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Best of 2016: Five conclusions after five Women’s WorldTour races

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we are revisiting some of our best articles of …

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Best of 2016: Bridie O’Donnell’s world record breaking hour in photos

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we’ve decided to finish 2016 by revisiting some of …

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Unveiling a bike fit for a world champion: Dideriksen’s new steed

  It’s become a tradition that the rainbow stripes of the world championship jersey are paired with a special bike to match, and so Specialized today unveiled the custom S-Works made for road world champion Amalie Dideriksen. At first glance it looks like a traditional white base, with a subtle colourful crystalline outlining of the …

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Former world champion Petra de Bruin speaks out about years of sexual abuse during her cycling career

Just weeks after the Dutch cycling federation, KNWU, announced its large-scale investigation into (sexual) intimidation, 54-year-old retired cyclist Petra de Bruin has come forward about the years of sexual abuse she endured as a young cyclist. A former world champion and four-time Dutch national champion in road and track disciplines, De Bruin said that after decades of …

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Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson wins Canyon-SRAM contract

Canyon-SRAM has announced the winner of its novel approach to talent identification, the Zwift Academy. Beating out 1,200 participants world-wide, American Leah Thorvilson has been awarded a pro contract with the Canyon-SRAM cycling team. “It’s been an incredible journey and a totally surreal experience,” said Thorvilson. “Prior to Zwift Academy, I never would have guessed this was possible. [Finalists] …

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Dutch cycling federation launches investigation into harassment as riders speak out

When British track cyclist Jessica Varnish opened up about sexist behaviour and discrimination within British Cycling in April, a number of renowned British cyclists soon followed suit. Lizzie Deignan, Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and Laura Kenny spoke out in support of Varnish, and British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton resigned amidst the controversy. While the controversy surrounding …

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Mud, strippers and Sven Nys: Portland’s wild singlespeed CX world championships

When I woke up on Saturday morning in Portland, Oregon, I listened to the pouring rain outside and felt the familiar dull pounding of my head. The 2016 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXPDX16) hadn’t even officially started yet and I was already slightly hungover. SSCXPDX16: 1 – Me: 0 I had been training (read: drinking …

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Marianne Vos to return to cyclocross this month

Rabo-Liv today announced that seven-time former world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos will be making her return to the dirt on December 17th at Scheldecross in Belgium. Vos has been absent from the cyclocross scene since December 2014 due to a series of injuries. She made her return to the road this March and rode a …

No more podium girls at Tour Down Under

When the men’s UCI WorldTour kicks off in Australia in January, there’s one thing we won’t see: race winners flanked by podium girls. In the interest of creating a more positive image of women in sport, the South Australian Government withdrew its support of the use of podium girls at the Santos Tour Down Under, …

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Carmen Small starts new career path, takes on rider-Sports Director role in Danish team

A recent graduate of the UCI Sports Director course, US national time trial champion Carmen Small will put her directeur sportif credentials to use at a Danish development team called Team Virtu Pro-VéloConcept in 2017. After a couple rocky years that saw Small change teams mid-season and controversially miss out on the US Olympic selection, …

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