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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 …

The Female Secret Pro: Giro Rosa, La Course, and doping in the women’s peloton

For a couple years now, The Secret Pro has been providing an entertaining and informative perspective of life inside the professional men’s peloton. This season, we go inside the women’s peloton with posts from The Female Secret Pro (or should that be The SHEcret Pro?) As with The Secret Pro, our insider from the women’s …

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Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top

With its most prolific rider sidelined with injuries, many of the stories surrounding Rabo Liv have been around the absence of Marianne Vos. So dominant last year, many wondered what would become of Rabo Liv this year and who would emerge as the team’s new leader. With a stacked roster, there is ample talent in …

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Sprinting to her best road season yet, Jolien d’Hoore’s biggest targets are still to come

Some of the world’s best riders are making their way to Paris for the second edition of La Course by Le Tour France. With the world’s eyes on the Champs-Élysées and a generous prize purse up for grabs, everyone wants a chance of glory on one of cycling’s most iconic avenues, especially the sprinters. Among …

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Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily: Garcia scoops victory on stage three of women’s Tour de San Luis, Barnes holds lead; Froome: The thoughts of Contador training push me to work harder; Prudhomme believes Vuelta’s La Course race for women could still go ahead; More details emerge about Wiggins’ racing programme; Former Tour of …

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Bertine: With the right will, week-long women’s Tour is achievable by 2015

Kathryn Bertine, one of the core individuals behind the push for a women’s Tour de France, has said that she and others will continue working toward a multi-stage event, saying that more than just a single day race during the Grand Tours is needed. She was responding to the recent news that another ASO event, …

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Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to the Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Bonifazio wins stage eight of Tour of Hainan, moves to second overall; Frustrated by near miss, Cantwell motivated to win final stage in Hainan; Cookson doubts three week women’s Tour de France is viable to run during men’s event; UCI President believes …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bonifazio wins stage two of Tour of Hainan, pushes defending champion Hofland out of yellow; SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS; Vuelta a España to add women’s one day race to 2015 event; Armitstead says it’s ‘pretty crazy’ that …

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Scrymgeour: ‘A week long women’s Tour would be super for the sport’

Specialized lululemon team owner and UCI women’s committee member Kristy Scrymgeour has hailed the news on Friday that Tour de France organisers ASO are considering holding a week long women’s version of the event. According to a report published by Bloomberg on Friday, ASO chairman Jean-Etienne Amaury said that the company is looking for a …

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Cookson hoping La Course develops into bigger event for women’s cycling

UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he hopes that the new La Course race run by Tour de France organisers will evolve beyond the current one day setup, although he said that for now he was not aware if this is being planned. “I don’t know [if this is on the cards],” he told …

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