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2014 UCI Womens Road World Cup - Round 5 Chongming Island (by ucichannel)

1. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Liv-Shimano, 3:16:44
2. Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, s.t.
4. Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.
5. Melissa Hoskins (Aus) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
6. Shelley Olds (USA) Alé-Cipollini, s.t.
7. Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda, s.t.
8. Anna Trevisi (Ita) (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
9. Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto-Footon, s.t.
10. Cecile Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.

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TL;DW

  • A lot of US investment in the UCI WorldTour right now
  • Organizers/media continue not to reward this faith with ease of access for US markets/customers
  • (most) pirated YouTube clips are not market-competitive with paid race access
  • heavy-handed rights enforcement hurts the sport and its sponsors
  • the less-awesome but more accessible Tour of California has thus surpassed the Giro as a marketing platform

Also: beards, cameras, and the near-inevitability of losing field sprints to Kirsten Wild.

Absolutely Giant-Shimano should put cameras on Wild’s bike!  Imagine seeing her view as she chases down the 1000 attacks and roars through the sprints!

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Race Clip - Chongming Island - 2014 UCI Women Road World Cup (by ucichannel)

Tour of ChongMing Island World Cup, 2014
1. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Liv-Shimano, 3:16:44
2. Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, s.t.
4. Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.
5. Melissa Hoskins (Aus) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
6. Shelley Olds (USA) Alé-Cipollini, s.t.
7. Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda, s.t.
8. Anna Trevisi (Ita) (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
9. Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto-Footon, s.t.
10. Cecile Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.

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China - Women’s Cycling World Cup (by WiggleHonda)

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2014 UCI Womens Road WC - Round 4 La Flèche Wallonne (by ucichannel)

26-minute video from the UCI

1. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv)
2. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec)

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2014 Podcast Special Edition - Sarah interviews Anika Todd

Anika Todd has one of those stories that people daydream about on long rides.  She started riding casually with her then-boyfriend, joined the Tripleshot cycling club in Vancouver, who noticed she was pretty strong, and encouraged her to start racing.  She did so well that the club raised the money to send her to the Canadian National Championships…. where she came 7th in the road race and 2nd in the Time Trial – and she hadn’t even been racing for a year!  Team Tibco spotted her and signed her up, and now she’s a pro!

It’s not just her great story – it’s how she tells it, on her fantastic blog that’s given us a real insight into what the Spring Classics are like.  She popped by to tell Sarah about experiencing the European Spring, elbowing Kirsten Wild aside, having a day riding with Marianne Vos, and much more – including whether she still enjoys cycling! (34:45 MIN / 33.36 MB)

I really wanted to interview Anika ever since I read her blog - you can listen here, click through to my blog to listen on iTunes/get the RSS & get the links - or if you prefer to read your interviews, the transcript is on Podium Café.

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The Week In Bike #17 - 25 April 2014 (by Cosmo Catalano)

Includes conversation about the Flèche Wallonne coverage…

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cyclocosm:

Awkward podiums dot-tumblr-dot-com.
Seriously—it’s like watching the end of The Graduate.
(via Sporza, h/t Podium Cafe)

cyclocosm:

Awkward podiums dot-tumblr-dot-com.

Seriously—it’s like watching the end of The Graduate.

(via Sporza, h/t Podium Cafe)

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10 from La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (w  & @KNieuwiadoma)

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Mur de Huy (by Rabo Liv)

Rabobank-Liv video from the 2014 Flèche Wallonne - really sweet one, with Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Anna van der Breggen all talking in English (it’s adorable!)

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Marianne Vos congratulated Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

Album from the women’s 2014 Flèche Wallonne World Cup, on the race Facebook
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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot wins the 2014 Flèche Wallonne

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

1.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv)
2.   Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans)
3.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec)

Album from the women’s 2014 Flèche Wallonne World Cup, on the race Facebook

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot wins the 2014 Flèche Wallonne

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

1. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv)
2. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec)

Album from the women’s 2014 Flèche Wallonne World Cup, on the race Facebook

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Tayler Wiles

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

Album from the women’s 2014 Flèche Wallonne World Cup, on the race Facebook
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Lizzie Armitstead and Ashleigh Moolman lead on the first ascent of the Mur de Huy

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

Lizzie Armitstead and Ashleigh Moolman lead on the first ascent of the Mur de Huy

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

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Mur de Huy 

via Flèche Wallonne - Best of #FlecheWallonne Femmes 2014

Album from the women’s 2014 Flèche Wallonne World Cup, on the race Facebook