Home of Sarah Connolly and Dan Wright's (sweary) "Unofficial, Unsanctioned Women's UCI Cycling Show" and the "Sarah Interviews" podcasts, full of news and events in the world of professional women's cycling, & racing from around the world. Posts with links to the things we talk about in the podcasts, including race videos, on our website www.prowomenscycling.com.
Episode 37 - Xmas Ever
It's Christmas Eve! Traditionally we've recorded a look back at the year and talked a bit about what's coming up. This year we're reviewing things a little differently, as we take a look back at some of the most popular stories and subjects we've addressed over the years and what they teach us about the sport, the audience and the business of Pro! Women's! Cycling!
Episode 36 - It Could Be Like Giorgia Bronzini
This is a significant episode for us, as this week we are announcing the end of our regular podcast series. We talk through the reasons behind our decision to take a step back, what's changed over the nearly six years we've been doing this and also reminisce about some of our favourite things. This is a positive episode and we'll really love for you to share it with us. Thanks for listening, we hope you've had as much fun as we have.
Sarah interviews... Helen Wyman on her 2017
British cyclocross rider Helen Wyman has always been a fan favourite, and it seems like her racing is getting better than ever. Winning her fourth Koppenbergcross this season, she was on the podiums of the last two Cyclocross World Cups, and with the weather turning wet, rainy and muddy, just as she likes it, this could be just the beginning of an exciting season.
We talked about what's made a difference, and how the sport has changed over the last five years - including how Helen's work on the UCI Cyclocross Commission has contributed to that. It's not all 100% positive, and we also talked about the changes Helen would like to see in the future, as well as losing her sponsor at a tricky time.
Velofocus' Sean Robinson on 2017 in women's cycling
Sean Robinson is one half of Vélofocus, whose photography makes women's road cycling look so good. Sean talked to me about how 2017 was for him - the highs and lows, and changes he saw from his unique viewpoint of the sport. We also talked about how the sport could improve, and who he thinks we should watch out for in 2017.
Check out the Vélofocus pictures, and buy their 2017 annual at http://www.velofocus.com
Episode 35 - The Best of the Year
This week we recap our highlights and best parts of the 2017 women's road season. It's been an amazing year of racing and there's so much to celebrate. From the spring classics through to worlds in Norway, we've got opinions on them all! Get your best of the year opinions now!
Episode 34 - If I Had An Intern
In this episode we take a look at the changes in races, race days and race types from the 2017 season into the 2018 season. There's been some interesting changes in different global regions and specific countries. We look at which country has the most races and several surprising countries should probably be doing much better. Then right at the end Sarah causes Dan's brain to melt and the episodes in a minor medical emergency... so, enjoy!
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It's great to have a podcast specific to women's cycling - there's loads for mens (even though they are usually advertised as being about "professional cycling" in general they rarely even give women's racing a casual mention)
Dan and Sarah's sweary ranty funny chats are a must.
Comprehensive, critical & conversational
This weekly podcast covers all disciplines of professional women’s cycling, including paracycling, in an irreverent style. The depth, breadth and quality of coverage of female professional cyclists and the issues around their sport put the male-focused, traditional media and so-called specialist press to shame.
During the season the podcast focuses on race reports and previews, discussion of issues affecting the women's sport, and tips on how to follow particular races or riders online. During the off-season in-depth interviews with the international stars of women’s cycling reveal the characters beneath the helmets in the peloton and those supporting the sport's growth.
The podcast is comprehensive and international in scope and coverage. The British and Australian presenters are very knowledgable and engaging. They occasionally use strong language, as when chatting among friends. They are refreshingly incisive and critical. The pair offer perceptive, thought-provoking commentary on equality issues that, as a man, I find helpful to recognize more of the latent inequalities in the world.
The podcast, as a hub for English-speaking fans of the sport, has initiated and supported campaigns to promote, change and develop the women’s sport.