|Olympic road champion Anna Kiesenhofer will be racing without a trade team next year. However, the Austrian rider has announced that Swiss Krono Group will support her until 2024. She has also expressed interest in working in coaching, mentoring or appearances in public to add to her cycling career.
Katie Archibald, who put in a stellar performance during the first two rounds of the UCI Track Champions League, has signed with CERATIZIT – WNT Pro Cycling for the next two years.
The Union Européenne de Cyclisme’s technical team and the Portuguese Cycling Federation have announced more details of ANADIA 2022. The city of Anadia in Portugal will host a unique event in June and July for youth cycling, particularly for the Juniors and U23 categories, with European Championship races in several disciplines: MTB XCO and XCC, road and track.
Flanders 2021 produced cycling’s first ever sustainability report concerning the Road World Championships this year. In this report, the organisers detailed the event’s environmental impact during the event. Some of the measures taken included the use of electric cars, biodiesel for energy, and reusable items.
Cycling Ireland has introduced an initiative called ‘Bike Like Me’ to get more women and girls into cycling. Cycling Ireland will support six women to become advocates and promote women and girls cycling in their local area in order to encourage greater participation.
American cyclocross and MTB rider Ellen Noble has decided to take a break from riding due to health problems, but hopes to return to the sport again at some stage.
Round 5 of the UCI Track Champions League in Israel had to be cancelled, as the Israeli government closed all borders to non-citizens due to COVID-19.
Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in Belgium, the organisers of the Cyclocross World Cup in Antwerp have decided to cancel the event, which was scheduled for 5 December. The future of the next races will be decided closer to the date.
Flanders Classics will become the full owner of the Gent-Wevelgem men’s and women’s race as of 2022. The event will take place on Sunday, 27 March of next year on a course between Ypres and Wevelgem.
NXTG Racing has partnered with Experza, an employment agency, with the team’s name changing to NXTG by Ezperza from next year. The aim of the squad is to provide riders with a professional training environment and a high-quality competition program to bridge the difficult step from junior to elite rider.