2014 Women’s World Cup

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 […]


Highlights from the Sparkassen Giro World Cup

There were 23 teams and 128 riders at the start of the Sparkassen Giro, a race that was created in 2001. This year marks the first time it is categorised as a World Cup race. Under partly cloudy skies but with temperatures up to 27 degrees, the peloton faced eight 15.5 kilometre laps making it […]


Inside Line: Mel Hoskins’ Chongming Island World Cup

Round 5 of the UCI Women’s World Cup was raced in China on the weekend: the Tour of Chongming Island World Cup. The single-day race followed the three-day Tour of Chongming stage race with both races taking place on, unsurprisingly, Chongming Island, roughly 50km north of Shanghai. Orica-AIS sprinter Mel Hoskins, who won the three-day […]


Inside Line: Tiffany Cromwell’s Fleche Wallonne

La Fleche Wallonne is the fourth round of the 2014 UCI Women’s World Cup and the 17th edition of the race was contested in Belgium yesterday. The 127km race was held on the same day as the men’s race and featured two laps of a circuit that finished atop the infamous Mur de Huy. Australian […]


Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Tour of Flanders

Yesterday’s Tour of Flanders was the third round of the nine-round UCI Women’s World Cup and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the women’s calendar. Raced at the same time as the men’s event, the women’s Tour of Flanders was contested over 140km with eight climbs and plenty of cobbled roads to contend […]


Inside Line: Tiffany Cromwell’s Trofeo Alfredo Binda

The second race in the women’s World Cup, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, was contested in northern Italy on Sunday. Regarded as one of the hardest one-day races on the elite women’s calendar, the 124km Trofeo Alfredo Binda featured five categorised climbs, including four times up the 3km Orina climb. Specialized-Lululemon’s Aussie recruit Tiffany Cromwell wrote […]


Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Ronde van Drenthe

The Ronde van Drenthe is the first World Cup race on the UCI Elite Women’s Calendar and this year’s edition of the Dutch one-day race was held on Saturday. Australian Hitec Products sprinter Chloe Hosking finished fourth in last year’s edition of the race and was keen for a podium this time around. She wrote […]