Each year a new set of women’s national cycling champions are crowned. The opportunity to take a win in a one-day race against other riders from their own country. The winners then get to wear a national jersey for the following 12 months until the next national championships. COVID-19 has meant that not all nations […]
This week Movistar’s Serbian rider Jelena Erić answers ProCyclingUK’s questions.
The Women’s Gent Wevelgem has been running since 2012. Taking place on the same day as the men’s race, the women’s version starts from Ypres and…
The Tour de l’Ardeche is a long-standing French stage race, now in its 18th edition in 2020. Originally it was a 2.2 race, the lowest ranking a stage race can be, but saw itself promoted to 2.1 level in 2018. The race used to have a prologue stage and individual time trial to create time […]
Mirjam Melchers turned pro in 1998 for the Rabobank Women’s Team, aged 23. In her first pro season she won the Ronde van Dordrecht and a stage of the…
The Grote Prijs Euromat sneaks into the calendar after the excitement in Plouay for the European Championships and GP de Plouay, plus La Course in Paris. It’s the first time this race has been held at the 1.2 level, previously it’s been a smaller domestic level race forming part of the season-long Belgian Lotto Cup. […]
This week the Italian Martiana Fidanza answers ProCyclingUK’s questions.
La Course by Le Tour de France has taken on a few different guises since its existence. It started off as a race up and down the Champs Elysees, making the most of the crowds already waiting for the finish of the Tour de France. 2017 saw the race whisked off the Alpes. A summit […]
This year’s GP de Plouay has been slotted into the middle of the European Championships. Originally the Euro Champs were supposed to be in Trentino, Italy but amongst the COVID pandemic, they were moved to Plouay. The advantage to the move is that many riders will now be able to race the Euros and the […]
Chantal Blaak turned pro in 2008 for the AA-Drink Cycling Team. She was already a 2-time winner of the Dutch Junior National TT Championships by that time.