Women’s Cycling News Round-Up 14-21.05.2014

Women’s Tour in trouble already? – Wild wins in Chongming – Giro del Trentino reduced to one day – Interesting Links Women’s Tour in trouble? Probably not According to this week’s Cycling Weekly, the future of the Women’s Tour could already be in trouble if the 2015 edition clashes with the inaugural three-day Tour of…

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…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 3 Report

Stage 3’s “flat” parcours could perhaps be more correctly described as rolling, since neither Suffolk nor Essex are particularly flat; nevertheless, the highest point of the stage was a mere 47m above sea level, making it appear ideally suited to the Dutch riders. It also seemed to make a bunch sprint the most likely end to…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 2 Report

  It was cold and wet and it rained cats and dogs (or ropes, as the French riders would have it) all day long. Knowing as we do – because we’ve been told so many times – that so few people are really interested in women’s cycling, the weather obviously meant few people venturing out…

FLG Women’s Tour – Stage 1 Report

If you want proof that women’s cycling is growing – indeed, has grown and is now able to rival men’s cycling in popularity – then the crowds that gathered in Oundle’s Market Place to see off the first stage of the inaugural FLG Women’s Tour is that proof: the general consensus among the press was…

The Women’s Tour Stage 1 Report

If you want proof that women’s cycling is growing – indeed, has grown and is now able to rival men’s cycling in popularity – then the crowds that gathered in Oundle’s Market Place to see off the first stage of the inaugural FLG Women’s Tour is that proof: the general consensus among the press was…