Sarah Connolly

  • joined Apr 03, 2010
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
  • posts 596
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I love cycling for the "cast of thousands" aspect, and the huge variety - I love the Classics, the climbing stages, 'Cross, track and any kind of escape artists. Above all I'm a fangirl of the women's racing, for their tactics of "If in doubt, ATTTAAAAAACK!!!"

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The Doctor is in! Giro Rosa Stage 6


Thrill right up to the finish, from a stage full of climbs, and a 20km descent at the end - nail-biting right up to the line!

Vale Scandolara Q and A on Giro Rosa Stage 5


The current Queen of the Mountains talks about Stage 5, what the long transfers mean, studying on Tour and whether it'll ever be possible for her to march in line....

Giro Rosa Stage 5 - last day before the mountains


It was the most perfectly sprinter-type day - and once again Marianne Vos! But tomorrow, everything could change....

Giro Rosa St4 Q andA: the Scratty Twins and Cordon


Every day we're catching up with ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara, and after Stage 4, we also have Q and A with first-time Giro rider Audrey Cordon, on how the race is going for them at the half-way point.

Amanda Spratt and Vale Scandolara on Giro Rosa St3


We caught up with ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Valentina Scandolara, talking about how the race has been going, and Scandolara's day in the Stage 3 breakaway, that ended in her taking the Queen of the Mountains jersey

Escaping to glory, Van Vleuten wins Giro Rosa St 3


All the action from Stage 3 of the Giro Rosa - now with lots of video, some thoughts on Stage 3 from winner Annemiek van Vleuten, just for the Café, and the usual links to photos, blogs & more

Valentina Scandolara on Stage 2 of the Giro Rosa


Every day, wifi permitting, we'll be talking to ORICA-AIS' Valentina Scandolara and Amanda Spratt, an since it was a flat stage, we started with Vale. She answers some questions - & leave yours in the comments, and I'll ask them for you

Vai Italia! Giorgia Bronzini wins Giro Rosa St 2


After yesterday's hellish "flat" stage, it really was one for the sprinters today - & Giorgia Bronzini took her 2nd Stage 2 win in 2 days, in a beautiful bunch sprint

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 4


Elisa Longo Borghini, Shelley Olds and Tayler Wiles tell us what they were feeling about the 2014 Giro Rosa before it began - with ELB's reactions after Stage 1

Rabo continue to dominate, Vos wins Giro Rosa St 1


It was a hard, lumpy stage with a ton of action, and despite Hitec Products attacking at every opportunity, Stage 1 of the Giro Rosa had a familiar feel, as Marianne Vos stamped her mark on the race....again!

Van Vleuten wins Giro Rosa prologue, Rabo smash!


It was an annihilation by Rabobank-Liv in the Prologue of the Giro Rosa - the only women's Grand Tour left of the calendar!

What do riders think about the 2014 Giro Rosa? #3


On the eve of the Giro Rosa, we find out what more riders are planning, and what they like about it - with Evie Stevens, Ellen van Dijk, Audrey Cordon, Hannah Barnes, Valentina Scandolara - and Italian champion Elena Cecchini on why she's not racing

What do riders think about the 2014 Giro Rosa? #2


More riders tell us about this year's women's Giro - Marianne Vos, Emma Johansson, Chloe Hosking, Alena Amialiusik, Sharon Laws and Jessie Maclean (there are some great answers in there!)

What do riders think about the 2014 Giro Rosa? #1


We caught up with Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Tiffany Cromwell, Megan Guarnier, Alison Powers, Jolien D'Hoore and Lucy Garner, to find out what they're expecting and hoping for in this year's Giro Rosa, the only women's Grand Tour.

Interview: Emma Pooley on 2014 Giro Rosa & more


We caught up with Emma Pooley after she had just won the British National ITT Championships, and asked her about the only women's Grand Tour on the calendar, the Giro Rosa, which starts on Friday.

Videos! Emakumeen Bira & North Star GP 2014


So much racing this week - click through for videos, including a whole load of helmetcam from road, MTB and BMX

Asleigh Moolman interview 2 - keeping perspective


In part 2 of our interview, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio tells us how she got into cycling, how a catastrophic horse-riding helps her keep perspective, and how she's always learning, despite rookie errors.

Emakumeen Bira & North Star Grand Prix race thread


2 great stage races this week - Emakumeen Bira in the Basque Country, a lovely hilly race, & the North Star Grand Prix in the USA. Race thread for following them, and look to the comments for videos, photos, comments & more that we find.

Ashleigh Moolman previews Emakumeen Bira & more!


Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio's first race with a pro team was the Emakumeen Bira, so who better to preview it for us? In part 1 of the interview, she tells us about racing with Hitec Products (& allergies), challenges facing South African riders, and more

Videos & news from last week's women's racing


So much racing last week! Catch up with as much as we can find - and talk about it in the comments!

Philly Classic - women's race, LIVE!


One of only 2 UCI-level women's races and always a brilliant one

USA National Champs - men's Road Race, live!


We've seen how the women tacked the course - now it's time for the men to race the USA cycling champs. Who do you think will win?

USA National Champs - women's Road Race, live!


Join us to watch the women race the USA National Cycling Championships


Video - ChongMing Island World Cup UCI video

26 minutes video from the 5th round of the 2014 Road World Cup

USPro - USA National ITT Championships Live-ish!


Follow the USA ITT Champs live, and find out how to watch Monday's road races

ChongMing videos & more women's cycling news


It's a bad week for women's cycling video, but here's a collection from the ChongMing Stage Race & World Cup and Aussie Battle on the Border - with results from the Trofée Maarten Wynants, and bad news from the Giro Trentino....

Friends Life Women's Tour: videos & things we love


There were so many great videos, blogs, photos and interviews from the Friends Life Women's Tour - here's a selection, and add yours to the comments too

La Course by Le Tour de France - what we know!

It was the launch of La Course by Le Tour de France today - and we have the route, prize money and all kinds of things. What do you think?


Flèche Wallonne World Cup - 26 minute UCI video

Watch the English-commentary video from last week's women's Flèche Wallonne, round 4 of the Road World Cup

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