Videos from the 2015 women’s cycling national road championships

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…

Belgium

Videos from Sporza – 20 mins highlights and post-race interview with winner Jolien D’hoore (scroll down) and a tiny Wiggle Honda video

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Canada

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Watch the 2015 USA National Road Championships LIVE!

While the European cycling world runs their National Championships over the same pre-Tour de France & Giro Rosa weekend (this year 25th-28th June), in the USA they’re earlier, which works so well in the women’s cycling calendar – post California, pre-Gatineau and the Philadelphia World Cup.  And because the USA loves us cycling fans, the road races are streamed live!

The USA Road Championships are in Chattanooga, Tennessee this year from 23rd-25th May, and include the road race & ITT for professional women, men and paracyclists.  The women’s able-bodied road race is on Monday 25th May, at 9am North American EDT (2pm UK BST; 15:00 Euro CEST; 11pm Aussie AEST) and we can watch it live (and archived) on the USA Cycling Youtube:

You can also follow on twitter with USA Cycling, and the #USPro hashtag, and there are more details of all the other races and the courses on the competition website.   The able-bodied and para-cycling ITTs and the para road races won’t be shown live this year, but use the livetiming, and twitter to follow them too.  And of course, I’ll round up everything I see from the races after the weekend.  The women’s road race is always super-exciting, attacking racing, so tune in!

Videos from various 2015 National Cyclocross Championships

This weekend was all ‘cross all the time (well…  except in the USA, where mud?  Roots?  Local politics? stopped the Nationals…) and because I love you, here’s what video I’ve found – with how to watch that postponed American Champs live.  UPDATE!  Now with videos from the British and German champs…

Belgium

Video of the u23 men and the elite women

And here’s a post-race video interview with the winner (again) Sanne Cant (click on the box with the triangle at the bottom)

Short highlights clip that’s geo-restricted to Belgium on het Nieuwsblad’s site (want to watch?  See below).  Race report and results on Cyclingnews; Report and photos on Cyclocrossrider.com.

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France

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Sarah interviews…. Rochelle Gilmore – Podcast 2015, episode 2

Podcast interview logoIt’s definitely all about Australia in the women’s road cycling world right now – we’ve had the Bay Crits, the first road race of 2015 which was super-exciting road racing, won by Wiggle Honda’s Chloe Hosking; then straight into the Australian National Road Championships; and now we’ve had an announcement of Wiggle Honda owner Rochelle Gilmore’s latest venture,  the High5 Dream Team, a brand new Australian domestic team that will provide development and support for Aussie women to get to Europe.  It’s been a crazy-busy month for Gilmore, as on top of all this she’s been commentating the Bay Crits and RoadNats for Channel 9 and Fox Sport – but she took time out of her busy week to talk to me about all of this and a lot more, including a very ambitious goal for the first UCI-level race of the season…

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For those of you who prefer to read your articles rather than listen to them, there’s a transcript of this interview over on Podium Café.

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Find out more about Rochelle on her website, and you should be following her twitter too.  In the summer, I interviewed Rochelle for ProCycling Magazine‘s Review of 2014 issue, which is available from online magazine stores (it’s the one with Vincenzo Nibali on the cover).

There’s a lot of information about the High5 Dream Team on their website, and make sure you’re following them on facebook, twitter and youtube.  Here’s their press release and their first video:

The first races you’ll see them in are the Santos Tour Down Under on 17-20 Janaury the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on 31st January and then the National Road Series from March.

Wiggle Honda has their website, of course, as well as their facebook and twitter, and all their great team videos are on their youtube.  All the videos I’ve found from the Bay Crits are collected in this post – and the videos from the Road Champs, including Dr Kimbers Wells winning the Crit Champs, and how to follow the Road Race, are in here – but here’s her moment

I’m able to do these interviews thanks to the generosity of my Patreon supporters – thank you so much, I really, really appreciate you.

Videos from the 2015 Australian (& Kiwi!) #RoadNats

Right now it’s the 2015 Australian National Road Championships – the #RoadNats – and we’re 2 races in, with just the road races to come on Saturday 10th January for the women and Sunday 11th January for the men.  But we have video already – here’s what’s happened so far – and I’ll update this post as I see more throughout the weekend.  The good news for Aussies is that there will be tv coverage (schedule here) – the bad news is that the women’s race isn’t shown live, and will only have v short highlights in the middle of the Aussie night, and not online….

Crit Champs

The Criterium Champs kick off the RoadNats, and because the road race course is always, always hilly, this is the only jersey the sprinters can get, so they go hard.  Hell, they’re Aussies, it’s always “go hard or go home”!

Here’s a video preview of the course, by Peta Mullens – and here’s 45 mins of tv highlights, with the u23, women’s and men’s races:

Or if you want a very short clip…

Full results here – and photos from the race on Peloton Café.

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Sarah Interviews…. Sabrina Stultiens – Podcast 2015, episode 1

Podcast interview logoIn 2014, Sabrina Stultiens came back from a knee injury to win both the European u23 Road and Cyclocross Championships, and she’s gone on the get her first CX World Cup podium place, coming second in the exhilarating Koksijde race, one of the Monuments of cyclocross, and winning her first big race, the Zilvermeercross in Mol.  But her season’s not over yet – on Sunday next week she races the Netherlands National Championships, before going all out for Worlds.  I talked to her about all of this, her tactics for trying to beat Marianne Vos, moving from Rabobank to Liv-Plantur on the road for 2015, and the differences between racing the disciplines. (29:28 MIN / 28.28 MB)

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Edit:  I got confused abut dates and thought Nationals was this weekend rather than 11th January – sorry Sabrina!

You can find out more about Sabrina on her website and facebook athlete page, and follow her on her twitter and instagram.  The new website for Liv-Plantur will be up next week, which will have more information about her too.

If you want to watch the races we talked about, here’s a short clip of Sabrina winning the Zilvermeercross in Mol. and an interview with her there.   There are photos of her winning the 2014 European u23 Cyclocross Championships here. – and a photo of her winning the 2014 European u23 Road Championships after Elena Cecchini celebrated too soon.

UPDATE!  Since I interviewed her, Sabrina won her first race of 2015 – the Soudal Classics Leuven – here are the video highlights.

We’re lucky enough to have the full World Cups streamed – thank you so much, UCI!  Here’s the highlights of Koksijde – and all the other Koksijde videos and photos are here.

Videos from last weekend’s Heusden-Zolder World Cup are here, and from Namur here.

Thank you so much to all my Patreon supporters who fund me to do these interviews – I couldn’t do it without you, and appreciate you endlessly!

This week’s racing videos – Essen & Namur cyclocross, and Aussie track

So much racing, so much fun – and the next fortnight will be full of muddy winter CX excitement.  The weekend kicked off in Essen for the 5th round of the 2014/15 bpost bank trofee, the GP Rouwmoer.  Here’s the short Sporza highlights video – and there are the usual lovely photos on cyclephotos.co.uk.

Full results on the race website, more photos of all the Essen races, race report on Cyclingnews, and a race report with a few photos on CX Magazine’s site.

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Then Sunday, and on of the most gorgeous courses in cyclocross, the Namur World Cup.  Oh, it’s beautiful, and oh it’s tough – all sharp climbs, steep descents and an off-camber section that’s just brutal.  Thanks to the UCI, we can watch the full race replay video – but I do caveat that the technical side was a bit wonky, so we don’t have any of the course noise, or atmosphere.  It may be geo-restricted in some countries – if it is for you, try Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK and refresh (turn your tunnelbear off as soon as the stream’s running, to save your allocation).  Here’s the highlights video, with an interview with the winner, Kateřina Nash:

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