Sarah Connolly

How the women's cycling calendar changes over time

A collection of articles analysing how the women's UCI cycling calendar has changed over time - with patterns, issues and a lot of surprises, as well as suggestions for how the UCI can help improve things, and discussions in the comments section.

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Now the Vuelta a España is adding a women's race

Following the news that the ASO is adding a women's race on the Champs Elysées to this year's Tour de France - La Course by Le Tour de France - it was surely only a matter of time before la Vuelta stepped up!

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Tour de France gives us a taste of women's racing

The ASO today announced the addition of a women's race to take place on the Champs Elysée on the last day of the Tour de France, prior to the arrival of the men. La Course by Le Tour de France is the slightly awkward name of the event that comes as one of the most positive evolutions for women's racing in a long time.

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Women's UCI road calendar - 2013-2014 comparisons

Last week we had the announcement of the UCI women's road calendar for 2014, and it got me thinking - how does it compare to 2013? And how did 2013's calendar change over the course of the year? This is part of my series on how the women's cycling calendar has been changing - I'll be writing some conclusions from this year's research in the next few weeks - and of course, let's have lots of conversation in the comments!

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The 2014 Women's UCI Road Calendar

I'm sure the calendar is announced later normally, but I'm not complaining! We have some caveats that the calendar does tend to change over time, so what we see now isn't necessarily what will be actually raced, but here's some first-look analysis - new races, lost races, reappearances and upgrades. What do you think? Let's chat in the comments!

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Women's UCI calender 2: changes & things to change

I've been looking at how the women's cycling calendar has changed over time, to back up the calls for the UCI to do something to help with real evidence. Earlier in the week I posted some charts and figures, demonstrating how the calendar has changed since 2006 and since 2011, when I last analysed this, but that has raised more questions. So I went back to my spreadsheets, and here are more charts - showing which races have stability, so we can see if we can find why, and showing the 2013 calendar in a visual view, to see overlaps and gaps.... and once again, I was surprised.... See what I mean, and then discuss the implications and solutions in the comments.

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How the women's cycling calendar changed - 2006-13

In 2011, I did some analysis of how the women's cycling calendar has been changing over time, and thought it was time to update this, and see if anything has changed in the last few years, and post-Olympic year to post-Olympic year. The results might surprise you....

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