Balsamo

Elisa Balsamo’s uncertain return to racing after severe crash

Elisa Balsamo, the former World Champion, remains uncertain about her return to racing following a severe crash during the final sprint on stage 1 of La Vuelta a Burgos...

Elisa Balsamo undergoes successful surgery after severe crash

Lidl-Trek has confirmed that Elisa Balsamo's surgery on Tuesday, 21st May, was a complete success. Balsamo, who suffered severe injuries to her nasal bones and left hand, underwent the...

Henttala takes stage 1 victory at Vuelta a Burgos Feminas as Balsamo crashes out

Lotta Henttala of EF Education-Cannondale sprinted to victory in the first stage of the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas, overcoming a chaotic final sprint that saw Elisa Balsamo suffer a...

Vuelta a Burgos Feminas 2024 Race Preview

The Vuelta a Burgos Feminas has quickly gained prominence within women's cycling. By 2021, the event had ascended to the Women’s WorldTour, showcasing top-tier competition with cycling legends like Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten narrowly competing, with van der Breggen edging out van Vleuten by just three seconds.

Riders Reflect on the Thrilling 2024 Paris-Roubaix Femmes Showdown

In the aftermath of a nerve-wracking Paris-Roubaix Femmes, the cycling world is still abuzz with Lotte Kopecky's stunning victory. Emerging from what seemed an unwinnable position, the world champion...

Lotte Kopecky Triumphs in Paris-Roubaix Femmes with a Powerful Sprint Finish

Lotte Kopecky claimed victory at the iconic Paris-Roubaix Femmes, marking a significant milestone in her already large palmares. The race, spanning 148.5 kilometres with nearly 30 kilometres of challenging...

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2024 Race Preview

The Paris-Roubaix Femmes has quickly become a cornerstone event in women’s cycling, despite its brief history. Initially slated for 2020, the inaugural race was deferred to the following year due to pandemic disruptions. That first edition witnessed a daring long-range solo attack by Lizzie Deignan,

Women’s Scheldeprijs 2024 Race Preview

A women's Scheldeprijs was first held coming out of the Covid pandemic. Lorena Wiebes won the first edition in 2021 and then doubled and trebled up in 2022 and 2023. Those results confirm that the women’s Scheldeprijs is very much like the men’s race.

Women’s Tour of Flanders 2024 Race Preview

The 2024 Women’s Tour of Flanders is one of the most prestigious one-day races in the women's calendar. This race, steeped in history and tradition, has been a highlight of women's cycling since its inception in 2004, quickly establishing itself as a cornerstone event that attracts the sport's elite.

Lorena Wiebes Secures Hard-Fought Victory at Gent-Wevelgem Women’s Race

In a dramatic showdown at the Gent-Wevelgem Women's race, Lorena Wiebes showcased her sprinting prowess with a breathtaking victory, edging out Elisa Balsamo in a thrilling photo finish. The...

Balsamo Secures Classic Brugge-De Panne Victory as Kool Comes Second

Elisa Balsamo, riding for Lidl-Trek, claimed victory in the Classic Brugge-De Panne, marking her second win in the race after her 2022 triumph. Balsamo surged past Charlotte Kool of...

Elisa Balsamo Secures Victory in Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Italian cyclist Elisa Balsamo, riding for Lidl-Trek, triumphed in the 25th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. The race unfolded on Italian terrain a day after Milan-San Remo, with...