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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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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Sanne Cant crowned world cyclocross champion: ‘It’s the most beautiful day of my life!’

At first, it was a familiar sight: seven-time former world champion Marianne Vos in orange leading the elite women’s field at yet another World Cyclocross Championships. But neither the highly technical course and conditions nor her competition was going to let her run off with an eighth win. As a result, fans were treated to …

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Annemiek van Vleuten pulls off victory for Orica-Scott at an attack heavy women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

GEELONG, Australia (CT) – Annemiek van Vleuten took the win at the 2017 women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race for Orica-Scott, in an exciting attack filled competition that deviated from the expected script to finish off the Australian summer season of women’s racing on a high note. There couldn’t have been a better day …

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Video: Emma Pooley on launching a solo attack that enlivened the Women’s Cadel Evans Road Race

It’s not just the winner who makes a race and one of the key moments that helped enliven an already intriguing women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was a solo effort off the front by Emma Pooley (Holden Women’s Cycling) in the last ten kilometres. The excited crowd was shouting out her name, willing …

Women’s cyclocross worlds preview: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season

If last Saturday’s World Cup finale in Hoogerheide was a prelude for the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend then we are in for a major treat! This season has shown that women’s professional cyclocross is more competitive than ever before. The women’s elite field frequently drew more starters than the men’s, and it …

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