Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling
On Friday, Donnes des Elles au Vélo started riding for the fifth consecutive year the entire route of the Tour de France a day ahead of the men’s race. On the course the 13 French women riders will campaign for the return of a Women’s Tour de France and raise awareness for women’s cycling.
Team Bahrain Merida, in conjunction with the Bahrain Cycling Association and McLaren, has announced the formation of Bahrain Cycling Academy (BCA). The Academy will also support female riders in Bahrain, promoting organised cycling and women’s coaching clinics. Their aim is by 2025, to achieve equal participation in cycling between men and women in Bahrain, and to create an elite UCI Women’s WorldTour team.
The first stage of the Giro Rosa ICCREA, a team time trial, was won by Canyon//SRAM, second place went to Bigla and third to CCC-Liv. On the second day of the Giro Rosa, Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) was victorious ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb). The third stage went to Marianne Vos, second place to Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott) and third to Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Bigla)
The Mercedes-Benz UCI MTB World Cup – Vallnord (short circuit) was taken out by Jolanda Neff (Trek Segafredo) while Rachel Atherton (Atherton Bikes) won the Women’s Elite Downhill. Anne Terpstra (NED) won the Women Elite Cross-Country Olympic event in Vallnord.
Watch the Giro Rosa highlights show every day here on Voxwomen starting 5 July and concluding 14 July. Times are 17.30 UK time, 18.30 CET and 12.30 US EST. Don’t miss this great opportunity to catch up on what has been happening on each stage.
The Voxwomen Cycling Show
Our latest episode of the Voxwomen Cycling Show is out now. We talk to Rachel Voyles about her role as a soigneur at Rally UHC Cycling, as well as Hagens Berman Supermint team owner Lindsay Goldman, and share with you all the action from Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Amgen Tour of California.
In her piece, “I am nervous, I am excited, I am ready to suffer,” Louise tells her story of how she became involved in InternationElles, the international team that rides 21 stages of this year’s Tour de France one day ahead of the men’s team. A truly inspiring tale of persistence and commitment to cycling by this British cyclist. Stay tuned, as the team will be documenting their journey and experiences over the coming weeks on Voxwomen.
Listen to our latest podcast right here, in which Abby Mickey and Laura Winter talk about the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, our exciting Giro Rosa Iccrea announcement together with Trek, the latest Rawvelo photo competition, and much more!
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This week in cycling history…
The women’s hour record was first established on 7 July 1893 by Mlle de Saint-Sauveur at the Vélodrome Buffalo in Paris. The French rider completed 26.012km which was the first unpaced hour record for a women rider. The first women’s hour record approved by the UCI was set by Tamara Novikova on 7 July 1955. The Russian rider broke the women’s World Record for 1 hour covering 38.473km breaking the record of Italian Alfonsina Strada that had stood for 26 years.
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