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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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Según el provisional calendario anunciado por la Federación Vasca de Ciclismo (FVC) para el Torneo Euskaldun femenino, se confirman los rumores escuchados a lo largo del invierno, que apuntaban a un extenso calendario que superaría la quincena de carreras. En total, y siempre según este calendario no definitivo, serán 16 las pruebas que formarán parte …

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4th in 2014, 2nd in 2015, 3rd in 2016… and 1st in 2017. It didn’t even look likely after a week of almost total domination by the Orica-Scott team, but Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo-Bigla) was able to win the Emakumeen Bira with a massive effort on the main climb of the last stage: Jaizkibel. It was …

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Llegar a mi alojamiento de Durango y encontrarme allí con las chicas del Río-Miera Meruelo sólo podía deparar cosas buenas. Saludo a Cris San Emeterio desde el coche y cuál es mi sorpresa cuando subo a las habitaciones y me encuentro a Paula Díaz, Laura Tenorio, Ane Iriarte, Sandra Trevilla … y mi habitación “asignada” …

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Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège. She has won them all. The first Ardennes week in the history of women’s cycling has one name: Anna van der Breggen. And one team: Boels-Dolmans. Both the rider and the squad had a somewhat slow start of the season compared to previous years, but they peaked at the …

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The men’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège is known as La Doyenne due to its old age, being one of the oldest classics on the calendar. On the eve of the first ever edition of the women’s LBL we may wonder whether it will ever become a true Doyenne. That would be great. But first let’s see what’s happening …

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For the third year in a row, Olympic and European champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) took the victory in Flèche Wallonne. It’s a win that comes just after Amstel Gold Race, putting her in the ideal position to get what would be an amazing achievement: a hat-trick (yes, another one) in the Ardennes classics, …

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Even though the Amstel Gold Race is finally back on the women’s calendar and it’s usually considered as the opening race of the Ardennes week, the first race actually ridden on Ardennes soil is the Flèche Wallonne. In past years it used to be the big highlight of a somewhat uncrowded part of the calendar. …

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La prensa agolpada en la meta de una Copa de España. © Rueda Lenticular

Más o menos por estas fechas, hace cuatro años, empecé a seguir en serio el ciclismo femenino nacional. Por entonces, era una odisea enterarse de los resultados de las carreras antes de que hubieran pasado unas cuatro horas de su conclusión, porque ni organizadores, ni federaciones, ni por supuesto individuales, informaban con prontitud de los …

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Post-Olympic blues? What’s that? Some could argue that the slow start of the season for Anna van der Breggen in her debut as a Boels-Dolmans rider was due to a lack of real motivation after a successful Olympic year. Her performances in the last two weeks are showing that her qualities are intact now that …

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