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Preview: Vos, Van der Breggen, Johansson and other top Europeans to compete at first-ever elite European Championships

One glance at the startlist for this weekend’s European Championships in France shows that the race for the coveted gold-starred blue jersey will be hard-fought. All road Olympic medalists — Anna van der Breggen (NED), Emma Johansson (SWE) and Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) — are slated to compete as are former world champions Marianne Vos, …

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Experience pays off in gold as Kristin Armstrong wins rainy Olympic time trial

“I want a third gold medal,” American Kristin Armstrong had told media on the eve of the 2016 Olympic time trial, and it was that will combined with the experience of a 13-year professional career that earned her a third straight Olympic gold medal in the race against the clock on Wednesday, a day before …

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Preview: What you need to know about the women’s time trial at the Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Olympic road races completed and written into the history books, it’s now time to turn our attention to the individual time trial held on Wednesday morning. All of the 24 female cyclists set to compete in the time trial also competed in the hard-fought road race on Sunday, meaning they had a …

Anna van der Breggen takes Olympic gold in a nail-biter of a race

While the lead-up to the women’s Olympic road race was somewhat tainted by all the commotion surrounding the three missed doping tests of world champion and top favourite Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans, GB), the race itself did not disappoint. The race culminated in a nail-biter of a second half that saw defending Olympic champion Marianne Vos ( Rabo-Liv, the Netherlands) …

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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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Giro Rosa Round-up: a last-minute stage win for Rabo-Liv and Megan Guarnier wins the Giro Rosa!

The final stage in the 2016 Giro Rosa today and a group of riders, none of them dangerous in the GC, were allowed to get away. Nine leaders escaped the peloton, among them Riejanne Markus (Liv-Plantur), the third time in a break this race, last year’s stage 6 winner Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle-High5) and Maria Giuli Confalonieri (Lensworld-Zannata), who …

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Giro Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 2 and takes pink

Today’s break of the day was for Mia Radotic (BTC City Ljubljana) and Anna Trevisi (Ale Cipollini), who stayed away until 50 kilometers into the stage. It was thrilling to read that Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM) then launched a solo attack at 75 kilometers, even though it wasn’t long-lived. A small group, with all the favourites …

Giro Rosa Round-up: Megan Guarnier takes pink as she sprints to 2nd behind Giorgia Bronzini

The Tour de France has started and can be watched on tv in almost every country. And the women elite mountainbikers had their world XCO championships today, which could be followed through a livestream on the UCI website. For the Giro Rosa, we once again had to rely on the scarce information that was provided to us by mechanics …

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Photo gallery and videos: champagne and homecrowd celebrations for Armitstead in the Aviva Women’s Tour

We’ve had five days of thrilling, action packed racing in the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour. It was a wonderful celebration of the sport with five fantastic stage winners and a hometown rider taking the yellow leader’s jersey. “What a fantastic team performance it’s been,” Armitstead said of her Women’s Tour victory. Armitstead admitted to some nerves in the …

LIVE STREAM: Philly Cycling Classic

After a brief break, the UCI Women’s World Tour continues this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we will be streaming the action LIVE right here on Ella. Nineteen teams are scheduled to line up for the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, on Sunday June 5, among them eight American teams. It’s the final UCIWWT event in North America, …

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