Peloton Talk

Professional female cyclists share their tips and stories
Peloton Talk
Professional female cyclists share their racing tips and stories
Peloton Talk
Professional female cyclists share their racing tips and stories

Peloton Talk

Interviews, results and racing news. You’ll hear stories about the thoughest women out there and their adventures. Their professional life is not always the easiest story but definitely inspiring and worth reading.

My adventure in the French Alps: L’etape du tour

I always wanted to know how it feels to be part of something like the Tour de France, and be honest – Which cycling noob doesn’t want to be?! So when SKODA and their We Love Cycling project asked me to take part in the L’etape du tour, I didn...

Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg Race Recap

WHAT. A. WEEKEND. It took me a bit to realise what just happened and I’m still lost somewhere between the highest excitement and the sorest legs. So, let’s start from the beginning: After talking about this goal of doing an Ironman 70.3 f...

New bike day: my first TT bike

We all know that by rule #12 the correct number of bikes to own is n+1. So I’m more than happy that my fave, the Liz SL, finally got a little company: Dean. After I fell in love with the Dean last year when I saw it in the Ridley catalogue I ...

Cobbles & bikes

With Paris – Roubaix in mind I immediately think of cobble’s. This is what I posted last year about cobbles and I still stand by every word I said.. Here are some tips for you to make your bike ride more comfortable, on the cobbles. Tires...

Why mountain biking will improve your road riding.

I wish that many years ago, right back at the start, I had been introduced to mountain biking. I think it would have made me a more all round better road cyclist, and I say this for various reasons. If we have a look at past and present pro’s, ...

Car life

Car life.. I’m typing this blog whilst sitting in the car for a 11hr ride.. again. I’m heading home this time. My team decided that we should participate in the PostNord Ladies Crit in Denmark. That”s a crit before the final of the men’s ...

Motivation what’s in a word..

Motivation what’s in a word.. Some of you have been asking me the same question throughout this season. What drives me, what is the main reason I keep on pushing the levels of cycling and life – yes I like to push the buttons but somethimes I...

Nationals should be D-Day..

Nationals should be D-Day.. My last week for nationals is a bit hazy.. I worked everyday and had almost everyday overtime. Due to urgent calls, we can’t ignore people and say “hey shifts over, call again next time”. No we (the police) are here ...

How It Is To Be a Rider’s Mummy

Who is the first person you think of when you are suffering on your bike so much that you feel like your about to die? Your mother! At least, that’s what I do. In my mind it goes like: “Mummy, help me!”. And that’s because my ...
Stop and Enjoy, I said smiling at the camera

Ride, Pause, Think, Repeat

  Hurry, Hurry, oh, no, wait, why? One thing I have always struggled with in all aspects with my life is the ability to slow down and enjoy the moment. For example, this morning at breakfast, there was no need to rush, I had absolutely no where to...

New Bike Day

We all know the exciting feeling of getting new toys AKA gifts. The only difference between now and when I was a kid is that I can’t jump around and jell anymore – I could but people would look funny at me. But hey, sometimes joy takes over and...
Jolien dhoore Lotte Kopecky Hong Kong Track

Racing in Hong Kong [video]

Kaat van der Meulen (Lotto Soudal Ladies and Belgian Cycling Track Specialist) filmed her impression of the Worlds in Hong Kong. Our Belgian Cycling Team performed extraordinary! Jolien D’hoore and Lotte Kopecky won the first women’s Madi...

What’s a Coffee Ride [video]

Chantal Hoffman of the Lotto Soudal Ladies explains what does a coffee ride means. Cyclists goes on coffee rides when they are on a recovery ride. They don’t have to do intensive training, just make their legs spin....

The ‘Joy’ Of Time Trialling

The season is about one month far and my first time trial is coming up. For me this is quite an important event because my first biggest goal this year, will be the national championships ITT (individual time trial). From week one, a training session...

Down the rabbit hole with Kasia

Crashing your bike, I think, is one of the biggest fears of every rider. There are some typical crashes every cyclist has to go through. Everybody falls sometimes… You’re riding, you have to stop. You’re braking, coming to a stop an...

Happy Women’s Day!

It’s 2017 and we, cycling women, came a long way. Cycling has a lot of terms like Flandrien, Sprinteur, Grimpeur, … They have a lot of gorgeous looking bikes. They have a lot of super looking clothes. All-male. It took us a long time to get next ...

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Part 2: The Race

When you arrive at the team hotel the time starts flying. Together with my teammate Jessie we got there at 16h30. One whole evening left. But with massage, team meeting and dinner and… some good old gossip it is bedtime before you know it. It is ni...

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Part 1: Preparations

It’s that time of the year again. Where you feel the spring in the air but still the winter isn’t gone. It’s when the people in Belgium start their conversations about cycling instead of the weather. The TV shows commercials about bikes, Belgia...

How To Translate Cycling Language

Riding a bike is one thing but talking about it, another. In the world of cycling we use a lot a bike specific terms. Cycling language if you want. If you join a bunch of male riders on your Sunday morning spin, you’ve certainly had your introducti...

Every Peloton has a Bus Driver… [video]

Every Peloton has a Bus Driver. What? A Bus Driver? You mean the guy that drives one of those team busses? No. You mean the guy or girl that drives the bus at the end of the cars who follow the race? No. We mean the bus driver who regulates the pace ...
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