American Coryn Rivera sprinted to her first career Women’s WorldTour victory in Cittiglio on Sunday. The 24-year-old survived the hilly 131km Trofeo Alfredo Binda circuit race to win a reduced bunch sprint ahead of Arlenis Sierra and Cecile Uttrup Ludwig. It is first time in more than a decade that the one-day Italian classic has
Who is Amalie Dideriksen? The youngest world champion since Marianne Vos, Denmark’s new title holder may just be the best rider you’ve never heard of. (Cycling Weekly)
In a sport where Europe is usually still considered the ultimate goal, the decision by the British Claire Rose’s to hop the pond and come to America to chase her cycling dream might seem like an unconventional one. (Cycling Tips)
The British Olympian, and team Boels-Dolmans cyclist, Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead), has announced the upcoming release of her long-awaited autobiography. (TWC)
British rider Alice Barnes places eighth as Amalie Dideriksen takes her first victory of 2017 in the Ronde van Drenthe, Netherlands (Cycling Weekly)
Former world champion Lizzie Deignan has confirmed her return to the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire next month. (BBC Sport)
Every year, International Women’s Day brings us a new theme to be inspired. This year the theme was around being bold for change (#BeBoldForChange). A worthy aim, so as International Women’s Day slips off into the sunset around the world, let’s not also let the drive to make a difference fade after this one day.
Kasia Niewiadoma of WM3 Pro Cycling, and 2016 Strade Bianche winner Lizzie Deignan rounded out the podium. (Cycling Tips)
Lizzie Deignan left frustrated after getting stuck behind motorbike
Video: Final 5 Kilometers
With proven athletic ability but little bike racing experience, Thorvilson started with a gradual acclimatisation to team life in Australia before being thrown into the proverbial deep end last weekend when she did her first UCI race – a chaotic cobbled European race! We talked to Thorvilson to find out how she’s faring now that
The 2015 Strade Bianche winner on how to get streets ahead at Tuscany’s white roads classic. (Rouleur)
The iconic white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche will once again host the kick-off event of the UCI Women’s WorldTour this weekend. (Cycling Tips)
SubscribeWomen do compete in La Course during the Tour de France, but the stage race most comparable to the men’s Tour is actually La Route de France Féminine. Traditionally held in August, the seven-stage race has provided women a platform for stage racing for years.
Move leaves France without a major stage race on the women’s international calendar. (Cycling Weekly)
Blaak and Van Vleuten round out all-Dutch podium. (cyclingnews.com)
Canyon//SRAM’s newest edition Leah Thorvilson was recruited for the team via the online cycling platform Zwift and will line up for her first pro race this Sunday. (TWC)
Harassed in the street by van drivers, this female cyclist bites back… hard. (TWC)
Yep, I was finally let into Australia, and got to see what all the fuss was about Down Under in the summer. For years I have been hearing from certain Australian friends how ‘awesome’ and ‘heaps good’ Australia is, and now, I realise for the first time, they weren’t lying. (Cycling Tips)
The 2017 Women’s Tour route has been announced, with a final stage in central London which organisers hope will draw crowds from far and wide. (Ella)
Here are the new season’s standout kits. (Cycling Tips)
Reports of sexism and abuse in women’s cycling have been trickling out for some time – and now a body of work based on evidence from 12 anonymous riders shows plenty more have stories to tell. (Total Women’s Cycling)
A report into the sexism at British Cycling will not be published until March as those mentioned are being given a chance to respond to allegations. (totalwomenscycling.com)
It’s official. I’ve reached the low point of winter training, the nadir of the year, an occasion so bleak my own mother opened an upstairs window to mock me: I am riding the trainer outside on the deck. (Peloton Magazine)
Although cycling is growing in popularity in Mongolia, there are significant barriers to getting new riders involved.
The open steppes might be a mountain biker’s dream, but road conditions are not good, city traffic is chaotic and red lights are treated as meaning ‘give way, maybe’. (Cycling Tips)
‘I think the UCI really wants to listen. They listen to us in the Athletes Commission, and they listen to me.’ But, at the same time, she says the women’s needs are typically not the first business priority of the UCI’s stakeholders. (Pez Cycling)
It was a day out in the sun for women’s cycling, both literally and figuratively as the women’s peloton revelled in the live coverage to deliver a great spectacle on the roads around Geelong. (SBS Cycling)
Video: Final Kilometer
‘It’s not always blatantly obvious like a pay gap or races not being put on. I think sometimes it’s the subtle things that can be quite damaging – the choice of music while the women are racing can often be quite trivial and it downgrades the racing a little bit.’ (CyclingNews.com)
In January 2010, things were looking pretty grim for Edge Composites. (Cycling Tips)
Kasia Pawlowska suffered a nasty fall off the stage at the Boels-Dolmans team presentation in the Netherlands. The 27-year old Polish woman required 15 stitches to close the wound. (Sticky Bottle)
What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. (Ella Cycling Tips)
There will be another chance to earn a women’s professional cycling contract in your own home in 2017 as the unorthodox cycling talent identification program, the Zwift Academy, will be back and there is even the possibility that it could expand further by creating a virtual development team. (Cycling Tips)
Formerly a member of the Orica-AIS squad, the 27-year-old penned a pre-race diary for us to introduce you to her new squad.
Still wired from the fast and furious final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour, here’s Wiles reporting from Adelaide. (Cycling Tips)
Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) charged to victory in the final sweltering criterium stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in a battle of the sprint trains.
Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) finished safely in the bunch to take out the overall leaders blue jersey which she has held firmly in her grasp throughout the tour, with the
Trying out the sprint train with a new team for the very first time, Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) used her powerful kick to take out the stage two criterium at the Santos Women’s Tour in front of an enthusiastic crowd. (Cycling Tips)
Cylance claims stage 2 quinella (Velo News)
Stage 1 and 2 highlights
In her own words, here is Wiles reporting from Adelaide a day before the battle for the blue Santos Women’s Tour leader’s jersey starts. (Cycling Tips)
The six-time track national champion worried about how her community would react to her speaking about years-long abuse as a junior racer, but the response has been encouraging. (Bicycling Magazine)
From collegiate B field to UCI pro. (Velo News)
Sometimes, bike maintenance DIY is all about the options it gives you. (Bicycling Magazine)
The six-time champion claims that the sexual and emotional abuse began when she was a junior. (Bicycling Magazine)
28-year-old Australian taking a more relaxed attitude into this weekend’s races. (CyclingNews.com)
Australian squad embraces opportunity to amend stage 1 mistakes at Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. (CyclingNews.com)
With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. (Cycling Tips)
We jumped on the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon with this one. We asked all 11 riders to share their (non-cycling!) goals for the upcoming year. (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
Van Loy battles for second, Verscheuren is third. (Cycling News)
[Total Women’s Cycling] Whilst group riding can be tons of fun, sometimes it’s nice to sling on a pack and head out on your own. Here we take a look at some of the top reasons to put caution aside and give riding solo a go.
[Velo News] Reigning seven-time Belgian national cyclo-cross champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) won Azencross Loenhout for the third time in her career and captured her fourth win in a row in the IJsboerke Ladies Trophy on Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium.
[INRNG] The UCI announced today that the Tour of Qatar and the Ladies Tour of Qatar have been cancelled, a victim of their lack of success.
This was the racer’s race, enjoyed by participants but it didn’t woo locals nor foreign audiences and now it’s run out of money.
[CyclingNews.com] Ellen Watters, a 28-year-old Canadian who signed with Colavita-Bianchi for 2017, has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with a motor vehicle that occurred on December 23 while she was training near Sussex, New Brunswick.
In an update on Facebook, Watters’ family said she had no brain function on Tuesday.
[Velo News] Canadian neo-pro Ellen Watters (Colavita-Bianchi) remains in critical condition four days after she was involved in a collision with a motor vehicle during a training session in Sussex, New Brunswick.
[CyclingNews.com] Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) claimed the first World Cup victory of her comeback cyclo-cross season, powering away through a technical uphill section to win over Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) and Katerina Nash (Clif Bar).
[Road Bike Action] We caught up with former professional Janel Holcomb to get some inside tips on how to handle the holiday season right, while still getting the most out of your training.