Podcast 2017 Episode 26 – A Finn for the Finish

This week we cover the results from Sweden with the Vargarda Team Time Trial, and the Road Race. We also have an interesting diversion into how the calendar shift of this race has changed the way it’s raced and the results. Ella CyclingTips this week had a really interesting interview with Leah Thorvilson, the Canyon-SRAM rider who was the winner of last year’s Zwift Academy. We discuss that interview and the broader impact of Zwift Academy on the sport, especially interesting as the second year of the program is due to start in September. As always, lots more fun, laughter and Australian weather updates included! (47:28 MIN / 43.50 MB)

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Podcast 2017 Episode 19 – Always Ad Lib Improv

This week Sarah and Dan recap the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour held in the United Kingdom, reviewing each of the stages and exploring some of the more surprising results. Along the way they accidentally reveal which one of them is the REAL comic book geek (you won’t be surprised when you hear who it is!) and of course, take some time to wrap up the other things that they’ve seen around the way over the past week. (1:00:04 MIN / 55.00 MB)

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Things we saw this week

OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Stage 1 Highlights, Videos and more.

Stage 2 Highlights, Videos and more.

Stage 3 Highlights, Videos and more.

Stage 4 Highlights, Videos and more.

Stage 5 Highlights, Videos and more.

Other things

Here’s the link to the Ella CyclingTips article about power output in the women’s peloton that Dan found both interesting and annoying, and that Sarah found mostly annoying.

And just in case you needed it, here’s the link to CQ Ranking’s current rankings for the women.

Podcast 2016 Episode 22 – Love a Friday Evening Prologue

Podcast logoWe’re halfway through the 2016 Giro Rosa and the racing has been awesome. There’s been some really interesting results and some very interesting team tactics. We break down the prologue and the first four stages in this episode and then we take a look at the mountain bike world championships and the latest news about Olympic team selections from various countries. There’s some great team announcements and there are several challenges going on in different jurisdictions as well. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy. (1:21:40 MIN / 74.78 MB)

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Check out the links, news, and videos we saw from the last week in women’s cycling

Things we talked about this week

This week’s racing

Giro Rosa 2016

Videos, photos and reports from….

And why it takes place at the same time as the Tour de France – and how to follow the rest of the race

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The 2016 Cross Country MTB World Cup

Videos, photos and other media from the XCo races – and from the Elimination and Relay

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More things we saw this week

Video about the 2016 Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, last month

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Podcast 2014 Episode 32 – Now With Added Merchandise

Podcast logo Hello cycling fans! This week’s episode Sarah and Dan are all La Course and La Awesome! Basically they’re a little bit excited about the racing, how it played out and all the amazing video and media and blogs and pictures and other things to come out of it. It’s fair to say they thought it was great. In addition to La Course, there’s some discussion of Emma Pooley’s imminent retirement from the sport (sad face) and there’s also a little bit of MTB, Commonwealth Games and BMX news to go around. We talk about one of the most interesting crowdfunding initiatives we’ve seen in the cycling space for a long time (and how you can help!), and what we think its chances of succeeding are. Also, speaking of success, we have a pretty exciting announcement of our own to make about the future of everything (but most specifically about the future of us, here, together, right now). Intrigued? You better be! (1:09:43 MIN / 65.37 MB)

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SPOILERS: THE SPECIAL BIG SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT IS TOTALLY GIVEN AWAY RIGHT HERE!!!!

We’ve got a new line of merchandise-y sort of things including (but not limited to!) stickers, cards, tshirts, cushions(!), phone covers, iPad covers and tote bags, all available via the site Redbubble:

Sometimes someone is just so dominating in a race it defies belief. Sometimes a whole team is so dominant it’s hard to find the words to describe it. That’s why we’ve found the words for you. When you need to explain that you really did just go “Stompity stompity stomp” all over the peloton.

Stompity Stompity Stomp

Sometimes Dan’s a little overwhelmed by all that’s happening in the world of women’s cycling. Sometimes he’s a little overwhelmed by the refusal of races to show footage (Flèche Wallonne, we’re looking at you here!). Sometimes he’s just thirsty, but a lot of the time he’s in need of more whisky. Now you can toast along too.

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If you’ve ever heard our podcast, you know that Sarah loves to repeat our URL with a certain relish. Now you can always be reminded of where to get your pro women’s cycling fix!

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If you know Sarah at all, you know she only has room in her heart for one rider and that rider is “ALL OF THEM!!!!”

This design celebrates Sarah’s inspiring capacity for love.

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Dan was shocked to learn that women aren’t the only people who race bikes. Obviously men’s racing just hasn’t got to the level where it’s interesting enough to catch his attention yet.

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Podcast 2014 Episode 26 – One of Us Has DanFlu

The-Unofficial,-Unsanctioned-Women's-UCI-Cycling-ShowHi everyone! This week Dan’s sick and Sarah’s full of sympathy while we discuss the European National Championships weekend (which was full of doubles and triples and other amazing feats of cycling prowess). We also preview the Giro Rosa, the biggest stage race on the women’s calendar. We go through each of the stages analysing the route and discussing possible race scenarios. We do our best to highlight the most exciting bits of the race for you, which turned out to be really easy because the answer is that all of it is the most exciting bit! Seriously though, we highlight GC contenders like last year’s winner Mara Abbott and the indomitable Marianne Vos, but we also look at why they may not take out overall honours as there are several stages this year that under the right conditions will give big opportunities to other teams and riders to take out stage racing glory. Get ready to get excited (or to get the flu)! (1:18:12 MIN / 75.08 MB)

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Links to everything we talked about this week – and a lot we didn’t get to

Last week’s racing – National Championships

So much we loved!  Sarah has collections of the videos she’s found – the ITT Championships and the Road Races

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Non-Giro miscellany

We loved this advert – #LikeAGirl from Always

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Podcast 2014 Episode 11 – Ronde van Amazing

Podcast logoWe wrap up the Ronde van Vlaanderen, talk about the Redlands Classic in the US (and how it’s not that fucking hard to provide some race footage!). We review a lot of blogs and videos we’ve seen through the week including ride blogs from Chloe Hosking, Gracie Elvin and Emma Johansson, and a great video from Matrix Vulpine. There’s also a great video from Caroline Buchanan and some more blogs from Anika Todd, Accidento Bizarro and a completely left-field shout-out to our mate Laura Moo. We quickly glance ahead to Energiewacht Tour and wonder where in the world the Tour of Thailand is (we’re pretty sure it’s in Thailand actually, but haven’t been able to confirm this online). Enjoy! (1:04:07 MIN / 61.55 MB)

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This week’s women’s cycling links

We really loved Accidento Bizarro’s blog on  how harassment can be just like riding a bike – it’s a great analogy, and she always write really well, you should definitely read it.

And once you’ve read that – read this!  Chloe Hosking‘s profile of all-round superstar, bike genius and our heroine, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

This week’s racing

Ronde van Vlaanderen

What does Marianne Vos do when she isn’t racing?  Support the team, of course!

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Social Media Jersey Winners, Rewards and dammit maths is hard!

Hey there sexy people. I say sexy, because you’ve all contributed to creating the coolest and soon to be most-universally significant prize in cycling history. Well done to you all, through your promotion of our fundraising and competition you’ve helped us to raise over $3500 US to give back to a host of very deserving riders.

Basically you’re fucking awesome. So thanks!

In the end we had 30 nominees from our three races and a HEAP of cool blog posts, tweets, facebook updates, pictures and other social media stuff to wrap our heads around. Once the voting took off, it really took off. We had something like 4000 million votes on the first day. In the end I think everyone on earth voted at least twice. Or I’m making those stats up and the real number is more like 4605 (it actually is 4605). Point is, it was great and we had a lot of fun. We hope you did too. But the very best part is that we raised enough money to be able to award 11 prizes this year, which is really fucking cool.

Just to keep things tantalising (and to piss you off if you’re using an RSS reader) I’m going to announce our winners after the jump.

The 2012 (and first ever) Unofficial, Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey winner is…

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