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Grace Brown takes stage and race lead in Wales

Grace Brown takes stage and race lead in Wales

After a wet day in wales, FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope’s Grace Brown took the win and the overall race lead in Welshpool. Brown beat Kasia Niewiadoma and Elisa Longo Borghini to claim the stage. She’d initiated the move with the original breakaway beginning to splinter over the climbs late in the stage. 5km from the end …

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Lorena Wiebes sprints to victory in Harlow on Stage Two

Lorena Wiebes sprints to victory in Harlow on Stage Two

After yesterday’s mishap, the pre-stage favourite Lorena Wiebes flew to a sprint victory today in Harlow. Wiebes won back-to-back stages of last year’s race and will have an opportunity to repeat that again tomorrow on Stage 3. Team DSM launched a successful lead-out that gave Wiebes the perfect positioning ahead of all of her rivals. …

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Clara Copponi wins Women’s Tour opener in Bury St Edmunds

Clara Copponi wins Women’s Tour opener in Bury St Edmunds

After coming super close in last year’s Women’s Tour Frenchwoman Clara Copponi claimed the first victory of her road racing career. She sprinted to the win on the opening stage of the Women’s Tour in Bury St Edmunds today. The FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope rider pipped Italian duo Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Team ADQ) and Elena Cecchini …

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Women’s Tour 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Tour 2022 Race Preview

Officially this race is just called the Women’s Tour but may have to unofficially finally become the Women’s Tour of Britain. With the Tour de France Femmes coming, the original name all feels just a little too vague. The Women’s Tour is another race affected by COVID in 2020, but 2021 saw the race return, albeit in September rather than its usual timeslot of June.

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.

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2022 Race Preview

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 Tour of Flanders 2022 Race Preview

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.