Merry Solstice/Crossmas/Stuff team! Our now traditional Christmas Eve episode (or Solstice of whatever)! We catch up on the world of cyclocross, talk about the ASO vs UCI nonsense and a couple of other dumb things that are annoying before getting back to being full of joy and good cheer as we look ahead to 2016 and all that it entails. (56:15 MIN / 51.5 MB)
Enjoy a safe and merry Christmas, have a happy New Year and we’ll speak with you again soon in January. Don’t forget to support Sarah’s Patreon!
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Things we talked about this week
- Videos from last weekend’s cyclocross – Scheldecross and Namur – and how to watch all the CXmas mid-winter racing
- What Sarah found when she looked at how the UCI Road Calendar has changed since it was published in October.
- Videos from the 2015 Cambridge (NZ) Track World Cup on the UCI Youtube Channel
- RT Nettie Edmondson’s tweet if you’d like to see the women’s Madison added to international competitions (bring on Madison Worlds!)
- The January Australian Summer of Cycling starting on 1st January
- The videos with Danny Schoonbaert and Pascale Jauland telling the MPCC about how Lotto-Soudal weren’t tested at all in the Giro Rosa, and how women road cyclists are less tested than men.
- Sarah’s recent run of podcast interviews – with Balint Hamvas, on his cyclocross photography; USA pro Lauren Hall on racing her bike and having fun; Emily Chappell on her book about couriering, and her solo cycling adventures around the world; and Dr Rachel Aldred on what her academic research has found about barriers to everyday cycling, Near Misses and more
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