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There has been a lot of transfer news this past week:

British rider Hannah Barnes will be riding for Uno-X Pro Cycling Team for the next two years.

U.S rider Leah Thomas, currently riding for Movistar Team, will be joining Trek-Segafredo for the next two seasons.

Australian rider Grace Brown has signed with FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope for the next two years. The French team is looking to build its success around an increased number of climbers in the squad.

U.S. champion Lauren Stephens and multi-time US cyclocross champion Clara Honsinger have re-signed with Team TIBCO-SVB for another two seasons.

Susanne Andersen will leave Team DSM to join Uno-X Pro Cycling for the next two seasons.

Caroline Andersson, Emma Boogaard and Pernille Feldmann have all re-signed with Team Coop – Hitec Products. The Swedish, Dutch and Norwegian riders will race for the team in 2022 and 2023.

Team Jumbo-Visma Women has extended with Teuntje Beekhuis for another two years, while Romy Kasper stays with the Dutch squad until 2022.

The Cyclists’ Alliance has published part two of their annual riders survey. Financial reasons are still the main reason why women leave the professional sport. Further details can be found here.

British Cycling has announced plans to grow BMX freestyle following Team GB’s success at the Olympics. British Cycling will work with existing BMX freestyle infrastructure in the country to create a national competition plan from 2022, including a talent pathway through talent development centres that will be linked to BMX facilities.

Retired rider Katie Compton, who won 15 U.S. national cyclocross titles between 2004 and 2018, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation that occurred in September last year. She has denied taking any banned substances.

South Africa has nominated its riders for the World Championships in Belgium later this year: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Hayley Preen (IT), Kerry Jonker, Frances Janse Van Rensburg (IT), Courtney Webb and Tiffanny Keep.

 

Results

Ladies Tour of Norway
Stage 1: Kristen Faulkner (TIBCO-SVB) ahead of Suanne Andersen (Team DSM) and Alice Barnes (Canyon//SRAM Racing)
Stage 2: Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma Women) ahead of Coryn Rivera (Team DSM) and Alison Jackson (Liv Racing)
Stage 3: Chloe Hosking (Trek-Segafredo) ahead of Coryn Rivera and Chiara Consonni (Valcar – Travel & Service)
General classification: Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) ahead of Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (Team SD Worx) and Kristen Faulkner (TIBCO-SVB)

Zwift Blog

Neve Bradbury

Canyon//SRAM rider Neve Bradbury tell us about the first half of her season as a neo-pro, as well as her time training in Andorra, and shares her recipe for hummingbird cake. Read her blog here!

 

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.

 

This week in cycling history

Joane Somarriba Arrola

Born on 11 August 1972, Joane Somarriba Arrola is a former Spanish rider who won the Grand Boucle three times and became a World Champion in the time trial discipline at the World Championships in 2003 in Canada. She is also the holder of numerous National Road Championship titles and a winner of several WorldTour races.

Kristin Armstrong

11 August was also Kristin Armstrong’s birthday. The now 47-year-old former pro-rider is one of the most decorated U.S. female riders. She is a winner of three Olympic gold medals at the time trials in 2008, 2012 and 2016, a two-time World Champion, and holder of six U.S. National Championship titles. Armstrong became the oldest female rider to ever win an Olympic medal, when she won in Rio a day before her 43rd birthday. The Idaho native holds a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and after her retirement five years ago, became now engaged in public speaking and serves as a Manager of Community Health in Boise in her home state. She currently also works as an endurance performance director with USA Cycling, where she assists new generations of athletes to achieve their potential in international competitions.

Rides of the week

Rapha Women’s 100

The Rapha Women’s 100 is back again for its ninth year! Celebrate the women’s cycling community around the world and build your endurance with a 4-week series of workouts designed by former road and track cyclist Dani Rowe from August 18 to September 11. Be sure to join in!

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!

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