Watch the 2017 Road Cycling World Championships!

17th-23rd September 2017

It’s that time of year again – Road World Championships, and this time we’re in Bergen, in Norway.   I’m here to tell you how to watch the women’s races, and follow them online.

I love World Championships, and Norway is so stunning.  The racing should be hilly, and hard, and most of it will be live somewhere at least – here’s the UCI TV guide, and it will all be shown on the UCI youtube.  If some things are shown in your region but not everything, you should be able to access that, but you may need a VPN (try setting it to Canada), though there should be streams on sites like this one and this one.

Norway is in the European timezone, CEST, so 1 hour ahead of UK BST, 6 hours ahead of North American EDT, and 8 hours behind Australian AEST.

Those Youtube livestreams should stay there after the races are over, if you miss them, and there’ll be highlights on the UCI Youtube, as well as on the TV channel websites that are showing the races.

All startlists and results will be on the Tissot Timing site, either on the UCI page and on Tissot’s own above, and the entry lists and results are on the UCI site.

Tissot means we’ll have livetiming, which will be great for the time trials, and may include lap information on the road races.

If you want to follow live on twitter, the Bergen2017 account is excellent, and I’m guessing the UCI women’s cycling twitter may update us about their races?  The hashtag is #Bergen2017, and I’ll update my live racing list with people who are at the race.

You can also follow the race instagram, facebook and snapchat as Bergen 2017, and their website is fantastic.  Check out the full programme, with a ton of amazing-looking events.  And there is also a lot more information, including all the rules, on the UCI Worlds portal.

Enjoy!  I’ll be on twitter all week, if you have any questions – or ask me in the comments below.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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2017 Giro Rosa Stage 5 – the ITT. Videos, photos & more media

After the Giro Rosa Stage 1 Team Time Trial, and then the General Classification shake-ups of Stage 2 and Stage 4, Stage 5 was a 12.7km ITT.  It had a typically Giro profile, looking pretty benign, but in real life?  No flat roads have switchbacks like that!  This was going to be brutal….  and brutal was the word used in pretty much every media article/tweet after we saw the stage!

Here was Kasia Niewiadoma’s pre-race course preview:

The climbs were insane, to the point that I think the race organisers were actually trolling the riders and teams.  The videos we saw on twitter were crazy, and the photos ridiculous….  and of course, it shook up the General Classification again!

I’ve got videos, photos, results – and I’ll add more videos as I see them.  Watch the RAI highlights on this link, if you can – but if you’re not in Italy or don’t have a VPN….

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Podcast 2017 Episode 14 – The Treble

This week’s episode covers a lot of historic moments in the midst of a very dynamic 2017 season. There’s Tour of the Gila in the US and Omloop van Borsele to cover off, along with the first ever women’s edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege in all it’s conTEXT and glory. There’s some interesting articles from during the week including the latest edition of Ella’s SHE-cret Pro which seems to have stirred up a bit of controversy. In addition to which we take the time to appropriately thank the UCI for their help with making La Course more La Course-y than ever before.

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This week’s women’s cycling news, videos and links

This week’s racing

Videos, photos and more from the first ever women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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The Tour of the Gila

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Nations Cup #4 – Junior Omloop van Borsele Stage Race

Scroll down here for full results of each stage. Photos from Stage 2 and Stage 3, and videos from the finishes:

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Podcast 2016 Episode 33 – Sarah Is Not Allowed On Mountain Bikes

Podcast logoThis week we talk about all of the worlds time-trialling in Doha. The heat in Qatar showed up in full force and played havoc with the Team Time Trial. There was plenty of riders suffering from heatstroke and heat related stress which was deeply concerning. We also talk about how this impacted on the results. There’s the Junior and Elite women’s Individual Time Trials to discuss as well, with some interesting and surprising results there. Although fortunately with less dramatic heat. We catch up on the latest cyclocross and mountainbike news and round the episode out with a bit of gossip. (1:23:00 MIN / 75.99 MB)

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Things we talked about this week included

This week’s racing

2016 Road World Championships!

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Cyclocross

Sarah’s guide to watching and following the 2016/7 Cyclocross

SuperPrestige #1, Gieten

Gorgeous photos by Balint Hamvas

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IJsboerke Ladies Tophy (DVV Trophee) #1, Ronse

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2016 ITT World Championships – videos, photos and more

The 2016 Road World Championships have moved from the trade team Team Time Trial, and into the national team events, starting with the Individual Time Trials.  Two women’s races, over two days – here’s my collection of videos, photos and media from the Juniors and then the Elites.  As always, I’ll edit in more as I see it – if you see fun things I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments or on twitter.

Junior Women’s Individual Time Trial

Highlights and full race replay

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Road videos, media and more

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-21-21-37First, all my thoughts are with the family, friends, and team-mates of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died during the men’s C4-5 road race.  So tragic, and a reminder that cycling is always a dangerous sport.  Articles about his death on the BBC and the Guardian – and about the tribute to Golbarnezhad at the Closing Ceremony.

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While the Rio 2016 Track Para-Cycling was almost all broadcast live, so we got a LOT of video, the Paralympic Road Racing wasn’t, so there’s less here – but I’ve got you some video, photos, articles, tweets and more.

Unfortunately, a lot of the videos are geo-restricted – some of the Paralympics YouTube clips are only available in countries without their own TV (but it’s hard to tell, so click each one to check – sorry), and the individual TV stations and often videos on news sites are often geo-retricted to their countries.  However, you can use VPN services like Hola or Betternet, to see them (if you don’t know about VPNs, INRNG explains them)

Please forgive that fact I’ve got a lot of British-based coverage – it’s because it’s really good, and obviously because I get to see it.  I’ve got coverage from other countries when I’ve seen it, but if you’ve seen good coverage from other countries that you want to share, please do let me know, and I’ll edit it in.

First, some general links and media – the Rio 2016 Road Cycling page, including all the schedule, results, and other general information about the courses.  Overall report of the whole Paralympics road cycling on the UCI’s website.

UK-based highlights on the Channel 4 Paralympics site.  USA video highlights on Team USA‘s website, but it’s all forbidden from my UK-based server.  There are lots of video highlights of the Australian Paralympics on the 7Two YouTube, and the New Zealand Paralympians on the Attitude Live YouTube – for example this video profile of Amanda Cameron.

Day 1 – the ITTs

 

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Olympic videos – Rio 2016

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We’re eventually going to see all the Olympic bike races put up on the Olympics Youtube, but until then, here’s what we can watch from the Rio 2016 women’s cycling – road race, ITT, track, BMX and MTB, with various other bits and pieces I’ve found.

If you want to compare and contrast what happened in Rio with previous Olympics, head to the Olympic Channel, where you can search by sport, and under the Rio 2016 videos, you’ll find highlights from previous years too.

A lot of the Olympic media is geo-restricted to countries (INRNG tells you more about restrictions, and how to see things despite them), so if there’s more you want to see, do try searching with your country’s broadcaster – I’ve added the BBC links because I can see them all from the UK, but hopefully you can find them in your country too. If there’s anything you especially enjoyed, please do tell me, and I’ll edit it in.

Road

The Road Race

We kicked off with the Road Race, which was dramatic, in so many different ways  – Dan and I talked about it in our post-race podcast.  Highlights on the Olympic Channel, and on the Olympic YT:

Anna van der Breggen talks about it in this InCycle TV interview:

Full results, and more Road race media:

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