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Link to Lotte Kopecky to ride Giro d'Italia Women, Demi Vollering leader for Ardennes
Lotte Kopecky won her first Paris-Roubaix title in style, wearing the all-white world champion's skinsuit

Lotte Kopecky to ride Giro d'Italia Women, Demi Vollering leader for Ardennes

SD Worx-Protime finalise plans for coming races, as Kopecky prepares for first Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the all-important Olympic Games

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Link to De Brabantse Pijl: Elisa Longo Borghini drops Demi Vollering and storms to victory
The moment the race was won

De Brabantse Pijl: Elisa Longo Borghini drops Demi Vollering and storms to victory

Lidl-Trek get the better of SD Worx-Protime, with Italian champion able to go solo and distance Dutch champion on the penultimate climb

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Link to Zoe Bäckstedt: 'My hands were completely ruined but it's Paris-Roubaix, you don't give up'
Zoe Bäckstedt rode to 16th place in the Roubaix Velodrome on Saturday afternoon

Zoe Bäckstedt: 'My hands were completely ruined but it's Paris-Roubaix, you don't give up'

Canyon-SRAM prodigy proud to have fought for as long as possible in the race her father won 20 years ago

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Link to Mixed feelings for Marianne Vos after missing Paris-Roubaix Femmes podium
Marianne Vos never ceases to attack Paris-Roubaix, but continues to walk away empty-handed

Mixed feelings for Marianne Vos after missing Paris-Roubaix Femmes podium

Dutchwoman finished fourth in velodrome sprint as the cobblestone trophy continues to elude her

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Link to Embracing the history of Paris-Roubaix: Alison Jackson claims a space for women
Alison Jackson has gone in search of Paris-Roubaix's rich history and in turn, the local communities have taken her to heart

Embracing the history of Paris-Roubaix: Alison Jackson claims a space for women

GCN sits down with the defending champion of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, who rode from the centre of Paris to Roubaix in homage to the race and its community

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Link to Marlen Reusser set for jaw surgery on Tuesday following Tour of Flanders crash
Marlen Reusser at the start of an ill-fated Tour of Flanders

Marlen Reusser set for jaw surgery on Tuesday following Tour of Flanders crash

SD Worx-Protime's Swiss national champion suffered a fractured jaw along with eight broken teeth in Sunday's crash at the Tour of Flanders

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Link to 10 riders to watch at the Tour of Flanders
Lotte Kopecky and Mathieu van der Poel have stood on the podium at the Tour of Flanders before

10 riders to watch at the Tour of Flanders

Mathieu van der Poel and Lotte Kopecky are the two outstanding favourites, but there are a whole host of riders knocking on the door of a big victory

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Link to Demi Vollering finding form for Tour of Flanders, with half an eye on the Ardennes
Demi Vollering is still looking for her first win of the campaign

Demi Vollering finding form for Tour of Flanders, with half an eye on the Ardennes

Dutchwoman has never won in Oudenaarde, but is still getting back to race pace after altitude training

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Link to AG Insurance-Soudal boss ‘will be back’ after leaving team over ‘insurmountable difference of vision’
AG Insurance-Soudal joined the WorldTour this year, after starting life as a development squad

AG Insurance-Soudal boss ‘will be back’ after leaving team over ‘insurmountable difference of vision’

Natascha den Ouden leaves team as AG Insurance become majority stakeholders and Soudal Quick-Step COO takes over

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Link to Dwars door Vlaanderen: Marianne Vos outsprints Shirin van Anrooij after an impressive ride
Marianne Vos celebrates triumphantly after her first Dwars door Vlaanderen victory

Dwars door Vlaanderen: Marianne Vos outsprints Shirin van Anrooij after an impressive ride

Visma-Lease a Bike leader able to pace Van Anrooij to the finish and dispatch her compatriot in the sprint, as Lidl-Trek put the hammer down on SD Worx-Protime

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Link to Demi Vollering will leave SD Worx-Protime, team boss confirms
Demi Vollering is the reigning Tour de France Femmes champion

Demi Vollering will leave SD Worx-Protime, team boss confirms

'We can’t have two riders from that level in our team' says Danny Stam after Lotte Kopecky's recent contract extension

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Link to Emma Norsgaard blog: Missing splits and taking risks
Emma Norsgaard was regularly on attack in the final kilometres of Gent-Wevelgem, but none were ultimately made to count

Emma Norsgaard blog: Missing splits and taking risks

Movistar rider reflects on Gent-Wevelgem and a flurry of attacks in the finale, as she anticipates the battle with SD Worx-Protime at the Tour of Flanders

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Link to Lidl-Trek shine in the Classics - GCN Racing News Show
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Lidl-Trek shine in the Classics - GCN Racing News Show

Dan Lloyd delivers his weekly roundup of racing, as Lidl-Trek impress in the Classics, Mathieu van der Poel lays a marker and Tadej Pogačar crushes his opposition

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Link to A beginner’s guide to the Tour of Flanders
Mathieu Van der Poel attacks the cobblestones of the Paterberg in the 2023 edition

A beginner’s guide to the Tour of Flanders

All you need to know about the men’s and women’s editions of one of cycling’s biggest and toughest one-day races

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Link to Elisa Longo Borghini sacrifices Paris-Roubaix in search of Ardennes glory
Elisa Longo Borghini finished 3rd at the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2021 before winning the following year's edition

Elisa Longo Borghini sacrifices Paris-Roubaix in search of Ardennes glory

Former winner to instead focus on Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, as she looks for first Ardennes title

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Link to Gent-Wevelgem: Lorena Wiebes defeats Elisa Balsamo in photo-finish sprint
Lorena Wiebes delivered her bike throw slightly later than Elisa Balsamo and with it, produced a perfect bit of timing

Gent-Wevelgem: Lorena Wiebes defeats Elisa Balsamo in photo-finish sprint

Former European champion benefits from Lotte Kopecky's blistering lead-out, with Lidl-Trek's Balsamo unable to round Wiebes on the line

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Link to ‘Hey Maggy’ – The Bäckstedts and the separation of dad and director
Zoe and Magnus Bäckstedt at the end of the cyclo-cross World Cup in Antwerp

‘Hey Maggy’ – The Bäckstedts and the separation of dad and director

Canyon-SRAM’s Magnus and Zoe Bäckstedt take on first Classics season as colleagues, with big dreams for Paris-Roubaix

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Link to Classic Brugge-De Panne: Elisa Balsamo sprints to victory in fast finale
Elisa Balsamo wins the women's Classic Brugge-De Panne

Classic Brugge-De Panne: Elisa Balsamo sprints to victory in fast finale

Charlotte Kool settles for second after strong lead-out, with Daria Pikulik taking third

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Link to FDJ-SUEZ shine despite injuries as Delcourt looks to improve squad on transfer market
FDJ-SUEZ on the front at the Santos Tour Down Under in January

FDJ-SUEZ shine despite injuries as Delcourt looks to improve squad on transfer market

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig and Grace Brown are both out of contract as French squad rely on their depth in 2024 and build for the future

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Link to Trofeo Alfredo Binda: Elisa Balsamo outsprints Lotte Kopecky to claim second title
Two arms aloft for the two-time winner, Elisa Balsamo

Trofeo Alfredo Binda: Elisa Balsamo outsprints Lotte Kopecky to claim second title

Italian's victory was the fourth in as many years for Lidl-Trek, whose success in Sunday's reduced bunch sprint came ahead of the in-form world champion

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Link to Pro bike: Kathrin Schweinberger’s Orbea Orca
Ceratizit-WNT's Orbea Orca Aero for 2024

Pro bike: Kathrin Schweinberger’s Orbea Orca

Ceratizit-WNT are a new addition to the Women's WorldTour in 2024, bringing their Orbea bikes with them

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Link to Giro d’Italia Women reveal new maglia rosa for 2024
The pink leader's jersey of the 2024 Giro d'Italia Women

Giro d’Italia Women reveal new maglia rosa for 2024

The design is the first commissioned by RCS Sports as they take on organising the race for the first time

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Link to ‘It’s always exciting to have a challenge’: Isabella Holmgren on the step up to elite level
Isabella Holmgran is coming off a season of U23 cyclo-cross this winter, as pictured here at the U23 UCI World Championships this February

‘It’s always exciting to have a challenge’: Isabella Holmgren on the step up to elite level

Canadian up-and-comer talks exclusively to GCN ahead of her senior road debut following breakout season

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Link to Ellen van Dijk returns to racing five months after childbirth
The Vuelta Extremadura Féminas will be the first time we see Ellen van Dijk racing in the colours of Lidl-Trek

Ellen van Dijk returns to racing five months after childbirth

Three-time world champion looks ahead to Vuelta Extremadura Féminas, as she makes her first appearance since October 2022

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