Sarah talked to the 2011 and 2012 Junior Road World Champion Lucy Garner, about the challenges of moving from the junior ranks to the elite, racing with Liv-Shimano, getting competitive with her little sister Grace – and especially about what she’s feeling about the Friends Life Women’s Tour next week. Stage 2 will go right past her house, so make sure you keep an eye out for all her friends and family! ( 20:46 MIN / 19.94 MB)
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There’ll be a transcript of the interview at some point – watch this space!
You can find out more about Lucy by following her twitter, and checking out her profile and interview at Liv-Shimano. Make sure you follow their twitter too, for updates on her progress. Here’s her profile video
and a lovely video profile of her from last year, talking about how she got into racing and what it means to her
Here’s the video of her winning Stage 1 of last year’s Tour of ChongMing Island stage race (if you click through, you’ll find the videos from the other stages, which include her, too)
And more videos of her in action – coming second in the Molecaten Drentse 8, and third in the Dwars door de Westhoek and in the GP Dottignies this year, an hour or so video of the 2011 Junior Road World Championships, and talking at the press conference after winning the 2012 Junior Worlds.
And to find out more about Grace’s Junior Omloop van Borsele stage race, where she won every stage, head to the race website, and their galleries of photos and videos (look for junior vrouwen!)
It’s been a week of exciting racing at the Ronde van Drenthe, and after the Road World Cup, you’d forgive riders for taking it slowly…. but no! The women’s peloton don’t think like that! Yesterday was the Novilon Eurocup, which ended up in a small group and a battle between the sprinters and escape artists.
I wish I could have seen that live, because I’m imagining Kirsten Wild chasing down every break, just like she did in the Tour of Qatar.
Full results – and Velofocus has some really great photos. I especially like his ‘backstage’ shots, and how happy the whole Liv-Shimano team look. That’s been one thing about all these Drenthe races – all the winners crediting and thanking and loving their team, and that makes me smile, every time.
It’s official! The season has started! The Ladies Tour of Qatar is now over and so we talk racing, deserts, camels, worlds in 2016 and heaps of interviews and stories we’ve seen around in the last week or so. Dan accidentally makes a very dirty camel joke, which he admits is actually better than the drinking joke that he was actually trying to make. We also talk about mental health, politics and whether it’s possible to write a book of the entire cycling season in the style of The Odyssey. So basically it’s exactly like every other podcast, except with normal levels of swearing restored! Enjoy! (1:07:11 MIN / 64.50 MB)
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Things we talked about included…
I love 2014 so far! This week we’ve had the first national Road cycling championships of the year, in New Zealand and Australia, a load of National Cyclocross Championships across the world, and other interesting things – and today it’s been the team launches for Rabobank-Liv and Giant-Shimano (the team formerly known as Argos) so there’s a ton of videos, photos and links to share with you. Read on below, and add anything you’ve seen and liked in the comments.
The first national road race title of the year went to Rushlee Buchanan, in her first race for brand-new women’s team United Healthcare, with Wiggle Honda‘s Linda Villumsen second, and Reta Trotman third
Last week I posted videos from the Aussie ITT and Crit Champs, and on Saturday it was the final race in Ballarat, the road champs. SUCH a great race!