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Rowson Retires Penny Rowson, best known for her time with the On The Drops team for whom she rode between 2010 and 2012 and again from 2014 to 2015 after spending a season with Breast Cancer Care, has announced her immediate retirement at the age of 23. “I’m so grateful for all the opportunities which have…

Women’s Cycling News Round-Up 18-25.08.2014

Latest — Johannson will retire after 2016 Olympics — Tour of New Zealand resurrected! — Gabby Durrin launches CX team — New women-only track league for Stratford VeloPark — Shorts: Vårgårda CDM RR live online — Upcoming Events — Interesting Links — more to come Latest: Dutch mountain biker Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies after crash at Maribel…

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,…

Johansson wins Hills Classic

The Netherlands is, famously, flat. Ask a selection of randomly-chosen British people to tell you one thing about the country and it’s the fact you’ll hear more than any other. A first visit to Valkenburg can therefore be surprising – it’s a hilly region and some of the roads climbing those hills are very steep…

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…

Johansson wins GP Le Samyn

Orica and Specialized-Lululemon spent most of 2013 in a one-on-one slugfest, trading blows in a battle that provided a highly-entertaining sideshow all season long. We’re apparently going to be treated to more of the same this year if Le Samyn des Dames is any indication of what lies ahead: the two teams passed control of…