Marianne Vos

Marianne Vos skips Flanders but team reassures it’s all part of her plan

When the women’s peloton lines up for one of the hardest and most prestigious races on the calendar at Tour of Flanders, former multi-time world champion Marianne Vos will likely be watching the race from home with the rest of us. While previously expected to race, Vos, the winner of the 2013 Tour of Flanders, …

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 …

Video: Marianne Vos and Alexis Ryan on why they ride

The start of the Women’s WorldTour is looming and in anticipation, the UCI is producing some neat short videos on some of the peloton’s leading women. Exploring the questions of why they race and what draws them to cycling, here are the first two spotlights: “It’s complete chaos and I relish in that chaos because anything can …

Team leader at 22: Kasia Niewiadoma takes on new role in Marianne Vos’ WM3 Pro Cycling Team

The newly opened headquarters of Shimano Europe at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands served as the decor for the team presentation of Marianne Vos’ new team, WM3 Pro Cycling. Outside, the weather was grey and rainy but inside, floor-to-ceiling posters of the team’s recent camp in sunny Spain and the bubbly enthusiasm among the sponsors …

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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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Tears of joy: women’s cyclocross worlds in pictures

I was there last year, on the ground in Heusden-Zolder, for the 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. Drenched from the pouring rain, I stood just yards from the finish line when Sanne Cant outsprinted Dutchwoman Sophie de Boer for the last remaining podium spot. There was no celebration then, only tears of disappointment and the …

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Sanne Cant crowned world cyclocross champion: ‘It’s the most beautiful day of my life!’

At first, it was a familiar sight: seven-time former world champion Marianne Vos in orange leading the elite women’s field at yet another World Cyclocross Championships. But neither the highly technical course and conditions nor her competition was going to let her run off with an eighth win. As a result, fans were treated to …

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Women’s cyclocross worlds preview: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season

If last Saturday’s World Cup finale in Hoogerheide was a prelude for the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend then we are in for a major treat! This season has shown that women’s professional cyclocross is more competitive than ever before. The women’s elite field frequently drew more starters than the men’s, and it …

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The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. The multiple world and Olympic champion admitted to being doubtful about her recovery and …

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#CXNats: these are your new women’s cyclocoss national champions

There were national championships being held all over Europe, the United States and Australia this weekend. While Australians were battling it out on the road, Europeans and Americans fought snow, ice, mud and freezing temperatures in search of cyclocross glory. The Northern Hemisphere countries tend to collectively hold their national cyclocross championship events in January …

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