Giro d’Italia Femminile stage 10

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Tarmac for the win. Exciting end of the last stage of Giro Rosa. Highlights:

Megan Guarnier won the spring ahead of Amanda Spratt anda Katarzyna Niewiadoma

Full results: PCS

The General Classification didn’t change so ended like this:

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  1. Anna van der Breggen – Boels-Dolmans
  2. Elisa Longo Borghini – Wiggle-High5
  3. Annemiek van Vleuten – Orica-Scott

Tour of California stage 1

Yesterday the latest event in the Women WorldTour started in USA. And what is better than winning your first WorldTour race as National Champion in your home country. Think Megan Guarnier was pretty happy with the victory:

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Video from the stage here. Soon time for TTT on todays stage.

La Flèche Wallone

Yesterday was the Fleche Wallone day and Rabo-Liv wanted to do as last year, take the win with Anna van der Breggen. Didn’t find a good replay but here are some highlights:

  1. Anna van der Breggen – Rabo-Liv
  2. Evelyn Stevens – Boels-Dolmans
  3. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans

Full results: ProCyclingStats

Emakumeen Bira last 10km

Thought of sharing the highlights from yesterdays and todays stage but it hasn’t come up yet 😦

But Boels-Dolmans is a great team even on social media so they shared a link to the last 10km of the last stage today:

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A great race which even was livestreamed 🙂 Missed some work from Elisa Longo Borghini for Emma Johansson but otherwise great race.

Ronde van Vlaanderen

The biggest spring classic yesterday and what a race. Watch the final kilometers here:

Results:

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Boels-Dolmans
  2. Emma Johansson – Wiggle-High5
  3. Chantal Blaak – Boels-Dolmans
  4. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans
  5. Elisa Longo Borghini – Wiggle-High5
  6. Ellen Van Dijk – Boels-Dolmans
  7. Annemiek Van Vleuten – Orica-AIS

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Awesome racing today but no livestream 😦 It’s sad but here is the highlights from todays Women World Tour race in Italy:

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Boels-Dolmans
  2. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans
  3. Jolanda Neff – Servetto-Footon
  4. Emma Johansson – Wiggle-High5
  5. Alena Amialiusik – Canyon Sram Racing
  6. Anna Van der Breggen – Rabo-LIV
  7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma – Rabo-LIV
  8. Annemiek Van Vleuten – Orica-AIS

World Cup winner and now World Champion

People talks about Bradley Wiggins. But he has stopped doing road cycling.

Lizzie Armitstead has shown who rules the ”world”: The Queen.

Had wished it was Emma Johansson who had outsprinted Anna van der Breggen but there are many good women cyclists making the racing tight.

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Great Britain
  2. Anna van der Breggen – the Netherlands
  3. Megan Guarnier – USA
  4. Elisa Longo Borghini – Italy
  5. Emma Johansson – Sweden

For superb pictures catching both race and atmosphere. Follw this link: Cyclephotos

The sport is getting better, we can make it even better

Women road cyclists have a hard time, far from the men’s race not just compared salaries. The races are smaller and not as good organized, the teams are smaller with less people, the media coverage is far from what it should be. At least in Sweden where we got one of the best cyclists in the world! But women roadracers are loving the sport, even if it looks like this:

There is something that wishes all of us no matter of gender to race or watch races like this:

The man behind my favourite photo book that comes out after every cyclocross season and behind the website Cyclephotos which cover most of the big cyclocross races and this year also the women’s road season Balint Hamvas. He is in a great interview here I recommend you to read: Cyclingtips

He can show the beauty of the sport. And for next year it seems to be changes by UCI too. They are making it all a bit better. Not at the men’s level but it’s one step further. Steps are good help people and riders grow into it, and teams to develop. To have bigger races and more prize money it’s needed more professional teams with good riders that don’t have to think about others than cycling. For that it is needed sponsors, and sponsors can give more if they see they get more out of it.

Velonews about the UCInews.

Can you do something to help women road cycling step up?