"It’s that time of year again, when there are at least two cyclocross races every weekend at the highest European level, and it can get a bit bewildering, trying to follow it all. So I’m here to tell you how I follow the women’s races, and just as importantly, which ones I prioritise."
How to watch European cyclocross – with videos from this weekend | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
My guide to how to watch CX live and follow the race action, with resources and links to last week’s racing videos (men’s and women’s)
"This weekend was the first round in the 2013-14 Track World Cup, in Manchester, with the usual huge crowds and amazing riding. I’ve got a collection of all the videos I’ve found so far, and I’ll add more in as I see them – I’m starting with the highlights reel from each day, then there’s a bit of a commentary about some issues there have been with the coverage, and then there’ll be the other videos…."
Videos from the 2013 Manchester Track World Cup | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
The videos I’ve found of the women’s races - and why I’m really not happy with what’s been put up from the race onto the UCI Youtube. Short version - it’s ridiculously British-focused, and really embarrassing.
"Last week we had the announcement of the UCI women’s road calendar for 2014, and it got me thinking - how does it compare to 2013? And how did 2013’s calendar change over the course of the year? This is part of my series on how the women’s cycling calendar has been changing - I’ll be writing some conclusions from this year’s research in the next few weeks - and of course, let’s have lots of conversation in the comments!"
The women’s UCI road calendar - how 2014 and 2013 compare - Podium Cafe
I’m terrible at maths, but do get very geeky about change… head through for some charts and stats and colour-coding!
"Last month the Giro della Toscana, the only women’s stage race on the UCI calendar with their highest .HC ranking, ended in chaos. The majority of the riders refused to race the final stage, in protest at unacceptably unsafe conditions, and the response from the race organisers has been severe. Not content with accusing riders of deliberately sabotaging the race, they are also threatening to take riders to court, and have asked the Italian Cycling Federation to investigate the issue."
Will riders face court over the Giro della Toscana protest? - Podium Cafe
I am really, really angry about this - hope the Italian Cycling Federation end up sanctioning the race organisers
"I’m sure the calendar is announced later normally, but I’m not complaining! We have some caveats that the calendar does tend to change over time, so what we see now isn’t necessarily what will be actually raced, but here’s some first-look analysis - new races, lost races, reappearances and upgrades. What do you think? Let’s chat in the comments!"
The 2014 Women’s UCI Road Calendar - Podium Cafe
It’s always interesting to see the new calendar. It’s not necessarily what will be raced next year, but it looks pretty good overall. More new races (including in the UK!) than lost races.
"It’s the Road Cycling World Championships, Toscana 2013, and I am already excited about the women’s Road Race. It’s on Saturday 28th September, and it starts at 14:15 CEST (1:15pm UK/8:15am USA EDT/10:15pm Australia AEST) and there should be ways to see it all live. I’ll tell you how and who to watch – but let’s start with the course. Here’s what GCN says about it (LOVE that dramatic music!)"
How to watch the women’s Worlds Road Race live! | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
How to follow the race on tv, online and on twitter - and who to watch out for
"It’s been a fantastic two days of racing, with the Junior and Elite women’s Individual Time Trial World Championships. Let’s re-live them, with videos, photos, links and more. We’ll start with the elite women – and wow, what a race!"
The women’s ITT World Championships – videos and links | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog
My race report, with lots of videos and links