Your Monday Briefing


Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling

  • This week, Voxwomen announced a partnership with the Women’s Tour of Scotland to provide daily broadcast packages for this inaugural cycling event. Besides bringing you all the highlights, we’ll also take you behind the scenes and provide interviews with some of the world’s best cyclists riding the race. Anthony McCrossan, owner of Voxwomen, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “We are extremely pleased to be working with the new Women’s Tour of Scotland to bring the race to fans. Hot on the heels of our coverage of the Giro Rosa we will be bringing all our production capability into play. Our team will create digital highlights, insightful clips, features and a full-length TV broadcast.” The event begins in Dundee on 9 August and concludes in Edinburgh on 11 August. Here is a small taster of what to expect.
  • Soraya Paladin, currently ranked eighth in the UCI Women’s World Tour, has signed with CCC-Liv for the coming season. For the next two seasons, Dutch cyclocross champion Lucinda Brand will be racing on road with Trek-Segafredo and off-road for Telenet Fidea Lions, a cyclocross team that is partnered with Trek.

Recent results

  • Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) won Prudential RideLondon Classique, with Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance Cycling) and Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) rounding out the podium.
  • Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) won Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa ahead of Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott) and Ane Santesteban (WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling).
  • At the Clasica Femenina Navarra, Sara Roy (Mitchelton-SCOTT) took out the win, while Maria Martins (Sopela Women’s Team) placed second, and Marta Lach (CCC-Liv) took third place.
  • Luz Gaxiola and Jessica Salazar took gold in an historic win in the women’s team sprint at the Lima 2019 Games.
  • Jolanda Neff (SUI) won the MTB World Cup Short Track in Val di Sole ahead of Sina Frei (SUI) and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FRA).
  • At Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa, Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton- SCOTT) was victorious ahead of Janneke Ensing (WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling) and Pauliena Rooijakkers (CCC-LIv).

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest blog, Leah Kirchmann gives some tips on preparing for your next bike riding adventure, from making flights more comfortable, to improving your stay at hotel rooms.
  • Audrey Cordon-Ragot shares her experience at this year’s Giro Rosa and her role in this important racing event in her article “Grupetto’s Iife”.
  • Boels-Dolmans rider Christine Majerus, in her blog entitled How to nail your break shares her tips on how to take a break from cycling and recharge your batteries. It’s great advice for all cyclists on how to get the most out of recovery time.

Voxwomen announcements and events

  • The Voxwomen Big Week Off, which runs from 13th to 20th October 2019 in Can Campolier Banyoles near Girona, Spain is a fantastic event that we’re sure you’ll want to be part of. A week of riding and a chance to meet other cycling enthusiasts awaits you at Can Campolier, home to Rocacorba Cycling, which is run by professional rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and her family. By paying a non-refundable deposit of £150, you can secure your place and then continue to pay in instalments. If you’d like to find out more or take advantage of this unique offer you can do so by clicking here.

This week in cycling history…

  • On 29 July 1984, the Los Angeles Olympics introduced road cycling for women. The first event was won by American Connnie Carpenter-Phinney. Before tuning to cycling, she was a speed skater but an ankle injury forced her to give up the sport and she began her cycling career, which ended up netting her four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions and twelve U.S. national championship titles in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • 4 August is Yvonne Reynders’ birthday. She is a former Belgian road and track cyclist, and together with Elsy Jacobs and Beryl Burton, was one of the top women cyclists of the 1960s. During her career, she won 13 medals at the World Championships, including seven gold medals. Yvonne retired after her last win in 1967, but returned to the sport at the age of 39 when she took her final medal, a bronze, at the World Championships in Italy.

Shop Voxwomen and insider specials

  • Head over to our online store and have a look at our attractive range of quality cycling clothing and accessories. We offer items such as mugs, socks, jerseys and more. By making a purchase, you’ll be supporting Voxwomen and enable us to bring women’s cycling to a wider audience.

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