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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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Women’s Le Samyn Dames 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Le Samyn Dames 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

After the excitement of the opening weekend which saw stars Annemiek van Vleuten and Lorena Wiebes take victories, Le Samyn Dames is on Tuesday 3rd March. Just 2 days rest and many of the riders who had a full weekend will be back in the saddle. Neither of Van Vleuten and Wiebes will be racing …

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Women’s Omloop Van Het Hageland 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop Van Het Hageland 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The start of the women’s spring classics season diverts from the men’s calendar on just the 2nd day of racing. There’s no women’s Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, so instead, they race the Omloop Van Het Hageland. Leaving the area of Flanders where Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is raced, the women’s peloton is transported east by 80km. Omloop …

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Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Ronde van Drenthe 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Compared to some of more recent races, this Sunday’s Ronde van Drenthe (17th March) has more of a history in the women’s racing calendar having been raced since 2007. There’s only been one multiple winner in all that time – Marianne Vos (unsurprisingly). The pretty much flat parcours has seen sprinters often finish highly although …

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Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Check out the 2020 Preview! The Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on the same day as the men’s race – 2nd March 2019. The route is a shortened version of the men’s with less trips on the Haaghoek/Leberg section and one whole less loop. The finish is the same though, a trip up the …

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World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2018 women’s world championship time trial takes place on a hilly 28.5km course starting in Hall-Wattens before finishing in the host city of Innsbruck. A number of short climbs will really test the legs – the last little ‘nick’ in the profile map below could be the deciding point as a test for how well …

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