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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 Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda is one of the longest-running women’s pro races, first run in 1974. The winner’s list includes plenty of big names like Fabiana Luperini, Nicole Cooke and Emma Johansson. After all the debate about whether Strade Bianche was a monument, this race would be firmly on the hypothetical list of women’s monuments. …

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Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Nokere Koerse is still a new race on the women’s calendar. The first edition took place in 2019 and saw Lorena Wiebes power up the Nokereberg to take the overall win. Canyon’s Lisa Klein and Lotto Soudal’s Lotte Kopecky joined Wiebes on the podium. 2020’s race was cancelled amid the COVID pandemic but we’re lucky …

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Women’s GP Oetingen 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s GP Oetingen 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The GP Oetingen is a new race for 2021 but isn’t a completely new idea. It’s a new version of the Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik race held between 2011 and 2018. The finishing circuit of that race has been largely reused for the GP Oetingen. A slightly longer triangle forms the route this year whereas previously it was …

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Women’s World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

Women’s World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

After the 2020 Women’s WorldTour season, 2021 promises to be something more back to normal. It’s likely the Spring races will be affected, although it’s tough to confirm in most cases. The Tour Down Under (not a WWT race but normally a season opener) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have already been …

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Women’s Driedaagse De Panne 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s Driedaagse De Panne could turn out to be the last WorldTour race of the very odd 2020 season. The Madrid Challenge on 6-8th November is currently scheduled to go ahead but plenty are expecting it to not take place due to Covid. The Bretagne Ladies Tour is the only other race still on …

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Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s Gent Wevelgem is another one of those fairly recent additions to the women’s pro calendar. 2020 sees the 7th edition and so far, no rider has won it more than once. In addition to the Recent Winners list below, Lauren Hall won the first edition in 2014. Taking place over similar roads to …

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Women’s Brabantse Pijl 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s Brabantse Pijl (or Brabantse Pijl Dames Gooik) started out as the Pajot Hills Classic in 2016. It kept that name in 2017 but changed to its current name for the 2018 season. The new name is neater as the race runs alongside the men’s Brabantse Pijl as a Spring Classic in the Flemish …

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Women’s La Course by Le Tour de France 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s La Course by Le Tour de France 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

La Course by Le Tour de France has taken on a few different guises since its existence. It started off as a race up and down the Champs Elysees, making the most of the crowds already waiting for the finish of the Tour de France. 2017 saw the race whisked off the Alpes. A summit …

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