Annemiek Van Vleuten

Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success

When the 24 teams for the 2016 Giro Rosa were announced on May 12, one team that was surprisingly missing in that line-up was Orica-AIS. It isn’t the only race where the Australian team has been absent this year, having skipped the past three UCI Women’s WorldTour events in China and the United States. In the …

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Photo gallery: Kasia Niewiadoma delivers Rabo-Liv its sixth Elsy Jacobs win

Rabo-Liv went into the Festival Elsy Jacobs as the team to beat, with five GC wins within the team over the last five years. Marianne Vos won this Luxembourg race in 2011, ’12 and ’13, while  Anna van der Breggen was victorious in 2014 and ’15. Although Marianne Vos started out really strong by finishing 2nd in the …

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Esteban Chaves wins the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour; Matteo Trentin sprints to victory in fastest-ever Paris-Tours; Jan Bakelants wins men’s Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Giro dell’Emilia; Sonny Colbrelli takes Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli victory; Daniele Colli wraps up Tour of China I …

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

Beyond the race coverage round-up, this week’s Ella Picks is a bit light on links. Either it was a quiet week in women’s cycling or I missed a lot of the good stuff published last week. If it was the latter, feel free to pipe up in the comments section, and I’ll make sure to …

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

Ready. Set. Ella Picks. We’ve got race coverage for you from Boels Rental Ladies Tour and Tour de Ardèche. This week in news there are more teams announcing contracts and national federations naming selections for Worlds – most notably Amy Pieters moves from Liv-Plantur to Wiggle Honda and Australia named its seven-rider elite women’s team for Richmond. …

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

Ella Picks returns to its regularly scheduled Monday time slot – and we’ve got loads of links for you. Catch up on all the race action from the last 10 days out of Norway, Sweden, Colorado and France — including lots of videos! Read up on the latest news stories about the end of Velocio-SRAM …

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Hit by a car while training, Annemiek van Vleuten suffers multiple fractures and collapsed lung

Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) was left with multiple fractures and a collapsed lung following a training accident on Thursday. The 32-year-old was hit by a car while training in Livigno, Italy. “The car did not see me coming and took a left turn,” van Vleuten explained in a statement issued by Bigla. “I was riding …

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Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

It’s a special Giro Rosa edition of Ella Picks with a heap-load of our favourite links to one of our favourite races of the year – but beyond the Giro Rosa, we’ve have some great finds for you, too. Our picks this week include fun news from Velocio, an inspiring column from The Nation about …

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All Dutch podium at Giro Rosa prologue as Annemiek van Vleuten time trials into pink

Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) time trialled to victory on the opening stage prologue of the 26th edition of the Giro Rosa. Having won the Giro Rosa prologue last year and the Euskal Emakumeen Bira prologue last month, van Vleuten, known for her prowess in the short individual efforts, started the stage as the outright favourite. …

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