Here are the highlights from Round 7 of the women’s cycling road world cup, Sparkassen Giro
More videos, photos and stuff over here in our podcast post.
G’day team! This week Sarah and Dan actually aren’t rushing around between different job things and have time to talk about the Prudential Ride London (where Sarah commentated!), Sparkassen Giro, the Para-cycling World Cup and MTB World Cup. There’s also discussion of wolves and trolls! Don’t forget to check further down the page for HEAPS of videos from the week. (50:41 MIN / 48.66 MB)
Photos on the race website, and on British Cycling’s flickr. Full results. Lots of race reports from the UCI, Cycling Australia, USA Paralympics, Dutch Federation, British Cycling, Sportswomen.ie, Cycling Ireland, Cycling Canada, Paralympics New Zealand facebook, and German Para-cycling facebook,
Aussie tricyclist Carol Cook’s great blogs about her ITT win and her road race – and Cook’s video interview with H1 handcyclist Emilie Miller, on her first ever Para Worlds. Video highlights about the New Zealand team, and from the UCI, including a profile of Megan Fisher (there’s another profile video here, of Alex Zenardi)
After Friday’s 2km prologue, Saturday was all about the peloton today, racing through Slovenia in a stage that had breakaways, but came down to a bunch sprint.
Short race highlights:
and 50 mins highlights from Italian tv
Sarah and Dan quickly catch up on the big weekend of the national championships before getting stuck into a good long look at the Giro Rosa. We’ve had the prologue and first stage but there’s a week of epic racing to come! Join us for all the discussion of teams, profiles, stages and excitement. (56:16 MIN / 54.02 MB)
So, we knew Specialized and lululemon were stepping back from title sponsoring, and only supporting one women’s team rather than two next year, but what was happening to the Specialized-lululemon team? Today we’ve found out, it’s it’s super-exciting, as from 2015 they’ll be Velocio-SRAM. SRAM are of course a very famous cycling brand, but Velocio.cc are really exciting in a different way – it’s team boss Kristy Scrymgeour‘s own clothing company. And I’m very excited about getting to see the 2015 kit – and to be able to buy it!
…and here’s who’ll be wearing it – fantastic line-up, with super-climber Alena Amialiusik, up-and-coming Italian sprinter Barbara Guarischi, and Junior ITT World Champion Mieke Kröger joining double World Champion Lisa Brennauer, attack-queens Tiffany Cromwell and Trixi Worrack, and fun riders Elise Delzenne, Karol-Ann Canuel, Tayler Wiles and Loren Rowney. Read all about it!
Thanks to everyone for sending in their nominations for riders who’ve blogged, tweeted and used social media at and about Giro Toscana – these are the first riders who are in the running for the real cash prizes in the Unofficial Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey competition. This is the post in which we’ll be aggregating the nominations for this race, starting with those that have been submitted thus far. Each nomination includes the name of the rider and a link to the piece of social media for which they were nominated (e.g. blog, tweet, video, etc.). In the case of riders with multiple nominations we’ll include additional links under the one rider name (in order to keep things simple). And of course, there’s still time to nominate in the comments.
We’ll also be collecting nominations from riders at the Tour de l’Ardèche and the Brainwash Ladies Tour – if you’d like to nominate, the details are here. Nominations close on 13th September – and then we’ll open up the voting, so you can help choose the winners!
Before we dive right in, just a quick update on the fundraising. Thank you again for every contribution and sharing of this idea. We’ve now raised just over $1600 and still have a couple of weeks to go. So please don’t forget to keep up the great work in getting some buzz going about this and to encourage more people to help us create the coolest new award in pro cycling. 🙂
Alright, let’s get into the nominations. Remember to actually click through to make sure you see any photos or other details, this post is just a summary! Here we go (oh and these are in no particular order – or maybe they’re in alphabetical order by rider surname, it’s hard to say for sure):