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USA Cycling has announced its squad for the Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the end of January. The team will include Clara Honsinger, who is the top ranked US rider in the world rankings and currently sixth in the Elite Women’s category.

BePink Elite has released their new kit for this season, featuring the addition of blue and black stripes to their traditionally pink jersey.

One of the first races of 2022 to fall victim to the ongoing pandemic is the Brussels Opwijk elite race in February, with the organisers having cancelled the event.

Linda Riedmann, European Junior Road Champion, has signed with Team Jumbo Visma Women.The Swiss Cycling Federation will not send any female riders to the elite, U23 and junior races of the World Cyclocross Championships in Fayetteville at the end of this month. They have said that riders opted out of the event due to the difficulty of flying to the rather remote area of the USA and reduced flights at the moment. In any case, the leading Swiss rider Jolanda Neff has completed her CX season and is now concentrating on MTB racing.

The ASO will be supporting Donnons des elles au vélo as they ride the route of the Tour de France for the eighth consecutive year, and the Tour de France Femmes one day ahead of the races.

Results

Australian National Championships:

ITT Elite: Grace Brown ahead of Amber Pate and Lisa Jacob
ITT U23: Anya Louw ahead of Alyssa Polites and Emily Watts
ITT Junior: Isabelle Carnes ahead of Sophie Marr and Lucy Stewart

Criterium Elite: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Josie Talbot and Peta Mullens
Criterium U23: Anya Louw ahead of Neve Bradbury and Keely Bennett
Criterium Junior: Lucy Stewart ahead of Sophie Marr and Bronte Stewart

Road Elite: Nicole Frain, ahead of Grace Brown and Ruby Roseman-Gannon
Road U23: Alysolites ahead of Neve Bradbury and Emily Watts
Road Junior: Sophie Marr ahead of Lucy Stewart and Isabelle Carnes

UCI World Cup Flamanville: Fem Van Empel ahead of Puck Pieterse, both of the Netherlands, and Blanka Kata Vas of Hungary

National Trophy Series 6 – Broughton Hall C2: Anna Kay ahead of Josie Nelson and Xan Crees

Vox Performance Project Blog

In her latest blog, Vox Performance Project Participant Jade writes about how she’s reaching what she calls “very lofty goals” in the world of long-distance triathlon and endurance cycling with the help of the project’s partners. Check out her inspiring progress here.

In case you missed our last blog, Jenny Greaves, a newcomer to the sport, shares her first experiences with the Supersapiens glucose monitor, Zwift rides, joining the racing team RAVE and some of the challenges she faced. Jenny thoroughly enjoys riding and keeping fit, and tries to encourage others to give it a go. Get reading here!

Zwift Blog

Catch up on Team DSM rider Megan Jastrab’s reflection about her 2021 season, where not everything was smooth sailing. Read her Zwift blog right here!

Voxwomen Podcast

Episode 81: British Champion Pfeiffer Georgi

In this 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!

This week in cycling history

Amanda Ellen Jones

The British rider recently celebrated her 60th birthday. Jones won the bronze medal at the age of 18 at the World Championships in the French Alps in 1980, and two years later, she became World Champion, the first British woman in 15 years to take out the honours. She relied on her parents for support, as British Cycling did not have the money to provide significant assistance. After retiring from the sport, Jones ran a cycling shop until only a few years ago. These days, she manages a mail-order cycling business and organises events for the Dave Rayner Fund, which raises money for young riders to race abroad.

Christina Soeder

The German-born Austrian road rider turned 47 years old on 15 January. Soeder took the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in the ITT discipline and won silver at the 2008 World Championships in Varese, Italy. In addition, she won multiple titles at the Austrian National road and time trial championships. She has a medical degree, working in sports medicine, and has written a book providing women with tips on how to get into the sport, as well as training and nutrition.

Rides of the week

Tour de Zwift

This is the biggest party on Zwift! From Jan 10 – Feb 15, the Tour de Zwift features eight stages with multiple routes to roam in each. Join the global community for can’t-miss events, badge hunts, and exclusive Tour unlocks.

This week you’ll spin it up for multiple laps on some of Zwifts shortest and most exciting routes in stage 3. Grab your gravel or mountain bike for your weekend ride as stage 4 gets a little dirty! More info here.

 

No Gods No Masters – Women Crush Wed – Training Ride

NGNM is a lifestyle cycling brand dedicated to empowering and emancipating women through cycling. NGNM offers a weekly training ride every Wednesday exclusively for women. Join this ride, make some new friends and unlock the NGNM X WRRS kit in game! Find out more here.

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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