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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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Women’s Liege Bastogne Liege 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Liege Bastogne Liege Femmes is another relatively new race on the women’s calendar. First held in 2017, it gives riders the chance to cover roads raced by the men’s peloton in one of their monuments. Although the race is called Liege Bastogne Liege still, the women’s race starts in Bastogne and before heading to Liege. …

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Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Fleche Wallonne sees the riders take on the Mur de Huy once more. A climb that’s so steep and hard the race is almost always decided on the last ascent of its slopes. The race has been utterly dominated by Anna van der Breggen in recent times, who is on a run of 6 straight …

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Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Amstel Gold Race returns after a year off due to COVID-19. The race this year is heavily altered due to the pandemic but at least it gets to take place. The Cauberg remains, however many climbs have fallen by the wayside. The organisers have created a local loop that the women’s peloton will …

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Women’s Tour of Flanders 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Tour of Flanders 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Women’s Tour of Flanders holds bona fide monument status in the women’s calendar. Taking place each year since 2004, De Ronde has seen a host of major riders take victories. The female version of the race doesn’t include the long flat section out of Antwerp but starts in Oudenaarde and gets straight into things. …

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche will be the first Women’s WorldTour race of the 2021 season. After 2020’s rescheduled race was held in the scorching heat, this year’s race is a return to normal. The current forecast is for an acceptable 11 degrees but also with some rain and showers about during the race. We’ve had a wet …

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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 World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

Women’s World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

After the 2020 Women’s WorldTour season, 2021 promises to be something more back to normal. It’s likely the Spring races will be affected, although it’s tough to confirm in most cases. The Tour Down Under (not a WWT race but normally a season opener) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have already been …

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