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!
Great for the news, can get very repetitive
I've been enjoying this podcast lately. Dan and Sarah provide some excellent insight into the side of Women's Pro Cycling, something that isn't easy to find out much on. I've been following Sarah for a long time and even bought a great calendar through her. These two really have a great chemistry and create an entertaining podcast about a side of the sport that many of us want to hear about but are unable to.
The reason this podcast isn't a 5 stars for me is simple. They repeatedly talk about the inadequacies of the UCI which can get very repetitive and boring. Dan frequently goes on unnecessary rants about things, which often includes a lot of cursing and Sarah giggling in the background. In fact, this seems to be a large part of the podcast in general, Dan making crude or "crude" jokes with Sarah giggling. Each episode would be about half as long if they took out the sexist jokes, giggling and ranting. Sure, we need the snark in cycling to pass things by, but we don't need it the entire show.
The Source for all things women's cycling!
If you're interested in knowing all that's worth knowing about professional women's cycling, this is your place. Sarah and Dan deliver witty, informative, exhaustive commentary that is a pleasure to listen to; when you can. My only complaint is that the podcast is often difficult to listen to. Some mininal editing to match the volume of the two hosts would be much appreciated. It is frustrating to have to crank the volume to hear Sarah, only for Dan's voice to blow your eardrums off. Ow!! However, if you're quick on the volume knob, these two have the knowledge you need on this amazingly interesting aspect of professional cycling.
Live the show
Live the show, especially the swearing. With their wit and in depth knowledge of competitive cycling and the women riders along with current issue it is exciting g to listen to. What the hell! Women aren't paid!? Shocking! Would love to hear more about cyclists charitable work off the bike Amber Neben- Dare to Be and Amy D Foundation among others.