Marianne Vos

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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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale …

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Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio

The Dutch cycling federation last month announced its team selection for the Olympic Games in Rio with Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv), Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) and Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-AIS) making up the women’s team. With just a month and a half till the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de …

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