Women's Cycling

First time wins a plenty in Sunderland Sportsbreaks.com Tour Series

The Sunderland round of the Sportsbreaks.com Tour Series saw first time wins for Blake Quick (TRINITY Racing), Sammie Stuart (Team LDN – Brother UK),...

Itzulia Women 2022 Race Preview

With this year's Itzulia Women, women's racing in the Basque County has come full circle after quite a lot of change in recent years. We used to have the long-term staple of the Emakumeen Bira stage race which ran from 1988 to 2019. One of the major stage races, surprisingly given the climbing it was a race that neither Anna van der Breggen nor Annemiek van Vleuten ever actually won.

GP Eco-Struct 2022 Race Preview

The GP Eco-Struct has a history at the national level in Belgium but was raised to UCI level in 2020. After a pair of victories from Lorena Wiebes, the race moves up to 1.1 and starts to feel like an established, secure race now.

Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta Del Sol 2022 Race Preview

A new race for 2022, the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta Del Sol or Women's Ruta del Sol will offer plenty of climbing for the riders. It's the first time the women will race the Vuelta a Andalucia, with the men's race dating back to the 1950s.

Tour de Bretagne Féminin 2022 Race Preview

The Tour de Bretagne Féminin has been run since the 1980s, albeit with some interruptions. Catherine Marsal won a pair of the early editions, before Jeannie Longo unsurprisingly won too. It was German rider Hanka Kupfernagel who was the first to win 3 editions of the race though. She was joined on 3 victories by Marina Jaunatre in the mid-2000s. Brit Emma Pooley won in 2008, taking 2 stages along the way.

Leiedal Koerse E3 Saxobank Classic Women 2022 Race Preview

The Leiedal Koerse is born out of the Vlaamse Pijl and a criterium race in Bavikhove. Earlier this year, the E3 Saxobank Classic announced that it was joining forces with Leiedal Koerse to create what is effectively a women's E3 race.

Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Race Preview

The Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs is named after the 1958 World Champion from Luxembourg. One of the original stars of women's cycling, Elsy Jacobs was also the holder of the hour record from 1958 to 1972. The race was held for the first time in 2008, on the 10th anniversary of her death. Initially a one-day race, it expanded to a stage race in 2012.

Breakdown of power at Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes 2022

We saw a huge performance from Annemiek van Vleuten at this year's Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes. The Movistar rider attacked the Col de la...