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Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Ronde van Drenthe has a higher profile than the men’s version. It’s one of the longest running top-level races in the women’s cycling calendar and the list of winners reads like a Who’s Who of women’s cycling since 2007. 5 World Champions have finished on the top step of Ronde van Drenthe but …

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Women’s GP de Plumelec-Morbihan 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Grand Prix de Plemelec-Morbihan is having its 10th anniversary in 2021. Originally a national level event, it was promoted to a UCI race in 2014. A young Audrey Cordon (yet to become Audrey Cordon-Ragot) won the race twice. Once for Vienne Futuroscope (now FDJ) at National level in 2012 and once for Hitec-Products at …

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

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

Officially this race is just called the Women’s Tour, but with the Tour de France Femmes coming, it all feels just a little too vague. The Women’s Tour is another race affected by COVID last year, with no race taking place. This season’s race was postponed from its usual spot in June for the same …

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Paris Roubaix Femmes 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

There’s finally a Paris Roubaix Femmes! It was teased to us as part of the end of 2020 season calendar but events with Covid took hold and there was no Paris Roubaix. It was a similar story in the Spring of 2021 with Paris Roubaix Femmes once again being postponed with the men’s race due …

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

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

The women’s World Championships road race is arguably the most important one-day race in the cycling calendar. Sure different regions might argue that their local race is bigger. I’m mainly thinking of the cultural link Flanders has to its Tour de Flanders here, but the World Championships is for everyone. The 2021 women’s world championships …

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European Championship Women’s Road Race & Time Trial Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

European Championship Women’s Road Race & Time Trial Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The European Championships is a relatively new race at Elite level. It’s taken place since 2016 in its current form but previous was open only to U23 and Junior races. 1995 was the first year for any race, for U23s in Trutnov in Czechia. As the European Championships developed, Juniors were added to the programme …

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Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This year’s Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta has had an extra day added and moves away from Madrid too. The Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta will finish in Santiago de Compostela in the north-west of Spain to match up with the men’s Vuelta a Espana taking place on the same final day. Before the final …

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Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Ladies Tour of Norway is back in 2021 after being another major race to suffer a forced COVID postponement in 2020. The undoubted queen of the race is Marianne Vos who has won the last 3 editions in a row, although it feels like a 4th victory will be tough. Stage 3’s climb to …

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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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