race report

Barbara Guarischi makes the most of ‘perfect’ Velocio-SRAM lead-out to win Giro Rosa stage one

Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) won the first road stage of the 26th edition of the Giro Rosa on Saturday. The Italian sprinted to victory in Kamnik, Slovenia ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and teammate Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) Win for @BabyG_90, second Lucinda Brand…..And in more good news @tiffanycromwell third! #GiroRosa2015 pic.twitter.com/3g5hrQX1A9 — VelocioSRAM (@velociosports) July […]

Jolien d’Hoore wins uphill sprint in stage 2 of Aviva Women’s Tour

Belgium national road champion Jolien d’Hoore won the second stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Clacton on Thursday. The Wiggle Honda rider outsprinted de facto overall leader Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM) and Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) in a technical uphill sprint. “There was a lot of pressure on us and the team before the race,” said […]


Carmen Small time trials to victory at Chrono Gatineau

Carmen Small (Twenty16 – ShoAir) won the Chrono Gatineau on Friday, stopping the clock at 15:36 following the 11.5 kilometre effort. It is the second win of the season for Small, who won the time trial at the Pan American Championships in early May. “It’s a relief,” said Small. “It’s been an up-and-down year for […]


Lizzie Armitstead wins Trofeo Binda to move into World Cup lead

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) outsprinted a six-rider breakaway in Trofeo Alfredo Binda on Sunday, taking the lead in the UCI Women’s World Cup in the process. The victory continues Armitstead’s run of fine form and the Boels-Dolmans show of strength the week before the all-important Tour of Flanders, which Armitstead has long called a target. “I’m […]


Floortje Mackaij wins a wet and windy Gent-Wevelgem

We spent the weekend in Cittiglio for the second round of the World Cup won by Lizzie Armitstead in a six-up sprint. While we enjoyed the sunshine, Sean Robinson of Velofocus stood sideline at a wet and windy Gent Wevelgem where Floortje Mackaij soloed across the line to snag the best result of her very […]


Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener

In the tenth edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) beat out Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) in a two-up sprint to win the first European race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) led home the chasers in Ghent to round out the podium. The race winning move escaped from an elite front […]


Rachel Neylan plays cards to perfection to win Cadel Road Race

Rachel Neylan soloed to victory at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The 32-year-old launched two decisive attacks on the finish circuit and eventually rode away from the remnants of the elite leading group. Forty six seconds after Neylan crossed the line, Santos Women’s Tour winner Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won a two-up sprint against […]


Peta Mullens bests Rachel Neylan in two-up sprint for nationals road race gold

Victorian Peta Mullens (SRAM) won a two-up sprint against Rachel Neylan to take her first elite national road title, continuing the fine form she has shown during the Australian summer of racing. Mullens, reigning cross-country eliminator (XCE) mountain bike champion, could not contain her surprise and delight following her brilliant victory at the Mars Cycling […]


There Goes The Warny

Out of the gates! photo by Leigh Schilling Never again. I know that’s what I say that every year, but I think I’ve sufficiently proved that I will never come close to winning this race.  It’s probably the most prestigious race in Australia that I think everybody dreams of winning (or even completing), but in […]