Tagged: Race Preview

All my posts that a probably race previews in some way.

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Boels Ladies Tour 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Boels Ladies Tour starts today with a tiny tiny prologue of 3.8km at the Tom Dumoulin BikePark in Sittard (that’s the Netherlands) that will create some time gaps. There’s only so much time you can gain in under 4km but the course is super technical, almost resembling a cyclocross circuit, and has a short stretch of cobbles for good measure. It will still shake...

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Women’s GP de Plouay 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Saturday sees the Women’s WorldTour take on the GP de Plouay or the GP de Plouay – Lorient Agglomération Trophée WNT to give the race it’s full, catchy, made-up marketing name. There’s been 17 previous editions, with honours shared equally with 5 wins for the Netherlands and the UK. Only 2 previous winner has made it to the race for 2019 though. Last year’s winner...

Women’s Prudential Ride London Classique 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This Saturday sees the women’s peloton visit London for the Prudential Ride London Classique. Unlike the men who get to leave London and visit some of the Surrey Hills, the women are confined to Green Park and St James’s Park. The backdrop will be good, a finish line on the Mall and several passes of Buckingham Palace – the Queen can look out of one...

Rohan Dennis TT

World Championships Men’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The men’s time trial has the serious issue of the Gnadenwald climb, 2.6km at an average gradient of 10.5%. This may take this year’s time trial away from the out and out time trial specialists and more into the hands of those GC contenders that can time trial well. Other than the initial climb and Gnadenwald, the parcours is relatively flat – a final small...

Anna Van der Breggen TT

World Championships Women’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The 2018 women’s world championship time trial takes place on a hilly 28.5km course starting in Hall-Wattens before finishing in the host city of Innsbruck. A number of short climbs will really test the legs – the last little ‘nick’ in the profile map below could be the deciding point as a test for how well riders have paced the race up to that point. Women’s...

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Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Spanish equivalent of La Course (the women’s ‘tour’ de France) harks back to the pre-mountain stage days of that race. Taking place on the same day as the finale of the men’s Vuelta, the women’s race takes place on the same finishing circuit in Madrid, but with more laps and no ride from outside of town to get there. The Madrid Challenge will effectively...