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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The best team launch EVER!!!! Matrix Fitness Racing Academy 2013

I’ve been a fan of Stefan Wyman‘s women’s teams for years, and he’s one of those people I’ve “met” on the internet, and become a real friend.  He took me to the Luxembourg races and Thüringen Rundfahrt in 2011, and, less glamourously, to Stoke on Trent, so when he asked if I’d like to be involved in the 2013 Matrix Fitness Racing Academy, I jumped at the chance. I may get a bit more hyperbolic than usual, in this, so I won’t mind if you skip to the photos!

Harriet underwater

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