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Lisa Brennauer confirms retirement after 2022 European Championships

Lisa Brennauer confirms retirement after 2022 European Championships

The German rider Lisa Brennauer has confirmed that she will retire from the sport of cycling after the 2022 European Championships held in Munich. The 34-year-old will bow out after the road race, due to be held on August 21st 2022. She has completed her last race for her trade team, Ceratizit-WNT at the Tour …

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Tour de France Femmes 2022 Race Preview

Tour de France Femmes 2022 Race Preview

The Tour de France Femmes has a long and convoluted history. The first race that could be considered a Women’s Tour de France was the La Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale, held in 1955. That race was won by the Brit Millie Robinson, who would also go on to be a women’s hour record holder. Held over 5 stages, the race ended up being a one-off event.

The battle for the last Women’s WorldTour licence in 2023 and how relegation works

The battle for the last Women’s WorldTour licence in 2023 and how relegation works

The Women’s WorldTour has grown quickly since its licences became available for teams. Before 2020, every team was known as a UCI Women’s Team. Having that designation meant that a team was able to take part in the UCI races that form all of the highest levels of women’s cycling. There was no distinction between …

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A look back at the history of the Hitec Products team

A look back at the history of the Hitec Products team

One of the longest-running teams in women’s cycling is Hitec Products. Running at UCI level since 2009, they have kept the same title sponsor throughout, adding additional sponsors where necessary. In 2021, they forged a link with the men’s continental Team Coop team. The Norwegian teams are both based near Stavanger and Sandnes so the …

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Women’s Tour of Flanders 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Tour of Flanders 2022 Race Preview

The first Women’s Tour of Flanders took place in 2004. The route followed the last 55km of the men’s race with a bit before it to take the distance up to 94km. The finish parcours from that time is now used for Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Riders climb Kapelmuur before riding the tree-lined Bosberg. Zulfiya Zabirova won the first race with an attack on Kapelmuur itself.

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.

Teams confirmed for 2022 Gent Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders

Teams confirmed for 2022 Gent Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders

Flanders Classics organises and runs a series of major races through the spring classics part of the year. They’ve announced the invited teams for the 2022 editions of Gent Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders. 2021’s races saw impressive wins for Marianne Vos and Annemiek van Vleuten. Vos won a bunch sprint against the likes …

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6 top women riders currently unsigned for 2022

6 top women riders currently unsigned for 2022

The 2021-2022 transfer season is well underway and most of the available big-names have been snapped up already. A few other well-known riders are retiring which leaves spaces for other riders to slot into. Despite that, there are a few teams who haven’t really announced any deals. Team BikeExchange-Jayco, as they will be known in …

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