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Women’s Giro dell’Emilia 2022 Race Preview

The women’s Giro dell’Emilia is starting to get itself a solid list of winners in its relatively short lifetime. In the previous 8 editions, it has been won almost exclusively by the best puncheurs in the women’s peloton. The course is kinda like Fleche Wallonne in that it finishes at the top of a very steep, solid climb. But it also takes place in Italy at the start of the Autumn and has absolutely no proceeding climbs to worry about.

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Women’s World Championships Road Race 2022 Race Preview

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

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Ellen van Dijk

Women’s World Championships Time Trial 2022 Race Preview

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.

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Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta 2022 Race Preview

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

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Simac Ladies Tour 2022 Race Preview

The Simac Ladies Tour is the only Women’s WorldTour stage race in the Benelux this season. Formerly known as the Boels Ladies Tour, the race takes us across most of the Netherlands from the below sea-level areas to the hills of Limburg. The addition of a time trial will give the WWT peloton only its 2nd of the season

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GP de Plouay Classic Lorient Agglomeration Trophée Ceratizit 2022 Race Preview

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

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