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…

Ferrand Prevot wins Fleche Wallonne, Armitstead second

The fourth round of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup is the first edition of the competition that brings the climbers to the fore; the previous races, though they include hills, all ending with sprint finishes. The Fleche Wallonne, though, ends on the Mur de Huy, an incredibly tough climb with sections well above 20%…

Emma Pooley: British hope at the Fleche Wallonne

Wednesday the 23rd of April brings the fourth round of the World Cup, the Fleche Wallonne – and being the first round that expressly favours the climbers, it promises to shake up the rankings. The route has changed a little from 2012 but remains highly challenging: the riders will complete two 63.5km laps both starting…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 7-14.04.2014

<<Last week’s news Road: Van Dijk victorious in Vlaanderen – GP de Dottignies – Energiewacht Tour – Tour ta’ Malta – Redlands – Women’s Tour of Thailand – Armitstead signs two-year Boels extension – Strava backs Women’s Tour QOM — Other Cycling: “Sexist” sportive flyer withdrawn This week’s races Road Van Dijk victorious in Vlaanderen…

Dwars Door Vlaanderen Gallery

Neutral Service contributor Miss Meow is “backpacking it from Auckland to wherever there’s cycling.” This week: Belgium for the Dwars Door Vlaanderen! All images in this article are copyright of Miss Meow; please do not reuse without permission. To see more of Miss Meow’s Dwars Door Vlaanderen photos, including the men’s race, please click here. To discuss terms of…

Amy Pieters wins Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Flemish-style racing is all about making the best of any opportunities the parcours offers to attack, hence many attempts to escape the peloton during the first couple of laps of the 11km circuit. None came to anything, however, and it was not until the third lap that five riders got away. The five were Julia…

Cant beats Vos at Krawatencross; Helen Wyman third

Beating the World Champion must feel great. When that World Champion is Marianne Vos, and you also beat the European Champion Helen Wyman, it must feel absolutely fantastic – which explains Belgian Champion Sanne Cant’s delight as she took the top step of the podium following Saturday’s BPost Bank Trofee Krawatencross race at Lille. The victory was sweetened yet…