Sarah Connolly

  • joined Apr 03, 2010
  • last login Apr 19, 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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Women's race day of the year: Nominations!

Nominate your favourite women's race day of 2013 - with four options to start you off


Para-Cycling & the UCI - Colin Lynch's open letter

Why DOES the UCI get away with ignoring Track Para-Cycling so badly? Read Colin Lynch's open letter, and find out what you can do to help

Women's transfers 2013-14 - the third thread!

The latest transfer updates - with all the usual conversation and speculation in the comments

Podium Café Secret Santa 2013 - want to play?

Want to send a little present to another Café member, and receive one from somewhere in the world? Sign up here!

Manchester Track World Cup, 1st-3rd November

How to watch the track live - and conversation as it happens!


2013 European Track Championships - 18th-20th Oct

How to watch the finals live, and to follow the rest of the racing

Marianne Vos to have surgery on her back

After having problems with back pain all season, World Champion Marianne Vos will have surgery to remove a cyst from her back.

Women's UCI road calendar - 2013-2014 comparisons

What were the differences between the originally-published women's road calendar and what was raced? And how does it compare to 2014? While it was bad news in 2013, things are looking up for next year, at least in theory

Will riders face court over Giro Toscana protest?

Last month's Giro Toscana ended in chaos, as riders and teams refused to race the final stage in protest over serious safety concerns. Now the race organiser has asked the Italian Cycling Federation to discipline them, & is threatening prosecution

Change in the UCI - changes for women's cycling!

It's very, very early days, but it's nice to see that Brian Cookson is already making changes for women's cycling, by getting rid of the ridiculous age restriction for women's teams

More transfer news from the women's peloton

News and gossip, hopes and comments in the comments!

RIP Amy Dombroski

The USA cyclocross rider is reported killed in training in the Netherlands

The 2014 Women's UCI Road Calendar

What does the UCI cycling calendar look like for the women? New races, lost races, upgraded races and more!

Preview: Women's World Championships Road Race

On Saturday it's the women's Road World Championships road race - and all fans of cycling should be glued to the screen, because this is going to be explosive! Here's how and who to watch

Ellen van Dijk: Powerhouse! Watch her in action!

Videos, photos and links from the 2013 Elite and Junior women's World ITT Championships

Preview: Women's ITT World Championships

What's the course like, who will win - and more importantly, how to follow it live!


Team Time Trialling in Toscana: Women's TTT Worlds

Find out all about the women's Team Time Trial World Championships - and how to follow it live!

British Cycling, women's cycling and Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson has been talking about how much he supports women's cycling in the UCI Presidential election - but his Guardian interview, and the GB team for Worlds, seem to contradict his election talk. Find out why,

Claudia Häusler's statement on the Giro Toscana

The big women's cycling news has been the rider protest that saw much of the peloton refuse to finish the Giro Toscana, in a protest over safety issues. Claudia Häusler & her team TIBCO did start, & she shares the story behind that decision with us.

Riders refuse to race - Giro Toscana protest

The 2013 Giro della Toscana has been even more chaotic than normal, so today, when teams and riders didn't reassurances they'd be safe on the roads, they refused to ride. Find out why the last stage race of the season ended so badly

Traffic and turmoil in Toscana

The women's peloton is racing the Giro Toscana - and facing unacceptable risks, as the organisers allow traffic and chaos into the race

MTB World Cups, Hafjell 2013

Live racing from Norway, with Eliminator, Cross Country and Downhill MTB World Cups

Giro della Toscana and Rás na mBan 2013

The final two women's stage races before Worlds - the last of the European season - and the only race at the UCI's highest 2.HC category for women. Where will they ride and what will happen? Find out more, and follow the races in the comments

Boels Tour, l'Ardèche & Murray River videos & more

Last week was jam-packed with women's racing - hills in France, where sprinters had surprising results, fantastic Dutch racing, with all the video, photos & action that the Netherlands gives us, & Victorian racing is Australia. Watch & find out more!

Régis - a French bike/dance/Elvis/clowning/tourism/art film

I don't think I can get any better than that as a title.... this isn't to everyone's taste, but I really enjoyed it... Scroll down the page to get to the film. Regis includes 2012 Downhill MTB World Champ Morgane Charre and DHer Yoann Barelli, circus rider Alice Alart, trials rider Léo Nobile, and BMX rider Jeremy Brosset, with actress/clown Nathalie Masséglia as the lead character. More about the film on the Lez'Art website

Women's teams for the 2013 World Championships

Team announcements that we've seen - and if you have views, hopes, links or anything else, add them to the comments!


The Tour de l'Ardèche & Boels Ladies Tour 2013

Find out more about the hilly Tour de l'Ardèche in France, and the Boels Rentals Ladies Tour - 4 stages of flat, sprinty, windy Dutch racing, with a TTT and a hilly Classics stage - and follow the two races in the comments

GP de Plouay World Cup 2013 - how to follow, & why

It's the final round of the women's Road World Cup - the GP Plouay, which is always an exciting race. Find out why you should watch it, and maybe, how to watch it live.

The Lotto-Belisol Belgium Tour in videos and links

All the videos and links to photos and race reports from the last race in the 2013 Lotto Cycling Cup series

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