Chantal Blaak

Boels-Dolmans: What I know now that I wish I knew then

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. […]


My first bike race with Boels-Dolmans

When Ella CyclingTips spent the day with Boels-Dolmans in northern Italy last weekend, we had the opportunity to sit down with all six riders that would line up for Trofeo Binda the following day. In a roundtable format, we asked Evelyn Stevens, Lizzie Armistead, Chantal Blaak, Ellan van Dijk, Christine Majerus and Megan Guarnier to […]


Roundtable with Boels-Dolmans: First bike races and top tips

Ella CyclingTips spent last Saturday in northern Italy with Boels-Dolmans. We met the Dutch super squad at their hotel in Ternate and followed along as they pre-rode one lap of the Trofeo Binda course. The team is a hot commodity these days, and five of the six riders that started Sunday’s World Cup already have […]


Boels-Dolmans emerges as the team to beat

Red and orange. It’s the color that’s been dominating the women’s races and podiums since the start of the season as the Boels-Dolmans squad is emerging as the team to beat this year. The Dutch-registered squad has already secured six wins this spring. Ellen van Dijk won stage two of Ladies Tour of Qatar and […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Boels-Dolmans dominance continues as Chantal Blaak wins Le Samyn; Kris Boeckmans triumphs in 47th edition of Le Samyn; Report – Astana given until March 20 to prepare response to the UCI; Andy Schleck eases into retirement by opening a bike shop; Specialized issues voluntary recall […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador extends Vuelta lead with stage 16 victory; Mark Renshaw wins stage 2 of the Tour of Britain, takes overall lead; Mattia Gavazzi wins stage 1 of the Tour of China II; Spanish policeman killed during stage 16 of Vuelta a España; Brambilla, Rovny ejected […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, Valverde takes overall lead; Tejay van Garderen seals back-to-back victories at the USA Pro Challenge, Alex Howes wins final stage; Chantal Blaak wins Open de Suede Vargada, adding to TTT victory; Victory for Alexander Kristoff at […]