|After winning the Canadian ITT championship title last week, Alison Jackson added the national road title to her achievements.
Ruth Winder (USA; Trek-Segafredo), Sofiia Shevchenko (Ukraine; Liv Cycling Team) and Varvara Fasoi (Greece; Eneicat-RBH Global-Martin Villa) are the female candidates for the role of road representative on the UCI Athletes’ Commission. Voting will be held during the World Championships.
Despite Team BikeExchange having their bikes stolen, thanks to the generous help of Trek-Segafredo, Liv Cycling and Movistar Team, who supplied them with spare bikes, the team’s riders were able to continue racing at the Tour de l’Ardeche feminine.Julia Borgstöm has extended her contract with NXTG Racing, while Swedish rider Wilma Olausson will be joining the team for the next two years.
April Tacey has extened with Dops-Le Col s/b TEMPUR for another year.Dutch rider Nicole Steigenga will join Team Coop-Hitec Products in 2022. The young rider has already won stages at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and the Dubai Women’s Tour.
The new Junior European Road Champion, German rider Linda Riedmann, as well as Swiss rider Noemi Rüegg have signed with Team Jumbo-Visma Women for the next two years.Franziska Koch, Pfeiffer Georgi and Esmée Peperkamp have extended with Team DSM. Georgi will stay for two years with the German team.
Liv Racing has announced that Giorgia Bronzini and Wim Stroetinga will become Sports Directors and will also play an important role in coaching and developing talent. Stroetinga will also take on the role of Performance Manager.The course of the first Paris-Roubaix Femmes, scheduled for 2 October, has been released and it covers 116.4 km with 17 cobbled sections.
The City of Sacramento, California, will host the inaugural Into the “Lion’s Den powered by SRAM” on 30 October. The organisers are offering US$100,000 in prize money, split evenly between the women’s and men’s pro fields. The organisers hope to put on an event that will advance the sport and promote diversity and inclusion.