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Setmana Ciclista Valenciana 2019 – Stage 1

If Australian early season races are the cycling equivalent of football pre-season friendlies. Stage one of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana was definitely the opening fixture of the premier league. All the big name teams were out with their posh new kits, and spotless bikes on display. For me these early races are all about re-familiarising myself […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 4

And that’s Emakumeen Bira done for another year. Today’s stage was off the charts beautiful. The Urkiola Park is stunning, you really should visit, even if it’s not to see a bike race but just to soak up the views. As much as I enjoyed today, I’m pretty pleased it’s time to head home. Those […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 3

Looking out at the wall-to-wall blue skies just a few of hours before the race, I looked at my weather app and back at the blue sky. Rain? Really? No, it must be wrong! It wasn’t… We’d been out and driven the stage in the morning. The course was super-hard, not just the climbs but […]

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Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 2

I’m working with a new moto pilot here at Emakumeen Bira. Greg has been working at bike races for eight years but this is his first time at a women’s event. I think he’s been impressed with the standard of racing. As we followed the final riders into the finish yesterday he was pointing at […]

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Durango Durango Emakumeen Saria 2018

Durango-Durango, the race that’s so good they named it twice! Well that might be stretching it a bit. This is my third time at Emakumeen Saria, Balint was here last year. Every year, I’ve been here I’ve come so close to missing the finish, today was no different. The last time in 2016 I stepped […]

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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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