|Rachel Neylan will be joining Team Parkhotel Valkenburg this year, with the aim of preparing for the World Championships.
Anna Henderson has re-signed with Team Jumbo-Visma Women through 2024. Henderson already had a contract until the end of 2022, but after her strong performances this year, this commitment has been extended.
French rider Morgane Coston has signed with Arkéa Pro Cycling next season. The 30-year-old rider, who started cycling in 2014, prefers hilly terrain.
DROPS – Le Col s/b Tempur rider Joscelin Lowden will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record on 30 September at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. The first ever women’s hour record approved by the UCI was set by Tamara Novikova in 1955, when she covered 38.473 km. The current record holder, Vittoria Bussi, covered 48.007 km in one hour in Mexico in 2018.
The U.S. registered outfit Rally Cycling intends to apply to be upgraded to the WorldTour for 2022 and 2023 and join the already existing nine WorldTour teams. The squad will also be more focused on races in Europe, in addition to events in the USA.
Two WorldTour races have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day Tour of Chongming Island, and the one-day Tour of Guangxi, which were both originally scheduled for October.
The Tour Series, involving three rounds set in the north of England and south Scotland, running from 8 to 12 August, is up and running. The opening round will take place in Guisborough, while Sunderland will host the second round, and the final round will take place in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.