Since 2006 (with a break in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), the Swedish road cycling event “Vårgårda WestSweden” (formerly: Open de Suède Vårgårda) has been held as part of the Women’s Cycling World Cup.
It is a Swedish road cycling event for women that has been held in the municipality of Vårgårda since 2006.
The event runs around the municipality of Vårgårda in Sweden and consists of a one-day race and a team time trial.
1. Stage Vårgårda WestSweden Team Trial
The team time trial of the 15th Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden on 6 August 2022 was won by Team Trek-Segafredo (USA) ahead of Team SD Worx (Netherland) and Team DSM (Netherland).
2. Stage Vårgårda WestSweden Road Race
The road race of the 15th Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden over 125.7 kilometres on 7 August 2022 was won by Audrey CORDON- RAGOT from Team Trek – Segafredo ahead of Pfeiffer GEORGI from Team DSM and Valerie DEMEY from Team Liv Racing Xstra. Actually, the Dutchwoman Marianne VOS of Team Jumbo-Visma won the race. However, she was later disqualified due to a rule violation: she had leaned her wrists on the handlebars. The so-called “puppy paws” position is not allowed.