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Amalie Dideriksen surprises, sprints to victory in World Championship road race

As the orange train of the eight-rider Dutch squad stormed down the finish of the World Championship course in Doha, Qatar, a win for pre-race favourite Kirsten Wild (Hitec) seemed almost inevitable. But tucked on her wheel was youngster Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark. The 20-year-old Boels-Dolmans rider timed her sprint just right, coming around Wild …

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Chasing rainbow stripes: Chloe Hosking on her chance of becoming the first Australian women’s world road race champion

A small bathroom in Girona might seem to have little connection with the vast deserts of Qatar but if Chloe Hosking has got things right, the former will help her conquer the latter in the women’s world championship road race this weekend. The Australian sprinter has been one of the quickest women this season and …

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Tessa Fabry wins second women’s Melbourne to Warrnambool

Tessa Fabry of the High5 Dream Team has won the second running of the 277 kilometre Anchor Point Women’s Melbourne to Warrnambool, in a sprint to the finish against Cairns rider Fiona Yard. “Winning today feels incredible! It feels incredible just to finish this race, so I’m absolutely stoked to take the win,” said Fabry …

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Preview: Who will be the new women’s world champion?

It’s finally here! Nine months after the women’s peloton first toed to the line, the 2016 UCI road season comes to an end in the same place it started: the Qatari desert. In an Olympic year it’s tough to call the UCI Road World Championships the pinnacle event of the season, but the rainbow jersey is still …

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Second world title for American Amber Neben as she wins time trial in Qatar

With three race favourites among them, all eyes were on the Dutch time trial specialists this morning. Already an Olympic and European time trial medalist, Anna van der Breggen would need only one more medal to complete her career-best season; former world champion Ellen van Dijk was fresh off her third gold medal in Sunday’s …

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Sharon Laws prepares for biggest challenge so far: overcoming cancer

Just weeks after announcing her retirement from professional cycling, former British national champion Sharon Laws today revealed that her biggest challenge has yet to come. Following a medical biopsy of some swollen lymph notes, Laws learned that she’s suffering from cervical cancer. The illness is widespread and in a personal statement, Laws described the condition …

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Preview: the world individual time trial championships at the Pearl Qatar

With only one day between the team time trial and individual time trial, the time trial specialists aren’t given any rest. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the women will time trial their way through the Qatari desert between 1.15 and 4.30 p.m. local time (8.15-11.30 a.m. American EDT, 12.15-3.30 p.m. in Central European Time, 9.15 p.m.-12.30 a.m. in Australia’s …

Boels-Dolmans takes the world team time trial title after last year’s near miss

The women’s teams had the honour of starting off the world road championships in Qatar. In the blistering heat, eight women’s teams started the 40 kilometer team time trial today, which made for an exciting race, even with the small number of teams attendending. The most exciting battle was between four-time world team time trial champions Canyon-SRAM …

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Preview: the world championships kick off Sunday with team time trial in the Qatari desert

After a long wait, it’s finally here! An eventful season, which saw the Olympics and the inaugural Women’s WorldTour, will culminate with the world road championships in Qatar. First up on the programme, are the women’s and men’s team time trials. A boycott of this event by the men’s WorldTour teams was narrowly avoided when the UCI and …

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Amy Pieters moves to Boels-Dolmans to bolster classics squad in 2017

After only one year with the Wiggle-High5 team, Amy Pieters will return to a Dutch-registered squad. She has signed a two-year contract with Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team and is expected to bolster the team’s options in the spring classics and the sprints. “My main hope for the next season is to achieve a really big victory,” said …

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