April 22, 2017 0 Comments
One of the longest running Monuments for men, now has a women’s race. The first ever Liège-Bastogne-Liège for women is tomorrow Sunday 23 April. A women’s peloton of 24 teams will line up for the final race after a super-week of Ardennes classics.
CANYON//SRAM Racing will field a roster of Trixi Worrack, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, Mieke Kröger, Tiffany Cromwell, Hannah Barnes and Alena Amialiusik for the 135km Women's WorldTour race.
Amialiusik said the character of the race is different to the first two Ardennes classics (Amstel Gold and Fléche-Wallonne) that saw an identical podium result for both races.
“We did a course recon yesterday and I like this course. It’s always up and down, and then the four climbs all come more or less within the last third of the race.”
“The first climb, Côte de le Vecquée is longer than what we’ve had in the other Ardennes classics and it makes for an exciting race. I think the Côte de la Redoute after 100km will be key. Already there were a lot of people on the side of the road on that climb, so come race-day it’s going to be a great atmosphere there. Our team is looking forward to tomorrow.”
Follow the action on the team’s Twitter @WMNcycling with #LBLwomen and #UCIWWT from 10:05 (CEST).
April 30, 2021 0 Comments
Mark Cavendish’s welcome return to victory has led to calls for the Briton to be selected for the Tour de France, including the #CavToTheTour push on Twitter. There is a considerable emotional appeal to him taking part, but is it practical?
April 23, 2021 0 Comments
Earlier this week l’Equipe reported that last year’s Tour runner-up Primož Roglič would have a two month break from racing prior to the French event. That approach goes against the trend of all recent Tour winners, yet Jumbo-Visma believes that this route is the best one to take. Is the team right?
April 16, 2021 0 Comments
The Richard Freeman investigation may have concluded, but there is a sense that questions about British Cycling may only be multiplying. As WADA begins to delve into the federation’s past, Conquista speaks to one whistleblower about his ongoing concerns and where he believes previous enquiries have fallen short.