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Podcast 2013 Episode 12 – Stabby Stabby

It’s the latest women’s cycling podcast from Dan and me - his description

This week we open with Dan talking himself out of a pseudo-job while Sarah imagines stabbing him through the computer. We also recap the Luxembourg something something Elsy Jacobs race in all its sprint-tacular glory! We also take a moment to sympathise (no really!) with Team Rusvelo over the difficulty of finding Czech towns as we recap Gracia Orlova. We also take some time to celebrate the return of Evie Stevens to racing, along with Sarah’s favourite Emma Pooley. We travel to the far side of the world to point out the Tour of the Mersey Valley, a 3 stage race in Tasmania which magically proved you can put good, informative and entertaining video highlights on the internet in a timely fashion (EVERY OTHER RACE TAKE NOTE – Fleche Wallone I’m glaring at you… still). We take a look at some cool blogs and things we’ve found. [DAN: I have to apologise for totally fucking up the name of Kimberley Wells’ team, which is actually Fearless Femme] We also run through the complete list of acceptable reasons for residents of the UK to not attend the Bedford 3 day race shortly coming up. In summation, this is a fine podcast of great vintage, please to be enjoying. (1:10:55 MIN / 68.09 MB)

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Twitter / Emma Johansson

Good luck in Luxembourg, Emma!

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot at the Prologue GP Elsy Jacobs (by largobiker)

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Elsy Jacobs 2012, Cyclisme féminin (by xavtriathlon)

Annemiek van Vleuten wins the final stage of the Festival Luxembourgois Elsy Jacobs and Marianne Vos wins the overall

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World Champion Bronzini dislocated her shoulder in a crash in the final stage of the Festival Elsy Jacobs - Diadora Pasta Zara say she’ll have 15 days’ off the bike before racing again - and her team-mate, Giada Borgato, was injured when a van crashed into her in training - she has cuts & bruises, and has lost some teeth, but should be back on the bike soon

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"It’s been a big week for women’s racing news - good and bad. We’ve seen some fantastic racing in Italy, with Rabobank and Specialized-lululemon dominating the competitions: Marianne Vos winning the Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs and Evelyn Stevens winning Gracia-Orlová in the Czech Republic - but we’ve also seen the Tour of Languedoc-Roussillon cancelled, and just today, it’s been announced that the Giro Trentino has been reduced from three to two dates."

Women’s racing update - Gracia-Orlová, Elsy Jacobs and some bad news… - Podium Cafe

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Annemiek van Vleuten wins final Stage Festival Elsy Jacobs - Marianne Vos wins the GC
(via Sportfoto.nl :: Sportfoto.nl)
Final stage
1.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank, 2:30:17, + 14’ bonifications2.   Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank, s.t., + 7” bonis3.   Evelyn Arys (Bel) Kleo, s.t., + 4” bonis4.   Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus-Nutrixxion, s.t.5.   Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol, s.t.6.   Annelies van Doorslaer (Bel) Kleo, s.t.7.   Megan Guarnier (USA) USA, s.t.8.   Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Kelo, s.t.9.   Joëlle Numainville (Can) Canada, s.t.10. Christine Majerus (Lux) GSD Gestion, s.t.
GC
1.   Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank, 5:14:562.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank,  + 00:133.   Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil-Argos, + 00:174.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Homes, + 00:245.   Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS, s.t.6.   Amber Neben (USA) Specialized-lululemon, + 00:257.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Team USA, + 00:278.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabobank, + 00:299.   Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS, + 00:3010.  Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS, s.t.
More photos of the race on Sportfoto

Annemiek van Vleuten wins final Stage Festival Elsy Jacobs - Marianne Vos wins the GC

(via Sportfoto.nl :: Sportfoto.nl)

Final stage

1.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank, 2:30:17, + 14’ bonifications
2.   Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank, s.t., + 7” bonis
3.   Evelyn Arys (Bel) Kleo, s.t., + 4” bonis
4.   Daniela Gass (Ger) Abus-Nutrixxion, s.t.
5.   Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Belisol, s.t.
6.   Annelies van Doorslaer (Bel) Kleo, s.t.
7.   Megan Guarnier (USA) USA, s.t.
8.   Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Kelo, s.t.
9.   Joëlle Numainville (Can) Canada, s.t.
10. Christine Majerus (Lux) GSD Gestion, s.t.

GC

1.   Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank, 5:14:56
2.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank,  + 00:13
3.   Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil-Argos, + 00:17
4.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products-Mistral Homes, + 00:24
5.   Linda Villumsen (NZl) GreenEdge-AIS, s.t.
6.   Amber Neben (USA) Specialized-lululemon, + 00:25
7.   Megan Guarnier (USA) Team USA, + 00:27
8.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabobank, + 00:29
9.   Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) GreenEdge-AIS, + 00:30
10.  Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge-AIS, s.t.

More photos of the race on Sportfoto

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Noemi Cantele on the attack, Elsy Jacobs stage at Luxembourg
(via CO1H9749.jpg photo - Krist Vanmelle photos at pbase.com)
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Noemi Cantele on the attack, Elsy Jacobs stage at Luxembourg

(via CO1H9749.jpg photo - Krist Vanmelle photos at pbase.com)

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Giorgia Bronzini, after the big crash in the final stage of the Festival Elsy Jacobs
(via Sportfoto.nl :: Sportfoto.nl)
Hope she’s ok - seeing early reports of a collarbone break?
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Giorgia Bronzini, after the big crash in the final stage of the Festival Elsy Jacobs

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Hope she’s ok - seeing early reports of a collarbone break?

More photos from the stage on Sportfoto

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"" Vos wins Lux GC, 2nd on stage to van Vleuten. Big crash in narrow turns 300m from finish, Bronzini ?? collarbone ?? ""

Twitter / @WomensCycling

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" ” Crash in the sprint today…Had the luck on my side and did not went down!Bit sad to miss out of topplace but happy to go home in 1 piece :) “"

Twitter / Emma  Johansson:  Festival Luxembourg final stage

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" ” Didn’t know,that I can be so angry…But to be crashed on top position just 300m before finish is real shit! :-( sorry 4my teammate Romy too ” "

Twitter / Hanka Kupfernagel on final stage Festival Elsy Jacobs

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"" Tasted Tarmac at 300m to go, at Least I had @LUCYMARTIN05 for company. Nice to hear @KatieColclough1 won today! only skin nothing broken! ""

Twitter / Lizzie Armitstead: on Festival Elsy Jacobs final stage

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"Great pic of @anli_pretorius in stage 2 Luxembourg today. Thanks Krist Vanmelle- @LB_Ladies @TeamMTNQhubeka http://pic.twitter.com/vN3WFxiw”
(via Twitter / Momentum Toyota)

"Great pic of in stage 2 Luxembourg today. Thanks Krist Vanmelle-

(via Twitter / Momentum Toyota)

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"Finished the tour of luxembourg 2day. Big bunch 2 finish. Rode w/ a broken rear spoke 4 the last lap. Yikes. Then caught bhind crash at 500m"

Twitter / Amber Neben