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Video: Catching up with Orica-Scott at ‘home’ in Italy

Orica-Scott might be an Australian outfit, but many of its riders call Gavirate, Italy, their home. The UCI caught up with the women’s squad as they were racing their ‘home’ race at Trofeo Binda ahead of the Spring Classics in the lowlands.

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 …

The hum of my bicycle is the only constant I need

There is so much more to Alexis Ryan than her ability on the bike. We already knew the Canyon-SRAM rider writes well, but this latest video from Canyon shows that she’s quite the lyrical poet as well. Too good not to share, we’re sure it will resonate with many of you out there. Enjoy. A palate …

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Video: Testing the friendship with a ride of the Great Divide

At 2768.4 miles (4455.3 km) long, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is one of the longest off-pavement routes in the world. It’s also a an extremely challenging route, that takes riders up and down 200,000 feet (60,960 meters) of elevation and includes plenty of other geographical and natural obstacles. Former neighbors and good friends Katie …

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Video: The best moments of the 2016 Women’s WorldTour

This year we saw the introduction of a women’s WorldTour. Replacing the former UCI Women Road World Cup, which was held from 1998 to 2015, the UCI Women’s WorldTour now serves as the leading series of races for professional women cyclists. And the racing sure did not disappoint. We already recapped the inaugural series in numbers, …

Video: Behind the scenes with Rabo-Liv on their last race weekend together

Italy-based filmmaker Coreen Spahr Mazzocchi spent a day filming the Rabo-Liv women’s cycling team at the 2016 Giro dell’Emilia in late September, hoping to give cycling fans an inside look on the team’s last season. Rabobank, a fixture in cycling sponsorship since 1996, announced last December that it is refocusing its sponsorship and ending its relationship …

Losing gold: Annemiek van Vleuten’s first TV interview since Olympics crash

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, whose crash in the Olympic road race shocked viewers worldwide, has been released from the hospital and today, four days after the crash, made her first appearance on Dutch television. With a bruised face and a quivering voice, she bravely spoke to NOS about Sunday’s race, which saw her career-best performance turn …

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Live stream: Evie Stevens’ UCI Hour Record attempt

On February 27,  American Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record for women. This will be the fourth attempt on the women’s world hour record since a modernisation of the rules in 2014. The first to beat Leontien Van Moorsel’s 12-year-old mark of 46.065 kilometres was American law professor Molly Shaffer van Houweling who made …

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Live stream: Bridie O’Donnell’s UCI Hour Record attempt

On January 22, Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell — a 41-year-old physician and former nation champion time trialist — will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record for women. The record is currently 46.273 kilometres in one hour and was set last September American Molly Shaffer van Houweling in Mexico City. Keeping it local, O’Donnell will attempt …

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Video: get excited for the 2016 Women’s WorldTour

A new year and a new season is just around the corner. Take a look at this new teaser produced by UCI to get you excited for the 2016 – and first ever – Women’s WorldTour. Replacing the former UCI Women Road World Cup, which was held from 1998 to 2015, the UCI Women’s WorldTour will …

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