Just as with the Junior women’s ITT World Championships, there’s no UCI video of the junior races at all. Yeah, it makes me angry, and yeah, I’m pissed off for the riders themselves, but what can we do? Well, luckily for us, some lovely people were tweeting snippets from around the course, and we have some interviews with riders below as well, along with photos, results and more.
Hi team, so far at worlds in Richmond it’s been Time Trials. Team ones, Junior Women’s ones, Elite Women’s ones, trying to un-geoblock UCI video ones. So we talk about all that and a bunch of other hilarity as well (this may be a code for Dan swears a lot as we discuss socks in Vegas and all the ways in which they just don’t work)! Anyway, it’s a great episode with lots of things to be excited about and celebrate. (1:15:22 MIN / 72.37 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing
Videos, photos and links from:
Race highlights – and here’s the full race replay on the UCI Youtube
Great photo gallery from Balint Hamvas and on the race site; more photos on CX Magazine, and their video interviews with Eva Lechner and Sanne Cant; full results and some more great stuff from In The CrossHairs – video interview with Katerina Nash, their CrossVegas radio show with Georgia Gould and their video scrapbook.
Other things we talked about this week
After the excitement of the Richmond 2015 Team Time Trial, we’ve had our first look at the Individual Time Trial course, and our first medals for riders in national teams, as the Junior women raced their ITT.
It’s interesting, because there was no live broadcast in 2013 either, but they managed finish-line shots plus interviews, which is bare minimum to me, and so simple even I could do it. I’m truly gutted for all these young riders who worked SO hard, and there’s no video record to show their friends, families, sponsors, future teams… or to watch themselves to see how they can improve. It’s 2015! This is not difficult! I hope they sort this out for Friday’s road race.
Luckily, there are a couple of mini-videos around, and photos and race reports as well. And if you find anything, tell me and I’ll edit it in.
USA Cycling gave us this short interview with winner Chloé Dygert after the race:
and Cycling Australia video-interviewed Anna-Leeza Hull on her bronze medal:
It’s been a week of worldly indulgences and this week’s podcast is no exception, hell we’re barely a minute into things before Dan’s invoking our theoretical lawyers and claiming indemnities! Anyway, this week we recap the women’s trade team TTT, the junior women’s ITT, the Elite women’s ITT (where Dan rather belligerently changed the results and history to suit his preferred view of the race – also Sarah sounds her “Smugness Alert”) AND we preview the Road Race! Also there’s some complicated polemica-y stuff which is important but hard to talk about, so of course we discuss that. We also talk about how sometimes these harder stories don’t get reported much in the press, possibly because they’re so complex and there’s a lot of stuff you can’t explain easily or quickly. On top of all of that we have the latest transfer news and the week wouldn’t possibly be complete without a bonus survey, so we’ve put that in too! (1:17:42 MIN / 74.6 MB)
This week’s links and videos
All the videos from…
Sarah especially loves this one – Lisa Brennauer‘s response on realising she’s won
Here’s that VeloNews report about Solovey, which we found bizarre.
Looking ahead to the Road Race on Saturday, here’s who Cyclingnews think we should watch out for
I always really, really love the Junior races at the Road World Championships, getting to see who the stars of the future might be. And in the Individual Time Trial, the future looks green and gold, Australian all the way! Here are some videos:
This 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)
Next week’s racing:
- Peterborough round of the Matrix Fitness GP, part of the UK Tour Series: 20th May – how to watch on tv & online
- Grand Prix of Maykop, Russia: 20th May
- Tour of Zhoushan Island, China: 21st-23rd May
- Tour of Adygeya, Russia: 22nd-25th May
- Tour de Languedoc-Roussillon, France: 23rd-28th May (website still under construction – there may be more information on their twitter or facebook?) – is it actually happening at all? It’s a mystery!
- MTB World Cup Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, 23rd-25th May – Eliminator and Cross Country – watch live on Red Bull tv
(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)