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“I’m really excited to join Wiggle Honda,” said Longo Borghini. “I had three great years at Hitec Products, I learnt and improved a lot but now it was time for a change.

“Wiggle Honda will be a really strong team which can compete for the victory in every type of race,” she added. “I will ride next to top-class athletes and have the chance to keep learning about cycling.

“I am already looking forward to the upcoming season, and I can’t wait to race!”

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Elisa Longo Borghini joins Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling in 2015 | Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling

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Tiffany Cromwell

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2014 Road World Championships road race podium

via Gallery: 2014 UCI World Road Championships, elite women’s road race - VeloNews.com

1.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, France
2.   Lisa Brennauer, Germany
3.   Emma Johansson, Sweden

2014 Road World Championships road race podium

via Gallery: 2014 UCI World Road Championships, elite women’s road race - VeloNews.com

1. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, France
2. Lisa Brennauer, Germany
3. Emma Johansson, Sweden

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot wins the 2014 World Championships Road Race

via Gallery: 2014 UCI World Road Championships, elite women’s road race - VeloNews.com

1.   Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, France, 3:29:21
2.   Lisa Brennauer, Germany, s.t.
3.   Emma Johansson, Sweden, s.t.
4.   Giorgia Bronzini, Italy. s.t.
5.   Tiffany Cromwell, Australia, s.t.
6.   Shelley Olds, USA, s.t.
7.   Lizzie Armitstead, Great Britain, s.t.
8.   Linda Villumsen, New Zealand, s.t.
9.   Anna Solovery, Ukraine, s.t.
10. Marianne Vos, the Netherlands. s.t.

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot wins the 2014 World Championships Road Race

via Gallery: 2014 UCI World Road Championships, elite women’s road race - VeloNews.com

1. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, France, 3:29:21
2. Lisa Brennauer, Germany, s.t.
3. Emma Johansson, Sweden, s.t.
4. Giorgia Bronzini, Italy. s.t.
5. Tiffany Cromwell, Australia, s.t.
6. Shelley Olds, USA, s.t.
7. Lizzie Armitstead, Great Britain, s.t.
8. Linda Villumsen, New Zealand, s.t.
9. Anna Solovery, Ukraine, s.t.
10. Marianne Vos, the Netherlands. s.t.

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Bottle grab - by 伟业 wei yuet

Great photo album from the 2014 Junior Road Cycling Championships by Wei Yuet Wong
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Breakaway - by 伟业 wei yuet

Great photo album from the 2014 Junior Road Cycling Championships by Wei Yuet Wong
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Megan Guarnier by 伟业 wei yuet

Great photo album from the 2014 Junior Road Cycling Championships by Wei Yuet Wong
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You could say Ferrand-Prevot relied on an element of luck to catch the elite group of Vos, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Johansson and Elisa Longo-Borghini, who had broken clear over the final climb of the day.

But in the last two kilometres, the four leaders – all of whom were amongst the pre-race favourites, with the expectation that brings – were more intent on avoiding leading each other out than they were on staying in front of the chasers. It was one for students of game theory: cooperation would have ensured success for one, but certain defeat for whoever cooperated most.

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Ferrand-Prevot: undeniably the new star of women’s cycling | megabicicleta

Love Tim Renowden’s analysis of the women’s road race Worlds - and his excellent rebuttal of some of the stranger things being said about the race, at the bottom of the piece

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So when I say I was frustrated, it was because none of this was used in context by the expert commentators on SBS. They wanted riders to ‘light it up’ and kept stressing that teams without a sprinter were ‘running out of laps to win the race’ as though it was some sort of criterium in downtown New Jersey with a big pot of USD at stake.

The three experts on the SBS panel are arguably very experienced in their respective fields. But decade long journalists and former riders don’t always make for insightful commentators, and there is something about this football-style panel of discussion that is not gelling as well as it could.

As I tweeted some time before 1am, it’s another reminder that there is unconscious bias in sports commentary. Tomalaris, Gollan and Vogels seemed annoyed that the race wasn’t unfolding in their preferred style and lamented the lack of attacks.

All implications suggesting an underlying theme – women’s cycling is not as good as men’s.

After dozens of women had crashed, teams were decimated eg Canada who lost 3 of their 4 starters in the crash, leaving many world class women with none or one team mate to back her up, Vogels couldn’t understand why riders were nervous and defensive.

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Bridie O’Donnell: Monday’s experts

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Lizzie Williams

Ouch! Heal fast, Lizzie!

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Lisa Brennauer after the 2014 World Road Race Champs

Talking in perfect English about the Road Race, and adding

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Marianne Vos - End of the season

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Rachel Atherton’s GoPro: Taking on the hounds! | Red Bull Bike

Red Bull’s first women’s Foxhunt - sounds like Rach having a lot of fun!

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Final 2014 BMX Supercross World Cup podium

via Chula Vista

1.  Caroline Buchanan, Australia
2.  Mariana Pajon, Columbia
3.  Laura Smulders, the Netherlands

More photos of the 2014 Chula Vista BMX Supercross World Cup on the UCI website

Final 2014 BMX Supercross World Cup podium

via Chula Vista

1. Caroline Buchanan, Australia
2. Mariana Pajon, Columbia
3. Laura Smulders, the Netherlands

More photos of the 2014 Chula Vista BMX Supercross World Cup on the UCI website