Olympic videos – Rio 2016

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We’re eventually going to see all the Olympic bike races put up on the Olympics Youtube, but until then, here’s what we can watch from the Rio 2016 women’s cycling – road race, ITT, track, BMX and MTB, with various other bits and pieces I’ve found.

If you want to compare and contrast what happened in Rio with previous Olympics, head to the Olympic Channel, where you can search by sport, and under the Rio 2016 videos, you’ll find highlights from previous years too.

A lot of the Olympic media is geo-restricted to countries (INRNG tells you more about restrictions, and how to see things despite them), so if there’s more you want to see, do try searching with your country’s broadcaster – I’ve added the BBC links because I can see them all from the UK, but hopefully you can find them in your country too. If there’s anything you especially enjoyed, please do tell me, and I’ll edit it in.

Road

The Road Race

We kicked off with the Road Race, which was dramatic, in so many different ways  – Dan and I talked about it in our post-race podcast.  Highlights on the Olympic Channel, and on the Olympic YT:

Anna van der Breggen talks about it in this InCycle TV interview:

Full results, and more Road race media:

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2016 Track World Championships – videos, media & more from Day 1 and Day 2

We’ve had two action-packed days of the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships, with so much incredible racing – and we’ve still got 3 to come!  Here’s some of the videos and photos, with results and more.  I’ll be putting up more of these throughout the competition. I’ll start with the full coverage from Day 1 and Day 2, and then move on to the individual women’s races.  Of course, if you want more from the men’s races, the same sources have lots of things for you!

Day 1

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Videos and more from the 2014 London Track World Cup

All the results are on Tissot, and if you want to see videos from the men’s races, check out the UCI’s and British Cycling’s youtubes.  Here’s the UCI’s combined live racing from the final session, with highlights from previous races

Day 1

On Day 1 we had the women’s Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and Scratch race.  Here’s the British Cycling highlights video

BBC Sport’s Day 1 video clip; Race reports & photos from the morning and evening sessions on Track Cycling; Race report and photos from British Cycling; Race report and photo gallery from Cycling Australia; Photos on Cyclingnews.

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Videos from the 2014 Guadalajara Track World Cup and the European Cyclocross Championships (and a bit more racing!)

It was a really full weekend, with the second Track World Cup to take place in Guadalajara this year (this one launched the 2014/15 season), and the European Cyclocross World Champs – and we have video!

2014 European Cyclocross Championships, Lorsch

A bit of video here:

and a photo slideshow of the u23 race:

and there are lots of photos – I always love Bálint Hamvas’ photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk – and there’s a photo album from all the races on the European Cycling Union websiteFull results here.

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Videos and links from the first two days of the 2014 Track World Championships

It’s been a a great couple of days from the Track World Champs in Cali, with all kinds of action – and it’s been strangely affected by the weather.  Track riders are usually in these very tightly controlled environments, with perfect heat and humidity, but the Cali velodrome has a roof, but no walls, so there have been issues with wind that riders will never usually have to deal with.

I’ve got a collection of videos and links from the women’s scratch race, team sprint, team pursuit and 500m – and remember, if you want to watch the next three days live, here’s my guide.

I’m starting with my favourite race so far, and the first medal race of Worlds, the women’s scratch:

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Videos from the 2013 Manchester Track World Cup

This weekend was the first round in the 2013-14 Track World Cup, in Manchester, with the usual huge crowds and amazing riding.  I’ve got a collection of all the videos I’ve found so far, and I’ll add more in as I see them – I’m starting with the highlights reel from each day, then there’s a bit of a commentary about some issues there have been with the coverage, and then there’ll be the other videos….

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Thursday videos – and live women’s cycling this weekend

There are some fun videos around today, so here’s a collection – with some links for watching cycling live this week.

Firstly, a little UCI video about life on the road for women’s pro riders – with Katie Colclough of Specialized-lululemon and ORICA-AIS riders Jessie Maclean, Gracie Elvin, Sungeun Gu and Shara Gillow:

UPDATE!  and here is video from Stage 1 of the Route de France, won by Giorgia Bronzini ahead of Valentina Scandolara and Emma Johansson:

There’s more video, with Evie Stevens translated into French, here, and more videos, that may only be viewable from France, on Le Blog de Gwéna.

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