Women’s cycling links & videos, 17th October 2014

We didn’t manage to podcast this week, but there was tons of racing and interesting things going on, so here’s my list of videos, links, transfer news and stuff from women’s cycling on the road, track, MTB trails and cyclocross courses.

This week’s racing

Giro dell’Emila

Long, flat race, ending with a fantastic big hill.  I love this video!  Photos and results on Cyclingnews.

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All the videos I’ve found from the 2014 Friends Life Women’s Tour

There is so much coverage of the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour (of Britain!) so I’ve made a post over on Podium Café, with the daily videos, audio and video and written interviews, and other stuff I’ve liked.  There’s tons and tons of it, and people will add things they’ve seen to the comments.

Check it out – and if you want to see the 5 hour-long programmes from ITV4, they’ll be up on their ITV Player for another month – head here, and if they’re geo-restricted for you, try them with Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK.    This was possibly my favourite moment, though – the riders and incredible crowds singing and dancing on the Bury St Edmunds final day.  I loved this Tour, I wish it could last forever!

Friends Life Women’s Tour audio interviews

Have you missed our women’s cycling podcast this week?  I’ve been living and breathing the Friends Life Women’s Tour – and you can see what I was up to on the live blog and the race twitter, but I’ve also been doing audio interviews, and posting the press conferences.  Listen to them on my Soundcloud list or click through to these:

Videos & links from the 2013 women’s Road Race World Champs

What a race!  WHAT A RACE!!!  And there are a ton of videos, AND below the jump I’ll tell you how to watch the entire race…  First, the highlights

Then, the last 7km, from that decisive final attack

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Podcast 2013 Episode 20 – No Backsies! (The Giro Rosa Episode)

Podcast logoHi kids! This week it’s pretty much all Giro Rosa, Giro Rosa, Giro Rosa. The race is ongoing. We’ve had three amazing stages and Sarah and I do our best to capture the variety and craziness of it all. We also look at what’s left (including stage 4 which is going on right now!!!!!) and we slip in a few swears and rants just so you feel like we’ve made a good effort, but in the interest of getting the episode up quickly it’s all in one glorious take. Here’s the first ever UNEDITED Unofficial, Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Show! (1:17:42 MIN / 74.59 MB)

Click here to stream all the out-takes that weren’t taken out plus the rest of the podcast too!

 

 

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Of course, we had to start with the official Giro Rosa theme tune!

This week we talked about the Giro Rosa!

Here are the links…

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Celebrating Social Media – part 9 – the 2012 Worlds riders

I loved the Worlds road race – and Dan told us how much HE loved the Worlds – but looking down the results, it struck me how many of the top 20 riders have fantastic social media! So I thought, what better way to update my social media series, before I hit you with the cyclocrossers next week.  Check out all these riders – click their blogs and follow them on twitter, I know you won’t regret it!

1.  Marianne Vos

Marianne Vos’ win at the Worlds was spectacular, and she’s not only great on the road, she’s also fantastic online.  I’ve already told you about how much I love Vos’ twitter – it’s a lot of fun, she’s friendly, funny, and tells us all about her life and racing.  You can also catch up with all her news on her website, especially the video section.

2.  Rachel Neylan

It still makes me smile, remembering Neylan’s spectacular ride for silver.  I’ve been a fan of her for ages – her story is really inspiring, and she’s always told it so well on her blog.  She’s an enthusiastic social media user, with accounts on twitter, facebook and LinkedIn – I really liked her twitter, when she was so excited to be selected for the Worlds, but ever since the race it’s been adorable, thanking everyone for all their support, and emphasising that her silver is a team effort.   Here’s her story, from her website, and here’s an interview I did with her for Podium Café last year – yes, yes, I know it sounds like shameless self-promotion, but it’s evidence how happy she is to interact with fans, and online life!

3.  Elisa Longo Borghini

Our 2012 bronze medallist has a fantastic twitter account, where she tweets in Italian and English, and she comes across as friendly, intelligent and funny.  She also has a website, which has a blog section – it’s having piccoli problemi at the moment, but damn, she’s been riding SO hard, I’m sure she’ll get around to it in the off-season, so check back regularly for more updates on her.  She’s a huge talent, and at only 20, is just getting started…

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