Sarah Connolly

  • joined Apr 03, 2010
  • last login Jul 30, 2014
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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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Support Specialized-lululemon - Velocio Project X

What happens when 3-year sponsorship deals come to an end? For top women's team Specialized-lululemon, they've decided to try something different, fundraising and creating a community at the same...

Five highlights from the 2014 Giro Rosa


Since we're in a lull in the women's racing, it's a great chance to look back at the only 10-day Grand Tour the women are allowed to race - with videos, blogs and a cycling fanclub that we at...

Women's cycling week: Thüringen, Bretagne & BeNe


It was a crazy-busy week of racing, with the peloton split across three great races - Thüringen Rundfahrt, the Tour de Bretagne and the 1st ever BeNe Ladies Tour. Videos, photos & results - & all I...

Koos Moerenhout on Giro Rosa polemica and Rabo-Liv


Rabobank-Liv had the most incredible Giro Rosa, with six stage wins and three riders on the final GC podium. We talked to their DS, Koos Moerenhout about the Giro, where he goes from here, and all...

The big Emma Pooley post-Giro Rosa interview


Emma Pooley had the perfect underdog story in the Giro Rosa - starting with a horrible nosebleed & asthma attack in Stage 1 to winning 3 mountain stages in different, exciting ways. She told us...

Rowney & Brennauer preview Thüringen Rundfahrt '14


It's one of the nicest races on the women's calendar, always superb racing - and this year Specialized-lululemon riders Loren Rowney and Lisa Brennauer previewed the race for us. With video and...

A good day for Hat-tricks - Giro Rosa 2014 Stage 9


The last day of the only women's Grand Tour, and so much to fight for - stage glory, General Classification chances and so much more. With possible polemica to talk about - and tell us your Giro...

Giro Rosa St8 Q and A: Pooley, Guarnier and Barnes


More riders have been fantastic and answered questions just for us at the Café - Emma Pooley, who won Stage 8, Megan Guarnier, who attacked up the climb and finished fifth, and Hannah Barnes,...

Queen stage mountains and rain - Giro Rosa Stage 8


A super-fast stage leading up to what must have felt like an endless climb, where the General Classification would change, and we'd see a repeat of the mountain duels that lit up 2010 - who would...

Giro Rosa Stage 7 - guess what happened?


Starting the day with a long neutralised descent, then a massive big climb, and running through valleys until a tough uphill drag sprint - check out all the videos, and a look ahead to Stage 8

Giro Rosa St 6 QandA - Pooley, Spratty & D'Hoore


Emma Pooley won Stage 6 of the Giro Rosa in a nail-biting, thrilling style - and told us all about it! And ORICA-AIS' Amanda Spratt told us all about her day, and answered Café questions - and you...

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! Race report with lots of videos and photos

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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