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USA Cycling: ‘We want to be the number one women’s cycling nation in the world’

Following the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, USA Cycling has spent the winter re-assessing its athletics (a.k.a elite performance) programs, resulting in an athletics program transformation process as well as some bold and ambitious goals for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Team USA had a successful run at the Rio Olympics this past summer, walking away with five …

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Five things to know about the women’s Gent-Wevelgem WorldTour race

Exactly one year ago, bombs went off at the Belgian airport Brussels-Zaventem and at the underground station Maalbeek, making it uncertain if the cycling races of the week could go ahead. But they did and Gent-Wevelgem turned out to be a day of ‘cycling therapy’, with Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) winning the race – the fifth Boels-Dolmans win …

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On the other side: Why I decided to continue working in women’s cycling, and how we can make a difference

The simple reason I have stayed in the sport is that I love it. I don’t really want to be involved in anything else at this point in my life. Whilst I no longer want to compete at a high level, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to still be around all the amazing people …

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Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda in historic bunch sprint finish

The 19th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune de Cittiglio saw an historic finish on Sunday when a reduced bunch of 30 riders barreled down the finishing straight in the first mass sprint finish in many years. Going early, sprinter Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) was the fastest to the line, claiming the victory …

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Bikes of the 2017 women’s professional peloton

A new year of racing is well underway, and a new year usually means new bikes and components. From Carlee Taylor’s Italian-made Cipollini to the simple clean lines of Peta Mullens’ American-made HIA Velo or the high-tech Trek ridden by Alice Barnes lets have a look at some of the bikes that we’ll see in …

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Preview: The Women’s WorldTour returns to Italy for the Trofeo Alfredo Binda

For its third round, the UCI Women’s WorldTour continues this weekend in Italy with the 19th annual Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune di Citigglio. What the race is known for: 1. Hilly terrain makes for an interesting finale. The hilly section at the end of the race makes for an interesting finale. Last year, mountain …

Photo gallery: 2017 world paracycling championships

Over four days of competition in Los Angeles, more than 70 paracycling competitors from 20 nations competed at the 2017 world paracycling championships, held at the Velo Sports Center in Carson, California. Events included the time trial, individual pursuit, 200-meter sprint, scratch race, and team sprint. Photographer Casey B. Gibson was on hand, shooting for …

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How one small mistake lost the race: Inside the Ronde van Drenthe with Janneke Ensing

A spring-like day in Drenthe, with blue skies and not much wind, caused the second round in the Women’s WorldTour, the Ronde van Drenthe, to open up very late. Not that the race wasn’t hard, but it was riders getting dropped from the back during the first 120 km mostly, with a couple of short attacks …

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Hometown favourite Elisa Longo Borghini wins Women’s WorldTour opener at Strade Bianche

Italian rider Elisa Longho Borghini (Wiggle-High5) became a hometown hero today when she won the Women’s WorldTour opener at the Strade Bianche ahead of Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) and Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans). How it went down With the predictions calling for heavy rain and wind, cycling fans across the world looked forward to Tuscany’s gravel …

Could women’s racing be next for the Hammer Series?

This week’s announcement of the new Hammer Series heralds the start of a new form of stage racing and, if all goes to plan, will benefit the sport financially while helping fans to be increasingly engaged. Beginning with an event in Limburg in early June, the series will see professional teams compete against each other …

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