The Drum Up Scottish Cycling podcast 20: European Championships

Here’s a new podcast – I haven’t recorded one in a year!

Andy Rafferty encouraged me to join him to watch the European Championships


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Show notes
Part 1 – West End
Road women
Italian Marta Bastianelli winner
Dutch tactics – lack of radios?
Dutch gave her a bit of a lead-out

Ask Andy
View from the side of the road
What it’s been like for Glasgow

Track recap
Team pursuit women. Gold!
Neah Evans AGE 28 – only recently taken up as a full time athlete
Holding her own in a team with Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker

Katie Archibald
Omnium – Katie Archibald Silver!
Move to more endurance events

Individual Pursuit – Silver!
Going up against Lisa Brennauer – World TT champ 2014, 3-time WTTT champ

Team Pursuit Men Bronze – Charlie Tanfield in that team

IP John Archibald 5th – where can he go?

Jack Carlin
Kierin – bronze
Team Sprint – silver
Individual Sprint – silver
AGE 21 – Not a name that I know particularly well but
Silver in the Sprint at Comm Games in Gold Coast
U23 European titles

Men’s TT
Victor Campanaerts AGE 26 – BEL – Lotto Soudal
An out and out time triallist?

Harry Tanfield
“Come from nowhere” ?
Seen at Scottish races for a few years…
Not sure about honorary Scots but certainly a following up here.

Womens TT – Ellen van Dijk winner

MTB – issue of team sizes, 1 rider each gender, not new for a home games – Craig Hardie appealed to pay his own way to race 2002 Commie Games Manchester MTB.

Grant Ferguson finished 20th

The role of inspiration participation is important and with a home crowd there’s lots of value to be gained there

John Archibald talked about how impressed /surprised (?) at the support

BMX – brief mention of the winner, along with Andy’s impression of the sold out crowds, how his kids were impresse and how this m

Preview – Road men – a look at the start list

The course – 230 km, 16 laps on the Glasgow city course

Road race (men) – taking in the atmosphere and seeing the race unfold on West George Street, Montrose Street and at the finish in Glasgow Green.