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Trek-Segafredo beat SD Worx in Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT

Trek-Segafredo beat SD Worx in Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT

In a welcome return to the Women’s WorldTour calendar, the Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT is a rare team time trial that’s a stand-alone event. It’s a sort of warm-up for the road race tomorrow and used to be a great practice in the discipline when the team time trial was a trade team event at …

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Elisa Longo Borghini wins the Queen Stage of the 2022 Women’s Tour

Elisa Longo Borghini wins the Queen Stage of the 2022 Women’s Tour

The summit of Black Mountain saw the finish line of the queen stage of this year’s Women’s Tour. Elisa Longo Borghini won the stage, timing her sprint into the wind perfectly. For the second day in a row, Kasia Niewiadoma was the runner-up and whilst she outsprinted Longo Borghini yesterday in Welshpool, she couldn’t do …

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2023 European Championships to take place in Drenthe (Netherlands)

2023 European Championships to take place in Drenthe (Netherlands)

Yesterday Drenthe was confirmed as the host region for the 2023 European Championships of cycling. It’s a quick return to the Netherlands for the European Championships after they stepped in to host the championships in Alkmaar back in 2019. That year, the Dutch women dominated a windy race. Attacking from the get-go they split the …

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Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes 2022 Race Preview

Liège Bastogne Liège Femmes 2022 Race Preview

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.

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2022 Race Preview

Paris Roubaix Femmes 2022 Race Preview

It was a long time coming but the first women’s Paris Roubaix finally took place in 2021. We’d been teased that Paris Roubaix Femmes was taking place after the COVID lockdown in 2020 but further measures derailed the race. It was the same story in the spring of 2021 but finally, in October 2021, we saw a women’s peloton on the cobbles.

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.

Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2022 Race Preview

The Women’s Gent Wevelgem has been running since 2012. Taking place on the same day as the men’s race, the women’s version starts from Ypres and finishes in Wevelgem. The route takes in the infamous Kemmelberg, although the women haven’t tackled the steepest Ossuary side until this year’s race.

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2022 Race Preview

Table of Contents Ronde van Drenthe Race History The women’s Ronde van Drenthe has a higher profile than the men’s version, being in the Women’s WorldTour. It’s one of the longest running top-level races in the women’s cycling calendar and the list of winners reads like a Who’s Who of women’s cycling since 2007. 5 World Champions …

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