Olympic videos – Rio 2016

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We’re eventually going to see all the Olympic bike races put up on the Olympics Youtube, but until then, here’s what we can watch from the Rio 2016 women’s cycling – road race, ITT, track, BMX and MTB, with various other bits and pieces I’ve found.

If you want to compare and contrast what happened in Rio with previous Olympics, head to the Olympic Channel, where you can search by sport, and under the Rio 2016 videos, you’ll find highlights from previous years too.

A lot of the Olympic media is geo-restricted to countries (INRNG tells you more about restrictions, and how to see things despite them), so if there’s more you want to see, do try searching with your country’s broadcaster – I’ve added the BBC links because I can see them all from the UK, but hopefully you can find them in your country too. If there’s anything you especially enjoyed, please do tell me, and I’ll edit it in.


The Road Race

We kicked off with the Road Race, which was dramatic, in so many different ways  – Dan and I talked about it in our post-race podcast.  Highlights on the Olympic Channel, and on the Olympic YT:

Anna van der Breggen talks about it in this InCycle TV interview:

Full results, and more Road race media:

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2016 Track World Championships – videos, media & more from Day 1 and Day 2

We’ve had two action-packed days of the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships, with so much incredible racing – and we’ve still got 3 to come!  Here’s some of the videos and photos, with results and more.  I’ll be putting up more of these throughout the competition. I’ll start with the full coverage from Day 1 and Day 2, and then move on to the individual women’s races.  Of course, if you want more from the men’s races, the same sources have lots of things for you!

Day 1

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Shirt week! Cycling kit collaborations with Tiffany Cromwell, Anna Meares and Emma Johansson

I always really enjoy seeing collaborations between pro cyclists and cycling kit companies, and today I’ve got three very different kits, with Tiffany Cromwell and Emma Johansson representing the road, and Anna Meares the track.

Tiffany Cromwell’s Origami kit

I’ve made no secret about the fact I loved Velocio Apparel, the cycling kit company set up by women’s cycling icon Kristy Scrymgeour, and one of the things that’s really made me smile is their collaboration with bike riders.  I loved Helen Wyman’s winter-weather thermal kit (now available for men, too), and now I love Tiffany Cromwell‘s lightweight, gorgeous Origami kit.

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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 2014, Episode 4 – Always Send Whisky

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowThis week we brace ourselves because spring is about to be sprung and cobbles are about to be flung because the Omloop Het Nieuewsblad is on Saturday! We take a moment to imagine what a women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix might look like. We also talk virtual director sportif, track worlds, Oceania championships, horse heads and Koppenbergcross equality! It’s a huge week and there’s so much going on, you need to make sure that you check all the links, videos, photos and things below. (1:16:14 MIN / 73.18 MB)

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Things we talked about included…


The last cyclocross race of the season – Sluitingprijs Oostmalle, where Sanne Cant won the overall 2013/14 bpost bank trofee series.  There’s a little video clip of the women and the junior & u23 men on Sporza, and this 4-minute video looking at Cant’s season-long duel with Helen Wyman to win the series, and clips of Oostmalle (Sanne talking in Dutch, Helen in English)

There are some lovely photos of the Sluitingprijs by Balínt Hamvas on his site cyclephotos.co.uk. If you like cyclocross, or know someone who does, you can pre-order Balínt’s 2013-14 season book – with words by our friend Caro, who’s the reason Sarah’s into CX in the first place.

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How to watch the 2014 Track World Championships live

Track Cycling World Championships, Cali – 26th February – 2nd March 2014

This week it’s the culmination of the 2013/14 track season – and if you want to watch it, here’s how you can do it!  Firstly, it might be on tv in your area – have a look at the UCI’s tv guide for local times and channels.  It’s on all over the place – for example, in the UK on the BBC (maybe streamed here) and in Australia on SBS.  But if it’s not showing in your country, then you can watch on the UCI youtube.

There are live streams for each of the evening sessions – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5, that should also be archived as soon as the races are over, if you can’t watch live.  If there’s tv in your area, those will be geo-restricted, but you can unlock that by adding Hola or Tunnelbear, setting yourself to somewhere like Spain or Sweden, and you should be able to see them.  The times of the broadcast are on the bottom of the UCI tv guide, or if you can see the streams, they have a count-down clock until the broadcast starts.

If you want to see coverage from specific countries you’re not actually in, there will most likely be streams, too – look for them here and here.

Cali is 5 hours behind GMT (UK), 6 hours behind European CET – it’s the same timezone as USA EST and 3 hours ahead of USA PST – and 11 hours behind Australian AEST.  So the evening sessions that start at 18:30 local time are 11:30pm UK, 00:30 CET, 6:30pm USA EST, 3:30pm USA PST and 10:30am the next day Aus AEST.

If you miss watching it live, you can also see individual races on the UCI website very soon after the races are over.

So, that’s watching it live – how else can we follow it, especially the morning sessions we can’t see?

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