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European Championship Women’s Road Race & Time Trial Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

European Championship Women’s Road Race & Time Trial Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The European Championships is a relatively new race at Elite level. It’s taken place since 2016 in its current form but previous was open only to U23 and Junior races. 1995 was the first year for any race, for U23s in Trutnov in Czechia. As the European Championships developed, Juniors were added to the programme …

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Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Simac Ladies Tour is the new name for the Boels Ladies Tour in 2021. Boels pulled back from their sponsorship of the race at the same time as they reduced their involvement in the now SD Worx team. The sponsorship was ended positively, with Boels saying that their involvement in women’s cycling had been …

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Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ladies Tour of Norway 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Ladies Tour of Norway is back in 2021 after being another major race to suffer a forced COVID postponement in 2020. The undoubted queen of the race is Marianne Vos who has won the last 3 editions in a row, although it feels like a 4th victory will be tough. Stage 3’s climb to …

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Women’s Olympic Road Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Olympic Road Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Olympic road race returns in 2021 for the first time since 2016. The Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games were delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic (but you already knew that let’s face it) and that’s made it feel like an age has passed. Anna van der Breggen took the gold medal …

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La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

2021 sees the last La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 ahead of the belated introduction of the Tour de France Femmes in 2022. La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 has had a few different incarnations over the years and 2021’s edition is another new take for the race. Gone are the …

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Women’s Liege Bastogne Liege 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

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. …

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Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Fleche Wallonne sees the riders take on the Mur de Huy once more. A climb that’s so steep and hard the race is almost always decided on the last ascent of its slopes. The race has been utterly dominated by Anna van der Breggen in recent times, who is on a run of 6 straight …

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Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Amstel Gold Race returns after a year off due to COVID-19. The race this year is heavily altered due to the pandemic but at least it gets to take place. The Cauberg remains, however many climbs have fallen by the wayside. The organisers have created a local loop that the women’s peloton will …

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