Videos from various 2015 National Cyclocross Championships

This weekend was all ‘cross all the time (well…  except in the USA, where mud?  Roots?  Local politics? stopped the Nationals…) and because I love you, here’s what video I’ve found – with how to watch that postponed American Champs live.  UPDATE!  Now with videos from the British and German champs…

Belgium

Video of the u23 men and the elite women

And here’s a post-race video interview with the winner (again) Sanne Cant (click on the box with the triangle at the bottom)

Short highlights clip that’s geo-restricted to Belgium on het Nieuwsblad’s site (want to watch?  See below).  Race report and results on Cyclingnews; Report and photos on Cyclocrossrider.com.

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France

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Videos and more from the 2014 London Track World Cup

All the results are on Tissot, and if you want to see videos from the men’s races, check out the UCI’s and British Cycling’s youtubes.  Here’s the UCI’s combined live racing from the final session, with highlights from previous races

Day 1

On Day 1 we had the women’s Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Scratch race.  Here’s the British Cycling highlights video

BBC Sport’s Day 1 video clip; Race reports & photos from the morning and evening sessions on Track Cycling; Race report and photos from British Cycling; Race report and photo gallery from Cycling Australia; Photos on Cyclingnews.

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Videos from the 2014 Guadalajara Track World Cup and the European Cyclocross Championships (and a bit more racing!)

It was a really full weekend, with the second Track World Cup to take place in Guadalajara this year (this one launched the 2014/15 season), and the European Cyclocross World Champs – and we have video!

2014 European Cyclocross Championships, Lorsch

A bit of video here:

and a photo slideshow of the u23 race:

and there are lots of photos – I always love Bálint Hamvas’ photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk – and there’s a photo album from all the races on the European Cycling Union websiteFull results here.

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Shirt Week – how to look like the peloton part 3 – UK style

So far in Shirt Week, I’ve shown you how to buy team kit and stuff from the pro teams in Europe and in the USA, so now it’s time to look closer to home, and at the UK peloton.  And there’s something to celebrate here!  In just a few weeks, the pro peloton will be right here for the Women’s Tour (of Britain) – now the Friends Life Women’s Tour, as the insurance company has come on board as the race’s title sponsor.  And if you want to support the race, you can buy race jerseys and t-shirts from the ProVision Women’s Tour store.  This has a ton of things to buy for women & men, including the replica leader’s jersey (delivered after the race!), mountains jersey and Leukaemia & Lymphona Research Best Yougn Rider jersey (they’re the official charity partner of the Tour).  If jerseys aren’t your thing, there are loads of t-shirts, from patriotic to the race logo to just bikey – have a look!  And if you want to know more about how this race happened, read this VeloUK interview with race organiser Guy Elliott

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There’ll be one UK domestic team in the race – the fantastic, marvellous lovely Matrix-Vulpine.   I love them for their racing, but also their support for the wider British women’s cycling community – especially through their twitter and the Neutral Service section of their website.

They’re sponsored by trendy cycling brand Vulpine, so of course their kit has a lovely design!  You can buy women’s & men’s jersey, bib shorts, gilet, arm- and leg-warmers in the Milltag team shop (UPDATE!  there’s a sale on in October/November 2014!)  I asked on twitter for reviews of this – here’s what team fans have to say:

(Vulpine have a 25% discount offer on their women’s clothing until 30th April – use the code TheNewCycling at the online checkout – just be aware they have a limited size range…)

So what about the rest of the UK peloton?  These are some more jerseys you can buy, and if I miss any out, please do let me know!

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Shirt Week: London Nocturne edition

On Saturday 8th June 2013, it’ll be be the IG Nocturne – a whole series of races in the Smithfield area of London, including urban cyclcocross, penny farthing and folding bike races – and elite criteriums for men and women.  These elite crits are great for the British scene, with equal prize money for the women and the men – and big thanks to Rapha for sponsoring the women’s race (now there’s an excuse to buy their shirts!).

In honour of the Nocturne, it’s time for the UK edition of Shirt Week, and I’ll tell you how you can buy women’s cycling team jerseys for the British peloton.  If you know of more teams with their shirts for sale, tell me in the comments – and although I’ve posted them before, follow these links to buy kit for Wiggle Honda, Specialized-lululemon and Vanderkitten.  But first, let me tell you a little bit more about the race….

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2013 Track World Championships – Day 2 videos

As always, there are a ton of videos from the 2013 Track World Championships on the UCI Youtube channel, but here are the major women’s videos from Day 2.

First, a set of videos from the Team Pursuit.  Canada v Poland for bronze and Australia v Great Britain for gold:

More below the jump…

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Videos from the 2013 Track World Champs – day 1

I am really, REALLY liking the UCI’s video coverage of the Track World Champs – just as good as the CX World Champs was.  It’s impressive!  There are LOADS of videos from Day 1 – here are some of them, with no spoilers!

Individual Pursuit finalSarah Hammer (USA) v Amy Cure (Aus):

LOTS more below!

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