2nd-5th March 2017
It’s a real shame that the 2017 Para-cycling Track World Championships was announced with only eight weeks’ notice, because it meant that a lot of important riders and teams just weren’t able to race – whether for budget or preparation reasons. It should have been a great move, actually having a Para Track Worlds (not something the UCI prioritises), and running it alongside the able-bodied Track World Cup could be a step towards integrating the Para and Able-bodied Track events, which is something a lot of people have been calling for, for a long time.
But now it’s here, it’s time to focus on the positives!
The racing is in the Los Angeles velodrome, which last weekend hosted the first Track World Cup in the USA for 10 years. The last session is going to have a livestream on the UCI website, on Sunday 5th March, at 1pm USA PDT (4pm EDT; 9pm UK GMT; 22:00 European CET; 8am Monday Australian AEST)
But how can we follow the racing until the livestream?
24-26th February 2017
It’s time for the final round of the 2016/7 Track World Cup – and I’m here to tell you how we can watch the final session live, and follow the rest of the action as it happens.
It’s really exciting that it’s in LA, as there hasn’t been a Track World Cup in the USA since 2008.
The UCI will have a livestream on Sunday 26th February that will be a mix of live racing, and highlights of the previous days’, starting at 6pm USA PDT (9pm USA EDT; 2am UK GMT; 03:00 European CET; 1pm Monday Australian AEST).
Head to the UCI YouTube or the UCI’s website for that, and for any highlights clips from the racing that might go up before then.
17th-19th February 2017
The third round of the 2016-7 Tissot Track World Cup is in Cali, Colombia – we can follow the action live, and even watch some of it.
The UCI will have a livestream on Sunday 19th February that will be a mix of live racing, and highlights of the previous days’ – I think it will start at 15:30 COT (3:30pm USA EDT; 8:30pm UK GMT; European 21:30 CET; 7:30 Monday AEST). Head to the UCI YouTube or the UCI’s website for that, and for any highlights clips from the racing that might go up before then.
UPDATE! Here’s the stream:
This week we talk through the last few cyclocross races of the season. We also take a quick look at all the track racing that’s coming up soon, including the Paracycling Track World Championships. We take some time to kick off the great team kit voting challenge for 2017, so make sure to visit the post to see the pictures, videos and (of course) to vote! We do talk about some of the tougher stories to have come out recently regarding the types of abuse that have been uncovered in the sport. It’s tough reading and listening, but it is good for the sport to bring these problems to light. (58:23 MIN / 53.47 MB)
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Things we talked about this week
Sarah has pulled together the kits for the top 20 women’s teams into one big post, with links to where you can buy them, and most importantly, the 2017 Best Kit poll. Head over here, check them all out, and VOTE!
Four sobering pieces on bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and other unacceptable practices within women’s cycling:
One of the things that’s being done about these issues is the Dutch Cycling Federation’s project to find out the scope of bullying and harassment in Dutch Cycling – listen to Sarah’s podcast with KNWU’s Anne Loes Kokhuis to find out more.
IJsboerke Ladies Trophy #8, 2017 Krawatencross Lille
Such an exciting way to round of the series – and it finished with Sarah’s absolute number 1 favourite cycling move! Full race replay, and highlights:
I loved the 2016 Paralympic Track Cycling – so many amazing races, great riders and wonderful moments – so I’ve collected what I’ve found from it, so you can re-live it, or catch up on the racing if you missed it. I’ve focused on the women’s racing, because overwise this would go on for days, but of course, all the sources I’ve linked to include the men, if you want to have a look for more, and the general overviews include their races too.
Unfortunately, a lot of the videos are geo-restricted – some of the Paralympics YouTube clips are only available in countries without their own TV (but it’s hard to tell, so click each one to check – sorry), and the individual TV stations and often videos on news sites are often geo-retricted to their countries. However, you can use VPN services like Hola or Betternet, to see them (if you don’t know about VPNs, INRNG explains them)
Please forgive that fact I’ve got a lot of British-based coverage – it’s because it’s really good, and obviously because I get to see it! I’ve got coverage from other countries when I’ve seen it, but if you’ve seen good coverage from other countries that you want to share, please do let me know, and I’ll edit it in.
First, some general links and media – the Rio 2016 Track Cycling page, including all the schedule, results, and other general information about the velodrome; UCI photo gallery from the Velodrome; the Track Cycling playlist on the Paralympics YouTube
UK-based highlights on the Channel 4 Paralympics site. Seems like there’s lots of highlights on Team USA‘s website, but it’s all forbidden from my UK-based server. There are lots of video highlights of the Australian Paralympics on the 7Two YouTube.
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.
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: