This week we catch up on the opening races of the classics season. The Omloops (het Nieuwsblad and van het Hageland aka Tielt-Winge), and Le Samyn des Dames. It’s been a great opening to European racing with diverse pelotons and results! There’s a lot to unpack and enjoy, there’s also track racing to catch up on and some other news from around the traps. Remember to park for a clean getaway and then settle in for a hell of a listen. (1:32:02 MIN / 84.26 MB)
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Things we talked about this week included
This week’s racing
Videos and media from the Omloop het Nieuwsblad and the Omloop van het Hageland
Le Samyn des Dames
It’s an amazing week of women’s cycling, and it’s also International Women’s Day so we celebrate by recapping the big races of the week Le Samyn and Strade Bianche. Lots of jokes and hilariousness along the way (and no “Dutch Style Racing” this week). With apologies in advance to the Swedes in the audience, we do love you, honest. (1:05:21 MIN / 62.74 MB)
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This week’s racing
Sporza video of the excellent long sprint
Race report on Cycling Tips and photos from Velofocus – Emma Johansson’s post-race blog and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio – and reports from Boels-Dolmans, ORICA-AIS, Wiggle Honda, Bigla and Rabo-Liv.
Video previews from before the race in this post. 12 minutes post-race tv highlights, and Voxwomen’s video interview with winner Megan Guarnier
Mini videos of Loren Rowney & Elena Cecchini, Elisa Longo Borghini & Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Trixi Worrack and Alena Amialiusik (love Worrack’s oops moment) talking about what it was like to race.
UPDATE! More videos
Hello everyone! This week Sarah and I talk about the results of Le Samyn, Hageland, the Drenthe world cup series, and the coverage that goes with it – including the new commitment from the UCI to a quicker turnaround on race footage and a race highlights package with commentary from Ant McCrossan and Rochelle Gilmore. We also talk about Clara Hughes and her big ride around Canada in support of awareness for mental health issues and that Ina-Yoko Teutenberg will be joining her for some of this 12,000 kilometre, continent-spanning expedition. We also discuss how much fun it is to bicker (and how good we are at it) along with a whole lot more stuff as well!! Strap yourselves in, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy the shenanigans! (59:42 MIN / 57.40 MB)
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Things we talked about this week include…
Le Samyn – full results – photos – ORICA race report & photos
Omloop van het Hageland – results – photos – ORICA report & photos
Lex Albrecht won the Tour de Murrieta
Here’s Sarah’s guide to watching the Ronde van Drenthe, which includes the UCI trailer for the Road World Cup – and her interview with Annemiek van Vleuten about the race, on Podium Café.
And here’s the UCI trailer for the MTB World Cup:
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.
Hello everyone! This week Sarah tells us all about how cold it was at the Omloop, we celebrate the fact that the Giro Donne is definitely going ahead, we discuss uses for frozen eyeballs and also what happened at Le Samyn. We also crack some jokes. And don’t forget to make sure you complete the UCI survey. (47:25 MIN / 45.52 MB)
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