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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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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 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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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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