Sean Robinson

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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OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2017

Wow, that was a toughie. Super-long stages and demanding terrain made for a great edition of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. Kasia Niewiadoma may have wrapped up the general classification on the first day but it was there was still some great racing, especially on the fourth day in Chesterfield. The first half of the […]

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Tour of California 2017

Before we start, lets get one thing out of the way… the organisers of the Tour of California really know how to do press rooms! At many women’s races you’re lucky to get a table with a plug socket, and resort to using your phone to upload photos because the internet is so slow, never […]

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Tour of Chongming Island 2017 – Stage 3

The Tour of Chongming Island is a wrap for another year. The Stage three is by far the most picturesque of the race, going through some beautiful parkland on roads that aren’t as wide as airport runways. There were huge crowds in all the towns we passed through today. Whilst I didn’t count them all I’d […]

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