|Soudal, the co-title sponsor of Lotto Soudal, will continue to support the team until 2022. After that, their eight-year relationship will come to an end, while Lotto will continue.
Out of 21 candidates for UCI Management Committee member, the following women are standing for election: Sonia Gregoria Ramos Acuna (BOL), Daniela Isetti (ITA), Agata Lang (POL) and Anne Gripper (AUS).
British Cycling has announced that Jess Lowden will be the reserve rider for the road race and time trial at the Olympics.
The city of Hulst would like to host the Cyclocross World Championships in 2026 but Rome has also expressed an interest in staging the event. In 2022 Fayettville, USA will host the race, followed in 2023 Hoogerheide in the Netherlands, in 2024 by Tabor, and in 2025 by Liévin.
American Trek-Segafredo rider Ruth Winder has announced that she will retire after this season. The 28 year old, who won Brabantse Pijl this year, felt that after seven years of racing, the time for a change had come. However, she hopes to be able to pass on her knowledge to the younger generations through coaching.
Due to the ongoing COVID situation in Japan, the cycling events at the Olympics will be held without spectators.
On the hilly finish in Puegnago Del Garda, Marianne Vos took her thirtieth stage victory at the Giro, an incredible achievement by the Dutch rider. After two stage wins at the Italian race this year, Vos decided to leave the Giro Donne early to prepare for the Olympics.