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Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Nokere Koerse is still a new race on the women’s calendar. The first edition took place in 2019 and saw Lorena Wiebes power up the Nokereberg to take the overall win. Canyon’s Lisa Klein and Lotto Soudal’s Lotte Kopecky joined Wiebes on the podium. 2020’s race was cancelled amid the COVID pandemic but we’re lucky …

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Women’s GP Oetingen 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s GP Oetingen 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The GP Oetingen is a new race for 2021 but isn’t a completely new idea. It’s a new version of the Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik race held between 2011 and 2018. The finishing circuit of that race has been largely reused for the GP Oetingen. A slightly longer triangle forms the route this year whereas previously it was …

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Women’s Healthy Ageing Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Healthy Ageing Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Healthy Ageing Tour is 10 years old in 2021. After unfortunately missing out on 2020’s edition due to COVID-19, the race is back albeit in a reduced, controlled way. 2019 saw the riders tackle 5 stages (technically 6 with Stage 4 split in 4a and 4b). Whereas the 2021 edition sees just 3 stages …

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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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