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Maud Oudeman has won the 2021 Zwift Academy. She was selected after a week of intense finals in Mallorca and will now join Canyon//SRAM next year.

Annemiek van Vleuten was selected as the Dutch female rider of 2021 and was awarded the Keetie van Oosten-Hage trophy at the Wielergala. The Olympic time trial champion has won the award twice before, in 2017 and 2019.Team SDWorx has revealed their new jersey for 2022, which features different shades of purple, pink and yellow for a colourful look.

Human Powered Health also introduced their new jersey which added some magenta and purple tones to their traditional orange jersey.

UAE Team ADQ has also released their jersey for the next season.

Although having the same design for 2021, the UCI has asked Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch to change their kit design after three other squads unveiled a similar look.

Team Jumbo Visma Women has launched their new kit, with the same black and yellow colours.

A survey by The Cyclists’ Alliance has revealed that 97 per cent of the respondents would like to see a separate U23 women’s road race at the World Championships. This event is currently not a standalone race.The Superprestige Cyclocross in Diegem, scheduled for 29 December, had to be cancelled due to tightened COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium.

After an 8 year absence from the sport, tour operator Vacansoleil returns to cycling, partnering with Jumbo-Visma Women.Dutch rider Amy Pieters of SDWorx was involved in a crash when out training near Calpe. She was transported to a hospital in Alicante and underwent surgery. We’re keeping Amy in our thoughts.

Danilith Nokere Koerse’s women’s race will be broadcast live on TV in 2022. The finale of the race, the podium ceremony and flash interviews after the event will be broadcast by Sporza, RTBF and Eurosport. With a prize pool of 20,500 Euros, it is the one-day race with the highest prize money in women’s cycling.

Melbourne to Warrnambool, the second oldest event in world of cycling, and the oldest in Australia, will have a women’s race in 2022. The participants will race from Colac to Warrnambool over 160km.


UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dendermonde (Elite): Lucinda Brand ahead of Clara Honsinger and Denise Betsema

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Dendermonde (Junior): Zoe Bäckstedt ahead of Leonie Bentveld, Xaydee van Sinaey

Voxwomen Podcast

Episode 81: British Champion Pfeiffer Georgi

In our latest episode supported by Rapha, Hannah Walker talks to British Champion and inspirational young talent, Pfeiffer Georgi of Team DSM on growing up in a cycling mad family, her standout year with Team DSM, becoming National Champion and DSM’s road captain at a young age, as well as her aspirations for the future. Click here to listen!

Vox Performance Project

Holly Seear rode 1320km over a fortnight, but luckily had some help from Sean from Precision Hydration, who developed a hydration strategy for all those kilometres. Find out what she learned through the process here.

This week in cycling history

Sandra Schuhmacher

Born on 25 December 1966, Schuhmacher is a former German road and track cyclist. When she was 17 years old, she took a surprise podium at the inaugural Olympic women’s road race in 1984 in Los Angeles, taking the bronze medal behind U.S. riders Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Rebecca Twigg. The following year, she added another bronze medal at the UCI World Championships after having broken her arm only 2 months prior to the event. In both years, she also won the elite national title. She retired in 1988, yet made a brief comeback in 1993, before hanging up her cleats for good.

Rides of the week

zFondo Series 2022

Welcome to the Zwift Fondo Series! A fondo is a giant group ride, a go-at-your-own-pace event. This mega-event series brings together thousands of Zwifters to complete an epic ride and make their best time. And it’s your chance to unlock this month’s exclusive kit! Each month features a new and exclusive kit unlock. All Zwifters who finish a Fondo event of any distance will unlock that month’s Zwift Fondo kit. Ride each Fondo to collect ‘em all. Click here for more information.

Catrina’s Endurance 100k (January 1st, 2pm GMT)

I would like to invite ALL women to join this Ride & Social exchange! Our goals during the ride are as follows: Socialize with other women as well as complete a goal of riding a 100k on Zwift or just doing a long endurance training ride together with other women. Ultimately my goal is to enhance your endurance training while having FUN! Join Catrina Weiss (Group Leader). Click here for more information.

From our Online Shop

Men’s If In Doubt, Go Flat Out hoodie – £40

Another item from our men’s range of clothing. Inspired by the Voxwomen team attitude, it doesn’t matter how “flat out” is “flat out” to you – the freedom of riding a bike is perfectly encapsulated in this statement. All Voxwomen products sold help us raise the profile of womens cycling directly so thank you for your support. Buy this hoodie here!

Women’s Be Part of the Journey mountain hoodie – £45

Since the launch of Voxwomen, we have always used the message, “Be Part of the Journey.” Women’s cycling has been on a journey and the development of the sport continues. This mountain design links with the message and looks great on this relaxed hoodie. Wear before or after an event it is sure to keep you warm. Get yours here!

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