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Inside Line: Tiff Cromwell’s GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup

Going into Saturday’s final round of the Women’s Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) had an unassailable lead and was set to take out the series overall. But that didn’t mean the racing was any less exciting come Saturday. Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-Lululemon) was one of the main aggressors in the 122km […]

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Inside Line: Amanda Spratt’s Vargarda TTT and road race World Cups

The nine-round Women’s World Cup series is nearly over for season 2014 after a team time trial and one-day road race were contested in Vargarda, Sweden over the weekend. Former Australian national champion Amanda Spratt took part in both races for the Australian Orica-AIS team and wrote this report about the weekend for CyclingTips.

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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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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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Inside Line: Loren Rowney’s Emakumeen Euskal Bira

The 2014 Emakumeen Euskal Bira finished yesterday after four days of racing in Spain’s Basque Country. “Bira” is actually the only Spanish UCI-classified stage race on the Elite Women’s calendar and it’s a race that’s defined by many tough, selective climbs. While this year’s Bira was thoroughly dominated by the Rabo-Liv squad, theirs is just […]

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Inside Line: Nettie Edmondson’s Friends Life Women’s Tour (part 2)

After months of build-up and excitement the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour was held in Britain last week. The five-day race attracted the biggest names in the women’s peloton, including world champion Marianne Vos and World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead. Nettie Edmondson, who splits her time between riding on the track and riding on […]

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Inside Line: Nettie Edmondson’s Friends Life Women’s Tour (part 1)

After months of build-up and excitement the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour was held in Britain last week. The five-day race attracted the biggest names in the women’s peloton, including world champion Marianne Vos and World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead. Nettie Edmondson, who splits her time between riding on the track and riding on […]

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Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Omloop van Borsele

On Friday and Saturday riders in the women’s peloton contested two races in ‘s-Heerenhoek, The Netherlands, as part of the 2014 EPZ Omloop van Borsele: a 20km ITT and a 120km road race. In this post, Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products) talks us through her victory in the road race and why winning this […]

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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 […]

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Inside Line: Chloe Hosking’s Gent-Wevelgem

While the second round of the women’s World Cup was happening over in northern Italy on Sunday, another major women’s race was being held in Belgium: Gent-Wevelgem. Held on the morning of the men’s WorldTour race, the 112km women’s Gent-Wevelgem features a handful of short and steep climbs, including two ascents of the challenging Kemmelberg […]

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