Vårgårda Team Time Trial 2017

If I could change just one thing about cycling it would be the time of day we have races. Races are usually held in the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky, it makes for really bad light for photos. But then races like Vårgårda come along with their 17:30 […]

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La Course 2017

Races in the mountains are rare in women’s cycling. Today at La Course is our only real mountain top finish of the entire season. It makes days like these extra special! At 67km it was a very short stage so cramming in those all important photo opportunities, especially when much of the first hour of […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 10

So that’s the Giro Rosa wrapped for another year. The Naples region has a bit of a reputation for crime so we were a little wary of walking around with expensive camera equipment hanging from our bodies before the stage. But there was nothing to fear. A local even brought me into a church to […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 9

Inaccurate course information on stages at the Giro Rosa is nothing new. Usually it’s a ‘secret’ climb or they enter a town from a different road to the one stated in the race book. Today’s stage was something else… Unbeknownst to us the race course had been changed. It seems teams were notified of the […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 7

Unreliable course directions are a major course of frustration at the Giro Rosa. The road book lacks sufficient detail and rarely match what is raced on the day. But today that worked in our favour. We were keen to cover the major climb but there was an element of jeopardy in making that decision…  could […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 5

The Giro Rosa has a track record in recent years for brutal time trials and this year was no exception. We’d looked at the route on Streetview but that really didn’t do it justice. On the way to the start this morning we drove the route and it was tougher than we could ever have […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Stage 3

Day three and we were back on familiar turf. There’s been a stage here with similar courses for the last two, maybe in even three years (I lose count sometimes). Today we learnt that 4G in Italy isn’t always what’s on the box. Trying to upload photos on the road after the race and nothing. […]

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Giro Rosa 2017 Team Presentations

This year’s Giro Rosa seems to have snuck up on us fast. It felt like no sooner had we recharged our batteries from the OVO Women’s Tour that it was time to pack our bags for Italy. The Giro Rosa team presentations were held in the grounds of the Basilica in Aquileia, although by the […]

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A Look Back at Giro Rosa 2016

As the Giro Rosa 2017 starts this Friday we thought we’d take a wander down memory lane at last year’s Giro. Personally it was a nightmare ten days, in which we broke a camera, lost another and then had everything we weren’t wearing stolen on the penultimate stage! But amongst all the trips to camera […]

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Women’s Road Cycling Book 2017

It’s here! The Kickstarter for our first Women’s Road Cycling Book. Balint and I first spoke about doing a book together way back at the Women’s Tour in 2015. Even before we first talked about working together here at Vélofocus. This year we’ve finally got around to doing it! We’re both really excited at the prospect of […]

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