Women’s cycling

Anna van der Breggen is the Queen of the Ardennes, winning the inaugural women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège

A hard race on paper and made even tougher by having attack upon attack and short breakaways only sticking briefly, the inaugural women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège was won by Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), who once again attacked from a lead group in the final kilometers of the race. In the first proper Ardennes week for women, Boels-Dolmans …

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The SHEcret Pro: Your feedback, received

Since the latest column from the SHEcret Pro posted last week, we’ve received a fair amount of feedback — some positive, some not so much. I want our audience to know that we read your feedback — via the comments section, Facebook and Twitter — and we take it all into consideration. And I want to address …

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The universal language of the cycling bunch

I love travelling, moving to new places, discovering different cultures and what always makes it that little bit easier to do is the language of cycling. My friends who know me are not surprised when I tell them about an upcoming move around the world. My family gave up noting down my current living address. That’s …

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The SHEcret Pro: Dishing on Vos, the newbies in the peloton and relationships

The season is now well and truly underway, and with the nerves of the first races now behind us, it’s business as usual on the world cycling stage. Racing as a full time professional rider is a complete lifestyle- while I’m sure a lot of people can see the perks and are jealous of a …

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Anna van der Breggen pulls a hat trick at Flèche Wallonne

Anna van der Breggen said beforehand that she didn’t necessarily need to win Flèche Wallonne herself as she was eager to help her new team Boels-Dolmans get their first victory in this race, but in the end the Olympic and European champion took the win to reign as queen of the Mur de Huy for …

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From hip fracture to Ardennes Classics contention: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio’s fight back from injury

Every contender for the Ardennes Classics is a formidable athlete. Events such as the Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège see the world’s best riders go head to head on hilly courses, ensuring a hard-fought contest. But for South African rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, her journey to those events has been harder than most. …

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Anna van der Breggen powers to a solo victory at women’s Amstel Gold Race return

Joining an exclusive winner list of Debby Mansveld, Leontien van Moorsel and Nicole Cooke, Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) crowned herself the winner of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour Amstel Gold Race today after an impressive solo. The anticipation in the peloton of this first women’s Amstel Gold Race in 14 years was high and made for …

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Walkout: Illuminate women leave over dispute with manager

Riders Samantha and Skylar Schneider announced on social media last week that they, along with several other riders, have left Team Illuminate –a newly formed UCI women’s program –only one race into the 2017 road season. “I will no longer be racing with Team Illuminate. I’m not sure what is next, but am ready and …

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Video: Meet Lotte Kopecky, Belgium’s upcoming star

Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky (Lotto-Soudal Ladies) got our attention last summer when she got herself some TV time during the women’s Olympic road race in Rio. The young track rider went on a gutsy solo attack on the hot and hilly circuit and spend a lonesome 65 kilometres with her head in the wind in the first …

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Faces of the Future: Sara Poidevin’s polka dot dreams

As part of a series entitled ‘Faces of the Future‘ we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions, and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you are bound to be hearing lots about in the future. In this edition of our Faces of the Future series, …

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