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Women’s Tour 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Tour 2022 Race Preview

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.

Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2022 Race Preview

The Women’s Gent Wevelgem has been running since 2012. Taking place on the same day as the men’s race, the women’s version starts from Ypres and finishes in Wevelgem. The route takes in the infamous Kemmelberg, although the women haven’t tackled the steepest Ossuary side until this year’s race.

Exterioo Classic Brugge-De Panne 2022 Race Preview

Exterioo Classic Brugge-De Panne 2022 Race Preview

Since the race’s inception in 2018, the race has seen 3 big bunch sprints and 1 notable solo win by Grace Brown last year. The parcours is super flat with nothing of note to worry about. The wind is about the only hazard for the riders but even that isn’t forecast to be too bad on Thursday.

Women’s Nokere Koerse 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Nokere Koerse 2022 Race Preview

Nokere Koerse is still a fairly new race on the women’s calendar. The first edition took place in 2019 and saw Lorena Wiebes power up the Nokereberg to take the overall win. Canyon SRAM’s Lisa Klein and Lotto Soudal’s Lotte Kopecky joined Wiebes on the podium.

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2022 Race Preview

Table of Contents Ronde van Drenthe Race History The women’s Ronde van Drenthe has a higher profile than the men’s version, being in the Women’s WorldTour. It’s one of the longest running top-level races in the women’s cycling calendar and the list of winners reads like a Who’s Who of women’s cycling since 2007. 5 World Champions …

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Rider safety issues at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour time trial

Rider safety issues at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour time trial

Today’s time trial at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour somehow happened without a hitch. As expected, Ellen van Dijk won the stage and took the lead in the general classification. The only rider to crash all day was Romy Kasper, who lost the rear wheel on some painted road lines in the final corner. It was …

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Bloeizone Fryslân Tour 2022 Race Preview

Bloeizone Fryslân Tour 2022 Race Preview

Table of Contents Bloeizone Fryslân Tour Race History The Bloeizone Fryslân Tour began life as the Energiewacht Tour in 2011 but is better known as the Healthy Ageing Tour in recent years. The changes in name reflect different sponsor agreements. The recent renaming is to represent the Fryslân area of the Netherlands. Bloeizone translates to …

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