August 15 | This month's Cycling Podcast Féminin, with Orla Chennaoui and Richard Moore, looks back at the recent racing, from the RideLondon Classique to the European championships and Crescent Vargarda team time trial and road race. From Sweden we hear from Anna van der Breggen, Hannah Barnes and Drops Cycling Team owner Bob Varney.
There's also a feature on female sports directors and we speak to two: Donna Rae-Szalinski, who works for Wiggle-High5, and Rachel Heal, who is a sports director for the United Health Care women's and men's teams. And we hear from a trailblazer, Robin Morton, the American woman who fulfilled the role on a men's team at races including the Giro d'Italia in the 1980s.
In the final part Molly Weaver tells us about the terrible crash she suffered in February, when she was hit by a car and sustained life-threatening injuries. The Sunweb rider faced a long time out but incredibly returned to racing a few months later, taking part in the Giro Rosa and La Course. We catch up with her initially in the early stages of her recovering and then again at La Course, where she crashed again. Despite such setbacks, Weaver's resilience and optimism are remarkable.
The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.