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Preview: Who will be the new women’s world champion?

It’s finally here! Nine months after the women’s peloton first toed to the line, the 2016 UCI road season comes to an end in the same place it started: the Qatari desert. In an Olympic year it’s tough to call the UCI Road World Championships the pinnacle event of the season, but the rainbow jersey is still …

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Preview: the world individual time trial championships at the Pearl Qatar

With only one day between the team time trial and individual time trial, the time trial specialists aren’t given any rest. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the women will time trial their way through the Qatari desert between 1.15 and 4.30 p.m. local time (8.15-11.30 a.m. American EDT, 12.15-3.30 p.m. in Central European Time, 9.15 p.m.-12.30 a.m. in Australia’s …

Preview: the world championships kick off Sunday with team time trial in the Qatari desert

After a long wait, it’s finally here! An eventful season, which saw the Olympics and the inaugural Women’s WorldTour, will culminate with the world road championships in Qatar. First up on the programme, are the women’s and men’s team time trials. A boycott of this event by the men’s WorldTour teams was narrowly avoided when the UCI and …

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Preview: The Women’s WorldTour comes to an end at La Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta

Wow, what a season it’s been! With the combination of 2016 being an Olympic year and the introduction of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, women’s cycling kicked it up a notch and fans have been treated to a spring and summer filled with thrilling races. Now, as the leaves start turning and cyclocross season looms, the Women’s WorldTour will …

Preview: What you should know about GP de Plouay, the penultimate Women’s WorldTour race of 2016

The GP de Plouay was perhaps the most thrilling race in the women’s WorldCup last year. With the overall series title still uncertain, a group of nine favourites battled one another to the line in an aggressive final. In the end, it was Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) who won the dash to the line, and by doing so, she regained the …

Preview: What you should know about the double Women’s WorldTour race weekend in Sweden

There is no rest for the wicked…or professional cyclists. The 2016 Olympic road races may be done and dusted, but you won’t be seeing the riders lounging on the beaches of Copacabana. Instead, the women’s peloton has traveled to Sweden for a double weekend of Women’s WorldTour racing. There is a team time trial (TTT) on …

Livestream: Rabo-Liv strongest in Norway

We hope you enjoyed the weekend-long livestream of a rainy but exciting Ladies Tour of Norway! Read the brief race reports below and visit the livetsream link for replays. Now in its third edition, the UCI2.2 stage race runs alongside the men’s Arctic Tour of Norway. Seven UCI-teams, three national teams and eight regional teams are …

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 …

Top five talking points from the women’s Olympic road race

With two Dutchies on staff, the women’s Olympic road race was an emotional rollercoaster for the Ella team as we watched Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-AIS, the Netherlands) having the ride of her career before crashing horrifically, giving the race lead back to American Mara Abbott (Wiggle-High5) who then heartbreakingly got caught with just 200 metres …

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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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