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Gran Premio Beghelli 2017

So that’s it, after almost 90 race days our season is over! Time to put the cameras away for a few weeks and try not to travel anywhere for a while before it all begins again in the lead up to 2018. (How futuristic does 2018 sound?!) If you’ve enjoyed our photos this year then […]

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Worlds Elite Women’s Road Race 2017

Three in row for Boels Dolmans. If they carry on at this rate those stripy armbands as former world champions are going to become part of the standard team kit! I spent most of the day trying to get lots of Norwegian flags in the photos. Then when you really don’t want one: at the […]

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Worlds Elite Women’s Time Trial 2017

Not going to lie, I could feel my eyes getting a little wet watching Annemiek’s celebrations today. I really wanted to be there for the winning moment, whoever was going to win, which meant not straying too far from the start/finish area during the race. It was definitely worth the sacrifice. Hopefully journalists can stop […]

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Worlds Team Time Trial 2017

Nine teams on the start line makes for a frantic 25 minutes of shooting and then it’s all over before you know it. Then i almost missed Sunweb! I was just about to try and dash to another spot, expecting FDJ to be the next team to come into view. The next thing I know […]

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Madrid Challenge 2017

That’s the Women’s WorldTour done for another year. I was determined to find new spots to last year which proved tricky given the course. You can see the race almost limitless times, but interesting spots are harder to come by. Yesterday, I found a great window in a shop on Gran Via but when I […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 6

Today marks the end of our last stage race of the season. It’s all one day races from here on out. If teams weren’t worried about the Dutch team at Worlds already, they definitely will be now. Only Lisa Brennauer managed to break the run of Dutch stage winners this week. Next stop Madrid for […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 5

Hello hills! You don’t realise you miss varied terrain until you don’t have it. The Limburg hills were a welcome change of scenery from the week so far and there were huge crowds out to see the race off in Stamproy. Following the final few kilometres on Twitter with Annemiek and Anna battling it out […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 4

As we reach the end of the season I think everyone’s a little weary or has an eye on Worlds. Much of the pre-race chat is around the race of how many races people have left this year (I have 12 race days, if you we’re wondering). It was great to see Lisa Brennauer getting […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 3

Day three at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour and time for another time trial. Thankfully the weather improved greatly on the drive to Roosendaal. TTs can be tough to shoot as you rarely get more than one chance to catch the key riders but today I found a spot where I had riders coming at […]

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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Stage 2

I woke this morning to pouring rain drumming against the Velux window in the B&B. Opening my eyes it still looked dark outside. ‘Plenty of time for it to pass over before it gets light’ I thought and rolled over to go back to sleep. 30 seconds later my alarm started blaring! The rain poured […]

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