One more year, Sweden will host two UCI Women’s World Tour races. It will be Vårgårda again where the world’s top cyclists will compete in order to get points for the WWT general classification, which is currently led by Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), 59 points ahead of UCI Ranking leader Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott). …

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Will every national team want a sprint? That was the question before European Championships U23 Road Race, in which the flat course made everybody think the final would be the same as in the junior race: a bunch sprint. But not everybody wanted that. In fact, there were two national teams more active than anyone …

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Everything made us think before the race that a sprint would decide the name of the new European junior champion. And in a massive sprint, Lorena Wiebes was the top favorite. Winner of the Healthy Ageing Tour (plus two stages), Trofeo da Moreno and a stage in Borsele, the Dutch rider knew what to expect …

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Tomorrow at 12 PM, U23 women will compete again in a separated European Championship race, after the mixing with the elite riders we saw last year in Brittany. U23 women will already know how the junior race was, so maybe some of the tactics could change. Or not. Or maybe it’s the weather what changes. …

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10 months ago Elisa Balsamo became the new junior world champion after sprinting to the gold in Doha. 10 months later, the European Championships in Herning (Denmark) repeat that flat course formula, so everything points to a new massive sprint in which the wearer of the Euro jersey will be decided. What can we expect …

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Dutch rider Ellen van Dijk became this morning, for the second year in a row, European time trial champion. The cyclist from Harmelen, who was the top favorite for the win according to (almost) every expert in women’s cycling, stopped the clock in 40 minutes and 33 seconds, almost a minute better than Belgium’s Ann-Sophie …

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After this morning’s bronze medal for Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen in the junior time trial, the Denmark national team wanted to keep their winning streak… and they did it. Racing at home, Pernille Mathiesen and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig got the gold and silver medals in the U23 time trial at the European Road Championships, held in …

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Do you remember last year’s European Championships? In the women’s junior individual time trial, Lisa Morzenti (Italy) got the gold medal ahead of Alessa Vigilia, also Italian, who made it to the second place. One year later, none of them has been racing the Euro junior ITT, but that didn’t affect Italy’s chances of succeeding… …

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After the inclusion of elite riders in the 2016 European Championships, U23 riders lost their only time of the year racing alone. It seems like UEC, the governing body of European cycling, has realized that was senseless, and U23 riders will have a separeted race this year. So who knows what can happen? Herning, Denmark, …

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Every and every year we can see junior women’s cycling grow… but sadly girls are still far, far away from having as many international races as boys. 2017 women’s junior Nations Cup has only been composed of four competitions (two stage races and two one day races), but apart from that no other 1.1, 1.2, …

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