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MTB rider Sina Frei included in SD Worx selection for Tour of Scandinavia

MTB rider Sina Frei included in SD Worx selection for Tour of Scandinavia

SD Worx has pulled a surprise heading into the Tour of Scandinavia, which starts Tuesday 9th August 2022. Marlen Reusser was originally down as riding for the Dutch team but a late change saw another Swiss rider take her place. Sina Frei, known mainly as a mountain biker will race instead. She has participated in …

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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.

Itzulia Women 2022 Race Preview

Itzulia Women 2022 Race Preview

With this year’s Itzulia Women, women’s racing in the Basque County has come full circle after quite a lot of change in recent years. We used to have the long-term staple of the Emakumeen Bira stage race which ran from 1988 to 2019. One of the major stage races, surprisingly given the climbing it was a race that neither Anna van der Breggen nor Annemiek van Vleuten ever actually won.

Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Race Preview

Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Race Preview

The Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs is named after the 1958 World Champion from Luxembourg. One of the original stars of women’s cycling, Elsy Jacobs was also the holder of the hour record from 1958 to 1972. The race was held for the first time in 2008, on the 10th anniversary of her death. Initially a one-day race, it expanded to a stage race in 2012.

Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes 2022 Race Preview

Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes 2022 Race Preview

Liege Bastogne Liege Femmes is another relatively new race on the women’s calendar. First held in 2017, it gives riders the chance to cover roads raced by the men’s peloton in one of their monuments. Although the race is called Liege Bastogne Liege still, the women’s race starts in Bastogne and before heading to Liege.