Brits at the Thüringen Rundfahrt

With ten British riders at the Tour de France, the media are even less likely than usual to pay any attention to the six British riders currently racing at the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen. A pity, because it’s been a superb race and – just like Froome, Thomas and the rest – Hayley Simmonds, Nikki Harris, Lucy…

Brits at the Women’s Tour – Stage 5 and Overall

There were some who, when they heard that the Women’s Tour was going to clash with the first ever European Games this year, said that it would be a far less exciting race than the first edition as a result. They were mistaken – just like last year, it’s been nail-biting stuff all the way…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 21-28.07.2014

Juniper wins Ryedale GP, Hayward crowned National Junior Champ — Storey 12th at Tour de Bretagne — Garner top 20 at BeNe Tour — Armitstead 2nd overall, wins Points & Mountains at Thüringen — Interesting Links — Upcoming Events — More to come…   Nikola Juniper wins Ryedale GP and 2014 Women’s Road Series Nikola Juniper…

The British in Brittany – Storey 12th at Tour de Bretagne

Prologue Sarah Storey was the fastest British rider in the Prologue, an individual time trial at Pledran – the Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours International rider was 5″ slower around the 2.3km parcours than winner Elisa Longo Borghini of Hitec Products, who managed it in 3’13. Five riders, in addition to Longo Borghini, were faster than Storey; the…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 14-21.07.2014

Storey wins Essex Giro overall as Massey wins road race — Armitstead second overall at Thüringen — Russian Zabelinskaya fails dope test — Links — Upcoming British and UCI events Laura Massey wins Essex Giro road race; Sarah Storey wins overall Massey (Epic-Scott), having joined Gillian Taylor (Fusion-Gearclub Bike Science) in a two-rider break near the…

Essex Giro Report

With its numerous short but sometimes rather steep hills and gravel-strewn rural roads, the road race parcours at this year’s Essex Giro was always going to be one that required riders to race with their heads as well as their legs, and with its (unusual for a domestic race) length of 120km, it was a test…

Lizzie wins in Otley

Neutral Service race guide The huge crowd gathered in Otley town centre made it clear they were backing their local hero Lizzie Armitstead all the way, and the Boels-Dolmans star gave them something to cheer about when she launched a blistering attack in the fourth lap that would ultimately take her to a 16″ advantage at…