Former Pro Nikki Brammeier On Cycling’S Unhealthy Obsession With Weight

During Eating Disorder Awareness Week Nikki Brammeier opened up about her experiences in professional cycling. The post Former pro Nikki Brammeier on cycling’s unhealthy obsession with weight appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women’S Cycling Weekly: Issue 15

A weekly curation of women's cycling news and content The post Women’s Cycling Weekly: Issue 15 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cyclist’S 31 Inspirational Women No12: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women No12: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Maria David Sponsored 12 Mar 2021 Africa's most successful female pro rider, who went from hating indoor training to become UCI Esports World Champion To celebrate International Women's Month, we have partnered with Zwift to tell the stories of 31 inspirational women across 31 days Words : Maria David Photography : Getty Sport South Africa’s Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio got into cycle racing effectively through a process of elimination. After trying triathlon at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, she found that swimming was not her forte and running caused her various injuries. Which left cycling. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Ashleigh and her triathlete husband Carl Pasio moved to Europe to pursue their dream of being professional athletes. The couple loved life there so much that they settled near Girona, Spain and set up a cycle touring business, Rocacorba, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. As a pro ...

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Cyclist’S 31 Inspirational Women No9: Sarah Storey

Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women No9: Sarah Storey

Maria David Sponsored 9 Mar 2021 Paralympian, racing mentor and the only dame in cycling To celebrate International Women's Month, we have partnered with Zwift to tell the stories of 31 inspirational women across 31 days Words : Maria David Between her achievements as a Paralympian and her work to support young female cyclists, it’s no exaggeration to say that Sarah Storey is a household name. Her extraordinary contribution to sport has seen her awarded an MBE, an OBE and, in 2013, a DBE, making her the only dame in cycling. Between cycling and swimming she racked up 14 medals in seven Paralympic Games, making her the most successful Team GB Paralympian ever. Sarah has also supported dozens of female cycle racers through the Skoda Academy, and through her eponymous racing team, assisted by husband Barney. Dame Sarah talks about her reasons for passing on the torch and supporting developing ...

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What You Might Have Missed At The 2020 Giro Rosa

The Giro Rosa is done for another year. The teams, staff and press have all either gone home or headed on to Imola for Worlds. The ‘podium girl’ can stop wearing the white dress that makes her look like a parasol and put on a nice pair of comfy joggers. The guy who plays the … The post What you might have missed at the 2020 Giro Rosa appeared first on CyclingTips .

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This Is What One Woman Needed To Overcome To Ride In Afghanistan

Afsana Nawrozi got her first bicycle, a pink kid’s bike with training wheels, when she was seven. It had arrived from the United Arab Emirates where her father worked as a day laborer. She was asked to share it with her cousin, a boy her age. The two families lived on their ancestral farm in … The post This is what one woman needed to overcome to ride in Afghanistan appeared first on CyclingTips .

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12 Women To Watch In 2020

The 2020 cycling season is already underway but the biggest and best races are still to come. So who should you keep an eye on as the season unfolds? Well, here’s a handy dandy little list for you. This isn’t just a list of road racers — it includes some mountain bikers and other incredible … The post 12 women to watch in 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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How Ruth Winder Dethroned Amanda Spratt To Lead The Women’S Tour Down Under

Supported by STIRLING, Australia (CT) – Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) said yesterday that Women’s Tour Down Under wasn’t over. That today’s stage was very tough. That Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) was looking very strong. She was right on all three counts. On today’s stage 3 into Stirling, in a tough uphill sprint, Winder punched away from a heavily reduced … The post How Ruth Winder dethroned Amanda Spratt to lead the Women’s Tour Down Under appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What Happens When Politicians Meddle With Sport? A Russian’S Perspective

The first time I saw a white flag with Olympic rings representing a country, I was sitting on my sister’s couch watching the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games opening ceremony. She lived in the same apartment building and had a color TV. We didn’t. Ours was a tiny black and white unit with unpredictable reception. I … The post What happens when politicians meddle with sport? A Russian’s perspective appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Q&A: Rising Uk Cyclocross Superstar Anna Kay

Maria David 14 Nov 2019 We chat to Helen Wyman’s protégé who is making her mark on the international cyclocross scene just as much as Tom Pidcock. Photos: TFOTO As Tom Pidcock forges ahead in cyclocross , Anna Kay his opposite number in the women’s category is also garnering cyclocross glory. With greats of the sport Helen Wyman and Nikki Brammeier now retired, the Experza Pro CX rider is doing a sterling job filling their SPDs after she took silver at the U23 Cyclocross European Championships in Silvelle, Italy , and had a podium finish at the World Cup in Bern, Switzerland. Not only did Kay celebrate her own success, but also that of her Experza Pro CX teammates and the Team GB squad which included her boyfriend Ben Turner. Cyclist caught up with Anna Kay ahead of her World Cup races at Tabor and Koksijde. Image 3 of 4 ...

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The Weekly Spin: For Rissveds And Ferrand-Prévot, The Circle Is Complete

The narrative arc of a professional cyclist’s existence is often a rollercoaster of circumstance, heartbreak, and resurgence — a constant balancing act of physical and mental health. That has never been more clear than over the past few months in elite women’s mountain-bike racing. Across the UCI’s World Cup series and World Championship, the return to … The post The weekly spin: For Rissveds and Ferrand-Prévot, the circle is complete appeared first on CyclingTips .

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At Mountain Bike Worlds, One Rider’S Shot At Redemption

After two lost years, Lea Davison seeks to break a cycle of pressure and failure and earn another shot at the Olympics The post At mountain bike worlds, one rider’s shot at redemption appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Trek-Segafredo Win Postnord Vargarda Westsweden Ttt

Trek-Segafredo win the Postnord Vargarda WestSweden TTT

Trek-Segafredo has won the Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT on Saturday. Having set the best time every intermediate check, the team including Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Elisa Longo Borghini, Ellen van Dijk, Tayler Wiles, Ruth Winder, and Trixi Worrack finished the TTT in 43:53 minutes, beating Canyon-SRAM by 25 seconds and Team Sunweb by 46 seconds. "It feels good to get a win as a team," said Ruth Winder in a TV interview after the race. "Every bike race is a team game, and to stand on the podium together is really, really cool. It was our first time together, but we have such an experienced group of girls. Everybody on the team really knows how to do a team time trial, and we had a lot of trust and confidence in each other and came together as one cohesive unit. We will celebrate a little, but we are already excited for the ...

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The Shecret Pro: On Van Vleuten ‘The Alien’ And Vos The Incredible

The SHEcret Pro is back with a fresh helping of insider perspectives from the professional women’s peloton. In this edition, she takes us inside the bunch at the Giro Rosa and La Course and considers the upcoming transfer season. Where has the year gone? Already the Giro Rosa and La Course are behind us and … The post The SHEcret Pro: On Van Vleuten ‘the alien’ and Vos the incredible appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women's Tour Favourites: Our Pick Of The Riders To Watch

Maria David 7 Jun 2019 Our picks for the racers who could make their mark at the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour Scenic Suffolk will be the setting on Monday for the start of the 6th Ovo Energy Women’s Tour . The first stage will see the 96 competitors roll out for a 157.6km race from Beccles to finish with a sprint into Stowmarket. This year’s event has been lengthened to six stages and deemed to be the toughest edition yet, with riders covering 790km and climbing a total of 8,400m over the six days. Two of the stages will be around 160km, while other stages will be similar at 142km. There will be a 64km 'respite' for a circuit race at the Cyclopark, Gravesend, and the final stage will be a mere 125km, culminating in an unprecedented summit finish in Pembrey Country Park, Wales, a week on Saturday. This Women’s ...

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A Life On The Pedals, By Pedro Delgado

Pedro Delgado, A Life on the Pedals

Title: A Life on the Pedals Author: Pedro Delgado (with Julián Redondo, translated by Toni Fernández and Adrian Bell) Publisher: Mousehold Press Year: 2019 (originally published in Spanish in 1995) Pages: 225 Order: Mousehold What it is: The 1995 autobiography of Pedro Delgado, one-time winner of the Tour de France, two-time victor at the Vuelta a España Strengths: It offers a sometimes engaging glimpse into life in the eighties peloton Weaknesses: Like most all chamoirs, it hides more than it shows Seven Spanish riders have won the Tour de France: Federico Bahamontes 1959; Luis Ocaña 1973; Pedro Delgado 1988; Miguel Indurain 1991-1995; Óscar Pereiro 2006; Alberto Contador 2007, 2009, 2010 ; and Carlos Sastre 2008. Bahamontes, he has a workmanlike English-language biography, from Alasdair Fotheringham . Ocaña, he has a rather wonderful biographical novel from Carlos Arribas and a rather dull biography from Fotheringham . Indurain, he has biographies by ...

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London Olympics, Tour De Yorkshire, Next The Worlds? Vos Eyes More Success On British Roads

London Olympics, Tour de Yorkshire, next the Worlds? Vos eyes more success on British roads

Maria David 10 May 2019 The multiple world champion and winner of the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire talks about getting back to her best form. Photo: CCC-Liv When Marianne Vos dropped her rivals and crossed the finish line ahead of the field in the howling gale and rain along Scarborough’s Marine Drive on Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire something about the way she fist-pumped the air gave a sign to the world that said, I'm back. This was her way of putting down a mark to show that the Marianne Vos who dominated women’s cycling is again present and correct. Vos probably knew deep down that she could win the Tour de Yorkshire. However, a combination of pushing hard on the gale swept roads, the absence of an injured key helper Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, and not knowing the roads as it was her first time in Yorkshire could have ...

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The Shecret Pro: Suspicious Performances And The Dangers Of Malnutrition

The last we heard from The SHEcret Pro it was October 2018 and she was giving us the lowdown on the Road World Championships. Now, our anonymous insider is back with the latest goss from within the professional women’s peloton, including a look at some suspicious performances, some worrying approaches to nutrition, and a reflection … The post The SHEcret Pro: Suspicious performances and the dangers of malnutrition appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Raw Talent: A Conversation With Annika Langvad

Annika Langvad can’t stop winning. Last weekend the Danish cross-country champion closed out the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, with a pair of XC victories to add to her overall wins this year at the Sunshine Cup, in Cyprus, and Absa Cape Epic, in South Africa, riding alongside partner Anna van der Breggen. This … The post Raw talent: A conversation with Annika Langvad appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Hell’S Bells! The Paris-Roubaix Preview

The best race day of the season is upon us. I’m of course talking about the Hell on the Schelde [looks at calendar, then looks at assignment.] Oh, never mind, it looks like the best race day of the season is already behind us. So, I guess we’ll talk about Roubaix, instead. I don’t think I’d be exaggerating in calling Roubaix the most anticipated race day of the season. Sure, it might not have the prestige of the Tour de France or the beer-soaked reverence of Flanders, but what it does have is a penchant for bringing the pain to the peloton like no other race. Its currency is suffering, and we are the sadists that are buying. And the riders are the masochists that enjoy it. I don’t have to remind most of you about the interview that Theo de Rooij gave to John Tesh (who knows a thing ...

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