Annemiek Van Vleuten

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

A hard race on paper made even tougher by furious attacks, the inaugural women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège did not disappoint. Showing impeccable form this whole week, Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen crowned herself Queen of the Ardennes when she once again broke away from the lead group in the final kilometres of the race for a …

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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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Hometown favourite Elisa Longo Borghini wins Women’s WorldTour opener at Strade Bianche

Italian rider Elisa Longho Borghini (Wiggle-High5) became a hometown hero today when she won the Women’s WorldTour opener at the Strade Bianche ahead of Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) and Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans). How it went down With the predictions calling for heavy rain and wind, cycling fans across the world looked forward to Tuscany’s gravel …

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 …

Lucinda Brand tops Dutch podium at European season’s opener

It has been a long wait for most of the riders in the peloton. For anyone that hasn’t gone Down Under for the races in Australia back in January, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad isn’t just the European season’s opener, but their 2017 opening race. The tension was palpable at the start in Gent, as everyone is …

Cobbles, wind and rain: the women’s European season is here!

After a long wait it’s finally here! The European season officially kicks off in Belgium this weekend at the prestigious Omloop het Nieuwsblad. On the docket: cobbles, steep climbs,  rain and fierce competition –all the elements of a good early season race. While the women’s race may not be a WorldTour event like the men’s race, the competition is …

Katrin Garfoot delivers emphatic win to defend women’s Australian time trial title

BUNINYONG, Australia (CT) – Katrin Garfoot (Orica-Scott) delivered a victory in the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships time trial for a second consecutive year, coming to the finish line completely spent after she set a blistering pace to beat Shara Gillow (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine) by a hefty 1 minute and 55.18 seconds. The elation you …

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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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One month after Rio crash, Annemiek van Vleuten returns to racing with dominance

UPDATE: With a speed of almost 49km/h, Annemiek van Vleuten (racing for the Netherlands) won the 4-kilometre Prologue of the Lotto Belgium Tour on Tuesday, her first race back since her scary Rio crash a month ago. She remained in the mix for the following two stages and then, on the final day of the …

Losing gold: Annemiek van Vleuten’s first TV interview since Olympics crash

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, whose crash in the Olympic road race shocked viewers worldwide, has been released from the hospital and today, four days after the crash, made her first appearance on Dutch television. With a bruised face and a quivering voice, she bravely spoke to NOS about Sunday’s race, which saw her career-best performance turn …

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