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Cobbles, wind and rain: the women’s European season is here!

After a long wait it’s finally here! The European season officially kicks off in Belgium this weekend at the prestigious Omloop het Nieuwsblad. On the docket: cobbles, steep climbs,  rain and fierce competition –all the elements of a good early season race. While the women’s race may not be a WorldTour event like the men’s race, the competition is …

10 young female pros that will make their mark in 2017

With Omloop het Nieuwblad kicking off the UCI season in Europe this weekend, and a successful Summer of Cycling completed in Australia, the 2017 road season is officially here! For the young riders in the peloton this means new opportunities to take a step forward in their careers, maybe have a breakout performance, possibly even win …

Loren Rowney, expert fan girl, foreshadows the road season ahead

Now that I have officially retired from professional cycling, for the first time in a long time, I get to sit back and take on the role of fan girl. With plans to be in Belgium over the spring, you’ll catch me on the sidelines of Flanders, beer in hand, waving a flag most likely. …

New Kit Day: A look at 2017 women’s pro kits

A new season means #newkitday for professional and amateur athletes around the globe. While some teams are sporting a brand new design this 2017 season, other have made only subtle changes. Here are the new season’s standout kits. The Rainbow Jersey The rainbow jersey was first introduced in 1927, at the first professional UCI Road …

Sexism and abuse in women’s cycling: A dozen pros share their experiences, anonymously

As we’ve heard from Genevieve Jeanson and Bridie O’Donnell in our recent articles, there is a dark legacy of abuse and sexism in the sport of cycling. Once a few brave women spoke out, more and more women came forward, making it apparent that this cycle of sexism and abuse continues today and sadly, it’s …

Top 10 female riders to watch in 2017

The 2016 road season was a momentous one in which the Women’s WorldTour was introduced, Olympic champions were crowned and Lizzie Deignan passed the rainbow jersey onto her younger teammate Amalie Dideriksen. Things may seem more routine in 2017, but thanks to a series of transfers, the formation of new teams and addition of new Women’s …

Bicycle Coalition hopes to save cancelled Philly Cycling Classic with petition

Last week, the City of Philadelphia announced that the annual Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, a Women’s WorldTour event, will “take a break” in 2017 due to a lack of funding. The race featuring the infamous Manayunk Wall and Lemon Hill has been an iconic event in American racing since 1985. And, since gaining World Cup …

Photo gallery: Inside Team USA at the 2017 world cyclocross championships

Ellen Noble highlighted a strong showing for the United States at the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg, winning the silver medal in the U23 women’s race. Noble (Aspire Racing), who just three weeks ago won a national championship in Hartford, Connecticut, finished just 10 seconds off the lead. Noble led during the race, …

Route details announced for 2017 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race

Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG today announced the 256.6-mile course for the 2017 UCI  Women’s WorldTour event, which after the cancellation of the Philly Classic is now the only Women’s WorldTour event to take place in North America. Taking place May 11-14, the four-day Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM is …

Tears of joy: women’s cyclocross worlds in pictures

I was there last year, on the ground in Heusden-Zolder, for the 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. Drenched from the pouring rain, I stood just yards from the finish line when Sanne Cant outsprinted Dutchwoman Sophie de Boer for the last remaining podium spot. There was no celebration then, only tears of disappointment and the …

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