Hi everybody! This week Sarah and I recap the highlights and tragedies of the Omloop. We also ambitiously try to (kinda) follow Le Samyn semi-live while we record. We talk about the Track World Championships, including stellar performances from Kelly Druyts, Amy Cure, Sarah Hammer and more. We talk about Richmond worlds and a whole bunch of awards of the film type and other types as well! We get into a weird conversation about US state capitals and Sarah baselessly accuses Dan of lying, so of course Dan responds by accusing Sarah of lying about lying. See if you can spot who is telling the truth. Oh, and for those wondering, the Capital of Delaware is Dover, although Dan claims partial credit because there is actually a Wilmington in Delaware.(1:12:32 MIN / 69.64 MB)
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Things we talked about included…
Some videos from the women’s Omloop: two and half minutes each from Belgian news channel AVS which includes Lizzie Armitstead talking in English and Emma Johansson in Dutch – and from Focus WTV – and a minute on Sporza. All of them feature interviews with Amy Pieters. Please click through to show them all we love women’s racing!
and here’s a video featuring small team Isorex ladies, including Basque rider Irene San Sebastian, who came 11th.
It’s been a a great couple of days from the Track World Champs in Cali, with all kinds of action – and it’s been strangely affected by the weather. Track riders are usually in these very tightly controlled environments, with perfect heat and humidity, but the Cali velodrome has a roof, but no walls, so there have been issues with wind that riders will never usually have to deal with.
I’ve got a collection of videos and links from the women’s scratch race, team sprint, team pursuit and 500m – and remember, if you want to watch the next three days live, here’s my guide.
I’m starting with my favourite race so far, and the first medal race of Worlds, the women’s scratch:
Here’s the hour-long video of today’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup. A superb race, in horrible conditions – and the full results are on the race website.
EDIT! Here’s the 5-minutes UCI highlights video in English, commentated by the lovely Ben Atkins, who you usually find writing for Velonation:
EDIT! Here’s 12-minutes of the race, narrated by David Harmon, after 12 mins highlights of the Ronde van Drenthe World Cup round as well:
Another Edit! Elisa answered some questions about the race for me on Podium Café – click through here, and there are a lot of other videos I’ve seen this week there too, and things other people have seen in the comments.
And here’s a 2-minute Sporza clip from the other big race today, Gent-Wevelgem. If I see anything else, I’ll post it, but please click through to that and show Sporza that we’d like to see more! The full results are here.
EDIT! 15 mins of Gent-Wevelgem video (Dutch)
I wrote a race report of both of these races, and you can read that on Total Women’s Cycling