|Canyon//SRAM has signed Belgian rider Shari Bossuyt and Dutch climber Pauliena Rooijakkers for the next two years. Rooijakkers has been a pro for ten years and will bring a wealth of experience to the team, while Belgian U23 ITT Champion Bossuyt comes from NXTG Racing and is ready to take the next step up to a WorldTour team.
Eefje Brandt, Mieke Docx and Kylie Waterreus will be joining Lotto Soudal Ladies Team in 2022.
Australian national road champion Sarah Roy will switch from Team BikeExchange to join Canyon/SRAM for the next two years.
DROPS – Le Col s/b TEMPUR will welcome former Belgian national road champion Jesse Vandenbulcke next year. The Belgian rider joins from Lotto Soudal Ladies Team.
Olympic Gold medallist and five-time world champion Elinor Barker will join Uno-X Pro Cycling for the next two years.
Britt Knaven has extended with NXTG Racing for another year.
Jolien D’hoore will become a Sports Director at NXTG Racing from January 2022. The Dutch rider will race her last event on 2 October Paris-Roubaix before retiring from active sport.
On 30 September at 5 pm local time, British rider Joss Lowden will attempt to officially break the Hour Record in the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland.
Kigali in Rwanda will host the UCI World Cycling Championships in 2025.
At the 2022 World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, next September the men’s and women’s ITT will take place on the same day and over the same distance.
The AJ Bell Women’s Tour has announced some of the riders who will be at the start of the race from 4 to 9 October.
Cofidis has announced the team roster for their new women’s squad. It consists of 10 riders with a mix of experienced riders and young talents.The organisers of the Tour de Romandie have announced the inaugural Tour de Romandie Féminin. The three-day event is planned for the autumn of 2022, with further details being revealed later.
This week saw the World ITT championships and some new participants from across the globe. Pakistan’s Kanza Malik, a mechanical engineer, and national champion Asma Jan, made history as the first two Pakistani women to compete internationally.
In a recent statement, the UCI has updated the development in off-road disciplines. Gravel racing will be added to the UCI Cycling Calendar in 2022. A UCI Gravel World Series will be created that will qualify athletes for the UCI Gravel World Championships. There will also be a test cyclo-cross team relay held in Fayetteville in January 2022 and the status of neo-pro will be introduced into women cycling. More details hereThe UCI will be opening a new women’s U23 category and rainbow jersey for the 2022 Road World Championships in Wollongong. However, the event is not run as a separate race but rather forms part of the existing elite women’s road race, with the first rider aged under 23 to cross the line to be crowned the first U23 world champion.
The Cycle to Work Scheme which was introduced in the U.K. in 1999 has undergone changes. It now includes the purchase of e-bikes and has removed the spending cap, in an effort to increase the amount of people using bikes. It aims to provide a more affordable way to buy bikes and equipment, with payments being tax-exempt.