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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
The Tour of Scandinavia has morphed from the Ladies Tour of Norway for 2022 after a successful run between 2014 and 2021. Originally hoped to incorporate the Vargarda races in Sweden, the organisers there eventually opted to remain separate.
After coming super close in last year’s Women’s Tour Frenchwoman Clara Copponi claimed the first victory of her road racing career. She sprinted to the
Officially this race is just called the Women’s Tour but may have to unofficially finally become the Women’s Tour of Britain. With the Tour de France Femmes coming, the original name all feels just a little too vague. The Women’s Tour is another race affected by COVID in 2020, but 2021 saw the race return, albeit in September rather than its usual timeslot of June.
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.