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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.

How the Giro Donne 2022 GC battle looks after Stage 3

The Giro Donne GC battle wasn't affected by Stage 2 with no time lost at all by the contenders. Stage 3 however is a...

How the Giro Donne 2022 GC battle looks after Stage 1

Kristen Faulkner took an amazing victory in the short 4.7km time trial that opened the Giro Donne yesterday. She was 4 seconds ahead of...

Giro d’Italia Donne 2022 Race Preview

The Giro Donne's status has seen the GC riders of recent generations all spar off to take the victory in Italy. So in recent years, honours have been shared between Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten, with Megan Guarnier the last another rider to win in 2016. Multiple wins are a regular occurrence, with Vos taking 3 wins in the early 2010s

Tour de Suisse Women 2022 Race Preview

After a 20-year wait, the Tour de Suisse Women made a return to the calendar in 2021. There'd been a few editions around the turn of the millennium, with Zulfia Zabirova winning two of them. There's a link with the last edition of the Tour de Suisse Women when Olga Zabelinskaya took part in last year's race, 20 years after her last Tour de Suisse Women race.

RideLondon Classique 2022 Race Preview

The RideLondon Classique came into being after the 2012 Olympics that were held in London. Looking for a legacy event that would ensure cycling remained important after the Games, a men's and women's race in London were created.

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2022 Race Preview

It was a long time coming but the first women's Paris Roubaix finally took place in 2021. We'd been teased that Paris Roubaix Femmes was taking place after the COVID lockdown in 2020 but further measures derailed the race. It was the same story in the spring of 2021 but finally, in October 2021, we saw a women's peloton on the cobbles.

Women’s Brabantse Pijl 2022 Race Preview

The women’s Brabantse Pijl sees the Spring Classics move eastwards. The Flandrian part of the calendar is over and we’re only a few days away from seeing more racing in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The race begins at Lennik in Flemish Brabant before heading south, skirting around the bottom of Brussels.

Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2022 Race Preview

The women's Amstel Gold Race returned last season. It was heavily altered, turned into a large circuit based around the Cauberg, the Geulhemmerberg and the Bemelerberg. The constant climbing was hoped to be attritional but ultimately we saw a reasonably large sprint after the Cauberg. Despite the attack of Niewiadoma, no-one would work with her and it proved fruitless. Vos took the sprint ahead of Demi Vollering and Annemiek van Vleuten.

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.

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