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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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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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