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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 …

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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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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Fueled by peaches: A Day in the Life of Pro Cyclist Lotta Lepistö

Having found her sprinter legs, Finnish road and time trial champion Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) is enjoying quite the breakout summer with a stage wins in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Emakumeen Bira and GP Elsy Jacobs; two more national champion titles to add to her palmares, and second place finishes at La Course and in Sweden’s …

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