First WorldTour win for Vos in Tour of California

Since the start of the UCI Women's WorldTour, one notable name has been missing from the top of the leader board - that of multiple world champion and defending Olympic gold medalist Marianne Vos. That changed on Saturday in the Women's Tour of California, when Vos took out the stage win in Santa Rosa with a turn of speed reminiscent of her dominant form of old. Vos is on her comeback...
Via Cycling News
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Kristoff, Vos win stages in Tour of California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) Alexander Kristoff held off Peter Sagan to win Stage 7 of the Tour of California on Saturday, while Julian Alaphilippe held onto his overall lead heading into the final stage. With his Katusha team doing most of the work at the front of the peloton, Kristoff surged to the front in the final mile. Sagan tried to freestyle his way to a third stage win this...
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Blaak surprised, disappointed to be left off Dutch team for Rio Olympics

When the Dutch Federation announced its selection for the 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday, a notable name was not among the riders selected to toe the start line in Rio in August. National coach Johan Lammerts, the Dutch Federation's one-man selection committee, named Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv), Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team), Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-AIS) and...
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Women's Tour of California: Altitude and jetlag plagues European riders

The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM starts in South Lake Tahoe Thursday filled with World Champions, Olympic medalists, and Olympic hopefuls. The field includes three time World Road Race champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team) whose last victory in the US was at the 2013 World Cyclocross Championships. Despite an early season crash Vos...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyclist loses race after crashing 150 feet from the finish line

Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos was in position to win the Dwars door de Westhoek - an annual 125-kilometer race staged in Belgium - but as she rounded the final corner and prepared to sprint to the finish line, Vos lost control and crashed into the barriers lining the course. Vos fortunately didn't suffer and major injuries in the accident, and admitted that the crash was her own fault...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vos avoids serious injury in Dwars door de Westhoek crash

Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) escaped serious injury after a heavy fall in the finale of Dwars door de Westhoek. As she was about to launch her sprint to the line, Vos veered quickly towards the barriers and ended up somersaulting over her handlebars. Despite the crash looking fairly dramatic, especially in the still photographs that came out afterwards, she was left with just a few...
Via Cycling News
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic champs Vos, Meares elected to UCI athletes group

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Olympic gold medalists Marianne Vos and Anna Meares have been elected to the revived International Cycling Union athletes' commission. The UCI says the athlete panel's leader will join its policy-making management committee. The 13-member athletes group, elected by all disciplines, will appoint a president when it first meets in about three months. UCI President...
Via Associated Press
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

France's Ferrand Prevot wins road race world title

PONFERRADA, Spain (AP) Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France won the road race in a photo finish at the road cycling world championships on Saturday. Two-time defending champion Marianne Vos of the Netherlands was among riders caught and overtaken by Ferrand Prevot just meters before the finish line at the end of the 127.4-kilometer (79.1-mile) course. Lisa Brennauer of Germany took...
Via Associated Press
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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