Marianne Vos

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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The inaugural Women’s WorldTour recap in numbers, videos and photos

After 17 rounds of fierce racing, the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour concluded in Madrid yesterday where WiggleHigh5 scored their third Women’s WorldTour victory with Jolien d’Hoore taking the win and teammate Chloe Hosking coming in second. Boels-Dolmans’ Megan Guarnier had already secured the series title several races prior with an impressive lead over second place finisher …

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World cx champion Thalita de Jong leaves disbanding Rabo-Liv team for lead role in small Belgian team

Following Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen’s and Lucinda Brand‘s transfer announcements earlier this month, today another Rabo-Liv rider announced she’ll be leaving the Dutch squad. Cyclocross world champion Thalita de Jong revealed that, after five years with Rabo-Liv, she’ll be taking a lead role for the small Belgium UCI team Lares-Waowdeals. Rabo-Liv has been …

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Vos’ touching gesture for Annemiek van Vleuten

A day after the Olympic road race, which saw her teammate and compatriot Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv, the Netherlands) take gold in a three-woman-sprint, Marianne Vos chases after fellow cyclists in the Olympic village, holding two orange papers in her hand. Vos had a bad night’s sleep on Sunday night, with the mixed emotions of Van der …

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Top five talking points from the women’s Olympic road race

With two Dutchies on staff, the women’s Olympic road race was an emotional rollercoaster for the Ella team as we watched Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-AIS, the Netherlands) having the ride of her career before crashing horrifically, giving the race lead back to American Mara Abbott (Wiggle-High5) who then heartbreakingly got caught with just 200 metres …

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Off to Rio! Your guide to the women’s Olympic road race

It has been four years since Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) sprinted to victory in a soaking wet London city, beating Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) on the line and celebrating a very emotional win. Four years later, the same two riders are the top favourites for the gold medal. With just days to go until the start of …

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Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2

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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“May all your pain turn to champagne”: Rider diary from La Course

There is nothing quite like Paris in July, and apparently everyone thinks so because everyone seems to be in Paris in July, including all my bike friends and bike family. And on this fateful day in Paris in July, the Tour de France and La Course came to take over the streets of downtown to …

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Chloe Hosking sprints to victory on La Course

  “Well, I stayed upright,” said Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) told Ella CyclingTips after La Course, and that was the sentiment of many as the third annual La Course was once again filled with crashes, despite the good weather. Due to two crashes in the last lap alone, teams were unable to get a good leadout …

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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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