Loren Rowney

Loren Rowney’s post-training epic omelette

Remember that epic training ride that Loren Rowney wrote about last week? Yes – we said epic. Because it was a ride that merits the (admittedly over-used) adjective. Following her six-hour battle with gale-force winds, Loren treated herself to her post-training epic omelette. She’s perfected this recipe over time and calls it the ideal meal […]

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The pathways to becoming a Euro pro

While racing was in full swing these past few months in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, all eyes were on Europe this weekend when the women’s road season “officially began” with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Although more UCI-sanctioned races are appearing around the globe, for men’s and women’s pro cycling alike, Europe is still considered […]

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) may have won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but it was the strength of Boels-Dolmans that proved the talking point following the first European race of the season. The Dutch team put two riders on the podium with Ellen van Dijk coming in second place to the race winner in […]

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The Angel and the Devil: Loren Rowney on classic-style training

Loren Rowney was the first professional cyclist to reach out to CyclingTips upon learning that we would be launching a women’s specific site. I had yet to be hired, and the site had not been named, but Loren knew she wanted in – and in she is. Loren joins Chloe Hosking and Mara Abbott as […]

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Roadtripping Cairns

We came together in Cairns as strangers or casual acquaintances to share in this adventure together. We quickly moved beyond the introductory chatter to discuss our hopes and our dreams and our fears. We shared our stories, connected easily because of our common passion. Together we pushed boundaries and redefined limits. As the kilometres ticked […]

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Roadtripping Cairns – Part I

I know the sound of adventure. It’s the distinct sound of cleats clicking into pedals. Ready to roll. We came together in Cairns as strangers or casual acquaintances to share in this adventure together. We quickly moved beyond the introductory chatter to discuss our hopes and our dreams and our fears. We shared our stories, […]

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar

Kirsten Wild (Liv-Plantur) has won four editions of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. Her notable absence in 2015 made it anyone’s game in the Qatari desert. Boels-Dolmans capitalised on the infamous crosswinds, forcing splits on the second stage that would prove decisive in deciding the overall. Following a somewhat surprising field sprint win by Annalisa […]

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour

Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide on Tuesday. She launched a late race attack on the opening stage between Woodside and Murray Bridge that gave her a small advantage over the peloton on the run-in to the finish. The Italian managed to hold off the peloton to pocket a stage […]

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Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown

Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Down Under) made the elite selection over Checker Hill to take a convincing win on the third stage of the Santos Women’s Tour The two time former world champion easily outsprinted Orica-AIS pair Melissa Hoskins and Valentina Scandolara to the finish line in Campbelltown on what was expected to be the […]

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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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