Author name: Mathew Mitchell

My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30-something from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

8 stages, 1,029km and one Tour de France Femmes

8 stages, 1,029km and one Tour de France Femmes

WORDS: REBECCA BLAND IMAGES: ARNE MILL Eight days, 1,029km, and history made in the process. The 2022 Tour de France Femmes finished on stage eight, atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles, completing a challenging but varied parcours throughout the past eight days. The crowds throughout the Tour have been incredible, demonstrating that there is …

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Proud Team Jumbo-Visma concludes first Tour de France Femmes

Proud Team Jumbo-Visma concludes first Tour de France Femmes

The final stage from Lure to La Super Planche des Belles Filles took the riders over three categorised climbs. Shortly after the top of the first climb, Markus and twelve other riders managed to break away. The group took a two-minute lead, but the group of favourites reeled them in on the Super Planche. Markus …

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Brilliant team ride sees Juliette Labous climb to 5th on the stage and secure 4th on GC

Brilliant team ride sees Juliette Labous climb to 5th on the stage and secure 4th on GC

The final day of racing at the Tour de France Femmes saw the peloton head to the climbs once more and a summit finish atop La Super Planche des Belles Filles, which would provide a challenging and stern test; and a final GC battle. It was a fast start to the stage with a really …

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Eight glorious days around France ends with smiles

Eight glorious days around France ends with smiles

Shirin van Anrooij wins Best Young Rider and Elisa Longo Borghini finishes 6th in the overall classification of an historic first edition of Tour de France Femmes The future is now for Shirin van Anrooij. The 20-year-old leader of the UCI Women’s WorldTour youth ranking just clinched the Best Young Rider of the inaugural Tour …

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Silvia Persico is the best Italian of the Tour de France

Silvia Persico is the best Italian of the Tour de France

The last stage of the Tour consecrates the talent of Silvia Persico, who crosses the finish line of La Super Planche des Belles Filles in third position and climbs to fifth place in the overall. The last stage of the Tour de France Femmes consecrates the talent of Silvia Persico, with the Bergamo-born crossing the …

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Annemiek van Vleuten and Movistar Team make history: the Tour is ours!

Annemiek van Vleuten and Movistar Team make history: the Tour is ours!

Eighth ‘Grande Boucle’ for the ‘blue’ structure The Telefónica squad -17 Grand Tours in stages- became the first organisation to win the six main grand tours in the men’s and women’s categories with the brilliant role of ‘Miek’, who destroyed the race on Saturday with 80 km to go and confirmed this Sunday his final …

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A day in the life of a soigneur at the Tour de France Femmes

A day in the life of a soigneur at the Tour de France Femmes

Although the peloton is visible on your TV screens day-in-day-out throughout the summer, there is a whole network of staff at the race and back at HQ who help to keep the wheels turning. Long days and an unpredictable and ever-changing daily office, we wanted to take a deep dive into what exactly someone at …

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