|Team SD Worx rider and inaugural eSports World Champion, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, has launched the “Rocacorba Collective”, a membership funded program that will initially consist of a women’s racing league team, women-only rides, mixed social rides, workouts, and training plans. Read more details here.
Rally Cycling will be changing its name to Human Powered Health. Their women’s squad is set to join the WorldTour, which will make it the first co-ed team to have its women’s team reach the top level status before its men’s squad. The new partnership will allow the team to use its platform to inspire others to improve health and well-being.
Former BikeExchange riders Georgia Baker and Alexandra Manly will return to the Australian squad for the next two years. The accomplished track riders will now concentrate on their road cycling ambitions.
Alena Amialiusik has extended her contract with Canyon//SRAM until the end of 2022. The Belarusian rider had initially thought of retiring but eventually decided she was not yet ready to give up participating in the sport.
Irish road champion Imogen Cotter, who only took up cycling three years ago, and who races for the Movistar E-team, has recently signed with Plantur – Pura. Other new signings include Julie Van de Velde, Kim de Baat, and Justine Ghekiere. Laura Süssemilch has also extended with the team.
Annemiek van Veuten is the only female out of 12 nominees for the prestigious Vélo d’Or prize, which is awarded to the rider who has performed the best over the past year. The Velo d’Or is voted on by a number of European journalists from different countries and will be announced later this year.
Afghan rider Rukhsar Habibzai, who recently had to leave her native country, has settled in the USA and will be riding for Team Twenty24, a North American squad that has had much success in developing track and road riders.
After a 15-year career, Australian rack cyclist Kaarle McCulloch has announced her retirement. She has won four rainbow jerseys, 10 world Championships, an Olympic bronze, three Commonwealth Gold medals, 21 Oceania titles and 15 national crowns.
The 21-year-old cycling talent Desiet Kidane Tekeste has passed away following a tragic road incident in her home country of Eritrea. The young rider was out training when she was hit by a car. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her World Cycling Centre teammates.
The organisers of the inaugural Tour de Romandie Féminin have revealed more details. The event will take place over three days between 7 and 9 October 2022. The first stage will start and finish in Lausanne, the second will link Sion to Thyon 2000, and the third will finish in Geneva.
Trek-Segafredo has welcomed Sports Psychologist Elisabetta Borgia to the squad. The 34-year old is a former cyclist with 17 years of experience. She started working with the Italian Cycling Federation Study Center and has worked with Elisa Longo Borghini since 2019.