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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 …

Preview: Women’s WorldTour kicks off on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche this weekend

The iconic white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche will once again host the kick-off event of the UCI Women’s WorldTour this weekend. Now in its second year, the Women’s WorldTour promises to build on its inaugural success with more racing and exposure as women will take on classic men’s events such as the Amstel …

Route de France cancelled as UCI and organisers clash

Route de France Féminine, France’s most prestigious women’s stage race, today announced it has cancelled the event due to a clash with the international governing body, the UCI. A continuation of the Women’s Tour de France and the Grande Boucle Féminine, Route de France has been a well-respected event for the past decade, drawing top-level …

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Photo gallery: 2017 UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles

Among the highlights of the fourth and final round of the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, held over the February 25-26 weekend in Carson, California, was the sight of young American Chloe Dygert, a junior world road and time-trial champion, taking gold in her first attempt at the individual pursuit. The event was held …

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Lucinda Brand tops Dutch podium at European season’s opener

It has been a long wait for most of the riders in the peloton. For anyone that hasn’t gone Down Under for the races in Australia back in January, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad isn’t just the European season’s opener, but their 2017 opening race. The tension was palpable at the start in Gent, as everyone is …

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. …

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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 …

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