|Lizzie Deignan took out the inaugural edition of Paris Roubaix Femmes, with Trek-Segafredo announcing that they will match the men’s prize money.
After setting an unofficial hour record at a training ride earlier in the year, Joss Lowden rode 48.405 km to set a new UCI Hour Record in Grenchen, Switzerland. Find out more about her fantastic achievement here.
The AJ Bell Women’s Tour will not be able to expand coverage in 2021 to include live broadcast. However, a highlights program will be available each night. Read more about the upcoming race here.
After the most recent election during the World Championship in Belgium, the UCI Management Committee now has six female members out of 18, as opposed to just one following the previous elections.
Ruth Winder of the USA has been elected to represent the discipline of road cycling on the UCI Athletes’ Commission. She will serve for four years, with her role involving submitting proposals to the UCI Management Committee with the aim of improving conditions, protecting riders, and promoting ethics.
Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank Founder, Linda Jackson, has announced a new Seattle-based development team. Fount Cycling Guild is a grassroots club team of over 90 riders, which focuses on developing riders and preparing them for domestic elite teams.
Canadian Road and ITT champion Alison Jackson has extended her contract with Liv Racing for another year.
Sylvie Swinkels will join Team Coop – Hitec Products for 2022. The Norwegian team has also renewed the contracts with Norwegian Ann Helen Olsen, and German rider Christa Riffel for one more year.
The Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race have been cancelled for 2022 due to Australia’s border closures and strict quarantine requirements. Instead, the organisers are planning a local Festival of Cycling for riders in Australia. Australia’s oldest race, the Herald Sun Tour, which has attracted several WT teams in the past, has also been cancelled for 2022.
The second edition of the Tour de Suisse Women, held between 18 and 21 June 2022, will now have four stages and feature an individual time trial.The Giro Italia Donne will become a WT race again next year and will be held between 1 and 10 July 2022.
After a career spanning over two decades, German rider Trixi Worrack has announced her retirement. She has five Team Time Trial World Championship titles to her name and has taken out the German road and time trial titles on several occasions. After finishing her professional carer as a rider, she will take on a new role as a trainer for female and junior riders in Thüringen, Germany.