We didn’t manage to podcast this week, but there was tons of racing and interesting things going on, so here’s my list of videos, links, transfer news and stuff from women’s cycling on the road, track, MTB trails and cyclocross courses.
This week’s racing
Long, flat race, ending with a fantastic big hill. I love this video! Photos and results on Cyclingnews.
It’s a little bit confusing why the 2014 European Track Championships are being held on an outdoor concrete, floodlit, 330m velodrome in Baie-Mahault in the Caribbean (in hurricane season no less!), but Guadeloupe is a province of France, and the birthplace of former sprint world champion Grégory Baugé, so…..
Anyway! It is possible to watch the evening (night time? Definitely for us in traditional-Europe) session live stream, via the French-language Canal 10 feed. Click that link when you think the racing is on, and see – I’m watching the Day 1 evening session right now. (scroll down a little bit, there are a couple of frames above it)
UPDATE! They seem to be showing the daytime sessions too! And you can change the size of the stream by changing the size of the window. It opens with the volume set to mute, turn it up in the bottom right-hand corner of the red bar.
Guadeloupe is in the same timezone as USA Eastern, so it’s 5 hours behind the UK and 6 behind European CEST (eg 6:30pm there is 11:30pm in UK and 00:30 CEST, 9:30am the next day, Aus AEDT).
The programme of events is here and startlist for women here, and there’s a live timing and results site. The European Cycling Association has a twitter account that’s great at answering questions, and they are adding photos to their gallery and of course they have a website. Any more questions? Ask in the comments, and I’m on twitter too, I can’t promise anything but I’ll do my best.
There are two big competitions on in the Netherlands this week – the European Track Championships and the first round of the 2013/14 Cyclocross World Cup – the Caubergcross! And there are ways to watch both of these live! Read on to find out how…
Holy shit kids, it’s been a weird week! Cycling news has trailed off a little bit with the conclusion of worlds and whatnot. Sarah and I were talking earlier in the week about what we’d talk about on this week’s podcast and she said “Dan, should we do our end of season wrap-up?” and I was all glib and overly-confident “Pssshhhht, there’s no need to rush into that Sarah, we’ve got HEAPS to talk about.”
And then we got to time to get ready to record tonight’s podcast and it turned out that (this is painful for me to admit) I made a mistake.
You see, dear friends, what I took from our conversation was “We’re going to talk about our end of season wrap-up and highlights”. What Sarah took from the conversation was my assurance that we could do that NEXT week.
Sorry Sarah, and sorry friends. It’s ALL MY FAULT.
Here, to help you cope until next week when we wrap-up the season, is a list of most excellent links of stuff from the last week:
Road World Cup
- We enjoyed this video from the UCI, talking with Michael Anderson, one of the managers of the Open de Suede Vårgårda World Cups, on what goes into organising the races (so many women’s race are run by volunteers, we really recommend emailing them the ones you liked this year, to say thanks for all their work. If you loved Vårgårda, here are their contact details)