Favourites from 2016

Our top ten photos from the year

It’s hard to believe the new season is almost upon us already. Our race calendar is set and we’ve settled who’s covering each race. Which was pretty straightforward considering we both have our favourite races and there’s a lot of overlap on those lists! But we both get to do our first choice races. I’ll be covering Tour of California and Balint gets GP Dottignies! 😉

With the Ladies Tour of Qatar cancelled it’s given me a little time to work on the new look site. We’ve both promised to be better and keeping it up to date this year with a selection of our favourite photos after each race.

Updating the website was a good opportunity to look back at some of our favourite photos from 2016. So here they are in chronological order, our Top 10 from 2016! All of which are now available to buy in the shop. Now the countdown to Omloop het Nieuwsblad for our new season to begin.

Cheering on Oude Kwaremont

Getting to the business end of Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016. Lizzie Armitstead (now Lizzie Deignan) speeds by roaring British fans at the top of Oude Kwaremont on her way to victory.

 

Lake Tahoe puts on a show

The first stage of the women’s Amgen Tour of California took place around the picturesque Lake Tahoe. The start and finish area was located at a ski resort and the surrounding mountains provided a breathtaking backdrop to the race.

 

Philly chase

The peloton gets strung out as they chase down the break on the road to Lemon Hill at the Philadelphia Cycling Classic 2016.

 

Not slowing for anyone.

Lizzie Armitstead (now Lizzie Deignan) leads the break as they defy the road markings on Stage 4 at the Aviva Women’s Tour 2016.

 

Marta Tagliaferro on the attack

Marta Tagliaferro attacked early and stayed clear until the tough climbs in the final third of Stage 1 of the Giro Rosa 2016.

 

A day on Mortirolo

Days in the big mountains are a rare treat in women’s races. Here on the Stage 5 of the Giro Rosa 2016 the chase group take on the famous Mortirolo Pass.

 

Cecchini celebrates her GC win at Thüringen Rundfarht 2016.

Elena Cecchini celebrates the biggest win of her career, securing the General Classification at Thüringen Rundfahrt 2016.

 

Erica Allar (Rally Cycling) heads toward Big Ben in the bunch.

Trying to squeeze as many London icons into one image at Prudential RideLondon Classique 2016.

 

Final day at the Lotto Belgium Tour 2016 on Muur van Geraardsbergen

Christina Siggaard speeds across the cobbles as the summit comes into view on the final day of the Lotto Belgium Tour 2016.

 

Junior Italian national team celebrate win in Doha

One of my favourite moments from the 2016 season. As Elisa Balsamo receives her rainbow jersey after winning the Junior Women’s World Championship road race her teammates join in with a rousing chorus of the Italian national anthem.

 

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