Brits at the Women’s Tour – Stage 2

Stage 2 – Braintree to Clacton Following the accident yesterday, when a gust of wind blew her into the official photographers waiting beyond the finish line right after she’d won the start today. The Otley-born rider, with the Boels-Dolmans team, was given oxygen and placed in a neck brace following the crash and airlifted to…

Pauline Ferrand Prevot – World Champion!

Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France proved she’s one of the sport’s rising stars when she won the Women’s Road Race at Ponferrada, outsprinting a number of powerful rivals including defending champion Marianne Vos in a thrilling final. A large crash early on in the race took several riders out; many of them appearing to have…

Prudential Ride London Women’s GP Report

Huw Williams reports on the action at the second women’s road cycling event of international importance to have taken place in Britain this year.  The second Ride London Grand Prix was won by Wiggle Honda’s Giorgia Bronzini, by barely a tyre width in a classic sprinters’ bike-throw, from World Champion Marianne Vos following a high-octane,…

Women’s Cycling News round-up 16-23.06.2014

Trott dominates Surf ‘n’ Turf — Karla Boddy wins at St Ives Nocturne — Victories for Rabo in Euskadi and Switzerland — Stirling ride by the Brits at the Diamond Tour — Guildford Town Centre Races in doubt — Upcoming British Races — Upcoming UCI events and reduced route at Giro del Trentino — $50k…

Victory for Vos in Euskadi

World Champion Marianne Vos has added a fourth win at the Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria to her palmares after a thrilling duel with arch-rivals Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) – bringing her total number of victories up to an incredible 309. Last year, the climb on the first four laps permitted a group consisting of Vos, Johansson,…

Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik: second win of the weekend for Vos

So you’ve just won a race that has been renamed in your honour and your unprecedented athletic achievements, beating many of your strongest rivals and delighting your adoring home fans in the process. What do you do the following day? Sleep? Kick back with a few beers and a well-earned takeaway? If you’re Marianne Vos,…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 5 Report

Squally showers, gusty winds and the sad news that British rider Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) had been forced to quit the race due to illness met the teams as they turned up in the Essex coastal town of Harwich to compete in the final stage of what has been a bigger and better inaugural FriendsLife Women’s…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 4 Report

Marianne Vos won Stage 3 and took control of the General Classification yesterday; today she was looking to close down the race and when early rain cleared up just before the team vehicles arrived the scene was set for another fast stage. The crowds at the start of Stage 4, just as at every other…

Fleche Wallonne Photo Gallery

New Zealander and regular Neutral Service contributor Miss Meow is on a mission deep in the heartlands of European cycling, taking as many photos of women’s races as she can possibly manage. This week, she went to the Fleche Wallonne and caught some of the best shots of the action on the notorious Mur de…