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Train with Pooley in Mallorca at Easter

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Monty mentioned this training camp in the comments to a post several months ago, and after much dithering and delay I've just booked. Somewhat to my surprise there are still places available and greater flexibility than originally over dates, and Emma's still expected (though not absolutely guaranteed) to be there. Budget flights are getting more expensive every day though. Now, time to get in training for the training camp... UPDATE 1 March: Email from Tim says Emma will be there from 24 March until 6 April. And there are still spaces for a few more people, particularly during the second week. Tim says he aims "to give everyone opportunities to ride with Emma and to get coaching time with [him]".

Lizzie Armitstead questions if new teams will change women's cycling - BBC Sport

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Five days old now, but I'd not seen it until today (I was offline most of last week). Seems worth posting (or do I mean shooting?) on PdC for the record, and as it may generate some discussion.

Nicole Cooke retires

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.. and takes aim at drug cheats, former teams and the sport's governing body.

Emma Pooley: Four more years!

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"With the bigger goal being the Olympics," Pooley added, "taking a year totally off is not wise." Please read the full piece for plenty more perspicaciousness and peerless Pooleyisms!

Bronzini and British team pursuiters to star in Gilmore's new Dream Team

A new British-registered UCI women's team was unveiled today, owned and managed by Rochelle Gilmore with Honda as one title sponsor and backing from Bradley Wiggins via his Foundation. For now the...

UCI Women's Team Ibis Cycles stops

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Team Ibis Cycles was known as Specialized - DPD Pakketservice until earlier this year, and this was the first year they were registered as a UCI team. The team is based in the Netherlands but were registered as a British team this year as 6 of their 12 riders were British, including 4 Scots backed by Scottish Cycling with an eye on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Graeme Herd, Scottish Cycling’s Elite Athlete Program coach, served as the team's directeur sportif and team representative.

"Brailsford indicates that a British women’s road team may well be in the pipeline"

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See the penultimate two paragraphs of this interview with Dave Brailsford in the Daily Telegraph.

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