This week’s episode covers a lot of historic moments in the midst of a very dynamic 2017 season. There’s Tour of the Gila in the US and Omloop van Borsele to cover off, along with the first ever women’s edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege in all it’s conTEXT and glory. There’s some interesting articles from during the week including the latest edition of Ella’s SHE-cret Pro which seems to have stirred up a bit of controversy. In addition to which we take the time to appropriately thank the UCI for their help with making La Course more La Course-y than ever before.
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This week’s women’s cycling news, videos and links
This week’s racing
Videos, photos and more from the first ever women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
- Stage 2 – results, race report, photos
- Stage 3 ITT – results, race report, photos and video interviews, with Ariadna Gutiérrez Arzaluz, with Alison Tetrick and with Julie Emmerman
- Stage 4 Crit – results, race report,
- Stage 5 – results, race report, photos and videos
Scroll down here for full results of each stage. Photos from Stage 2 and Stage 3, and videos from the finishes:
Can you believe it’s been four years since we started this crazy adventure of doing a podcast about women’s cycling? Sarah and Dan take a moment to celebrate how far women’s cycling has come in that time and to reminisce a little about how they got here. From that we launch fully into catching up on the racing from the Tour of ChongMing Island, Vuelta Feminin Costa Rica, Tour of the Gila, BMX World Cup, para-cycling, the latest from the Lotto Cycling Cup and more. It’s been an amazing week to witness the growth and globalisation of cycling, and we’re putting it all down to the birthday of the podcast.
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Things we talked about this week
This week’s racing
World Tour #7, Tour of ChongMing Island
Videos and photos
2016 BMX World Cup #3, Papendal
Preview show – Qualifications show – Women’s Winning TT run – and full TT show
Women’s Main Event – and full main event show
It’s a huge show this week with racing from four continents to cover, so we cover it quickly. There’s also some interesting news and articles that we manage to squeeze in, along with all the swearing and joking you’ve come to love. We travel from Britain to the USofA to Luxembourg to the Netherlands to Australia to South Africa and probably some other places too! (1:17:57 MIN / 74.83 MB)
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This week’s racing
(DEEP breath, there was SO MUCH!)
Video – results and photos on the Lotto Cycling Cup site, and Velofocus gallery (we love the photo of the Velocio-SRAM riders cheering for the podium). Race reports from Velocio-SRAM and Wiggle Honda.
Results and photos on the race website – and race reports from Boels-Dolmans, and on Lauren Kitchen’s site.
Kitchen’s great weekend continued in the crits…
So it’s a busy, busy weekend for top tier women’s cycling, with 3 UCI-level races. And here’s how you follow them:
- Silver City Tour of the Gila, USA, 29th April – 3rd May. Follow their twitter and the #TouroftheGila hashtag, watch videos on their Youtube and more information on their website.
- Gracia-Orlová, Czech Republic, 30th April – 3rd May. Velocio-SRAM are live-tweeting from the race, and using the #GraciaOrlova hashtag. Reports on their site, and photos on Bell x one‘s. Preview by Velofocus and info on the race website.
- Festival Elsy Jacobs, Luxembourg, 1st-3rd May. Use the #ElsyJacobs hashtag, and follow my live-tweeting list below. Lots of info on their website, and preview by Velofocus.
If you want a one-stop-shop for all three, I’ve updated my twitter list with everyone I can find who’s live-tweeting from the races, with photos and more. Hopefully they’ll all be hashtagging like crazy so it should be relatively easy to follow – and I’ll put links to any videos I find into Monday’s podcast post.
Continuing her series of special one-on-one interviews, Sarah talks with Clara Beard of Tour Tracker fame about race coverage, the technology behind updates and the challenges of covering a race without live video to guide you. They talk about what it’s like to manage the social media for races and compare their experiences with Tour of the Gila, Tour of California, USA Nationals, the Friends Life Women’s Tour and the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series. There’s also (super mature, with NO snickering) talk of dongles… (1:14:21 MIN / 71.57 MB)
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Clara Beard is Ferncoyote on twitter – and Sarah is @_pigeons_ if you want to ask them any questions (or tell Clara she’s awesome!)
Clara was working on the Tour of the Gila, where she was doing live twitter updating amongst other things. She also works for the Tour Tracker, most recently at the Tour of California and the USA National Championships, and you should install their apps, they’re great. She’ll be with them at the Tour of Utah, so keep an eye out for that.
Sarah was working on the Friends Life Women’s Tour, running the live updates on the website and on twitter. You can listen to her talk about the race on that week’s podcast, and see her photos from the Edinburgh round of the Tour Series on her flickr.
Hello sinners! Welcome aboard for a slightly unusual week of podcasting fun and adventure. This week Sarah baits Dan mercilessly with accusations of Queenslandishness, we’ll leave it to you to decide if he doth protest too much. We also do a quick whip around the racing all over the world (there’s quite a bit of it). Dan gets excited about research reports (and possibly owes Daniel Benson an apology). There’s a bunch of other stuff, including a fair bit of laughing and a whole lot of swearing, so grab a beer, settle in and get ready to press play! (1:02:23 MIN / 59.88 MB)
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Sarah’s compiling links for you right now (aren’t you Sarah?!)! Come back in half an hour or so to have all sorts of things to click!
Sarah edit! OK, that took more than half an hour (sorry!) but here’s what we talked about this week…
Last week’s racing: