women’s cycling

Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years

After winning the world championship road race in Richmond last year, some publications falsely reported that Lizzie Armitstead intended to retire after the Rio Olympics this July. She set the record straight earlier this spring, and today’s news coming from the Boels-Dolmans team makes that even clearer. The team announced today that the 27-year-old world […]

Dodging cars and harassment, women bike messengers band together for support

“You’re way too pretty to be doing this job,” a receptionist says to bike messenger Kelly Pennington on a winter day in Montreal. “Oh, they sent a girl?” a doorman mumbled to Kelsey Phillips, a Chicago bike messenger nearing a PhD in micro-biology. “Let me help you carry that.” “Ooh look at those legs. You […]

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5 Reasons why I want my wife to try cycling

Once you fall in love with cycling it can very quickly become all consuming. Your money disappears into gear and apparel, your mornings and weekends revolve around riding, you lose touch with those friends who don’t ride and make heeps of new ones who do,  and you just want everyone else to experience that joy […]

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Two in a row for Anna van der Breggen at Flèche Wallonne Femmes

At 11.20 a.m. CET this morning, the starting pistol send the women’s peloton off for the sixth round of the Women’s WorldTour. After 137 kilometers through the Wallonia area of Belgium, Rabo-Liv was able to finally break the Boels-Dolmans’ winning streak with Anna van der Breggen coming across the line first. This is the second year in a […]

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Top five apps to improve your training

These days there are applications (‘apps’) for everything. Apps to style your boyfriend because he dresses like he’s stuck in the eighth grade, apps to find your soulmate, apps to translate your baby’s cries (yes, this exists), apps to face swap your face with your dog’s…what a time to be alive! The possibilities are endless. […]

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Preview: 7 things to know about the Flèche Wallonne Femmes

After a little break on the Women’s WorldTour calendar, the women’s peloton will meet up again in the Flèche Wallonne Femmes for the sixth round of the Women’s WorldTour on Wednesday, April 20. Although they return to Belgium, they’ll race through Wallonia now instead of Flanders. It’s the final Women’s WorldTour race in the low lands before […]

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Loes Gunnewijk returns to Orica-AIS as sport director in training

Retired Orica-AIS rider Loes Gunnewijk is returning to her former Australian team as a sports director “in training”. Gunnewijk completed the UCI sport director course last year and is keen to utilise her extensive knowledge of women’s racing to give back to the team she calls her second family. “Last year I got a scholarship from the UCI […]

Photo gallery: Lizzie Armitstead takes the win in ‘dream race’ Flanders

It might have been the very first springlike day in Belgium, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees Celsius, that didn’t make yesterday’s Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) any less difficult. Although the first part of the race was quite uneventful, the tempo picked up after seventy minutes, never to slow down again. Just ahead of the second-to-last climb on […]

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Lizzie Armitstead wins Flanders by a bike throw

She had been outspoken about wanting the win, and after an already dominant start to the season, there was little doubt that Lizzie Armitstead would be victorious in Flanders. But Wiggle-High5’s Emma Johansson sure didn’t make it easy for Armitstead and ultimately came down to a bike throw, with Armitstead edging out Johansson by little more […]

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Seven things to know about Women’s WorldTour leader Chantal Blaak

Dutchwoman Chantal Blaak is enjoying a stellar start to the 2016 season. She won Gent-Wevelgem last Sunday with an impressive solo run to the line, taking home her second Women’s WorldTour victory and third win in a month. She’d previously won Ronde van Drenthe as well as Le Samyn, and she came in second only to […]