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Just for one day - Kathryn Bertine

Talking about La Course by Le Tour de France, and what it means to her - it’s charming and touching, about everything’s she lost and everything’s she’s gained.

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Join Project X - Velocio Sports

Want to help support women’s cycling? Donate to the Specialized-lululemon Project X fundraiser and be part of their team!

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#RoadtripParis Day 1 - MarianneVosOfficial

Marianne Vos sees off the trip to Paris from women all over Europe to watch her race La Course (Dutch)

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SLULU VOODOO — “Echelon of Awesome” - Specialized Bicycles

LOVE! Carmen Small, Tiffany Cromwell and the Specialized-lululemon explain echelons & pacelines

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l’Étape Du Tour 2014 - Wiggle Honda - with on-bike footage of Rochelle Gilmore

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It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

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comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)

I’m always frustrated with how cycling is portrayed v what I see in my everyday life.  It’s impossible to justify why pro cycling is SO white, esp compared to other sports across Europe, but every time I see cycling campaigns just dismissing whole swathes of the population - and I do in the UK, too - it seems stupid & lazy.

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There was SO MUCH racing last week!  Dan and I talked about it all in our latest women’s cycling podcast.  Dan describes it:

Podcast 2014 – Episode 30 – The EEEE

Holy moly there’s a whole lot of racing to talk about this week! Hot on the heels of the Giro Rosa came Thüringen Rundfahrt, the Tour de Bretagne and new stage race the BeNe Ladies Tour. We cover all the stages in all the races and note several outstanding achievements, including Trixi Worrack and Evie Stevens racing Thüringen and the Giro Rosa back to back, stringing together 17 consecutive days of racing before they were done, and the results of several of the smaller teams in the peloton who definitely maximised their chances to shine. We also take a few moments to talk about #WomensCyclingWeek and (spoiler!) Sarah might have feelings about this one. But it’s all a lead in to the Commonwealth Games starting (which is kind of a big deal if you’re from a Commonwealth country, sort of like the Olympics because we can’t wait a whole 4 years to win more medals) and La Course by the Tour De France on Sunday (which is being televised live pretty much everywhere and therefore will be fucking amazing!). And after we talk about all of that, there’s the usual rundown of blogs, videos, tweets and various other odds and ends we saw. In other words, brace yourselves, this one’s big! (1:17:24 MIN / 74.30 MB)

Click through to our blog for all the usual links

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LIVE BMX World Championships - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - UCIChannel

On Sunday 27th July it’ll be the 2014 BMX World Championships, live, and the races will be shown on Red Bull tv and on this UCI stream. It starts at 14:20 CEST (1:20pm UK BST, 8:20am USA EST and 10:20pm Aus AEST) and you can click through to the video for a countdown to when it starts in your timezone. After the race it’ll be archived through the same YT and Red Bull links.

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For me though, the highlight of the 2014 Giro Rosa came during the first stage.

The race organisers managed to lose the bunch that Chloe was riding in. The final car came around the last corner and Chloe’s bunch hadn’t yet come through. The Polizia put barricades in the middle of the road, and then allowed cars to park right in the middle of the race.

We tried to explain that there was another bunch still coming, but to no avail. When the riders came around the corner, Mum ran onto the road and started dragging the barricade off it. When a police woman, still not believing that there were riders on the course, tried to stop her they became engaged in a tug of war over the barricade. It is an image that will stay with me for a long time.

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Guest Blog: Chelsea Hosking on The Giro Rosa | Chloe Hosking

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ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Johansson wins inaugural BeNe Ladies Tour

Final General Classification
1.   Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, 4:49:23
2.   Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, + 00:02
3.   Shara Gillow (Aus) ORICA-AIS, + 00:22
4.   Amy Pieters (Ned) Liv-Shimano, + 00:23
5.   Megan Guarnier (USA) USA, + 00:29
6.   Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, + 00:32
7.   Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla) + 00:36
8.   Liesbet de Vocht (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, + 00:42
9.   Jade Wilcoxson  (USA) USA, + 01:03
10. Nina Kessler (Ned) DAK-Plusine, 01:25

ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Johansson wins inaugural BeNe Ladies Tour

Final General Classification
1. Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, 4:49:23
2. Jolien D’Hoore (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, + 00:02
3. Shara Gillow (Aus) ORICA-AIS, + 00:22
4. Amy Pieters (Ned) Liv-Shimano, + 00:23
5. Megan Guarnier (USA) USA, + 00:29
6. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, + 00:32
7. Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla) + 00:36
8. Liesbet de Vocht (Bel) Lotto-Belisol, + 00:42
9. Jade Wilcoxson (USA) USA, + 01:03
10. Nina Kessler (Ned) DAK-Plusine, 01:25

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Despite suffering a heavy crash early in the last stage, the 30-year-old held her composure and delivered in the final sprint.

“I am just very pleased with that,” Johansson said. “The girls have been working really well today and I’m very happy to bring home the victory for the team, I think we deserve that now. And it makes up for the wounds.

“I went down quite early in the race and it’s really sore. I haven’t crashed for three years, knock on wood, so it’s bit shocking to do it when I haven’t been on the ground for a long time.”

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ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : Johansson wins inaugural BeNe Ladies Tour