"The Giro Donne was spectacular, and the Olympics are only just around the corner, but the women’s peloton isn’t pausing for breath, as we have two more stage races this week. We start off in East Germany, with the 25th edition of one of my favourite races of the year, Thüringen. It’s organised by an ex pro rider, so it gives the riders, and us, everything we need - hills, cobbled starts and finishes, liveticker and a whole load of different media to follow it on. I’ll tell you more about it below the jump, and give you the results of the Tour de Bretagne and the Dwars door Westhoek, but to get you in the mood, here’s the Thüringen preview mini-video:"
I went to Thüringen last year, and it’s a really lovely race. Read my preview to find out why! And come back to the comments of this one to follow the race