17th-20th August 2017
Norway is beautiful, and of course getting to race here is a great taster of what will happen at the World Championships – although we’re down in the south-east for the Ladies Tour of Norway.
It’s a lovely race, and the fourth year is part of the Women’s WorldTour – and the last parts of the road race stages are live too!
In Norway, it will be broadcast on mainstream TV, and for North America it’s streamed on FloCycling – but for everyone else, we can watch live on the UCI YouTube – here are the links:
- Stage 1, Friday 18th August, from 16:40 CEST (3:40pm UK BST; 10:40am USA EST; 00:40 Aus AEST)
- Stage 2, Saturday 19th August, from 16:40 CEST (3:40pm BST; 10:40am EST; 00:40 AEST)
- Stage 3, Sunday 20th August, from 13:30 CEST (12:30am BST, 7:30am EST, 9:30pm AEST)
Of course, the Prologue isn’t streamed, and you can find the full programme, in European CEST, here. We can follow all the race on twitter, with the #LToN17 and #UCIWWT hashtags, and with the race twitter too.
There’s lots of information on the excellent race website, as well as on their instagram and youtube – and find out how the Moberg family are behind this race!
This week Sarah makes a foolish promise as we try to cover all of the rest of the 2016 Olympic racing and the various other races that took place since we last spoke. There’s the Olympic time trial, the track racing, the bmx, the mtb along with the Route de France, the Ladies Tour of Norway and the Open de Suede Vargarda. It’s a huge amount of racing and there’s a whole bunch of other stuff in there too. Brace yourselves for all the results that are fit to print (i.e. podcast). (1:23:21 MIN / 76.32 MB)
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Things we talked about this week included…
Photos from the Olympic MTB, on Pinkbike. Highlights of the MTB, and of Mariana Pajón winning the BMX:
The Team Time Trial
The Crescent Vårgårda Road Race
Want to see the full race coverage? It’s here – Part 1 and Part 2
Hi everyone! Did you know that Sarah went to Norway? She survived the trolls, swam in a fjord and invaded Sweden; it was a busy weekend for her. Also there was a bike race there! In addition, we finish recapping the Route de France and then talk excitedly about some new developments from the UCI for 2016. And to top it all off we invent a new game called “But what does it mean for the Olympics?” – the first edition is all about Team USA. (1:20:03 MIN / 76.86 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing
Videos on the website, and photos on the race facebook. Full results – and race reports on Wiggle Honda, Stage 5 and Stage 6.
The 350 Crit highlights
Photos from the race and Velofocus, and full results.
The full hour-long video from Saturday is here, and hour from Sunday here, and highlights from the two days of racing:
It’s been a wonderful year for live women’s racing, and after Energiewacht Tour in Spring, we now have our second stage race that is streaming live, no geo-restrictions.
The Ladies Tour of Norway may only have been raced for the first time last year, but it burst onto the scene with excellent social media, great video and a really fun, hard race. This year’s racing starts today with a city crit in Halden, then 15th-16th August is the stage race, and we’ll all be able to watch the last hour of each day!
The broadcasting timetable is here – all times are in European CEST (so UK BST +1, North American EST +6, and Aussie AEST – 8 (so when the stream starts at 16:15 CEST, that’s 3:15pm BST, 10:15am EST and 00:15 AEST). It’ll be streamed on Procycling.no (possibly Norway only) and the UCI website., and on the race youtube too.
If you want to follow the action until the streams start, of course there’s twitter! The race twitter is one of the best, and the official hashtag is #LToN2015. I’ve updated my live-tweeter list, and I’ll be out there too, thanks to team Hitec Products, tweeting as @_pigeons_. Feminin Magazine will be there too for some great in-depth coverage.
There’s tons more information on the race website, and previews on Velofocus and Velorooms – hope you love this one, it’s very special.
Christina Siggaard is a 20-year-old Danish cyclist, who came third in the 2011 Junior Road World Championships, and 7th in the Junior ITT Worlds the following year, and after two years on Scandinavian teams, has just signed to British-based UCI team Matrix Pro Cycling. We talked about how 2014 was not a good year for her, with big team problems that ended up with both her parents working for the riders – but she’s not bitter about it, has learned all kinds of lessons from the experience, and is looking forward to moving forward. Including how she got into bike riding, what the cycling scene in Denmark is like, her favourite kinds of racing, her first team camp with Matrix, and much more. (29:00 MIN / 27.84 MB)
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Here’s Christina coming third in Junior Worlds in Copenhagen (full race video, in Spanish) and I’ve got videos from more of the races we talked about – the Ladies Tour of Norway
More videos from Norway in this post, and the 2013 Rás na mBan highlights, where Christina won the final stage and came fourth overall
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It’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded (sorry, but sometimes we need to take a week off, catch our breath and regroup to get through to the end of the season – think of it like us having a rest day in the middle of the grand tour that is the season). Anyway, we catch up on ALL the racing since last time we spoke which includes the Ladies Tour of Norway, Vårgårda World Cups – Team Time Trial and Road Race, the last of this year’s MTB World Cups in Méribel, and even the Tour of the King Valley in the Australian National Road Series. We also discuss how far we’ve come in the last couple of years with improved video coverage and how that results in shifting our expectations from races (in a good way), and so much other stuff. It’s an amazing episode and it’s here for you to enjoy right now! (1:32:42 MIN / 89.00 MB)
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Links to things we saw around the web this week