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You may have seen, we’re currently running a Kickstarter for The Road Book 2019 – A 240 page coffee table book celebrating the 2019 women’s road cycling season. To give you an idea of what you can expect in the book, here’s one of the features that appeared in The Road Book 2018, written by […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 10

Well that’s the Giro Rosa done and dusted for another year. Highlights include Lizzy’s win and Tayler squirting water in Ruth’s face. Low lights: every photographer line at the finishes and being stung by a bee 🐝 ! (My arm is almost back to normal now) Looking forward to a few days at home without […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 9

I’m really happy that Anna got the stage win today. Not that I have anything against Annemiek, just it’s nice to see a bit of competition in the mountain stages. Annemiek may have won this Giro with her huge training schedules and meticulous preparations for the event, but as a fan it’s great to see […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 8

At the start of the day Lizzy told me she was really tired, turns out there was a little fuel left in the tank to pull off an impressive solo win. I couldn’t be happier for her. Before this season, I didn’t really know Lizzy beyond seeing the name on start lists. She’s been a […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 7

The photographers’ finish line locations have been nothing short of chaotic this week: Everyone with an iphone has access, the line is often too close to the finish, cars driving right in front of the lead riders, organisers/police shoving everyone to the floor as the race is about to finish, incessant shouting, the list goes […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 6

There are loads of fad diets: Juicing diet, Baby food diet, Atkins etc. I think I’ve found the next big one: The Giro Rosa diet! You eat as much as you can for breakfast, sweat your ass off on a motorbike for a few hours, then eat pizza for dinner and repeat! I forgot to […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 5

So I think we all knew how that was going to end before the day began but seeing it, is still pretty impressive! Annemiek flew up the final climb, with 5km I waited for the chase group on the road to pass and wasn’t 100% convinced we’d reach Annemiek again before the finish! But we […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 4

It’s a toss up between if there were more roundabouts or cars on the course today, and there were way too many roundabouts to count! A particular highlight was getting caught on the wrong side of a barrier on a dual carriageway and hurtling toward oncoming traffic, along with half the peloton. A day to […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 3

Halfway through the stage I got stung by a wasp on the forearm. It really hurt, but I’m sure not as much as Lucy Kennedy must be feeling after that finish. I’ve seen a few premature celebrations over the years but this was the worst. Looking through the lens, clicking away after each black out […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 2

I may have seemed a bit negative in yesterday’s post: I was tired, it was late and the B&B was terrible. Tonight’s place is lovely, so suddenly the world seems like a much nicer place! 🙂 The start of stage two was funny: a gentle roll out of town through the neutral zone. Then about […]

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Giro Rosa 2019 – Stage 1

Spent an age getting accreditation Sweated half my body weight standing in fields Battled with crappy mobile upload speeds Ate ‘dinner’ in a motorway service station Arrived at hotel gone 21:30 It’s official, the Giro Rosa has begun! 🙂 That was a crazy hard TTT! How can you keep a team together on that type […]

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OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2019 – Stage 6

Over the years I’ve been pretty lucky with cars, this week that luck ran out… Driving down to the start last Sunday my car broke down in Chesterfield. With no hire cars places open until Monday morning, I got two trains down to my parents and borrowed my Mum’s car for the week. Mid-week I […]

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