Juliette Labous Articles
The Women’s World Championships road race had been dominated by Dutch riders in recent years, with 4 in a row between 2017 and 2021. Elisa Balsamo broke that run last year in Flanders by being able to outsprint Marianne Vos to the line. Such is the Dutch dominance in women’s cycling
The Women’s World Championships Time Trial has gone back and forth in recent years, with only Annemiek van Vleuten able to do consecutive victories in the last 10 years. Ellen van Dijk is the only other multiple winner in that time, winning in 2013 and last year’s 2022 edition.
The general classification was turned on its head on Stage 2 after the opening time trial. Annemiek van Vleuten attacks and went hard. That distanced
The Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta has had quite a developmental history. Originally a one-day race in Madrid that saw sprinters take victories, it has slowly grown into the 5-day race that it is this year. A team time trial was added to the sprint stage in 2018
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.
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