Astana-Qazaqstan has provisionally reinstated its Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez, announced via a tweet today. The rider was internally suspended after media reports linked him
After period of dominance, Ineos-Grenadiers now need to close the gap to rivals in the Tour de France
For Brits, the period of Ineos and Team Sky dominance from 2012 to 2019 was completely unprecedented. The team won 7 of the 8 Tour
Tadej Pogacar’s team has taken a further knock with Rafal Majka forced to pull out of this year’s Tour de France. The Polish climber, one
Alex Manly won the 4th stage of the Tour of Scandinavia today, stopping Marianne Vos’ sequence of victories at 3 in a row. A slight
Another signing for AG Insurance-NXTG has been announced today with Dutch rider Maaike Boogaard. She joins the team after 6 seasons at UAE Team ADQ
Team DSM continue to improve their roster with youth, a signing strategy they’ve pursued in the last few seasons. With Lorena Wiebes leaving the team
The Tour of Scandinavia has morphed from the Ladies Tour of Norway for 2022 after a successful run between 2014 and 2021. Originally hoped to incorporate the Vargarda races in Sweden, the organisers there eventually opted to remain separate.
The Tour de France Femmes has a long and convoluted history. The first race that could be considered a Women’s Tour de France was the La Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale, held in 1955. That race was won by the Brit Millie Robinson, who would also go on to be a women’s hour record holder. Held over 5 stages, the race ended up being a one-off event.
The Giro Donne’s status has seen the GC riders of recent generations all spar off to take the victory in Italy. So in recent years, honours have been shared between Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten, with Megan Guarnier the last another rider to win in 2016. Multiple wins are a regular occurrence, with Vos taking 3 wins in the early 2010s