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Go the ex­tra miles

- News, Cycling Sports · Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig

It was the sassi­est line from a fe­male ath­lete this year. When Dan­ish rider Ce­cilie Ut­trup Lud­wig was asked what she thought of to­day’s fourth stage in the Giro Rosa be­ing 170.3 kilo­me­tres (106 miles) – some 10km more than the max­i­mum dis­tance women nor­mally race at World Tour level – her re­sponse stung with prag­ma­tism. “Fi­nally, we’re be­ing taken se­ri­ously,” she told

“and they don’t think our uteruses will fall out if we ride long stages.” Lud­wig thought the ex­tra few kilo­me­tres were a win for the world’s best fe­male rid­ers.

Re­cy­cling an old phrase the 25-year-old used in a stun­ningly

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