There’s been SO MUCH racing this last week, all over the world, in so many disciplines.
On the road we had the Cresent Vårgårda World Cup in Sweden, the USA Pro Challenge and the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley in Australia. In MTB it was the Four Cross World Championships and the final rounds of the MTB World Cups in Val di Sole. And over in Kazakhstan it was the Junior Track World Championships – and there’s (so much!) video, photos & news about all of it. Grab a coffee/fire up the trainer/open a beer etc, and get ready for some really great cycling!
Let’s start with the World Cups, move through the World Championships and then hit the stage racing…
The road race on Sunday was in beautiful sunshine, and a new-ish course. You can watch the full race replay here on the UCI Youtube, and there are highlights and team videos below:
This week we talk up a storm about the Ride London GP, the Route de France, Tour of Utah women’s race and a whole heap of mountain biking, BMX stuff, blogs, videos and… (much to his dismay) Dan’s love life. In Dan’s own words, this is our worst podcast ever (Sarah disagrees, she thinks it’s Brilliant!). And, as always, don’t forget to check out the veritable treasure trove of links, videos and things to look at below! (1:05:59 MIN / 63.35 MB)
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We love this blog by Chloe Hosking, on dealing with disappointment at the Commonwealth Games – every time she writes a blog we think “best blog ever”, and then she does it again!
This week’s racing
2014 Junior Track World Championships
- All the results – and reports on the UCI site from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.
- Australia’s Macey Stweart came away with three golds – here’s a Cycling Australia profile of her just before the Worlds
Hi everyone! This week Sarah and I catch up on the Route de France, Junior Track Worlds in Glasgow and the Mont Sainte-Anne MTB World Cup races. I find out Sarah’s been seeing other podcasts behind my back and we argue about the podcast pre-nup. This may result in lawyers at 20 paces before it’s all said and done (depending on who can afford the best/most lawyers). We also talk about a whole bunch of interesting and cool things, from the SBS Cycling Central episode on women’s cycling through to the latest in transfer and stagiaire news. It’s another cracking episode with something for everyone. (1:28:53 MIN / 85.33 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
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I always love the Junior Track World Championships, because it’s not only the chance to spot stars of the future, but it’s also great to watch the young riders learning and developing – and their huge emotion when they win, and realise that all that hard work over the years has paid off. It’s lovely!
This year’s Track World Champs were shown live, so if you missed them, here are the videos – highlights shows and the full sessions – and I’ve put in the timings for the full races, if you want to find your favourites.
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.
This week Sarah and I discuss races in London and France (along with some others). Then I fail at live-ish Twitter searching and we discuss a whole bunch of ways in which you can help make the sport better. It’s good news everybody! (Also don’t forget to check all the links below, especially the things we forgot to mention in the podcast, particularly the links to live coverage of the junior track worlds!). (59:39 MIN / 57.27 MB)
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