the best/most lawyers). We also talk about a whole bunch of interesting and cool things, from the SBS Cycling Central episode on women’s cycling through to the latest in transfer and stagiaire news. It’s another cracking episode with something for everyone. (1:28:53 MIN / 85.33 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

Ever wondered what we look like podcasting?  Swordpanda drew us this, it’s eerily accurate

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Podcast 2013 – Episode 21 But White Lines Can’t Be In A Black Hole

Podcast logoThis week is a long episode kittens (and puppies!) and most of the show is recapping the last 5 stages of the Giro Rosa. There was a lot of action, some great moments and more than a little polemica. We unpack the action stage by stage (with our patented diversions along the way) and somewhere in all of that we even tell you who won (I think). We also look around at some cool interviews and news items from the week. Sarah launches a Specialized-lululemon conspiracy rumour and we get a glimpse of races just ahead. One thing we forgot to mention in the podcast and immediately kicked ourselves for forgetting was that the eternally awesome Amber Pierce made a great series of videos explaining some of the tactical thinking that will have played into the strategies of various teams and riders as the race progressed. If you’ve ever wanted to get an idea of how a rider views the race then these videos are invaluable. (1:31:08 MIN / 87.48 MB)

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Things we talked about this week…

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