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Safety Concerns for Giro della Toscana Leads to Protest

This past weekend a moment in women’s cycling history happened, and you probably didn’t hear about it. In the fourth stage of the Giro della Toscana more than half of the racers did not finish. Why? In protest of the lack of safety for the group. This included lack of security for riders while on roads, and leaving the peloton to ride through traffic. While…

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Motivational Monday with Nicola Cranmer

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement! If you haven’t heard of Nicola and her Team Twenty12 of women’s pro road cyclist, go google…

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Encouraging Women’s Pro Cycling in the USA

This past Monday USA Cycling introduced a new team category for the NRC (National Racing Calendar.) Domestic Elite Squads Unlike Continental registration, Domestic Elite squads will have no age requirements placed on their rosters, but will require80 percent of the riders to be U.S. citizens. Foreign teams can compete for the NRC teams classification, but must pay the registration fee. “One restriction we are putting…

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