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Gunning for glory: A promising young career kickstarted by the belief of others

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Caroline Buchanan: Finding a way to fly again

In October, on Caroline Buchanan's 28th birthday, it looked like everything was falling into place again. Her year had been dominated by recovery from a horrendous accident, but the excitement twinkle …

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Interview: Marianne Vos on the year she got her groove back

A disappointing start to 2018 that turned into a spectacular return to full potential. It has been a year of mixed results for Marianne Vos, but one that ultimately saw one of the world's greatest cyc …

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Rainbow-striped armour: The ups and downs of winning Worlds as a trans woman

“Come on,” I say to myself out loud. I don’t know whether my opponent, who is ahead of me, has heard. I don’t feel tired. I’m pedalling as hard as I possibly can. We round the final turn …

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By the numbers: What it takes to be competitive at the women's Tour of Flanders

The Tour of Flanders. It's one of the toughest and most prestigious one-day races on the Women's WorldTour calendar. With narrow, winding roads plus a bevy of tough, cobbled climbs, it's a race that d …

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Questions and answers on pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum for endurance athletes

Lindsay Goldman, rider and general manager of the Hagens Berman-Supermint Pro Cycling team, found very little information targeted towards athletes while she was going through pregnancy, childbirth, a …

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Do drivers give female riders more space when overtaking?

Over two days in early 2006, British researcher Dr Ian Walker rode his bike up and down a stretch of road in the city of Salisbury, stopping every few minutes to put on or take off a long, feminine wi …

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Photo gallery: A soggy edition of the women's Liege-Bastogne-Liege

For the elite women's peloton, the Spring Classics ended on Sunday with a soggy day at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. After a string of three runner-up finishes, world time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten …

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Raw talent: A conversation with Annika Langvad

Annika Langvad can’t stop winning. Last weekend the Danish cross-country champion closed out the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, with a pair of XC victories to add to her overall wins …

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Annemiek van Vleuten wins Strade Bianche

Annemiek van Vleuten attacked on the final gravel section of Strade Bianche and rode into Siena alone to take her first victory since a serious knee injury at the world championships last year. Ann …

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Chantal Blaak wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Chantal Blaak took a solo victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, attacking between the Muur and the Bosberg to come into Ninove alone, giving her Boels-Dolmans team its first win of 2019. The Bosberg s …

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Preview: The elite & U23 women’s road race at the 2019 Aussie Road Nationals

The Australian Road National Championships are underway in Ballarat for another year. There’s been a calendar reshuffle this time around, with the time trials now closing out the carnival, but the r …

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Step by step: Inside Kate Courtney's ride to the rainbow jersey

When you take things one step at a time, you never know when you might be one step away from making something magical happen. That was my motto on the morning of the World XC Championship in Lenzerhei …

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Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete

We all know that in endurance sports, weight matters. As a cyclist, I obsess over every aspect of my equipment, from the weight of a tiny bolt to the thickness of the sidewalls of my tires. I am const …

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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 …