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.

Pro Cyclist FTPs 2022

Pro Cyclist FTPs 2022

During Covid lockdown in 2020, I wondered what FTPs pro cyclists were putting out. With everyone stuck indoors, Zwift became super popular and a whole new way to check rider data was available. Once the pros started doing races on Zwift, you could see their FTP on the Zwiftpower site. Not only their FTP but […]

Joe Martin Stage Race confirms Walmart as title sponsor

Joe Martin Stage Race confirms Walmart as title sponsor

The Joe Martin Stage Race is now one of the premier races on the USA cycling calendar. It has a long history dating back 45 years and has been a UCI race since 2015. It’s a chance for American based cyclists to shine before joining the European peloton. Plus also for the American stars to […]

Pro cyclists that changed their name during their career

Pro cyclists that changed their name during their career

Coryn Rivera has just announced that she will be riding for Jumbo Visma in 2022, at the same time she ‘suddenly’ became Coryn Labecki. She’s not alone in changing her name mid-career, it’s almost something to be expected for a handful of riders in women’s cycling. Now a rider doesn’t have to change their riding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]