Podcast 2015 Episode 24 – How to Spell Cynical

Podcast logoG’day team! After our [insert choice of adjectives here] attempts at commentating live on Sunday we thought it was high time to catch you up on the rest of the wonderful world of women’s cycling. It’s been a huge week of racing and so we try to cover it all. There were 4 different world cups on over the past week. Vårgårda hosted the road disciplines while there was also MTB and 4Cross. Junior track worlds and more! (1:17:38 MIN / 74.54 MB)

 

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Things we talked about this week

We covered a LOT of racing – and you can see all the videos from the (deep breath) Crescent Vårgårda Team Time Trial and Road Race World Cups, the Val di Sole cross country and downhill MTB World Cups, 4 Cross and Junior Track World Championships, the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley and the USA Pro Challenge in this lovingly curated post Sarah put together, along with results, photos, links and more.

We also talked about Amy Pieters leaving Liv-Plantur, and Stefan Wyman revealing how much it will cost to run Matrix Procycling next year, including implications of the new Women’s World Tour (if you missed that, we talked about it in last week’s podcast, with links in the post).   Want more Matrix?  Here’s a rider Q&A video by VoxWomen.

We didn’t talk about the Women’s Tour of New Zealand stopping again, but it’s over here.

Upcoming Racing

The Trophée d’Or is on right now until 26th August – here’s their website.

2015 GP de Plouay World Cup, France, 29th August – this will be streamed live, here on the UCI Youtube.  The race starts at 13:40 Euro CEST (12:40pm UK BST; 7:30am N American EST; 9:40pm Aussie AEDT) and the stream & TV coverage on France 3 and Eurosport at 15:30 CEST (2:30pm BST; 9:30am EST; 11:30pm AEDT) – here’s my full guide to following the race.

2015 MTB and Trials World Championships, Andorra, 1st-6th September – these will be streamed live, as always, on Red Bull tv – watch the women’s & men’s Downhill finals on 5th, and the women’s Cross Country on the 6th, via these links, and we’ll tell you about the other races and content nearer the time.

Boels Rental Ladies Tour, Netherlands, 1st-6th September – follow their twitter!

Tour de l’Ardèche, France, 2nd-7th September

Lotto Belgium Tour, 8th-11th September – check out their launch video and follow their twitter!

Giro della Toscana, Italy, 11th-13th September

Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, 13th September

Chrono Champenois ITT, France, 13th September

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FIVE women’s World Cup races this week – how to watch Méribel and Vårgårda 2014

It’s a huge week of women’s cycling, with the final round of the MTB World Cup in Méribel, France, and two Road World Cups in Vårgårda, Sweden – and I’m here to tell you how you can watch all but one of them live.

Méribel MTB World Cup, 21st-24th August

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Podcast 2013 Episode 27 – The Bacon Sarnie

Podcast logoThis week Sarah and I talk our way through the Vårgårda races, TTT and road (they were excellent!). We also discuss some interesting details on funding women’s cycling that came from Stef Wyman and why it’s a good thing to shift the nature of conversation around funding teams to how much can be achieved (and quite cheaply!). We also talk about cool things we’ve seen around the web, like the Wheel Women and the Mastering the Road projects. (1:11:52 MIN / 68.99 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

The Open de Suède Vårgårda World Cups

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Videos from the 2013 Open de Suède Vårgårda World Cups

This week we were back in Road World Cup territory, this time in Sweden, for the Open de Suède Vårgårda Team Time Trial and Road Race.  I’ve written about the Road Race on Podium Café – I think was the best edition of the race I’ve ever followed (and I LOVE this race!)  – but here are the videos from the weekend.  There are going to be more to follow, and I’ll edit them in later…

Here’s the UCI’s video from both events – in English, commentated by the lovely Ben Atkins, and with little interviews with the likes of Evie Stevens, Emma Johansson, Giorgia Bronzini, Emilia Fahlin and of course Marianne Vos:

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How to follow the 2013 Open de Suède Vårgårda World Cups

It’s been a while since we had the last round of the women’s road cycling World Cup, but it’s August, so we’re off to Sweden for two very special rounds – the Open de Suède Vårgårda Team Time Trial and Road Race.

The Vårgårda races are always interesting.  They’re the first proper opportunity we have to get an idea of teams’ form ahead of the trade team Team Time Trail World Championships (try saying that three times fast) – and after the summer Stage Race season, it’s good to have a tough day race to watch.  And I do mean watch, because Vårgårda is known for some innovative streaming.  You’ll either love it or hate it – as you can imagine, I’m a HUGE fan – but I’ll tell you why after the UCI videos of last year’s races:

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Podcast 2013 – Episode 26 – Mummy and Daddy Are Fighting

Podcast logoHi everyone! This week Sarah and I catch up on the Route de France, Junior Track Worlds in Glasgow and the Mont Sainte-Anne MTB World Cup races. I find out Sarah’s been seeing other podcasts behind my back and we argue about the podcast pre-nup. This may result in lawyers at 20 paces before it’s all said and done (depending on who can afford the best/most lawyers). We also talk about a whole bunch of interesting and cool things, from the SBS Cycling Central episode on women’s cycling through to the latest in transfer and stagiaire news. It’s another cracking episode with something for everyone. (1:28:53 MIN / 85.33 MB)

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Things we talked about this week

Ever wondered what we look like podcasting?  Swordpanda drew us this, it’s eerily accurate

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