Name: Danielle de Francesco
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Date of Birth: 23rd October 1992
Specialized Women’s Racing (domestic)
ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast (domestic)
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The 2023 women’s road season has seen plenty of ups and downs with teams folding before they even began, others folding mid-season and some more
In a move underscoring its commitment to nurturing emerging talent, Arkéa Pro Cycling Team, soon to be rebranded as Arkea-B&B Hotels in 2024, has announced
The Tour de France Femmes, the women’s equivalent of the iconic men’s race, has a rich history. The very first equivalent of the Tour de France Femmes was held in 1955 and won by the Brit Millie Robinson but it was a one-off event. It took until 1984 with the “Tour de France Féminin” for a true event
Another fun stage to watch at the Tour de Suisse Women saw Niamh Fisher-Black take her first WWT victory and first non-national or world championships
The Tour des Suisse Women has quickly moved up the ranks since its re-introduction to the calendar. Opening up as a 2.1 in 2021, it was a 2.Pro in 2022 and now part of the Women’s WorldTour in 2023. It had been a 20-year wait from the last original edition in 2001 and the return in 2021. The two races were linked by the presence of Olga Zabelinskaya, the Russian-born Uzbek taking part in both sides of the gap.
The Thüringen Ladies Tour is another race with a long storied history in the women’s peloton but probably without the top-drawer race level that would normally bring. Hosted since 1986, it has never made it to the highest level of the women’s cycling calendar, although moves are being made to change that now. The race can look back on a list of winners that includes greats like Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Mirjam Melchers, Hanka Kupfernagel, Zulfia Zabirova, Judith Arndt, Emma Johansson, and Lisa Brennauer.