Monday 7 January 2013

New women's cycling websites

A sure sign of the increasing popularity of women's cycling - and fans' determination to make sure it gets the coverage and exposure it deserves and has for so long been denied in the established media - is the number of websites devoted to the sport that have sprung up recently.

Two that look especially promising are VeloFocus and Total Women's Cycling. Velofocus, in operation since late August in 2012, has really come together with a superb selection of race previews and news; it was, I believe, the first English-language site to publish the parcours for the 2013 Ladies' Tour of Qatar and the donwloadable race calendar knocks the spots off the UCI's own, official, calendar. TWC looks slick right from the front page - with a very professional and well-thought-out design, it's a site that could give the cycling magazine websites a run for their money. With a mix of news, interviews, reviews and how-tos, it has content to match - this is a site that I fully expect to become one of the first-call choices for women's cycling news.

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