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

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

The 2021 Women’s World Championship Time Trial takes place between Knokke-Heist and Bruges. The seaside town location of Knokke-Heist will give us a fairly flat time trial after a couple of recent hilly editions. Even the hill that appears to be after Oostkerke on the profile map below is minor. A quick look on StreetView …

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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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Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Simac Ladies Tour is the new name for the Boels Ladies Tour in 2021. Boels pulled back from their sponsorship of the race at the same time as they reduced their involvement in the now SD Worx team. The sponsorship was ended positively, with Boels saying that their involvement in women’s cycling had been …

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Women’s Olympic Time Trial 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Olympic Time Trial 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2021 Women’s Olympic Time Trial will see a new winner for the first time since the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Kristin Armstrong, the winner of the 3 previous Olympic TTs has retired once more and therefore isn’t on the USA startlist for the Tokyo Olympics. Armstrong beat Olga Zabelinskaya and Anna van der Breggen …

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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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Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Festival Elsy Jacobs is the first race to take place after the Spring Classics part of the season has come to a close. This race is a homage to Luxembourger Elsy Jacobs, the first-ever women’s world road race champion. The second stage is hosted by her own town of Garnich and the country is …

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Le Samyn des Dames 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Le Samyn des Dames 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Le Samyn des Dames returns in 2021 with a strong line-up. 7 of the 9 Women’s WorldTour teams will be attending, with only Canyon-SRAM and Team BikeExchange not racing. Le Samyn is known for its cobbled sections, which come into play as the race becomes attritional in its latter stages. You have to go back …

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Women’s Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2021 Race Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Omloop het Nieuwsblad is here, the start of the proper 2021 season and the introduction to the spring classics too. The first preview of the season is the hardest to write mind. Riders have changed teams, the form book is wide open and we have no idea who is raring to go! This year’s Omloop …

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Women’s European Championships 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s European Championships 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s European Championships started life as races for U23 riders. Regina Schleicher won the first road race in 1995 and Diana Žiliūtė the first time trial in 1997. The winners list of the U23 road race is full of some of the strongest riders in the modern history of women’s cycling. The likes of …

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