If last week was the treble, with three big races, this week it was octuplets!
Dan has been in Tokyo for the last week, and missed out on all the racing, so I catch him up on the action from the USA Crits Speed Week, the Festival Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg, the Tour de Yorkshire in the UK, and over in France, the first round of the 2017 Downhill MTB World Cup in Lourdes. Along the way we talk mindgames in racing, the implications of having eight different women’s cycling livestreams over three days, and a lot more. And I told him about my adventures on BBC Woman’s Hour, and recording with the Wheel Suckers Podcast.
We didn’t get around to talking about everything from last week, so the post below is packed with links, videos, and other things I’ve seen around the internet in the last week. Of course I recommend it!
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This week’s women’s cycling news, videos and links
I was really honoured to be a part of the BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour that was dedicated to women’s cycling. Usually the show features multiple topics, but because it’s such a big subject, they had a whole programme dedicated to it, recorded as-live in the London Bike Kitchen. It includes MTB with Tracey Moseley, road racing with Rochelle Gilmore and Grace Garner, the history of women and cycling with Dr Astrid Swenson, saddle sores with vulval health expert Dr Jane Sterling, and Jenni Gwiadowski, the Director of the LBK, talks everyday cycling, and teaches presenter Jane Garvey to mend a puncture (which you can also watch as a video). It should be archived here for all time, so please do listen!
This week’s racing
Videos, media and more from:
The Festival Elsy Jacobs
Short highlights, and full video from Stage 1 and Stage 2: