|Dutch rider Janneke Ensing, who rode for Team BikeExchange for the past two years, has retired after a long and successful career.
British track and road rider Ellie Dickinson, British rider Emily Wadsworth (NXGT Racing) and New Zealand track and road rider Rushlee Buchanan have announced their retirement from the sport.
Former American rower Kristen Faulkner will join Team BikeExchange for the next two years. The talented rider was with TIBCO-SVB before making the step up to the WorldTour with the Australian squad.
Ruby Roseman-Gannon has signed her first WorldTour contract with Team Bike Exchange. The Australian rider will compete with the squad for the next two years.
Samantha Schneider will join her sister Skylar at L39ION of Los Angeles in 2022, while Shayna Powless will also be riding for the US squad.
Dutch riders Marit Raaijmakers and Nina Buijsman have joined Rally Cycling from Parkhotel Valkenburg. The latter has signed a contract for one year, while her compatriot has entered a two-year deal with the U.S. squad.
Australian rider Tiffany Cromwell has extended with Canyon//SRAM for another two years.Dutch rider Quinty Ton and Czech road champion Tereza Neumanova have signed with Liv Racing.
After having previously spent three seasons from 2017 to 2019 with the team, Lizzie Holden will be returning to DROPS – Le Col s/b TEMPUR.
The Cyclists’ Alliance has published its 2021/2022 Elected Rider Council.
Movistar’s Annemiek van Vleuten has topped the women’s WorldTour and World ranking by a significant margin. The Dutch rider had 12 victories in 2021, including the Olympic ITT gold, Ronde van Vlaanderen, and three stage races victories. New Zealand rider Niamh Fisher-Black took out the best young rider category.Recently retired Australian rider Lucy Kennedy has joined the coaching staff at the Australian Cycling Academy in Queensland, where she will bring her experience to the development of young riders.
Carmen Small, the former pro rider who won a bronze medal in the ITT at the World Championships and twice gold in the TTT, will be joining Team Jumbo-Visma Women as a race coach.Full details of the course for the road road and time trial events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022 have been revealed. The road race route consists of a 16km loop (total 112km) starting in Warwick, while the 29km-long TT starts and finishes at Wolverhampton’s West Park. More information can be found here.
The elite women’s CX race on the Koppenberg will be renamed the GP Jolien Verschueren, in memory of the young rider who won the event in 2015 and 2016, and passed away in July this year.
Olympic road race gold medallist Anna Kiesenhofer has been named Austrian Sportswoman of the year.The UCI announced that Dutch rider Shanne Braspennincx has been elected to represent track cycling on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in a vote organised during the 2021 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Championships held in Roubaix this September.
The Belgian elite women riders for the European Cyclo-cross Championships have been selected. They are: Lucinda Brand, Annemarie Worst, Denise Betsema, Yara Kastelijn, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, Inge van der Heijden, Manon Bakker and Aniek van Alphen.
The finalists for the Zwift Academy Program have been announced. The five riders will now compete at the Zwift Academy road finals in Mallorca for a contract with Canyon//SRAM for 2022.