Videos and links – Bay Crits, Aussie Road Champs, new kits & more

It’s time for another miscellany of women’s cycling videos, links and stuff I’ve liked in the last couple of weeks – starting with road racing in the Australian sunshine…

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, aka the Bay Crits!

Stage 1

Here’s a race report from Wiggle Honda and ORICA-AIS, and Peta Mullens’ blog.  And here are Peloton Café video interviews with Vanderkitten’s Sophie Williamson.  Photos from Ride Media

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Thursday videos – and live women’s cycling this weekend

There are some fun videos around today, so here’s a collection – with some links for watching cycling live this week.

Firstly, a little UCI video about life on the road for women’s pro riders – with Katie Colclough of Specialized-lululemon and ORICA-AIS riders Jessie Maclean, Gracie Elvin, Sungeun Gu and Shara Gillow:

UPDATE!  and here is video from Stage 1 of the Route de France, won by Giorgia Bronzini ahead of Valentina Scandolara and Emma Johansson:

There’s more video, with Evie Stevens translated into French, here, and more videos, that may only be viewable from France, on Le Blog de Gwéna.

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Giro Rosa 2013 – Stage 5 videos

As predicted, Stage 5 was the stage where everything changed in the General Classification as the race hit the mountains. I wrote about the stage on Podium Café, and had a Q&A about the mountains with ORICA-AISJessie Maclean – click through and read them!

Here’s the RabosportTV video, with interviews with Roxane Knetemann, Megan Guarnier and Marianne Vos:

and here’s Amber Pierce‘s take on the stage – including tactical implications and what it’s really like in the grupetto:

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Podcast 2013 Episode 14 – Jealous!

Podcast logoWhat a week! It’s the 1 year anniversary since we started saying dumb stuff on the internet! We talk social media jersey, Tour of California, harrassment, racing and all sorts of stuff. Not to be missed!

Well sort of. As it turned out, Sarah and I recorded this week’s podcast literally about an hour before the news about the Tour of Languedoc. Anyway, that’s all turned to 147 different shades of shit, so make sure to check out Sarah’s post to try and help us work out what the fuck’s going on over there. It’s a longer episode this week but that’s only because we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Pour yourselves a strong whisky (or whiskey!) and settle in. (1:15:32 MIN / 72.16 MB)

You can stream the best 1 year old women’s cycling podcast here.

 

 

You can also load it up via your Tunes of the i over here.

Happy podcast birthday!  We’re one year old today!

Things we talked about this week

The Tour of ChongMing Island World Cup

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