1st of April, the big day. The race that everyone wants to win and the biggest classic on the women’s calendar. Yes, we are on the eve of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, and everything in this little women’s cycling world gravitates around it. This time also the eyes of the spectators worldwide, as it will …

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Third chapter of the Women’s WorldTour, third race with a completely different character compared to the others. Gone are the sterrato and the sharp, short hills of the Strade Bianche, as well as the flat cobbles and nervous, Dutch-style racing of the Ronde van Drenthe. It’s time for the relatively long but not too steep …

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The Women’s WorldTour calendar is full of big races with big names. Ronde van Vlaanderen, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Giro Rosa or even the rising OVO Women’s Tour are some of the competitions that come to mind. But there are also some less famous races that usually offer equal, if no more, excitement and interest. They are the …

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again. We are on the eve of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and, for many people in this little cycling world, it means the real start of the road season. For many riders in the women’s peloton it’s the first race of the year. And, usually, it would also be …

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In its fourth edition, the Ladies Tour of Norway is one of the new additions to the UCI Women’s WorldTour. This well organised event, including a very informative website, good social media and live TV production, looks like a worthy addition to the series, and continues the run of Scandinavian races on the calendar after …

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The Vårgårda WWT race may be seen by some as the start of the so-called third part of the season: once the Giro, La Course and the European Championships are done and dusted, it’s time to begin the build-up towards the World Championships. So, not many riders may have Vårgårda as a main goal of …

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She’s not anymore the dominant force that she used to be, but Marianne Vos still wins races, and when she does, she leaves her mark. The Dutch rider became the new European Champion by winning the elite road race of the Euro Road Cycling Champs in Herning, Denmark, and thus getting her most important victory …

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The last of the women’s races at the 2017 European Road Cycling Championships in Herning (Denmark) will be, as planned, the elite road race. It will be for sure a very different one from the preceding edition, which took place in hilly Plumelec (France). But, as the U23 race recently showed, you can’t take anything …

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After last year’s hilly parcourses in Plumelec (France), the 2017 edition of the European Road Cycling Championships is taking place in the flat region around Herning, Denmark, which will deliver some different kind of racing and winners. It shouldn’t make a big difference for the time trials, though. What happened last year? The first ever …

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Words: Yolanda Álvarez, except 8th paragraph (below podium pic) by Saúl Miguel Photos: Saúl Miguel, Fabienne Amant (1st selfie) and Annemiek van Vleuten (2nd selfie)   Talking about the “backstage” of races we attend is one of CiclismoFem’s favourite hobbies. Dutch national championships in Montferland was the 1st trip abroad we’ve had as both fans …

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