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Inside Line: Nettie Edmondson’s Friends Life Women’s Tour (part 2)

After months of build-up and excitement the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour was held in Britain last week. The five-day race attracted the biggest names in the women’s peloton, including world champion Marianne Vos and World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead. Nettie Edmondson, who splits her time between riding on the track and riding on …

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Inside Line: Nettie Edmondson’s Friends Life Women’s Tour (part 1)

After months of build-up and excitement the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour was held in Britain last week. The five-day race attracted the biggest names in the women’s peloton, including world champion Marianne Vos and World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead. Nettie Edmondson, who splits her time between riding on the track and riding on …

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Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Omloop van Borsele

On Friday and Saturday riders in the women’s peloton contested two races in ‘s-Heerenhoek, The Netherlands, as part of the 2014 EPZ Omloop van Borsele: a 20km ITT and a 120km road race. In this post, Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products) talks us through her victory in the road race and why winning this …

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Inside Line: Tiffany Cromwell’s Fleche Wallonne

La Fleche Wallonne is the fourth round of the 2014 UCI Women’s World Cup and the 17th edition of the race was contested in Belgium yesterday. The 127km race was held on the same day as the men’s race and featured two laps of a circuit that finished atop the infamous Mur de Huy. Australian …

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Inside Line: Loren Rowney’s Redlands Bicycle Classic

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American cycling. Since its inception in 1985, the Californian race has crafted an honour board that boasts names like Jonathan Vaughters, Chris Horner and Phil Gaimon. The 2014 edition of the race finished on Sunday after five stages of racing for elite men …

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Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Tour of Flanders

Yesterday’s Tour of Flanders was the third round of the nine-round UCI Women’s World Cup and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the women’s calendar. Raced at the same time as the men’s event, the women’s Tour of Flanders was contested over 140km with eight climbs and plenty of cobbled roads to contend …

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Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Gent-Wevelgem

While the second round of the women’s World Cup was happening over in northern Italy on Sunday, another major women’s race was being held in Belgium: Gent-Wevelgem. Held on the morning of the men’s WorldTour race, the 112km women’s Gent-Wevelgem features a handful of short and steep climbs, including two ascents of the challenging Kemmelberg …

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Inside Line: Tiffany Cromwell’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda

The second race in the women’s World Cup, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, was contested in northern Italy on Sunday. Regarded as one of the hardest one-day races on the elite women’s calendar, the 124km Trofeo Alfredo Binda featured five categorised climbs, including four times up the 3km Orina climb. Specialized-Lululemon’s Aussie recruit Tiffany Cromwell wrote …

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Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Ronde van Drenthe

The Ronde van Drenthe is the first World Cup race on the UCI Elite Women’s Calendar and this year’s edition of the Dutch one-day race was held on Saturday. Australian Hitec Products sprinter Chloe Hosking finished fourth in last year’s edition of the race and was keen for a podium this time around. She wrote …

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Inside Line: Jessie MacLean on the Ladies Tour of Qatar

The Ladies Tour of Qatar mightn’t be the most scenic of bike races, what with its abundance of dead-straight roads, sand and repetitive landscapes, but that doesn’t mean the racing is dull. Far from it. In this post, Orica-AIS rider Jessie MacLean takes us inside the peloton and shares the experience of racing in the …

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