Lotta Lepistö

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) …

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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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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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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Photo gallery: the women’s world championship events in Doha

The 2016 UCI road season came to close with a spectacle in the Middle East last weekend where Qatar hosted the 2016 UCI World Road Championships. Despite the delayed timing of the event, the brutal heat, the spectator-less roads and flat course, the riders were there to give it their all in the battle for …

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Amalie Dideriksen surprises, sprints to victory in World Championship road race

As the orange train of the eight-rider Dutch squad stormed down the finish of the World Championship course in Doha, Qatar, a win for pre-race favourite Kirsten Wild (Hitec) seemed almost inevitable. But tucked on her wheel was youngster Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark. The 20-year-old Boels-Dolmans rider timed her sprint just right, coming around Wild …

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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 …

Emilia Fahlin gets her first Women’s WorldTour victory in front of a home crowd in Sweden

Illness swept through the peloton ahead of the early, foggy morning start of the Vårgårda road race today.  Cervélo-Bigla’s Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Joëlle Numainville sat out the race as did  Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv), who was feeling ‘unfit to race’. This meant that Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) was the only one returning winner in the mix today, but lots of other …

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“May all your pain turn to champagne”: Rider diary from La Course

There is nothing quite like Paris in July, and apparently everyone thinks so because everyone seems to be in Paris in July, including all my bike friends and bike family. And on this fateful day in Paris in July, the Tour de France and La Course came to take over the streets of downtown to …

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