womens cycling

Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.

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Inside Line: Jo Hogan’s Sparkassen Giro World Cup

Six rounds of the nine-round UCI Women’s Road World Cup have now been completed for 2014, with the Sparkassen Giro contested in and around the German city of Bochum yesterday. The 124km race comprised eight laps of a 15.5km circuit, including a series of short climbs in the middle of the lap. Australia’s Jo Hogan […]

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Armitstead and Pooley take gold and silver for England in the Commonwealth Games road race

Lizzie Armitstead (England) has won gold in the women’s road race at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, attacking with roughly 8km to go and taking victory ahead of her teammate Emma Pooley. Ashleigh Moolman (South Africa) won bronze ahead of Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) in a photo finish.

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Inside Line: Jessie MacLean on the experience of racing La Course

Last Sunday Jessie MacLean was part of the Orica-AIS team that took part in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France, the single-day circuit race on the Champs Elysees held just before the final stage of the Tour de France. In this post, Jessie gives us an inside perspective on La Course and […]

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Marianne Vos wins the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) has won the first ever La Course by Le Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) and Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits). The reigning world champion stayed sheltered in a fast and aggressive race, only coming to the front in the closing kilometres before […]

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La Course by Le Tour de France preview

Just hours before the 2014 Tour de France hits the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to finish the final stage of this year’s race, the best riders in the elite women’s peloton will ride the same circuit in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of […]

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Interview with Marianne Vos: on La Course, a women’s WorldTour and more

When the peloton thunders down the cobblestones of Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees on the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, they won’t be the first to have raced on it that day. Preceding the final stage is a new addition to the women’s UCI cycling calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips’ […]

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Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen

Just one day after the Giro Rosa came to a close over in Italy, another big tour on the UCI elite women’s calendar began over in Germany; Thüringen Rundfahrt de Frauen. Two-time Australian national road race champion Gracie Elvin was there racing for the Australian national team in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games and […]

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Cookson hoping La Course develops into bigger event for women’s cycling

UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he hopes that the new La Course race run by Tour de France organisers will evolve beyond the current one day setup, although he said that for now he was not aware if this is being planned. “I don’t know [if this is on the cards],” he told […]

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Tiff Cromwell’s Giro Rosa Diary: stage 9

Emma Pooley powered to victory atop of the infamous Madonna del Ghisallo in the final stage of the 2014 Giro Rosa yesterday. The Rabobank duo of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Marianne Vos crossed the line 25 seconds down in second and third respectively, sealing Vos’ overall victory in the race for the third time in her […]

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