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%…

Bronzini wins GP de Dottignies

Giorgia Bronzini, of the British-registered team Wiggle-Honda, won the 131km race in Belgium after a tough battle on the cobbles in Dottignies in which she outsprinted Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini), Lucy Garner (Giant-Shimano) and Elena Cecchini (Estada de Mexico-Faren). It’s the first victory of the 2014 season for the Italian rider, who was twice World Road…

Harris wins Superprestige Hoogstraaten

With many top riders choosing to stay away from Hoogstraten’s Vlaamse Aardbeiencross round of the Superprestige, due partly at least to the Series’ apparent lack of interest in women’s cycling (as expressed by Superprestige president Etienne Gevaert in this VeloNation interview), many fans wishing to choose a favourite for victory will have made their selection…