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Multi-discipline cyclist Peta Mullens: Always avoiding the sheep line

If the era of the female tri-discipline cyclist is on the wane, it seems no one told Peta Mullens. It’s been another year of switching bikes, squeezing in the discipline-specific preparation if ther …

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Q&A with Marianne Vos: La Course, lessons learned, and what’s left to achieve

It’s the day before a long flight to Australia, Marianne Vos says. If you want to chat, let’s do it quickly or you may not catch me for a while. Vos, 30, is no stranger to doing things quickly. …

Katrin Garfoot not choosing between a baby or Olympics: "I want both"

The European road season ended in a lot of turbulence for Australian women’s cycling. Leading up to the season’s pinnacle at the UCI World Road Championships in Bergen, the media was filled with s …

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A fire fighter, a teacher and a dentist: a look at the other lives of cycling pros - Part 2

While women's cycling is evolving, it still has a long way to go. Whereas minimum wage requirements ensure that riders competing at the men's WorldTour and Pro Continental level are paid a liveable s …

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PinarellNO: Our take on the controversial e-bike ad

Update! Pinarello has pulled its controversial advertisement from social media and issued an apology stating: "Our recent advertisement failed to reflect the values of diversity and equality that are …

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Balancing act: Lessons learned as a student athlete

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won her first U.S. national elite cross-country title in Snowshoe, …

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Retired pro Iris Slappendel chases new land speed record

Iris Slappendel retired at the end of the 2016 season after a 12-year professional career in which she was an invaluable asset to many victories of her trade teams and the Dutch national squad. Si …

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How a father and son duo are turning a passion project into Women's WorldTour potential

Three years ago, printing business owners Bob and Tom Varney got hooked on women’s cycling after a successful season as sponsors of the British domestic team, Corley Cycles-Drops. Recognising the di …

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The SHEcret Pro: Off-season guilt, saying goodbye and what's happening to our bodies?

Hey peeps!   It is that time of the year when us pure roadies are definitely feeling those off-season ‘gains’. It’s crazy how much fitness you can lose in just four weeks off the bike, and …

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A generation of dominance: how the Dutch women got to be so strong

World road champion: Chantal Blaak. World time trial champion: Annemiek van Vleuten. Olympic road champion and Women's WorldTour leader: Anna van der Breggen. European road champion: Marianne Vos. …

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UCI President: One-day La Course is 'not enough'

La Course is 'not enough' recently-elected UCI president David Lappartient tells CyclingTips, and he will be urging Tour de France organiser ASO to step up its involvement in womens cycling going fo …

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After World time trial and national MTB titles, Van Vleuten eyes track success

Since returning home from the World Road Championships in Norway in September, newly crowned world time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten has taken little time to recuperate from her career-best roa …

La Course scaled back to one-day event; advocates miffed

The fifth edition of La Course by Le Tour in 2018 will once again be a one-day event to be held on Tuesday, July 17th, the ASO revealed on Tuesday. And like the 2017 edition up the Col d’Izoard, …

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Ella Eats: date-licious snacks

The more you ride, the more food-conscious (read: obsessed) one becomes. This makes complete sense because you’re burning a lot of fuel, you’ve learned bonking is no fun, and you’re probably alw …

Ella Eats: Three treats minus a serving of guilt

Are you still feeling a little sluggish after the silly season? Did that New Year's healthy eating resolve never really stick or has it yet to kick into gear as that holiday mood was prolonged through …

Ella Eats: Breakfast crumble

This breakfast crumble is the perfect alternative to a big cooked breakfast, and is light enough to fuel your early morning ride or enjoy as post-workout snack. Packed with natural sugars and healthy …

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