|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.