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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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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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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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Women’s GP de Plouay – Lorient – Agglomération Trophée CERATIZIT 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s GP de Plouay – Lorient – Agglomération Trophée CERATIZIT 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The GP de Plouay was one of the races that were able to take place after the lockdown period of the 2020 season. It was a horrible, grey and wet day in last year’s race, so it’s no surprise that British riders dominated the race! Lizzie Deignan took her 3rd victory at Plouay after escaping …

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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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World Cycling Championship 2019 Route

World Cycling Championship 2019 Route

The World Cycling Championship 2019 route saw possibly the wettest set of races in history! Based around Harrogate in Yorkshire, the women’s and U23 time trials were affected by huge swathes of standing water. Luckily for them, the men’s time trial had lovely weather. The luck was reversed for the road races though, with the …

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La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

2021 sees the last La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 ahead of the belated introduction of the Tour de France Femmes in 2022. La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 has had a few different incarnations over the years and 2021’s edition is another new take for the race. Gone are the …

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