Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why

In early October, in the final weeks of the cycling season, the UCI announces the teams that have filed applications to compete at the different levels of the sport for the coming year. Earlier this week we covered the men’s WorldTour and ProTeam moves for 2020, and now it’s time to take a closer look … The post Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Check out Lizzie Deignan's World Championships Trek Emonda

Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2019 Racing on home roads, Deignan put in a spirited ride but eventually fell up short Lizzie Deignan did all the right things just in the wrong order when trying to win the elite women's World Championships last weekend. A once in a lifetime opportunity, the race passed her Otley family home. She was even afforded the chance to ride through the town ahead of the peloton, passing her Nan who had erected a huge sign saying 'Lizzie'. It gave her the motivation to follow Annemiek Van Vleuten's race-winning attack on Lofthouse , it gave the determination to force the chase group for almost 60km in pursuit and to chase down every attack that followed. But eventually, motivation and determination were not enough for Deignan on the day. She faded, understandably so, eventually finishing 31st, 5 minutes 20 seconds adrift of Van Vleuten. Image 3 of ...

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Gallery: A Mads week of racing at the Yorkshire World Championships

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 With biblical rain, UCI controversy and memorable racing, Yorkshire produced a proper World Champs Words: Joe Robinson Photography: Chris Auld What a week, Yorkshire, what a week. The rain came, and devastation reigned as favourites Mathieu van der Poel, Lizzie Deignan, Tom Pidcock and Anna van der Breggen saw their chances dripping down the drain. It was instead a week for the likes of Mads Pedersen, Rohan Dennis, young Americans and Annemiek van Vleuten, cheered on by an army of fans lining the streets, determined no matter how bad the weather got. It all started as we all expected. On a wet Sunday in Harrogate, a time trial won by the Dutch, this time the inaugural Mixed Relay Team Time Trial . Three men, three women, those draped in orange were just too fast for the rest. Great Britain managed a brave third as Elisa ...

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Van Vleuten posts incredible 105km solo World Championships victory to Strava

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 The all-conquering Dutchwoman bagged a lot of QoMs this weekend. Photo: SWPix.com Annemiek van Vleuten's 105km solo ride to her first elite women's World Championships road race title was one of the greatest rides - not only in Worlds history but professional cycling. Hitting the slopes of Lofthouse, just 40km into the 148km course, the Dutchwoman gambled. She rolled the dice with an attack intended to suss out the competition, not as a shot for victory as she later admitted. By the summit, however, she had dropped the entire field. The gap was sizeable enough that her coach back in the team car told her to push on. Before long, she had two minutes on the likes of Lizzie Deignan , Elisa Longo-Borghini and Chloe Dygert-Owen. They chased and chased but Van Vleuten had their measure. She never let up and never looked like getting ...

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Worlds bronze fuels Spratt’s Olympic dreams

Worlds bronze fuels Spratt’s Olympic dreams

Amanda Spratt produced a superb performance to take the bronze medal behind the Dutch powerhouse pair of Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen in the world championships road race in Yorkshire. Kieran Pender caught up with the Aussie star after the race.

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Van Vleuten stuns peloton with 100km solo to win world championships

Van Vleuten stuns peloton with 100km solo to win world championships

Annemiek van Vleuten attacked with 105 kilometres remaining in the 149.4-kilometre world championships road race, holding off an elite group of chasers and the peloton to claim one of the most outrageous wins in recent memory. Australian Amanda Spratt showed she was one of the best of the rest, taking the bronze medal behind Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands).

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Annamiek van Vleuten wins World Championship with 100km solo attack

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Dutch get 1-2 as Anna van der Breggen grabs silver, Ausralia's Amanda Spratt takes bronze

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Annemiek van Vleuten wins World Championship with 100km solo attack

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Dutch get 1-2 as Anna van der Breggen grabs silver, Ausralia's Amanda Spratt takes bronze

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Van Vleuten romps to world championship victory with 100km solo move

Van Vleuten led home a Dutch one-two with van der Breggen in second and Australian Spratt taking third. U.S. rider Dygert Owen's attacking ride left her unrewarded in fourth place. Read the full article at Van Vleuten romps to world championship victory with 100km solo move on VeloNews.com .

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World Championships: Van Vleuten takes elite women's title with incredible 105km solo attack

World Championships: Van Vleuten takes elite women's title with incredible 105km solo attack

Joe Robinson 28 Sep 2019 The Dutch make it three World titles in a row as Van Vleuten produces perfect performance Annemiek Van Vleuten executed one of the greatest performances in modern World Championships history with a 105km solo attack to win the women's elite road race in Harrogate. The Dutchwoman made her move on the slopes of Lofthouse after just 45km of racing, crossing the line for her first-ever road race rainbow jersey on the 148km course. Van Vleuten eventually finished an emphatic 2 minutes 15 seconds ahead of compatriot and defending champion Anna van der Breggen to complete a 1-2 for the Netherlands. Australia's Amanda Spratt took third. Chloe Dygert Owen of the USA made the best attempt at chasing Van Vleuten down in the final 35km but eventually ran out of steam, eventually finishing just off the podium in fourth. Victory saw Van Vleuten add a World ...

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Anna Van der Breggen's World Champs S-Works Tarmac and its rainbow chain

Joe Robinson 27 Sep 2019 A custom rainbow chain and cassette for the defending women's road race World Champion. Photos: Peter Stuart When you are as good at riding bikes as Anna Van der Breggen, you can get away with having cool stuff on your bike. The 29-year-old will take to the Bradford start line on Saturday as the defending road race World Champion and as part of a Dutch team that is stacked with a host of favourites for the 2019 title in Yorkshire. Van der Breggen, Vos, Van Vleuten, Majerus – it's honestly frightening. Van der Breggen has been one of the best riders, if not the best, in the world for almost half a decade. She has won all three editions of Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmines, the previous five Fleche Wallonne titles, two Giro Rosas and one World Championships. This Sunday that roll call could get one race longer ...

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Cyclist predictions: Who we're backing in the 2019 UCI World Championships Road Races

Cyclist predictions: Who we're backing in the 2019 UCI World Championships Road Races

Cyclist magazine 26 Sep 2019 Our predicted winners for the big three road races at the 2019 World Championships Cyclist staffers reveal who they're tipping to claim rainbow jerseys in the three main road races at the 2019 UCI World Championships. Starting with the men’s under-23, followed by the elite women on Saturday and concluding with the elite men on Sunday, here are our picks for the three road race events at the Yorkshire World Championship. Cyclist 's predictions: The 2019 World Championships road races Peter Muir, Editor Under-23 Men : Tom Pidcock – he's on home soil and his cyclocross skills will come in handy when the Yorkshire rain turns the course into a skidpad Elite Women : Marianne Vos – or one of several other Dutch women. In tough conditions she'll have the beating of compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten Elite Men : Julian ...

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Future of Boels-Dolmans in balance as sponsors pull out from end of 2020

Future of Boels-Dolmans in balance as sponsors pull out from end of 2020

Joe Robinson 26 Sep 2019 Both sponsors announce decision to leave sport meaning Dutch team are searching for new backers The future of the world’s most successful women’s cycling team Boels-Dolmans is in the balance as both primary sponsors announced they will leave the sport at the end of 2020. At a press conference during the World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire, the team announced it has begun the search for a new primary sponsor as Boels rental service and Dolmans Landscaping would be pulling out from women’s cycling. Dolmans had been part of the team’s inception in 2010 while Boels Rentals came onboard as co-sponsor two years later in 2012. The team’s management stated that the plan is for the team to continue on through 2020 but, as of yet, no replacement has been found. Rumours surrounding the future of the Dutch team began last month when the team of ...

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Check out Chloé Dygert’s all-conquering time trial performance on Strava

Joseph Delves 26 Sep 2019 Enough to finish a minute and a half ahead of Dutch star Anna van der Breggen, could she now double-up in the road race? On Tuesday American racer Chloé Dygert put in a dominant ride to take a win in the Women’s Individual Time Trial at the World Championships . Completing the 32 kilometre route from Ripon to Harrogate in 42:11, this was enough to finish a whole 1:32 ahead of Anna van der Breggen and 1:52 ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten. Something of a surprise result, 22-year-old Dygert is predominantly known as a track rider having won five gold medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and a silver medal at the Olympic Games. Yet she managed to somehow leave two of the most dominant riders of recent years trailing by an unbridgeable margin. Following her victory, she uploaded her ride to Strava ...

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Preview: 18 things you should know about the women’s Worlds road race

This Saturday, in the Yorkshire town of Bradford, the best women in professional road cycling will compete in the 2019 World Championships road race. It’s one of the biggest races of the year and the race that will decide who gets to wear the rainbow jersey for the next 12 months. Here’s what you need … The post Preview: 18 things you should know about the women’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dygert-Owen’s dominance is the continuation of a dynasty

Supported by HARROGATE, England (CT) — On Saturday, Chloé Dygert-Owen will start her first road race across the Atlantic, ever. Today, she won an elite world time trial championship, by a minute and a half over the defending champion. Seems a bit backwards, right? The story for talented young American cyclists goes in the other direction — show promise, … The post Dygert-Owen’s dominance is the continuation of a dynasty appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dygert Owen storms to TT world title in Yorkshire

American Chloé Dygert Owen dominated the women's time trial world championships, beating Anna van der Breggen by more than a minute and a half. Read the full article at Dygert Owen storms to TT world title in Yorkshire on VeloNews.com .

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America's Dygert-Owen crushes competition to first elite women's time trial World Championships title

America's Dygert-Owen crushes competition to first elite women's time trial World Championships titl

Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2019 Van Vleuten only good enough for third as young American proves class above America's Chloe Dygert-Owen obliterated the rest of the elite women's field to be crowned time trial World Champion. The 22-year-old from Indiana proved a class above, completing the 32km course in a time of 42 minutes 11 seconds, beating Anna van der Breggen into second by a margin of 1 minute 32 seconds. Two-time defending champion Annemiek van Vleuten could only manage third on the day, finishing a further 20 seconds adrift. From start to finish, Dygert-Owen proved untouchable, setting the fastest time at every split on course, crossing the line with an average speed 1.5kmh faster than her closest rival. Dygert-Owen's 92-second winning margin is also the biggest time gap in a World Championships time trial since its inception in 1994. See related Watch: Severe weather conditions get the better of ...

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Deignan hoping 'home advantage' will propel her to rainbow jersey at Yorkshire Worlds

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Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 Local knowledge could be difference for Deignan as she races for second-career World Title Lizzie Deignan believes the pressure of being home favourite at the World Championships in Yorkshire next week can help spur her to a second-career rainbow jersey. The Otley-native will lead the Great Britain elite women’s team in the road race on Saturday 28th September. Starting in Bradford and finishing in with three laps of the circuit in Harrogate, the 149km race will pass through Otley and past Deignan’s childhood home. This home advantage has seen expectation placed on Deignan to put in a good performance, but she believes the biggest pressure will be self-imposed with the 30-year-old realising the unique opportunity Harrogate presents. ‘There’s definitely more pressure, no doubt about it, but it’s probably more for myself,’ Deignan told Cyclist . ‘It’s an amazing opportunity that not many athletes get in ...

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