Amstel Gold Race 2018

Well that was a weird start to Ardennes Week! When all the big teams get in a break it sticks! After the split at the top of Keutenberg, if was tough to get some proper ‘action’ shots as everyone seemed happy with the status quo. I spent a lot of time yoyo-ing between the escapees […]

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Healthy Ageing Tour 2018 – Stage 4

The wind came out to play for the penultimate day at the Healthy Ageing Tour. Within a few kilometres gaps in the peloton began to show and the race soon became four or five smaller races within a race. I still haven’t got used to this taking photos in the sun malarkey. Suddenly everything seems […]

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Healthy Ageing Tour 2018 – Stage 1

Whilst making the drive to Heerenveen for the opening stage of the Healthy Ageing Tour it dawned on me that I hadn’t shot a time trial since the World Championships last September. Hoping tin the back of my mind I could still remember how I headed onto the course to find the best sector of […]

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Ronde van Drenthe 2018

Two days into the UCI Women’s WorldTour and we’ve had two ‘mud face’ races. The rain wasn’t as bad as had been forecast the day before, but it doesn’t take much for the muddy cobble sections to throw up the dirt. Apologies in advance, but I’m going to have a little whinge in today’s blog […]

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Drentse 8 2018

I think this is my fifth time covering the Drenthe races and over the years I’ve grown quite fond of Dwingeloo, the village that hosts Drentse 8. It’s a cute little place centred around a village green with a thatched bandstand, surrounded by a disproportionate number of nice cafés and restaurants given the population. There’s […]

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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 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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Boels Rental Ladies Tour 2017 Prologue

Racing in your home town must be a pretty special feeling. If that hometown race is a prologue and your name is Annemiek van Vleuten it must feel like all your Christmases have come at once! I really underestimated the weather today. When not at races I’ve spent most of the Summer in Spain, so […]

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Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2017

There we have it, the first Women’s Amstel Gold Race in ages! Super-happy for for Anna van der Breggen getting the win today. It’s nice to see a ‘Dutchie’ winning a big race at home. Although Anna’s victory is only the second best thing I saw today, after pulling up outside our apartment for the week, […]

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