Lucinda Brand

Out of the shadows and onto the podium: Meet Team Sunweb’s playmaker Lucinda Brand

When Sunweb rider Lucinda Brand was the first to cross the finish line at Het Nieuwsblad at the start of the season, her hand went up in the air, thumb and pinky pointing out in the Shaka sign. Teammate Coryn Rivera would make the same symbol after winning Trofeo Binda, and again on the podium after …

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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 …

Kirsten Wild wins Prudential RideLondon, takes home record prize money

With 100,000 Euro in prize money, the biggest prize purse of the world, the Prudential RideLondon Classique once again attracted a star studded field, despite the fact that the event is held only days before the start of the Olympics. Even Kirsten Wild (Team Hitec), who’s going to Rio on track and decided to sit out last week’s …

Ella Picks: Ferrand-Prevot breaks her leg; 36-year-old makes comeback ahead of Rio, Ale-Cipollini rider tests positive for EPO and more

In this week’s internet roundup, we explore the riders with the most ‘character’. We also want you to meet Rebecca Werner, who’s currently riding from Adelaide to Brisbane in the bike tracks of her parents, and take a trip to Rio with the Dutch national team. And as always, we catch up on latest race news. …

Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

It’s a special Giro Rosa edition of Ella Picks with a heap-load of our favourite links to one of our favourite races of the year – but beyond the Giro Rosa, we’ve have some great finds for you, too. Our picks this week include fun news from Velocio, an inspiring column from The Nation about …

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Lucinda Brand solos to Giro Rosa stage seven victory as Megan Guarnier extends overall lead

Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) added a second stage win to her name in the 26th edition of the Giro Rosa, soloing to victory in Loano. Sixty kilometres from the stage seven finish, Brand attacked out of the select maglia rosa group that formed on the day’s first climb. The Dutchwoman built up her advantage to …

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Breakaway surprises on Giro Rosa ‘sprint stage’

In the first three stages, Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) finished second twice, but today Brand climbed on to the top step of the podium in Mantova. The Dutchwoman was quickest from the nine-rider breakaway that formed just after the day’s only categorised climb. Italians Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) and Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) rounded out …

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Barbara Guarischi makes the most of ‘perfect’ Velocio-SRAM lead-out to win Giro Rosa stage one

Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) won the first road stage of the 26th edition of the Giro Rosa on Saturday. The Italian sprinted to victory in Kamnik, Slovenia ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and teammate Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) Win for @BabyG_90, second Lucinda Brand…..And in more good news @tiffanycromwell third! #GiroRosa2015 pic.twitter.com/3g5hrQX1A9 — VelocioSRAM (@velociosports) July …

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