Race Preview

All my posts that a probably race previews in some way.

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Compared to some of more recent races, this Sunday’s Ronde van Drenthe (17th March) has more of a history in the women’s racing calendar having been raced since 2007. There’s only been one multiple winner in all that time – Marianne Vos (unsurprisingly). The pretty much flat parcours has seen sprinters often finish highly although …

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche is a new-ish race on the men’s calendar but has had even less editions on the women’s calendar. First run in 2015, the Women’s Strade Bianche has had 4 different winners in 4 years so far and 3 different riders have each finished on the podium 3 times. Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo …

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Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Check out the 2020 Preview! The Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on the same day as the men’s race – 2nd March 2019. The route is a shortened version of the men’s with less trips on the Haaghoek/Leberg section and one whole less loop. The finish is the same though, a trip up the …

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World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2018 women’s world championship time trial takes place on a hilly 28.5km course starting in Hall-Wattens before finishing in the host city of Innsbruck. A number of short climbs will really test the legs – the last little ‘nick’ in the profile map below could be the deciding point as a test for how well …

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Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Spanish equivalent of La Course (the women’s ‘tour’ de France) harks back to the pre-mountain stage days of that race. Taking place on the same day as the finale of the men’s Vuelta, the women’s race takes place on the same finishing circuit in Madrid, but with more laps and no ride from outside …

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Strade Bianche 2017 Preview – Tips, Favourites, Profile

Strade Bianche 2017 Preview – Tips, Favourites, Profile

The Spring Classics take their annual trip to Italy for the genuinely modern classic of Strade Bianche. This year is the 10th edition of the race, but it’s now on the WorldTour and its unique white gravel roads make it stand out. The name itself is defined by the race’s standout feature, Strade Bianche translating …

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Kuurne Brussels Kuurne 2017 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Kuurne Brussels Kuurne 2017 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Kuurne Brussels Kuurne (or KBK) is the second race of the opening weekend of the Spring Classics season. Taking place not far from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad the previous day, the race covers similar ground to E3 Harelbeke. That race starting and finishing around 5km away from Kuurne. Many of the riders will be racing both …

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Tour de France 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Tour de France 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Tour de France Parcours Tour de France Contenders This year we have the ‘Big Four’ who are all looking to win the Tour de France’s yellow jersey. Three of them have won before with only Nairo Quintana still to win. Vincenzo Nibali is last year’s winner but questions exist after his poor showing in the …

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