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Women’s Olympic Road Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Olympic Road Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Olympic road race returns in 2021 for the first time since 2016. The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games were delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic (but you already knew that let’s face it) and that’s made it feel like an age has passed. Anna van der Breggen took the gold medal …

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2021 Women’s National Cycling Championships

2021 Women’s National Cycling Championships

Each year a new set of women’s national cycling champions are crowned. The opportunity to take a win in a one-day race against other riders from their own country. The winners then get to wear a national jersey for the following 12 months until the next national championships. Because of Covid, some countries haven’t had …

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SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour is the next round in the Lotto Cycling Cup, the year-long national competition in Belgium. The race is set at the 1.1 level, so a healthy amount of WorldTour talent can mix it up against domestic talents. It takes place around the town of Nijlen, situated just outside the major …

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Women’s Scheldeprijs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Scheldeprijs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This is the first-ever Women’s Scheldeprijs! Flanders Classics who organise many of the top spring classics in Belgium at this time of year have added a women’s race to the existing men’s race in 2021. The men’s race is well-known as an unofficial sprinter’s world championships (along with the Champs Elysees) due to the winner’s …

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

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

The Women’s Tour of Flanders holds bona fide monument status in the women’s calendar. Taking place each year since 2004, De Ronde has seen a host of major riders take victories. The female version of the race doesn’t include the long flat section out of Antwerp but starts in Oudenaarde and gets straight into things. …

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Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Gent Wevelgem has a little bit more history than many of the other Spring Classics in the women’s calendar. One of the first major spring classics to get a women’s race in modern times, the race has been held each year since 2014. As a new race, it spent 2 years at the …

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Women’s Driedaagse Brugge De Panne (Oxyclean Classic) 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Driedaagse Brugge De Panne (Oxyclean Classic) 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Driedaagse Brugge De Panne, despite the name isn’t a 3 day race. For the women’s peloton it never has been. Since its inception in 2018, the race has seen 3 big bunch sprints. The parcours is super flat with nothing of note to worry about. The wind is about the only hazard for the riders. …

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Women’s Healthy Ageing Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Healthy Ageing Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Healthy Ageing Tour is 10 years old in 2021. After unfortunately missing out on 2020’s edition due to COVID-19, the race is back albeit in a reduced, controlled way. 2019 saw the riders tackle 5 stages (technically 6 with Stage 4 split in 4a and 4b). Whereas the 2021 edition sees just 3 stages …

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche will be the first Women’s WorldTour race of the 2021 season. After 2020’s rescheduled race was held in the scorching heat, this year’s race is a return to normal. The current forecast is for an acceptable 11 degrees but also with some rain and showers about during the race. We’ve had a wet …

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Women’s Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Omloop het Nieuwsblad is here, the start of the proper 2021 season and the introduction to the spring classics too. The first preview of the season is the hardest to write mind. Riders have changed teams, the form book is wide open and we have no idea who is raring to go! This year’s Omloop …

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