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Race Preview - The Women's Tour

Alfonsina, by Ilona Kamps

A photo novel evoking the life of Alfonsina Strada, the only woman to start the Giro d'Italia.

Win a copy of Lizzie Deignan's chamoir, Steadfast

It's Café competition time!

Steadfast, by Lizzie Armitstead

The inspiring story of a girl from Otley who skipped a maths lesson and won a world championships

The 1924 Giro d'Italia - Alfonsina Strada and the Fight Against Revenue Sharing

It may have all been a long time ago, but the 1924 Giro d'Italia was a lot more modern than most realise.

Joining the Dots, by Lee Craigie

An account of the 2016 edition of the Highland Trail 550 race - 885 kilometres of (mostly) off-road through the Scottish Highlands.

Wheeler, by Sara Zalesky

A novel set it in the world of women's cycling.

The Inside Track, by Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

The joint autobiography of Great Britain's Olympic golden couple.

A new cast of players - Women’s road race

Championship races in the last ten years or so have all pretty much played to one type of rider when it comes to women’s races. It’s the punchy riders with decent climbing and enough of a sprint to win from a smaller group. This time the script looks a bit different.

This Road I Ride, by Juliana Buhring

Juliana Buhring survived the Children of God cult and, when her close friend Hendri Coetzee was killed, decided to set a new world record for riding around the world.

What Goes Around, by Emily Chappell

A London cycle courier tells her story.

Ride the Revolution, edited by Suze Clemitson

Ride the Revolution, edited by Suze Clemitson with contributions from Cat Armour, Kathryn Bertine, Kathryn Brown, Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Sarah Connolly, Marijn de Vries, Anna Doorenbos, Jess Duffy, Joolze Dymond, Chris Garrison and more.

Qatar, the start of something big

We are on the eve of a big big women's racing season. It's big because it's an Olympic season, the biggest event bar none for the women's peloton and it's big because it sees the inaugural season of the Women's World Tour. The World Tour kicks off with Strade Bianche in a months time but the season starts for real here in the desert of Qatar.

Saturday Recap: Motoring Around Zolder

Two good races, one incredible race, three new world champions, a possibly illegal bike, an amazing comeback and the disappointment of the host country.

Five Reasons Why Sanne Cant will not win Worlds

And five more why she will.

Interview: Emily Chappell

Emily Chappell talks about her book about her life as a London cycle courier, how it's lead her even deeper into cycling, and a lot more.

Extract: The Year, by Dave Barter

In this edited extract from Dave Barter's The Year - Reawakening the Legend of Cycling's Hardest Endurance Record we take a look at the story of Billie Dovey who in 1938 rode 29, 603.7 miles, the first woman to take on the Year record.

Interview: Maryka Sennema

Reigning national hill climb champion Maryka Senemma talks about that quintessentially British cycling disclipline of hill climbing.

GP de Plouay World Cup LIVE

Vårgårda World Cup LIVE

La Course LIVE

Philadelphia Cycling Classic LIVE

Energiewacht Tour Stage 4 LIVE

Energiewacht Tour Stage 3 LIVE

Energiewacht Tour Stage 2a & 2b LIVE

Energiewacht Tour Stage 1 LIVE

Energiewacht Tour Prologue LIVE

It is time for the rarest of the rare, a women's stagerace streamed on the internet (and on TV in the NL). The Energiewacht Tour has everything we've come to expect of Dutch women's races, a pan-flat course, cross-winds and intense sprints.

Women's Ronde thru Patrick Verhoest lens

Our Belgian friend Patrick staked out the Oude Kwaremont to document the race coming through in the finale. By this time the race was full on. Elisa Longo Borghini was off on her long breakaway and behind the chase was frantic.

Elisa Longo Borghini wins De Ronde

On a brilliant day for Wiggle Honda, Elisa Longho Borghini became the first Italian winner of the Tour of Flanders. A long solo move of over 30 km gave her the win while her Belgian teammate Jolien D'Hoore completed the team's double victory by winning a sprint between the chasers.

Ronde van Vlaanderen voor Vrouwen

That's the "Tour of Flanders for Women" for those of you that have not adopted Flemish as your language for the weekend. The race that could end up being the best race on Sunday.

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Trofeo Binda Highlights

Second round of the World Cup in Cittiglio.

Women's Sunday Racing Open thread

Too much going on at once today. Two big women's races on today, unfortunately not with live video. The Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup and the Gent-Wevelgem women's edition. Here's a place for chat and updates on both races.


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