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Hard to qualify riders for the Worlds, if no races take place. So far, only Germany, Netherland, and Italy have the maximun allowed 4 berths. Even UK, a powerhouse, as well as USA, only have qualified 3 riders so far.
 
Cycling News CRITICISM !

WHY IS THE WOMENS GIRO D'ITALIA OR ANY OTHER MAJOR WOMENS RACE NOT A 'HEADLINE' ON CYCLING NEWS FRONT PAGE?????

Does Cycling News not deem them news worthy ?

I didnt even know the womens Giro was going on ?

Surely they deserve a Today in Cycling News - a top headline on the front page !!

I saw the race in Races and Results section - the Giro is THE womens Top race in the year and not even a HEADLINE for them - Cycling News should be ashamed.
 
I've been following the race, as closely as I can, and ecstatic about the return to top climbing form of Emma Pooley, Britain's most naturally gifted cyclist (yes, I went there). I just haven't brought it up here as I missed the start of the race and with no thread and so much going on because of the Tour it'll just get buried in an avalanche of dross :(
 
Right, for those that want it:

Prologue - Caserta-Caserta (2,1km)
1 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 02'26
2 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1"
3 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +5"
4 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +7"
5 Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) AUS +8"
6 Roxane Knetemann (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +8"
7 Jolien d'Hoore (Lotto-Belisol) BEL +9"
8 Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) USA +10"
9 Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) NED +10"
10 Amy Pieters (Giant-Shimano) NED +10"

The pattern was set for Rabobank domination - their team is just scary strong at this point even if you take Marianne Vos out of it!

The second stage (first road stage) was a circuit race including some notable punchy hills, and the race duly broke up into pieces more than anticipated, with an extremely strong breakaway gaining big time and Vos taking the lead.

Stage 1: Santa Maria a Vico - Santa Maria a Vico (95km)
1 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 2'42'03
2 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +4"
3 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +5"
4 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +1'20"
5 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +1'20"
6 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1'20"
7 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +1'20"
8 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Team Hitec Products-UCK) RSA +1'20"
9 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +1'24"
10 Audrey Cordon (Team Hitec Products-UCK) FRA +1'24"

The following stage was a sprint, but also saw the second straight day that climbing specialist Emma Pooley was plagued by nosebleeds and lost unnecessary time (4 minutes on stage 1, 3 more on stage 2, where you would expect a healthy Pooley to be in the mix on stage 1 and not lose anything on a flat stage).

Stage 2: Frattamaggiore - Frattamaggiore (120km)
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) ITA 2'54'36"
2 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +st
3 Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) USA +st
4 Carmen Small-McNellis (Specialized-Lululemon) USA +st
5 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +st
6 Barbara Guarischi (Ale-Cipollini) ITA +st
7 Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) AUS +st
8 Giada Borgato (Estado de México-Faren) ITA +st
9 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +st
10 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +st

Stage 3 was a longer stage with some rolling terrain where Rabobank continued their winning ways (though van Vleuten was unable to take back the time on her teammate that she needed) after Annemiek van Vleuten soloed away from the remains of a small escape she'd been placed in to monitor it.

Stage 3: Caserta - San Donato val di Comino (125km)
1 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 3'20'50
2 Elena Berlato (Ale-Cipollini) ITA +10"
3 Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle-Honda) JPN +16"
4 Doris Schweizer (Astana-BePink) SUI +20"
5 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +21"
6 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +21"
7 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +21"
8 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +21"
9 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +21"
10 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Team Hitec Products-UCK) RSA +21"

The following stage was flat, however due to crashes a few cracks occurred in the bunch; stage 2 winner Bronzini was caught behind a split, allowing Vos to impose herself on the sprint in the maglia rosa.

Stage 4: Alba Adriatica - Jesi (118km)
1 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 3'04'11
2 Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) USA +st
3 Lucinda Brand (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +st
4 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +st
5 Jolien d'Hoore (Lotto-Belisol) BEL +st
6 Marta Tagliaferro (Ale-Cipollini) ITA +st
7 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +st
8 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +st
9 Simona Frapporti (Astana-BePink) ITA +st
10 Barbara Guarischi (Ale-Cipollini) ITA +st

Stage 5 was another flat stage along the coast, with the same result.

Stage 5: Jesi - Cesenatico (118km)
1 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 2'53'30
2 Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) ITA +st
3 Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) USA +st
4 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +st
5 Chloe Hosking (Team Hitec Products-UCK) AUS +st
6 Annalisa Cucinotta (Servetto-Footon) ITA +st
7 Carmen Small-McNellis (Specialized-Lululemon) USA +st
8 Giada Borgato (Estado de México-Faren) ITA +st
9 Lucy Garner (Giant-Shimano) GBR +st
10 Edita Janeliunaite (Forno d'Asolo-Astute) LTU +st

The following stage was the first real mountain stage, with three climbs; the final one of which was by far the biggest, before a descent finish. The middle climb was short but very steep, and it was here that Emma Pooley launched a move, with the only member of the previous attack groups able to stay with her being Rabo's youngest rider, 19-year-old Polish climber Kasia Niewiadoma. An elite attack group then formed in pursuit of Pooley, containing most of the best climbers (ex Pooley of course) in the women's péloton. On the final cat.1 climb Emma dropped the youngster who was then put to work in pursuit by Vos' group, and some big names lost a lot of time. Pooley was able to use her TT skills to stay away for the win, but the heads of state group still put 4 minutes into everybody else - Emma Johansson and Megan Guarnier losing 4 minutes, a group with Evie Stevie, Amialiusik, Antoshina and Luperini losing 6, and the surprisingly quiet Tatiana Guderzo losing 8, while last year's maglia bianca Francesca Cauz was no fewer than eleven minutes down.

Stage 6: Gaiarine - San Fior (112km)
1 Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) GBR 3'05'46
2 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +15"
3 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +15"
4 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +15"
5 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +15"
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +15"
7 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +15"
8 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) POL +1'06"
9 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +4'19"
10 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Team Hitec Products-UCK) RSA +4'19

Vos continued her domination of the sprint stages in stage 7, while Pooley lost everything she gained yesterday by dropping another 2 minutes in a flat stage.

Stage 7: Aprica - Chiavenna (92km)
1 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 2'36'43
2 Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) ITA +st
3 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +st
4 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +st
5 Shelley Olds (Ale-Cipollini) USA +st
6 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +st
7 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +st
8 Daiva Tuslaite (Forno d'Asolo-Astute) LTU +st
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +st
10 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +st

Stage 8 was the queen stage, sort of. It was a one-climb Unipublic special - not that long and flat until the final climb - however the climb was pretty serious, ascending to San Domenico over 20km in length, of which the final 11km were categorized, averaging a pretty solid 7,8%. It was time for the big climbing guns to go for it, and that's what we got. In a repeat of 2010's epic duel on the Stelvio, we were left with Emma Pooley and Mara Abbott duking it out, only this time it was the Briton who got the best of her American counterpart in a tense battle; the time put into the rest of the field was however never likely to be enough to dethrone Vos, unlike last year when the stage came directly off the back of the Monte Beigua MTF, and Vos had no answer to Abbott's onslaught.

Stage 8: Verbania - San Domenico di Varzo (92km)
1 Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) GBR 2'32'49
2 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +5"
3 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +29"
4 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +53"
5 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +1'27"
6 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1'28"
7 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +1'53"
8 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1'53"
9 Tetyana Riabchenko (SC Michela Fanini-Rox) UKR +1'58"
10 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) AUS +2'01

It's nice to see a few changes to the names, unfortunately high mountain races have been one of the biggest casualties of the recent budget cuts in the women's calendar, so there are few true specialists like Pooley or Abbott.

With one stage remaining, the GC therefore looks like this:
1 [leader general] Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 24'14'07
2 [leader youth] Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +16"
3 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1'17
4 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +1'39
5 [leader Italian] Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +1'46
6 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +2'47
7 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +6'27
8 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +6'44
9 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +6'57
10 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) POL +7'10

Vos also leads the points competition, and Pooley (12th on GC) is the queen of the mountains.
 
Libertine Seguros said:
Right, for those that want it:

Prologue - Caserta-Caserta (2,1km) etc ....

Vos also leads the points competition, and Pooley (12th on GC) is the queen of the mountains.
Thanks but the reporting of the race is all there on Cycling News Races and Results - in depth full report of every stage...THE POINT IS - why isnt it in the Headlines ! on the front page every day
 
The problem is, it's quite common in women's cycling to race alongside studies because the funding for women's cycling is so poor - it works fine as a part time job while you study on modular programmes like in, say, Germany, where you have historically had as long as you like to collect the requisite number of Scheine, so long as you can keep affording to do it. Christiane Söder quit cycling because she was offered an academic post after finishing her PhD and it paid more.
 
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I appreciate that but still shows an impressive dedication. A similar story with many of the Olympic sports where funding is at a minimum and so you have to fit training along side a part-time or even a full-time job.

Didn't Pooley initially quit cycling because she wanted to focus on her education?

I guess if you start doing a PhD in Haematology people might start asking questions. Or maybe not.
 
Pooley had been doing her studies alongside cycling for a while. When the AA Drink company pulled their sponsorship after a year to focus on cyclocross (as seen in my avatar!) just a year after Garmin-Cervélo pulled out because frankly Vaughters didn't much care and all the attention on the women was from the Cervélo side, having been through the mill three years running (including the Cervélo-Garmin merger), Emma decided she'd had enough and would finish her studies, scaling her cycling back to a part time contract with the Swiss Bigla squad. She's back as a full time rider this year.

The final stage of the Giro Rosa was a second consecutive mountaintop finish, this time at the historic cycling monument that is the Madonna del Ghisallo, one of the great cathedrals of Italian cycling. And Pooley underlined her dominance of the mountains in this year's race by taking her third win, which means that she has won all three mountaintop finishes; 22-year-old French star Pauline Ferrand-Prévot took 2nd on the day with her teammate and maglia rosa Marianne Vos coming to the line together with her; on time on the road Pauline would have won the Giro, however Vos' dominance of the sprint stages and intermediate time bonuses has meant that she takes her third Giro d'Italia Femminile, and Anna van der Breggen's strong showings along with that impressive stage 5 break group mean that Rabobank-Liv-Giant lock out the podium on the GC, although 19yo Kasia Niewiadoma's unexpected top 10 was wiped out due to Pooley's climbing on the final day.

Stage 9: Trezzo sull'Adda - Madonna del Ghisallo (80km)
1 Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) GBR 1'57'40
2 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +25"
3 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +25"
4 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +33"
5 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +33"
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +38"
7 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +49"
8 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +50"
9 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +50"
10 Tetyana Riabchenko (SC Michela Fanini-Rox) UKR +1'52"

Overall Final GC:
1 Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED 25'12'07 [maglia rosa, maglia rosso]
2 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) FRA +15" [maglia bianca]
3 Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +1'32"
4 Mara Abbott (United Healthcare) USA +1'54"
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Products-UCK) ITA +2'06" [maglia azzurra]
6 Claudia Häusler (Giant-Shimano) GER +3'18"
7 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) USA +6'59"
8 Annemiek van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) NED +7'16"
9 Emma Pooley (Lotto-Belisol) GBR +8'23" [maglia verde]
10 Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) SWE +8'36"
11 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabobank-Liv-Giant) POL +8'56"
12 Tetyana Riabchenko (SC Michela Fanini-Rox) UKR +10'20"
13 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Team Hitec Products-UCK) RSA +11'18"
14 Alena Amialiusik (Astana-BePink) BLR +14'44"
15 Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) USA +14'48"
16 Fabiana Luperini (Estado de México-Faren) ITA +16'32"
17 Tatiana Antoshina (Team RusVelo) RUS +16'38"
18 Jessie Daams (Boels-Dolmans) BEL +17'03"
19 Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle-Honda) JPN +17'13"
20 Evgeniya Vysotska (SC Michela Fanini-Rox) ITA +17'30"

Stage podium:
 
Still no Coverage

So Todays Headlines and front Page of Cycling News we have 20 HEADLINES and not one of them is on Womens Cycling

SHAME ON YOU CYCLING NEWS.

What a Disgrace !


They can extrapolate 20 minor headlines from the Tour De France - what is Nibali having for breakfast today ? but not one follow up article on the Womens Racing.

Pathetic !
 
Title at last

HURRAH WOMENS CYCLING HEADLINE in the main section - praise where praise is due to Cycling News.

Although the feature / headline on Virenque: New Generation..... was on yesterdays main headlines so why that merits another mention today ahead of the Womens BeNe Tour, I do not know !
 

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