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Flashback to Emma Pooley winning atop San Domenico di Varzo in the 2014 Giro Rosa

Flashback to Emma Pooley winning atop San Domenico di Varzo in the 2014 Giro Rosa

The 2014 Giro Rosa saw an incredible Rabo-Liv team boss the race. Marianne Vos would take the GC win and 4 stages along the way but Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen would also round out the podium. It says something when the likes of Annemiek van Vleuten, Kasia Niewiadoma and Lucinda Brand are …

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Women’s World Championship Road Race 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s World Championship Road Race 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2020 Women’s World Championship Road Race takes on in Imola on Saturday 26th September. The course set up for the riders sees them take on 5 laps of a 27.8km circuit. Each lap contains two stiff climbs, the Mazzolano and the Cima Gallisterna. The Mazzolano lasts 2.8km at an average of 5.9% – the …

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Women’s World Championship Time Trial 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s World Championship Time Trial 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This year’s Cycling World Championships are taking place at Imola in Italy. The Coronavirus crisis enforced a move from Switzerland to Italy and a course involving the Imola race circuit. Formerly used in Formula 1 and famous for the death place of champion Ayrton Senna, Imola is handily placed next to a decent hill too. …

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Women’s GP de Plouay 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s GP de Plouay 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This year’s GP de Plouay has been slotted into the middle of the European Championships. Originally the Euro Champs were supposed to be in Trentino, Italy but amongst the COVID pandemic, they were moved to Plouay. The advantage to the move is that many riders will now be able to race the Euros and the …

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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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