Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling
Franziska Braussehas signed with WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling for the rest of the season. She is a German track and road cyclist and her best result includes her win in the Individual Pursuit at the 2019 European U-23 Championships.
At the Giro Rosa, Letizia Borghesi (Aromitalia Vaiano) won the fourth stage, ahead of Nadia Quagliotto (Ale Cipollini) and Chiara Perini (Bepink). Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) was victorious on the fifth stage ahead of Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon SRAM Racing). The winner of the time trial stage was Annemiek van Vleuten, ahead of Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo). Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) was victorious on stage seven ahead of Anna van der Breggen and Elisa Longo Borghini. Bigla rider Elizabeth Banks won the eighth stage ahead of her teammate Leah Thomas and Soraya Paladin (Ale Cippollini). The penultimate stage was taken out by Anna van der Breggen, ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv). Marianne Vos won the final stage, while Lucinda Brand took second and Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies) third placing. The overall winner of the Giro Rosa was Annemiek van Vleuten.
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.
Boels Dolmans rider Christine Majerus in her blog entitled “How to nail your break” shares her tips on how to take a break from cycling and recharge your batteries. It’s great advice for all cyclists on how to get the most out of recovery time.
We hear more from cyclists who are involved with InternationalElles, a group of female cyclists who are riding all stages of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the men’s race. This week, they include:
Scottish rider Lucy Ritchie tells us about how she got into cycling and her preparation for this special event.
Alex Chart shares with us her story of how she became involved with InternationalElles and what motivates her to ride all the stages of the Tour de France with this group of female cyclists.
Helen Bridgman explains why she is so passionate about cycling and why she decided to ride with InternationalElles this year.
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!
Voxwomen announcements and events
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This week in cycling history…
The Giro Rosa finished on Sunday. Maria Canins of Italy was the first winner of the Giro Rosa, known until 2013 as the Giro Donne. She beat Australian cyclist Elizabeth Hepple and Petra Rossner of former East Germany. Italian cyclist Fabiana Luperini won the Giro Rosa a record five times. She took the win every year from 1995 to 1998 and then again ten years later in 2008.
The Queen Stage of this year’s Giro Rosa finished in Valdidentro. The last time a stage ended there, Emma Pooley was the winner, that was in 2011.