Podcast 2013 Episode 16 – There Are No Left Turns on the Rollers

Podcast logoAfter last week’s ranting and misanthropy we found a lot to love in this week’s racing. Enough that Sarah actually got her mojo back! We’re all grateful for that and so we start by embarking on a romp through the races. Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik, Boels Rental Hills Classic, US Nationals and so on. Dan loses that ability to tell if he’s being dirty or not. Sarah asks for access to all of Dan’s social media accounts (he declines). We divert through some classic Helen Wymanisms and take a quick look at The Milk Race in the UK. We catch up with the results of Gracie Elvin’s twitter experiment and then things take a turn for the dark as Dan reviews Pat McQuaid’s op-ed for Cycling News about the UCI Stakeholder Survey (hint: he calls it “18 kinds of fucked” and then has a rage-blank). We do suggest you stick around for the bit where he triple-dares Pat to the world’s shortest policy debate. This is a super-long episode (sorry, sort of but not really) so make an extra cup of tea or pour twice as much whisky and get ready. (1:34:07 MIN / 90.36 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

All the racing at Gooik, Aalburg, Holland Hills and the USA Nationals – check out Sarah’s report on Total Women’s Cycling, and all the videos of the races Sarah has found so far – and how this weekend gave Sarah her mojo back.

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Let’s all watch the Philly Classic!

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:

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