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.

SD Worx announce Femke Markus and Mischa Bredewold

SD Worx announce Femke Markus and Mischa Bredewold

SD Worx has confirmed the signings of Femke Markus and Mischa Bredewold for 2 seasons each. They both join a pathway that has seen Demi Vollering achieve success at SD Worx after breaking through at the Parkhotel Valkenburg team. In 2023, that will also include Lorena Wiebes, although she went via Team DSM along the …

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Jumbo-Visma re-signs Amber Kraak for 2 more years

Jumbo-Visma re-signs Amber Kraak for 2 more years

Jumbo Visma has announced the extension of Amber Kraak for 2 more years on the Dutch team via their website. Kraak joined the team in June 2021 and has gradually impressed whilst being new to professional cycling. It’s well-known that Kraak was a former rower and has transitioned nicely to the bike, recently finishing 2nd …

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Mavi Garcia wins the 2022 GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit

Mavi Garcia wins the 2022 GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit

Spanish rider Mavi Garcia took her second Women’s WorldTour victory of the season at the catchily named GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit. She beat Jumbo-Visma’s Amber Kraak in a head-to-head sprint, in what was Kraak’s best pro result. Grace Brown led the chasing group for the final spot on the podium. The …

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Australian teams announced for home World Championships

Australian teams announced for home World Championships

The 2022 Cycling World Championships take place from September 17th to 25th around the city of Wollongong, 80km south of Sydney in Australia. The course contains plenty of climbing, with it expected to be too tough for pure sprinters but probably ideal for riders who can sprint and climb. The home Australian cycling federation has …

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Simac Ladies Tour 2022 Race Preview

Simac Ladies Tour 2022 Race Preview

The Simac Ladies Tour is the only Women’s WorldTour stage race in the Benelux this season. Formerly known as the Boels Ladies Tour, the race takes us across most of the Netherlands from the below sea-level areas to the hills of Limburg. The addition of a time trial will give the WWT peloton only its 2nd of the season

GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit 2022 Race Preview

GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit 2022 Race Preview

The GP de Plouay is closing in on 25 years of racing, which makes it one of the longest running major races in the women’s cycling calendar. The lumpy Brittany parcours has favoured climbers and puncheurs over the years, depending on the course layout. Delving into the list of former winners, you have the likes of GC winner Fabiana Luperini and Brit Nicole Cooke before the modern generation takes over

Ellen van Dijk extends for 2 more years with Trek Segafredo

Ellen van Dijk extends for 2 more years with Trek Segafredo

Trek Segafredo announced today that they have re-signed Ellen van Dijk for 2 more years. The women’s hour record holder’s contract was due to expire at the end of this season and after some deliberation, allegedly over the length of the new contract, the deal is now done. The Dutch star is now on her …

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