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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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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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The Ardennes, Gila, Yorkshire and more: April is jam-packed with women’s cycling events

 A full month of racing is upon us, starting with the famous and notorious Tour of Flanders on April 2. With four Women’s WorldTour races this month, among them the new women’s races Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, it’s packed and exciting. Ella CyclingTips provides you with an overview of the biggest women’s races this …

Coryn Rivera becomes first American to win Tour of Flanders in nail biter finale

Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) today made history when she became the first American to ever win the Tour of Flanders. The 14th edition of the women’s event (101th for men) came down to a nail-biter of a finale when a four-person breakaway was caught in the final kilometre of the race, and a mass sprint of …

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Marianne Vos skips Flanders but team reassures it’s all part of her plan

When the women’s peloton lines up for one of the hardest and most prestigious races on the calendar at Tour of Flanders, former multi-time world champion Marianne Vos will likely be watching the race from home with the rest of us. While previously expected to race, Vos, the winner of the 2013 Tour of Flanders, …

The battle in Belgium: The women’s peloton readies for Flanders

With its 101-year history, The Ronde van Vlaanderen – the Tour of Flanders – is a Monument of cycling. It’s arguably the biggest cycling event in Belgium and one of the hardest one-day races on the calendar period.  Brutally steep climbs, rough cobbles, technical narrow roads and brutal winds – this race has all the elements …

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Four things you can do to generate more women’s cycling coverage

Too often I hear and see the same thing on social media, “when will we be able to watch women’s cycling live?”. It’s the same old story year after year, and sometimes, just sometimes, when the right voices pipe up, someone listens. A few weeks ago, Belgium superstar Jolien D’Hoore tweeted ‘We ride the same …

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