There’s been SO MUCH racing this last week, all over the world, in so many disciplines.
On the road we had the Cresent Vårgårda World Cup in Sweden, the USA Pro Challenge and the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley in Australia. In MTB it was the Four Cross World Championships and the final rounds of the MTB World Cups in Val di Sole. And over in Kazakhstan it was the Junior Track World Championships – and there’s (so much!) video, photos & news about all of it. Grab a coffee/fire up the trainer/open a beer etc, and get ready for some really great cycling!
Let’s start with the World Cups, move through the World Championships and then hit the stage racing…
The road race on Sunday was in beautiful sunshine, and a new-ish course. You can watch the full race replay here on the UCI Youtube, and there are highlights and team videos below:
It was a crazy long weekend of women’s cycling – amazing racing on the road and MTB, all over the place. I wrote about the action on Total Women’s Cycling, but I wanted to post a ‘thankyou’ post. I’ve been struggling with my fan-motivation for the last few weeks – there was just so much bad news everywhere, and that really got me down. But then, this weekend! So much superb racing – and getting to enjoy it with an online community of fans, including watching riders on twitter having a great time and congratulating each other too – it reminded me exactly why I love the sport.
So, in no particular order….
There were a whole load of races this weekend – here’s some video from road racing in Europe and MTB in the Czech Republic – and hopefully someone will find the video of the amazing racing in the USA!
On Friday, it was the Boels Rentals Hills Classic, aka Holland Hills – all around the hills of the Valkenberg region, including the Cauberg. This one is a hard race – last year Marianne Vos broke her collarbone in a fall here.