There’s been a heap of racing this week, with the focus firmly in North America. Racing from Canada with the Gatineau races and then the next race of the Women’s World Tour in the Philadelphia Classic. There’s downhill mountainbike racing in Fort William, Scotland. And of course we’ve got some classic Belgian racing to round out the portfolio! Strap yourselves in and enjoy! (1:22:26 MIN / 75.47 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing
Videos and media from the Keukens van Lommel Ladies Classic and Philadelphia Classic in here – Videos and media from the Fort William Downhill MTB World Cup in this post – and all three have the complete race replays, as well as highlights! If you only watch 1 video, watch this:
Photo gallery on Canadian Cyclist Magazine – and video interviews with second-placed Joëlle Numainville, and third-placed Leah Kirchmann:
Wow, what a Sunday of bike racing! THREE women’s cycling races streamed and two of them road. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you missed any of it – so here are videos and other media I’ve found from the race. As always, if there’s anything I’ve missed, please do tell me in the comments, or on twitter, and I’ll add it in.
Round 9 of the Women’s WorldTour, and it’s the last of the races outside of Europe, and the end of the mini North American UCI season.
Here’s the full race replay – and the last lap – and highlights video from the UCI:
Sunday 5th June 2016
Get ready for an amazing Sunday of women’s bike racing! We’ve got iconic courses in downhill MTB and road, and a brand-new Belgian Classic, and it’s going to be wonderful. I’ll tell you how to watch them all live, in chronological order…
I love Belgian races and their multiple names! This is Round 6 of the Lotto Cycling Cup, a series of tough races around the country, and even they call it about 3 different names! It’s a looping course, pretty much flat, two 29k laps, 6 6.9km laps and then one of 4km, and it’ll include riders like Marianne Vos and Jolien D’hoore, and I’m really excited about the Lotto Cup’s steaming! This will be on RTV.be here, from 15:00 CEST/ 2pm BST/ 11am AEST/ 9am EDT – and you can also follow via the Lotto Cycling Cup twitter and the #KVLLC hashtag. Draft startlist on Cycling Fever.
This is going to be the most amazing race. Downhill is always full of adrenaline, in breath-taking surroundings, with fantastic fans – and for us at home, there’s always tons of media.
Hi team! Dan’s been sick so this week we catch up on heaps of racing all over the planet, from China to Europe to North America. Along the way we explain some Aussie colloquialisms and have quite a bit of fun. It’s fair to say that we get pretty excited about the upcoming weekend of racing and well, everything really. (1:08:50 MIN / 66.1 MB)
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Things we talked about
This week’s racing (SO much to watch!)
Tour of Zhoushan Island
No media from this one – but big congratulations to winner Lauren Kitchen!
Photos from Boels Rental and ORICA-AIS, full results
Sunday 7th June is going to be fantastic for women’s cycling fans, with two explosive, beautiful races, at the highest level of road and downhill MTB – the Fort William DH World Cup in Scotland, and in the USA, round 6 of the 2015 women’s road World Cup, the Philadelphia Classic, and best of all? They’re LIVE!
The elite finals are on Sunday 7th, and the wonderful Red Bull Bike are streaming the women’s and men’s races here on Red Bull TV, from 2.30pm UK BST (15:30 Euro CEST, 9:30am N American EDT; 11:3opm Australian AEST). If you’re new to MTB, it’s the perfect introduction, Rob Warner‘s commentary combines an encyclopaedic (& first hand!) knowledge with infectious enthusiasm for the sport, it’s very easy to pick up and in the most fantastic scenery. If you miss it live, you can watch the archive there too, and there are lots of ways to follow the action of the practice and qualifications too.
Ok team, it’s another big week in podcast HQ. First off the wonderful Kathryn Bertine drops by to talk all things documentarian, cycling, Olympics and general awesome with us. Personal favourites are when she talks about some of the work she’s been doing in St Kitts and Nevis to help provide opportunities for young aspiring cyclists to get support, training and equipment; and also later when I put her on the spot by asking if all this experience in actually doing something that helps cycling might mean she’d be interested in taking a run at the UCI Presidency. In addition to Kathryn, we cover the Philly Classic race and Durango-Durango before peeking ahead at the start of the Emakumeen Bira. And what podcast is complete without a proper rant? So I (Dan) go on a bit of spree about how I don’t care how good Cookson is, he’s still not different enough to McQuaid. Of course it sounds better with all the swearwords left in so you should click below to listen to it in all its glory! (1:23:09 MIN / 79.82 MB)
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Things we talked about this week – Kathryn Bertine and Half The Road
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On Sunday it’s the re-born Liberty Classic – aka the Philadelphia Classic, now called the Parx Casino Philly Classic – the only women’s race in the USA with a UCI ranking this year. This is great news, because the race, which has been going since 1994, was at one point cancelled for 2013 – but it’s come back bigger and better, with equal prize money for the men’s and women’s races – the winner of each gets a staggering $30,000, which is huge money for women’s cycling (winners of World Cups get a couple of thousand Euros, if they’re lucky) – and apparently it’ll also be streamed live!
The big fact you need to know about this one is that in the 2009 race, the women and men used to be on the course at the same time, and the women’s peloton caught the men’s, and as they passed them, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg told the men they were pussies, and should ride faster! No chance of that happening this year as the races are separated, but it’s always entertaining!
Now, as with all promises of women’s races being shown live, don’t get your hopes up too much! It might be live coverage, or it might just be fixed cameras etc. But here are the details: