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Women’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Trofeo Alfredo Binda is one of the longest-running women’s pro races, first run in 1974. The winner’s list includes plenty of big names like Fabiana Luperini, Nicole Cooke and Emma Johansson. After all the debate about whether Strade Bianche was a monument, this race would be firmly on the hypothetical list of women’s monuments. …

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Strade Bianche 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche will be the first Women’s WorldTour race of the 2021 season. After 2020’s rescheduled race was held in the scorching heat, this year’s race is a return to normal. The current forecast is for an acceptable 11 degrees but also with some rain and showers about during the race. We’ve had a wet …

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Flashback to the 2016 Women’s Tour – Stage 2

Flashback to the 2016 Women’s Tour – Stage 2

Stage 2 of the 2016 Women’s Tour took place across Warwickshire and therefore on my local home roads. The stage started in Atherstone in the north of the county before winding its way southwards. The route clipped the Oxfordshire hills before heading across to Stratford upon Avon for a slightly uphill sprint finish. The lumpy …

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Women’s World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

Women’s World Tour: What to Watch and When in 2021

After the 2020 Women’s WorldTour season, 2021 promises to be something more back to normal. It’s likely the Spring races will be affected, although it’s tough to confirm in most cases. The Tour Down Under (not a WWT race but normally a season opener) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have already been …

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Flashback to Emma Pooley winning atop San Domenico di Varzo in the 2014 Giro Rosa

Flashback to Emma Pooley winning atop San Domenico di Varzo in the 2014 Giro Rosa

The 2014 Giro Rosa saw an incredible Rabo-Liv team boss the race. Marianne Vos would take the GC win and 4 stages along the way but Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen would also round out the podium. It says something when the likes of Annemiek van Vleuten, Kasia Niewiadoma and Lucinda Brand are …

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Women’s World Championship Road Race 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s World Championship Road Race 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2020 Women’s World Championship Road Race takes on in Imola on Saturday 26th September. The course set up for the riders sees them take on 5 laps of a 27.8km circuit. Each lap contains two stiff climbs, the Mazzolano and the Cima Gallisterna. The Mazzolano lasts 2.8km at an average of 5.9% – the …

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