La Course by Le Tour de France preview

Just hours before the 2014 Tour de France hits the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to finish the final stage of this year’s race, the best riders in the elite women’s peloton will ride the same circuit in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of …


Interview with Marianne Vos: on La Course, a women’s WorldTour and more

When the peloton thunders down the cobblestones of Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees on the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, they won’t be the first to have raced on it that day. Preceding the final stage is a new addition to the women’s UCI cycling calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips’ …


Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen

Just one day after the Giro Rosa came to a close over in Italy, another big tour on the UCI elite women’s calendar began over in Germany; Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen. Two-time Australian national road race champion Gracie Elvin was there racing for the Australian national team in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games and …


Cookson hoping La Course develops into bigger event for women’s cycling

UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he hopes that the new La Course race run by Tour de France organisers will evolve beyond the current one day setup, although he said that for now he was not aware if this is being planned. “I don’t know [if this is on the cards],” he told …


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 9

Emma Pooley powered to victory atop of the infamous Madonna del Ghisallo in the final stage of the 2014 Giro Rosa yesterday. The Rabobank duo of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Marianne Vos crossed the line 25 seconds down in second and third respectively, sealing Vos’ overall victory in the race for the third time in her …


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 8

The Giro has suddenly become very interesting in the fight for overall GC. Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) took her second stage victory on the mountain top finish of San Domenico di Varzo. Mara Abbott (UHC pro cycling) came in just behind her in second with Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank) claiming 3rd at 29 seconds off …


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 7

Eight stages of the 10-stage Giro Rosa have now been completed and two summit finishes remain to close out the race. Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-Lululemon) has been reporting for CyclingTips from within the race – here’s her report from stage 7 which ended with a short but punchy climb.


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 6

We’re starting to get down to the business end of the 2014 Giro Rosa with the race heading into the hills of northern Italy for the first time yesterday. Here’s Tiff Cromwell (Specialized-Lululemon) with her latest diary entry, providing insight from within stage 6 of the race.


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 5

Marianne Vos (Rabobank) claimed yet another stage victory as she led home the fast-finishing peloton on stage 5 of the Giro Rosa into Cesenatico yesterday. Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) took another podium finish in second, marginally ahead of Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) in third. Specialized-Lululemon rider Tiff Cromwell has been writing daily reports from within the race …


Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 4

Throughout this year’s Giro Rosa, the biggest and most prestigious stage race on the women’s calendar, Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-lululemon) is writing daily stage reports for CyclingTips. Here’s Tiff’s report from stage 4, a stage for the sprinters.


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