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China, a reflection.

I’m not one to feign enthusiasm or excitement. For better or for worse, I tend to speak my mind. This is probably why I have held off writing any blogs – or even one blog – from last week’s racing in China. I needed time to sit back and reflect on what was my sixth […]

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My Rabobank Marianne Vos Classic

I remember racing the (what was then known as the Aalburg Classic) Rabobank Marianne Vos Classic back in 2009. It was one of my first races in Europe. Like most of the races I did with my small Dutch club team, I loved it. From memory, Vos won that year, as she has done every […]

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Our Ronde van Vlaanderen

I’ve been around for a while, it’s true. I’ve been in Europe since 2009 and have had the opportunity to race on some of the biggest teams in the world. When you race on a team with Ina-Yoko Teutenberg or Judith Arndt at some point or another you’ll be part of a team that wins […]

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My Gent-Wevelgem

Gent-Wevelgem. Oh wow. What a race. Gent-Wevelgem isn’t known as one of the biggest spring classics and doesn’t carry a ‘monument’ title but the race itself is clouded in cycling history. For two main reasons; it’s in Belgium, and because of the iconic parcours the riders race over. As an Australian I didn’t grow up […]

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My Ronde van Drenthe

I won a World Cup. Wait. No. That’s wrong. The first race of the ten race World Cup series kicked off in the Netherlands on Saturday. World Cup races, for those who don’t know, are pretty much as big as it gets in women’s cycling. These are our World Tour events; our Milan San Remo, […]

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Guest Blog: Omloop van het Hageland winner Jolien D’hoore takes you inside the race

Jolien D’hoore had a break-through year in 2014 racing for the Lotto-Belisol Ladies team. She won stages in the Holland Ladies Tour, BeNe Ladies Tour and of course the Belgian National Championship title among many other results. It seems like her 2015 is heading in the same direction, she just won Omloop van het Hageland […]

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My Strade Bianche

This time last year I uploaded an image to Instagram of the men’s peloton covered in mud and dust, shattered into pieces and hammering along dirt roads. I captioned the image, ‘Dreaming of a women’s Strade Bianche.’ You may have guessed it already, but the image was from the men’s race; a race which literally […]

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Good Morning Belgium!

My season really started back in January at the Bay Criterium Series. For many others their season started two weeks ago at the Ladies Tour of Qatar. But for some reason there’s something special about the first European race of the season. It’s like everything before this was a soft launch. Maybe it’s because from […]

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The Ladies Tour Qatar: Hunting Seconds and Finishing Second

I can’t believe the Ladies Tour of Qatar is over for another year. I think I started talking about the 2015 edition of the Tour way back in September when I signed with Wiggle Honda. I was clear; I wanted to go to Qatar and I wanted to win. I did one of those things, […]

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Ladies Tour of Qatar: The First Two Stages

I have a strange obsession with the Ladies Tour of Qatar. It may have started in 2009 when I didn’t get selected in the Australian National Team to compete in the first edition of the Tour. Then again it may have started when I finished third in my first ever stage of the Tour and […]

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