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Two-time U23 ITT European Champion Hannah Ludwig will be joining Team Uno-X Pro Cycling for two years starting in 2022.

The ninth edition of the annual Rapha Women’s 100 global challenge will be held on Sunday 12th September. The Rapha Women’s 100 is a celebration of women’s cycling, which since 2013, has inspired thousands of women to come together, share the road and cycle over a 100km course.

Team TIBCO-SVB has announced increased partnership commitments from its co-title sponsors, TIBCO and Silicon Valley Bank, that will enable it to file for Women’s World Tour (WWT) status. In addition to paying significantly higher rider salaries, the team will also provide its riders with critical resources needed to achieve their goals.

Ally Wollaston, Maureen Arens and Senne Knaven will join NXTG Racing from 1 August. Wollaston signed a new contract with the team, while Arens and Knaven come over as stagiaires from the team’s U19 squad. Wollaston, from New Zealand, won the individual pursuit at the Junior World Championships in Frankfurt in 2019 and was a reserve for the New Zealand team at the Olympics.

Team SD Worx had originally tweeted that Karol Ann Canuel will be finishing her career after the Olympics. However, following this miscommunication, it was clarified that the Canadian rider will not be stopping her career.

Results

Olympic MTB: Jolanda Neff took the win ahead of Sina Frei and Linda Indergand, all of Switzerland.
ITT: Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands prevailed over Swiss rider Marlen Reusser and Anna van der Breggen (NED) 

Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames
Stage 1: Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma Women) ahead of Pfeiffer Georgi (Team DSM) and Anouska Koster (Team Jumbo-Visma Women)
Stage 2: Anna Henderson ahead of Gladys Verhulst (Team Arkea) and Suanne Andersen (Team DSM)
GC: Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma Women) ahead of Floortje Mackaij (Team DSM) and Anouska Koster (Team Jumbo-Visma Women)

 

Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa: Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) ahead of Ruth Windsor (Trek-Segafredo) and Tatiana Gudzero (Ale BTC Ljubljana)

Café Talk with…

In our exclusive feature p/b Liv Cycling World, discover the Cyclist Alliance Mentor Program where a group of smart, dynamic and knowledgeable people involved in professional women’s cycling united by their passion try to make the industry a better place. Read more about The Cyclists Alliance Mentor Programme (TCAMP) – an exciting collaboration between riders and industry.

Zwift Blog

Ella Harris

In her latest blog, the New Zealand rider from CANYON//SRAM reflects on her season so far, training and life in Girona, and recent races.

Product Review

Former professional rider Jessie Walker puts the new women’s collection launched by La Passione to the test. Catch her product review of this new cycling apparel here!

This week in cycling history

Julia Shaw

Shaw celebrated her birthday on 28 July. The 56 year-old British rider specialised in time trials, winning several national titles and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games time trial event in 2010. She didn’t pick up the sport until her late twenties, when she got hooked on cycling. Shaw was awarded the Beryl Burton Trophy presented to the CTT’s female Champion of Champions eight times. Shaw also holds a degree in physics and currently works as a research scientist.

Rides of the week

Off the MAAP Tour

The Off the MAAP Tour is a multi-stage cycling tour that challenges you to ride or race your way through some of the routes less travelled. All while kitted up with an exclusive jersey designed by our friends at MAAP, and one you can order upon tour completion. Join in here!

From our online shop

If in doubt, go flat out – £21

Make every day an amazing day with this statement shirt. An awesome print, the ideal fit and organic softness – we’ve got you covered. This slogan encapsulates the feeling of riding a bike. It doesn’t matter what flat out means to you, its fun and exhilarating. And you can get your shirt here!

Be Part of the Journey shirt – £19

£19
From day one at Voxwomen, we knew we were on a journey to change the profile of women’s cycling. Everything we have done has required team and community. This statement has been part of that commitment from day one, when we asked the teams, fans and riders to ‘Be Part of the Journey’ and this still rings true. Our slogan shirt supports us in bringing this great sport to more fans, so get shopping here

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