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From hip fracture to Ardennes Classics contention: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio’s fight back from injury

Every contender for the Ardennes Classics is a formidable athlete. Events such as the Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège see the world’s best riders go head to head on hilly courses, ensuring a hard-fought contest. But for South African rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, her journey to those events has been harder than most. …

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Lotta Lepistö takes her first Women’s WorldTour win in photo finish at Gent-Wevelgem

An exciting finale full of attacks ultimately led to nothing, and so it came down to a sprinters’ battle in the finale of round four of the Women’s WorldTour in sunny Flanders. In a photo finish, it was Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) who outsprinted hometown favourite Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5) and American pocket rocket Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) …

Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda in historic bunch sprint finish

The 19th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune de Cittiglio saw an historic finish on Sunday when a reduced bunch of 30 riders barreled down the finishing straight in the first mass sprint finish in many years. Going early, sprinter Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) was the fastest to the line, claiming the victory …

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Rivals take note: After breakout year, Lepistö enters Spring Classics with confidence

When the women’s Classics get underway this weekend, Lotta Lepistö will be one of the riders to watch. The Finnish national champion had her best-ever season in 2016 and, as one of the fastest sprinters in the peloton, should be there or thereabouts if she’s in a front group approaching the line. But, as she …

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10 young female pros that will make their mark in 2017

With Omloop het Nieuwblad kicking off the UCI season in Europe this weekend, and a successful Summer of Cycling completed in Australia, the 2017 road season is officially here! For the young riders in the peloton this means new opportunities to take a step forward in their careers, maybe have a breakout performance, possibly even win …

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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The transfer carousel comes to a stop: could we see a more level playing field in the Women’s WorldTour?

As the year is coming to an end, so is the transfer season. Contracts have been inked, and by now most teams and riders have announced their 2017 plans. There have been a fair bit of rider switcharoos, the announcement of a new WorldTour team and some exciting changes in UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar. After …

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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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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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