I’m a huge track fan, and since we don’t get live tv from most rounds of the Track World Cups, I rely on photos and websites to keep me updated, and especially the work of Guy Swarbrick. Guy is one of the people who’ve moved from cycling fan to working in the industry, and he provides a superb set of services for us, from his “day job” of photography to his live commentweeting from the events (results and opinion mixed into one) and running the TrackCycling.net website. We talked about everything from photographing the World Cups, to his best and worst moments, and how track has changed over the time he’s been working on it. (1:00:44 MIN / 58.30 MB)
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Follow Guy on the @trackcycling twitter account for the commentweeting, and Trackcycling.net for the previews and news reports throughout the year. If you’d like to have a look at more of his photos, check out his instagram – and if you want to own some, there are still a couple of copies of Guy’s superb 2015 calendar for sale, as well as prints of his other work on his cycling photography website.
There’s always more social media with Guy – two of his his facebook accounts are the trackcycling page, and for his other work too, his personal site. And if you’d like to support his work, he’s got a Patreon account too.
I’ve got collections of videos from the 2014/15 Guadalajara and London Track World Cups – the final round of this season will be Cali, Colombia, on 17th-18th January 2015. Here’s their race website
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It’s winter, so it’s track season – and Jolien D’hoore just won the omnium in the first round of the 2014/15 Track World Cup, demonstrating that 2014 wasn’t just her best year yet on the road as an elite. The former Junior Road World Champion and current Belgian national road champion talked to me about why, how she combines cobbles and velodromes, her hopes for the future, and much more. (30:40 MIN / 29.42 MB)
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Watch her win the omnium in the 2014 Guadalajara Track World Cup earlier this month:
and for more of her 2014 victories, there are videos from her two stage wins at the BeNe Ladies Tour, from her Belgian National Championships, and her win and post-race interviews in the Boels Rental Ladies Tour:
I’ve specified the month, because we’ve seen a lot of UCI Track action in Mexico in the last few years – in fact without the Mexican rounds of the World Cup, and the able-bodied and Paracycling Track World Champs being held there this year, the UCI would be in real trouble. So first off, THANKYOU Mexican Cycling Federation!
The first of the 2014/15 Track World Cups is 7th-9th November 2015. There will be a stream with live action from the final session mixed with highlights from previous day on the UCI youtube from Sunday 9th November, from 4pm in Mexico CST (10pm UK GMT, 23:00 Euro CET, 5pm USA EST, 9am Monday Australian AEDT):
This will also be shown on different tv stations, and you can find out where/when on the UCI’s tv guide. Update! and it’s being streamed in Aus on Cycling Central from 8:30am AEDT Monday 10th. But what about following before then?
It’s Monday, so time for some racing videos and links from the world of women’s cycling, including road, cyclocross, track, a bit of MTB and some random stuff I’ve liked.
The first UCI race of the season has already happened, with daily streams and great coverage across social media. The results are all here, and there are photos on facebook – Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5
There were 2 Track World Cups in Guadalajara this year – this article relates to January, if you want information about the November round, including some livestream, head over here.
On Friday 17th January, the final round of the 2013/14 Track World Cup starts, in Guadalajara, Mexico. It won’t be streamed live in full, but on Sunday 19th there will be a live feed on the UCI Youtube, with commentary in English from Ant McCrossan. If it’s anything like the last 2 rounds, the stream will be a mix of live racing from the final Sunday session and highlights from the previous days, and after the competition is over, the stream will stay there as the archive:
That stream starts at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday night (6:30pm USA EST; 00:30 CET & 10:30am Aus AEDT both on Monday 20th Jan) and if you hit play before then, there’ll be a countdown to the start, so you can work it out in your timezone.
I love 2014 so far! This week we’ve had the first national Road cycling championships of the year, in New Zealand and Australia, a load of National Cyclocross Championships across the world, and other interesting things – and today it’s been the team launches for Rabobank-Liv and Giant-Shimano (the team formerly known as Argos) so there’s a ton of videos, photos and links to share with you. Read on below, and add anything you’ve seen and liked in the comments.
The first national road race title of the year went to Rushlee Buchanan, in her first race for brand-new women’s team United Healthcare, with Wiggle Honda‘s Linda Villumsen second, and Reta Trotman third
Last week I posted videos from the Aussie ITT and Crit Champs, and on Saturday it was the final race in Ballarat, the road champs. SUCH a great race!