We haven’t had a flat Road World Championships since Copenhagen in 2011, so the sprinters were rubbing their hands with glee. We’d seen the Team Time Trials and the Individual Time Trials on the course, but how would the peloton take it? Find out with videos, photos, links and results from the Junior and Elite women’s road races – so exciting, and some amazing moments!
I’ll edit in more as I see it – if you have media you loved, please do let me know in the comments or on twitter.
Highlights and full race replay:
If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, click here for the final 1.5km, for a textbook sprint finish – high-speed, perfect lead-out. Keep going until the last group crosses the line, because that was a really cute moment – but whatever you do, make sure you keep watching until the slo-mo overhead, it’s perfect racing. I adore the final lead-out rider, Chiara Consonni, cheering for Elisa Balsamo’s win before she’s even crossed the line – so confident! And I really, really love the Italians singing along with the anthem:
This year’s Road Cycling National Champs weekend were the usual mix of predictable and completely un-guessable, which I love. Check out the race report collection on Ella Cycling Tips – and here’s a little collection of videos and results – and of course, if you have more that I’ve missed, please do let me know, either in the comments or on twitter, and I’ll edit them in. In alphabetical order…
Video highlights on Sporza – and this made me grin:
Little video interview with winner Kaat Hannes, after the race. Race report on Lensworld-Zannata’s website, and full results from the Road Race and ITT.
The Road Race was won by Annie Foreman-Mackey
Video interviews with second-placed Joëlle Numainville, and Leah Kirchmann in third. Elite women’s results and U23 and Junior women.
In the ITT, it was Foreman-Mackey’s The Cyclery-Opus team-mate Tara Whitten, back from really nasty head and neck injuries:
Full results from the elite women, and the U23 and junior women’s ITTs.
It’s been a great week for women’s races, with so much live racing – I feel spoiled! We’ve got videos, photos & more from the women’s Tour, the European Junior and u23 Road Championships, and the Windham cross country and downhill MTB World Cup. In chronological order…
Press conference videos with Allie Dragoo, Kendall Ryan and Sam & Skylar Schneider.
Final kilometres below – and the full stage video here
We’ve never seen a race report like Amy Cutler’s:
I’m behind right now, but if you want to catch up with who won what at this year’s Road Champs from around Europe and further afield, here are some videos…
Videos from Sporza – 20 mins highlights and post-race interview with winner Jolien D’hoore (scroll down) and a tiny Wiggle Honda video
So, we knew Specialized and lululemon were stepping back from title sponsoring, and only supporting one women’s team rather than two next year, but what was happening to the Specialized-lululemon team? Today we’ve found out, it’s it’s super-exciting, as from 2015 they’ll be Velocio-SRAM. SRAM are of course a very famous cycling brand, but Velocio.cc are really exciting in a different way – it’s team boss Kristy Scrymgeour‘s own clothing company. And I’m very excited about getting to see the 2015 kit – and to be able to buy it!
They’ve got a special introductory price on the team kit bundle – click through to their new team shops for women and for men. Here’s the kit…
…and here’s who’ll be wearing it – fantastic line-up, with super-climber Alena Amialiusik, up-and-coming Italian sprinter Barbara Guarischi, and Junior ITT World Champion Mieke Kröger joining double World Champion Lisa Brennauer, attack-queens Tiffany Cromwell and Trixi Worrack, and fun riders Elise Delzenne, Karol-Ann Canuel, Tayler Wiles and Loren Rowney. Read all about it!
It’s been a week of worldly indulgences and this week’s podcast is no exception, hell we’re barely a minute into things before Dan’s invoking our theoretical lawyers and claiming indemnities! Anyway, this week we recap the women’s trade team TTT, the junior women’s ITT, the Elite women’s ITT (where Dan rather belligerently changed the results and history to suit his preferred view of the race – also Sarah sounds her “Smugness Alert”) AND we preview the Road Race! Also there’s some complicated polemica-y stuff which is important but hard to talk about, so of course we discuss that. We also talk about how sometimes these harder stories don’t get reported much in the press, possibly because they’re so complex and there’s a lot of stuff you can’t explain easily or quickly. On top of all of that we have the latest transfer news and the week wouldn’t possibly be complete without a bonus survey, so we’ve put that in too! (1:17:42 MIN / 74.6 MB)
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This week’s links and videos
All the videos from…
Sarah especially loves this one – Lisa Brennauer‘s response on realising she’s won
Here’s that VeloNews report about Solovey, which we found bizarre.
Looking ahead to the Road Race on Saturday, here’s who Cyclingnews think we should watch out for