Stafford GP

01-02.08.2013 Official Site Stafford, England Criterium: 45 minutes + 3 laps. Kermesse  Women’s National Series 52°48’21.89″N  2° 7’0.83″W Entries open at the end of February The Stafford GP is a two-stage event consisting of a criterium and a longer kermesse. This is the third edition of the modern race, which was first held in 2010, but the…

Otley GP

02.07.2014 British Cycling Otley, W. Yorks, UK Start: 53°54’14.71″N 1°41’35.43″W Cats. E/1/2/3/4 Enter 45 minutes Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) looked like she had the National Championship tucked safely into her jersey pocket in Monmouthshire last weekend, but clever tactics by the Wiggle-Honda team saw Laura Trott snatch the victory only a few metres from the line – so when…

The Women’s Tour: Stage 4

Technical Guide GPX QOM 1 QOM 2 Taking place among the rolling hills of Hertfordshire, Stage 4 begins at Broxbourne Borough Offices (51°42’10.33″N  0° 2’54.09″W) – which is in Cheshunt, hometown of double Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott (she was born just over the Essex border in Harlow) rather than Broxbourne – the closest the…

The Women’s Tour: Stage 2

Technical Guide GPX QOM 1 QOM 2 Running between Hinckley in Leicestershire and Bedford, the county town of Bedfordshire, Stage 2 takes in similar rolling countryside to that seen yesterday. Along the way, the riders will pass a point 195m above sea level – not exactly alpine, but the highest point anywhere along the Tour’s…

The Women’s Tour: Stage 1

Technical Guide GPX QOM 1 QOM 2 The rolling countryside of Northamptonshire provides the backdrop for the first stage, and the numerous hills along way may be small but their cumulative effect will ensure some aching knees by the end of the day. The race starts at the Marketplace in Oundle,  then gets underway with…

Gent-Wevelgem and the Trofeo Binda

Women’s cycling fans have two of the sport’s finest races to look forward to this Sunday, and being very different events there’s plenty to appeal to everyone. We’ll have reports and results as soon as possible after the races. Gent-Wevelgem, which is in its third edition and has UCI 1.2 status for the first time…