Women's Cycling Weekly issue 33

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Hello! Welcome to Women’s Cycling Weekly issue 33 🚴‍♀️

It’s been 10 days since the last WCW and a LOT of racing has happened. After the dry spell that was June all of the stage races have come at once, like buses we were waiting for, while starving, and in the rain. One of those races was, of course, the Giro Donne.

Ah yes, the Giro Donne. Those who were holding their breath for a well-organised race with consistent live tv coverage, will be remembered as optimistic to a fault. Credit for the forthcoming paraphrased analogy goes to my colleague Abby Mickey (legend) but the Giro Donne really is like that toxic boyfriend you keep going back to - it’s not going to change! If that sounds harsh then consider me the random girl you just met in the club toilets who is comforting you about said ex.

But seriously, it’s actually just the product of a weariness borne out of the women’s peloton consistently getting far less than they deserve from this race, and fans consistently being let down by a lack of coverage or promotion. Because 6km one day, 34km the next, and nothing on the queen stage is not good enough, the end. Don’t @ me.

News 📰

Results 🏆

Giro Donne 2.Pro

  • GC - Anna van der Breggen, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Demi Vollering - all SD Worx.

  • Stage 1 TTT - Trek-Segafredo

  • Stage 2 - Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx)

  • Stage 3 - Marianne Vos (Jumbo Visma)

  • Stage 4 - Anna van der Breggen

  • Stage 5 - Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)

  • Stage 6 - Emma Norsgaard (Movistar)

  • Stage 7 - Marianne Vos

  • Stage 8 - Lorena Wiebes

  • Stage 9 - Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (SD Worx)

  • Stage 10 - Coryn Rivera (Team DSM)

Baloise Ladies Tour 2.1

  • GC - Lisa Klein (Canyon//SRAM), Mieke Kröger (Coop - Hitec Products), Anna Henderson (Jumbo Visma).

  • Prologue - Lisa Klein

  • Stage 1 - Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg)

  • Stage 2 a - Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing)

  • Stage 2 b - Lisa Klein

  • Stage 3 - Lonneke Uneken (SD Worx)

Tour de Feminin 2.2

  • GC - Joscelin Lowden (Drops-Le Col) , Morgan Coston (Macogep Tornatech Girondins de Bordeaux), Corinna Lechner (Team Stuttgart).

  • Stage 1 ITT - Vittoria Bussi (Team CycloTrener)

  • Stage 2 - Nina Buysman (Parkhotel Valkenburg)

  • Stage 3 - Corinna Lechner

  • Stage 4 - Joscelin Lowden

Upcoming Races 📅

Zero, zilch, nada. Everyone’s on holiday (me pls) or off to Tokyo.

Read 🗞️

Listen 🎧

Freewheeeeeeeeling: two Giro Donne episodes for you lucky people. This episode about the first few stages, this second episode about the middle of the race and I’m sorry I made that sound so boring. Plus, look out for the recap episode coming soon!

Dogge-y content 🐶

If you haven’t checked out the hashtag #girodogge yet (credit to Rally Cycling) then I urge you to do so immediately for gems such as this:

That’s all 👋

Thanks for reading Women’s Cycling Weekly, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I heard there’s a Football Competition on but I wouldn’t know about that. Jokes, IT’S COMING HOME 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽.

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Until next time,

Amy x