Anna van der Breggen

Anna van der Breggen is the Queen of the Ardennes, winning the inaugural women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège

A hard race on paper and made even tougher by having attack upon attack and short breakaways only sticking briefly, the inaugural women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège was won by Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), who once again attacked from a lead group in the final kilometers of the race. In the first proper Ardennes week for women, Boels-Dolmans …

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Anna van der Breggen pulls a hat trick at Flèche Wallonne

Anna van der Breggen said beforehand that she didn’t necessarily need to win Flèche Wallonne herself as she was eager to help her new team Boels-Dolmans get their first victory in this race, but in the end the Olympic and European champion took the win to reign as queen of the Mur de Huy for …

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Anna van der Breggen powers to a solo victory at women’s Amstel Gold Race return

Joining an exclusive winner list of Debby Mansveld, Leontien van Moorsel and Nicole Cooke, Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) crowned herself the winner of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour Amstel Gold Race today after an impressive solo. The anticipation in the peloton of this first women’s Amstel Gold Race in 14 years was high and made for …

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Preview: Women’s WorldTour kicks off on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche this weekend

The iconic white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche will once again host the kick-off event of the UCI Women’s WorldTour this weekend. Now in its second year, the Women’s WorldTour promises to build on its inaugural success with more racing and exposure as women will take on classic men’s events such as the Amstel …

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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Did the inaugural Women’s WorldTour live up to expectations?

When the inaugural 2016 Women’s WorldTour (WWT) was announced last year it was greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Touted as a “major step forward for women’s cycling,” the series aimed to grow the profile and professionalism of women’s cycling by replacing the existing UCI Women’s Road World Cup with a season-long WorldTour, similar to the …

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The 2016 Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

Thanks to a later than usual world championships, us cycling fans got to enjoy a few extra weeks of racing, but for the riders it’s been a long and taxing season, and now that a new world champion has been crowned, the season has finally come to a close. But what a season it was! From …

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Preview: Vos, Van der Breggen, Johansson and other top Europeans to compete at first-ever elite European Championships

One glance at the startlist for this weekend’s European Championships in France shows that the race for the coveted gold-starred blue jersey will be hard-fought. All road Olympic medalists — Anna van der Breggen (NED), Emma Johansson (SWE) and Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) — are slated to compete as are former world champions Marianne Vos, …

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The inaugural Women’s WorldTour recap in numbers, videos and photos

After 17 rounds of fierce racing, the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour concluded in Madrid yesterday where WiggleHigh5 scored their third Women’s WorldTour victory with Jolien d’Hoore taking the win and teammate Chloe Hosking coming in second. Boels-Dolmans’ Megan Guarnier had already secured the series title several races prior with an impressive lead over second place finisher …

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Experience pays off in gold as Kristin Armstrong wins rainy Olympic time trial

“I want a third gold medal,” American Kristin Armstrong had told media on the eve of the 2016 Olympic time trial, and it was that will combined with the experience of a 13-year professional career that earned her a third straight Olympic gold medal in the race against the clock on Wednesday, a day before …

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