This article by Sarah Connolly originally appeared at Podium Cafe.

I’ve been looking at how the women’s cycling calendar has changed over time, to back up the calls for the UCI to do something to help with real evidence. Earlier in the week I posted some charts and figures, demonstrating how the calendar has changed since 2006 and since 2011, when I last analysed this, but that has raised more questions. So I went back to my spreadsheets, and here are more charts – showing which races have stability, so we can see if we can find why, and showing the 2013 calendar in a visual view, to see overlaps and gaps…. and once again, I was surprised…. See what I mean, and then discuss the implications and solutions in the comments.

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