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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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British Riders in the 2022 Women’s WorldTour

British Riders in the 2022 Women’s WorldTour

The 2022 women’s cycling season has begun but the Women’s WorldTour doesn’t kick into action until Strade Bianche on 5th March. With the continuing expansion of the Women’s WorldTour, there are more British riders at the top level than ever before. Jess Roberts is the only rider to leave a WWT team, she has joined …

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Women’s British National Championships 2021 Photos

Women’s British National Championships 2021 Photos

The 2021 Women’s British National Championship saw a big group of favourites take off early on. Despite staying close for a lap or two, the chasing pack couldn’t close the gap. All the favourites were represented and slowly dropped off in small numbers. Despite attacks by Pfeiffer Georgi the group kept reassembling on the rest …

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Women’s Tour of Britain 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Tour of Britain 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Officially this race is just called the Women’s Tour, but with the Tour de France Femmes coming, it all feels just a little too vague. The Women’s Tour is another race affected by COVID last year, with no race taking place. This season’s race was postponed from its usual spot in June for the same …

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Paris Roubaix Femmes 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

There’s finally a Paris Roubaix Femmes! It was teased to us as part of the end of 2020 season calendar but events with Covid took hold and there was no Paris Roubaix. It was a similar story in the Spring of 2021 with Paris Roubaix Femmes once again being postponed with the men’s race due …

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Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Simac Ladies Tour is the new name for the Boels Ladies Tour in 2021. Boels pulled back from their sponsorship of the race at the same time as they reduced their involvement in the now SD Worx team. The sponsorship was ended positively, with Boels saying that their involvement in women’s cycling had been …

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Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Ladies Tour of Norway is back in 2021 after being another major race to suffer a forced COVID postponement in 2020. The undoubted queen of the race is Marianne Vos who has won the last 3 editions in a row, although it feels like a 4th victory will be tough. Stage 3’s climb to …

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