Women’s cycling

Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 1

We are just two weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the excitement is building. Federations around the globe have submitted their final rosters to the Olympic Committee and athletes everywhere are spending the coming weeks dotting i’s and crossing t’s for this pinnacle event of our sport. We’ll be …

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Your guide to La Course by le TDF

As the male riders in the Tour de France take on the Alps in their final week of racing, the women’s peloton looks ahead at their moment to shine on the iconic cobbles Champs Élysées this Sunday , July 24th, in Paris. Now in its third years, La Course by le Tour forms the 12th round …

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First all-black women’s pro cycling team forming in Africa

An African news source today announced the forming on an all-black women’s pro cycling team to be part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour in 2017. A selection of 13 women from Rwanda, Eritrea, and  Ethiopia —with Rwanda’s cycling star Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu among them — is currently training at the Africa Rising Cycling Center (ARCC). The purpose of this training camp is …

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Lycra repair tips

Whether you’ve crashed, got snagged by a branch on the trail or the washing machine ate your favourite bibs, you’ll learn that lycra —despite its many qualities— is not tearproof. You’ve likely spent a good amount of money on your kit, and this is not how you imagined parting ways with your favourite chamois. Good …

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Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa

The pink confetti has been swept off the streets of Italy, locals are returning to their day-to-day, and the riders have moved onto the next race or training block. The 2016 Giro Rosa is in books but we’re not done talking about it yet. The feeling around women’s cycling’s only remaining grand tour, the Giro Rosa, …

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Rides to Remember: Why you should never underestimate Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is one of those climbs that’s so ingrained in the imagination of cyclists that it comes up in ride bucket lists time and time again. It’s not one of the hardest climbs that regularly features on the route of the Tour de France, but it is one of the most memorable as it’s …

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How to recover after hitting the deck

Crashing hurts. And unfortunately it’s a part of cycling. And while broken skin is easily patched up and covered, the next day your bruised and battered body can feel like it’s been hit by a truck. Here are some recovery tips by ALP Coach Alison Powers who has had her share of run ins with …

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Gracie Elvin: Why I’ll be humming Smoke on the Water at the Olympics

There are so many things I want to say and people to thank now that it has been announced that I have been selected to represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but first I want to tell you a story. It’s not my story – you’ve probably heard 100 like mine where a …

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Small’s appeal denied, US squad unchanged for Rio

USA Cycling today announced that its selections for the women’s individual time trial at the 2016 Olympic Games were upheld by an independent arbitrator, after an appeal by national time trial champion Carmen Small. The arbitrator concluded that USA Cycling’s Selection Committee followed the selection procedures, fairly applied the criteria and exercised its discretionary expertise appropriately without bias or …

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Meet Megan Guarnier: women’s cycling’s new leader

It was clear in the early spring that Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) was gearing up for some season. She took second at the Trofeo Binda, fourth in Flanders and third at La Fleche Wallonne, and she was just warming up. Since May, the 31-year-old American has been on a winning streak, claiming the overall victory at the Amgen Women’s …

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