Watch this weekend’s live cycling – 2015 Cambridge Track World Cup and Essen and Overijse cyclocross

It’s December, and while the road season is over, the cyclocross and track seasons are just hotting up.  This weekend we’ve got great competitions in both of them, and tons and tons of live women’s cycling – here’s how to watch it.

2015-16 Track World Cup II – Cambridge – 4th-6th December

After Round 1 in Cali, back in October, the track stars head to the New Zealand summer for round 2.  We don’t get too much tv – there’s most on New Zealand’s Sky channels

 

and highlights in some other countries (check out the UCI’s Track World Cup TV guide) (It may turn up on streams, but I don’t know – check out the usual places for streams) but what most of us get is a show on Sunday 6th, which will be a mix of live races and highlights from the previous two days – that’s streamed on the UCI youtube channel, here:

Cambridge is in the NZDT timezone, which is GMT +13, and that video starts at 5pm NZDT & 3pm Aussie AEDT; 4am UK GMT & 05:00 European CET; 11pm North American EST & 8pm PST on Saturday 5th.  But there’s an easy way to check your timezone – click through to the video, and you’ll see a count-down. (If it’s geo-restricted for you, it’s because it’s on tv in your area – there’s guidance on what to do about that in this cyclocross post).  Under the YT video there’s also a handy guide to track events, if you’re new to this strand of cycling.

Now that might be disappointing if you want to watch it all live, but there are other ways to follow as the action happens.

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Links to make you smile

In England it’s cold and dreary, in Australia it’s apparently far too hot, so we need some women’s cycling links to cheer us up.  Luckily I have some for you!  I’ll start with lip-synching, but there’s all kinds of things that made me happy this last month in here…

It’s team camp season, and just like they did in the stage races this year, Rabo-Liv set a high bar for other teams to reach….

while over in the USA, Lindsay Bayer is shaking it…

 

Same song, different version…  CX rider Ellen Noble had one of those embarrassing premature celebration moments, and Dirtwire made this video, showing how she vindicated herself.  Lovely interview at the end.

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