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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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Rider safety issues at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour time trial

Rider safety issues at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour time trial

Today’s time trial at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour somehow happened without a hitch. As expected, Ellen van Dijk won the stage and took the lead in the general classification. The only rider to crash all day was Romy Kasper, who lost the rear wheel on some painted road lines in the final corner. It was …

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Bloeizone Fryslân Tour 2022 Race Preview

Bloeizone Fryslân Tour 2022 Race Preview

Table of Contents Bloeizone Fryslân Tour Race History The Bloeizone Fryslân Tour began life as the Energiewacht Tour in 2011 but is better known as the Healthy Ageing Tour in recent years. The changes in name reflect different sponsor agreements. The recent renaming is to represent the Fryslân area of the Netherlands. Bloeizone translates to …

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6 things we learned from 2022 Omloop het Nieuwsblad

6 things we learned from 2022 Omloop het Nieuwsblad

The 2022 Spring Classics season kicked off with Omloop het Nieuwsblad. The men’s race saw the European part of the WorldTour start whereas the women’s race isn’t part of the WorldTour. Despite Flanders Classics applying for Women’s WorldTour status, the UCI declined to add the race in 2022. The Molenberg was the major change to …

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Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 2 Race Report

Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 2 Race Report

Today’s second stage of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana looked potentially tricky on paper. Starting the day with a long 1st Category climb had the potential to break up the peloton and cause chaos. The rest of the stage looked like it would be nailed on for a final sprint. For the pure sprinters, this was their …

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Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 1 Race Report

Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 1 Race Report

The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana kicked off today with a tricky stage with a number of possible options available. The parcours looked to reward attacking racing with puncheurs and GC riders are given the chance to distance sprinters on the Alto Barx. The 2nd Category climb was the launchpad for Annemiek van Vleuten’s solo victory last …

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6 Women’s WorldTour riders who can bounce back in 2022

6 Women’s WorldTour riders who can bounce back in 2022

Every year there are riders who don’t quite deliver to high expectations, often due to injury, but they come back stronger the following year. 2020 was a strange season with the Covid lockdowns but there were a number of riders who came through the experience with strong results. No doubt due to being able to …

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