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Results

Lotto Belgium Tour
Stage 1: Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo), Elynor Bäckstedt (Trek-Segafredo), Jolien d’Hoore (Belgian Cycling Team)
Stage 2: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Jolien d’Hoore, Barbara Guarischi (Team Movistar)
Stage 3: Alena Amialiusik (Canyon//SRAM Racing), Lorena Wiebes, Lotte Kopecky (Belgian Cycling Team)
Stage 4: Lotte Kopecky, Yara Kastelijn (Plantur-Pura Cycling Team), Ellen van Dijk
Overall winner: Lotte KopeckyLa Course by le Tour de France: Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx), Cecile Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle Acquitaine Futuroscope), Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma Women)

Zwift Blog

Mavi Garcia

In her latest blog, Spanish Road and ITT champion Mavi Garcia of Alé BTC Ljubljana answers the question, is cycling an individual or team sport?

Amalie Didericksen

The Trek-Segafredo rider tells us about the bumpy road to Tokyo and her changing plans and preparations for the Olympics.

Five minutes with…

The next rider in our Q&A series in collaboration with Peloton Magazine is World, Oceania and Australian track champion, Kaarle McCulloch, who has an interesting story about how she almost instantly knew she would become a cyclist after her first experience on the track. Find out more here!

This week in cycling history

Hélène Dutrieu

Born in Belgium, Dutrieu became the first cycling World Champion in 1896. She got into the sport inspired by her older brother, who was a professional rider. She started out as a track cyclist and in 1893 set the women’s world record for the longest distance ridden in one hour, as well as later setting several speed records on the track. After leaving competitive racing, she became a stuntwoman, using her bike to perform dangerous manoeuvres. With this not being challenging enough, she then learned how to fly a plane and became the first woman to fly with passengers. In 1913, she became the first female aviator awarded membership of the Légion d’honneur. In the meantime, she took on French nationality and during World War I, she performed reconnaissance flights for the French Army. After the war, she became an ambulance driver and later headed a military hospital. In her later years, she changed careers yet again and worked as a journalist. On 26 June 1961, she passed away in Paris at the age of 83.

Annie Cohen Kopchovsky

Better know as Annie Londonderry, on 27 June 1894, at the age of 23, the Latvian immigrant started her cycling trip around the world from Boston. In order to finance the journey, she pegged advertising billboards onto her bike, signed and sold souvenirs and gave lectures on cycling. Although she completed some of her travels via steamships, she still cycled thousands of kilometres and completed her trip in September 1985, making her a pioneer in the world of long-distance cycling.

Marianne Berglund

The former skier and professional road cyclist celebrated her birthday on 23 June. The now 58 year old won the UCI World Road Championship title at the age of 20 years, was a 10-time Swedish champion and a two-time Olympic participant. After retiring from her cycling career, she became a management consultant in the U.S. and obtained her PhD in Organizational Leadership. In addition to coaching and sharing her experiences with nutrition and training with young athletes, she now mainly consults businesses on improving their performance.

Rides of the week

Fun is Fast Series

Find your fun on Zwift. Join the community for pro-inspired workouts, exciting in-game challenges, Women’s Wednesday rides and other events that bring the entire community together. Join in here!

From our online shop

Kid’s Shirt – £14

Do you know a little rider who aspires to be the next Marianne, Annemiek or Anna? Then don’t look past this kid’s shirt, available in white and pink. All Voxwomen products purchased help us raise the profile of women’s cycling and build the future of the sport, so get shopping here!

Coffee, Bike, Cake Shirt – £21


Every great day on a bike begins with coffee and ends with cake. Our new coffee, bike, cake shirt brings it all together! Made with all natural materials, this shirt is perfect for lounging around in, working at home in or making a statement when you’re out with friends at the café. You can get yours here!

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