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The World stage
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Nicole celebrates another victory
Nicole is the first Briton to win a World Cup race



The Cycling World Cup is a series of nine one-day races held around the world.

It's a similar format to the Formula One championship where riders tot up points towards a final total.

You also earn points for your team, so it's a case of everyone pooling their efforts.

Each race is different. The type of course determines which of the team's riders has the best chance of winning.

Everyone knows beforehand what's expected of them.

Nicole leads the way
Leading the pack

One-day events like in the World Cup series are all about getting it right on the day.

Stage racing, like the Tour de France, is more about consistency.

But it doesn't have to be one or the other.

Belgian Eddy Merckx is a big inspiration to me. He was a brilliant all-rounder - and that's what I'd like to be.


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Introduction
Getting started
Pedal power
The Italian Way
The World stage
Olympic hopes

The World Cup timetable
2 March: Geelong, Australia (Nicole didn't compete)
22 March: San Remo, Italy (26th)
30 March: Castilla-y-Leon, Spain (14th)
20 April: Amstel Gold Race, Netherlands (1st)
23 April: Fleche Wallone, Belgium (1st)
31 May: Montreal, Canada (2nd)
23 August: GP de Plouay, France
30 August: Nuernberge, Germany
7 September: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Did you know?
Belgian rider Eddie Merckx won the Tour de France five times and the World Road Race Championships four times


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