Elisa Longo Borghini

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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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 …

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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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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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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Preview: What you need to know about the women’s time trial at the Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Olympic road races completed and written into the history books, it’s now time to turn our attention to the individual time trial held on Wednesday morning. All of the 24 female cyclists set to compete in the time trial also competed in the hard-fought road race on Sunday, meaning they had a …

Anna van der Breggen takes Olympic gold in a nail-biter of a race

While the lead-up to the women’s Olympic road race was somewhat tainted by all the commotion surrounding the three missed doping tests of world champion and top favourite Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans, GB), the race itself did not disappoint. The race culminated in a nail-biter of a second half that saw defending Olympic champion Marianne Vos ( Rabo-Liv, the Netherlands) …

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