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Women on the Road

Women on the Road
The Road Book will always place women’s cycling at the forefront of its analysis of road racing. The representation of half of the world’s population in its greatest sport is non-negotiable on its pages. Over and above that, womens’ racing has often eclipsed mens’ in intrigue, excitement and unpredictability over recent years, despite the glaring inequalities of opportunity. Continue reading

In the Winners' Words- Tadej Pogačar

In the Winners' Words- Tadej Pogačar
I was quite relaxed coming into the Tour. I knew I had prepared well and have a good group of people around me and we all work really hard for each other. My target was to win the race again. I think that was a fair target after winning last year, though I knew it would be hard to achieve. Continue reading

PREVIEW: "Shaking my confidence"- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

PREVIEW: "Shaking my confidence"- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig is one of the most talented and engaging riders in the women’s peloton. After racing La Course in 2018, and then the Tour of Flanders in 2019, she became well known across the world for giving post-race interviews on television that were brimming over with her love for the sport and her excitement at participating. Her default setting is searing honesty. Continue reading

PREVIEW: "Completing the Set"- Dan Martin

PREVIEW: "Completing the Set"- Dan Martin
The pink jersey. La maglia rosa. This icon of cycling makes frequent appearances in my earliest childhood cycling memories, generally appearing through the mist on top of some impossibly steep mountain pass. I remember Mario Cipollini, Marco Pantani, Miguel Induráin, Evgeni Berzin, Gilberto Simoni; I grew up watching the Giro, not necessarily dreaming of being there one day. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Continue reading

PREVIEW: "In the Winner's Words"- Lizzie Deignan

PREVIEW: "In the Winner's Words"- Lizzie Deignan
The first-ever edition of the women’s Paris–Roubaix had been anticipated with growing excitement by the cycling public, who were aware they would be witnessing a historic event. What comes as something of a surprise is that the emphatic winner of the race, Lizzie Deignan, was equally aware of the wider context of her achievement as she crossed the line and raised one bloodied hand skywards in a timeless victory salute. Continue reading