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Austrian rider Christina Schweinberger has joined Belgian squad Plantur – Pura Cycling.

Sarah Gigante of Movistar Team, who had planned to start her 2022 season at the Tour of Gippsland, had to withdraw from the event as she tested positive to COVID-19. The 23 year old Australian had been sidelined from racing with a heart condition for the past 7 months but is slowly coming back to form.

Men’s WorldTour team Israel-Premier Tech has become a sponsor of the Swiss women’s WT team Roland Cogeas Edelweiss for this season, the first year of the team at the UCI Women’s WorldTour level. The aim is to expand the development program but also focus on the riders‘ participation in various social development and humanitarian projects.

The UCI has announced that it will be creating a women’s U23 road and TT World Champion title, starting in 2022 in Wollongong. However, the actual races will be shared with elite riders until 2025 when separate U23 races are planned.

After having been part of the World Cup twenty times, Koksijde will most likely move to the X20 Badkamers Trofee, as the World Cup was deemed to be no longer financially justifiable. The decision must now be approved by the city council, but it is likely to be successful.

Results

New Zealand Road Championships:

ITT: Georgia Williams (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Bronwyn MacGregor and Holly Edmondston

U23: Kim Cadzow (Black Magic Women’s Cycling) ahead of Ella Wyllie and Henrietta Christie (Human Powdered Health)

Roads: Olivia Ray (Human Powered Health) ahead of Georgia Williams (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) and Bryony Botha

U23 roads: Ally Wollaston (NXTG by Experza) ahead of Henrietta Christie (Human Powered Health) and Kimberley Cadzow (Black Magic Women’s Cycling)

Road Championships, Colombia: Diana Peñuela ahead of Lorena Colmenaries and Elizabeth Castano

Superprestige CX, Gavere: Lucinda Brand ahead of Annemarie Worst and Denise Betsema (all of the Netherlands)

Vox Performance Project News

Precision Fuel & Hydration (formerly Precision Hydration) has a new name, as they continue to help athletes nail their hydration and fuelling strategies for training and racing. A perfect opportunity to check out their free online Sweat Test and free online Quick Carb Calculator!

Zwift Blog

New Voxwomen blogger Niamh Fisher-Black gives you an insight into a day in the life of a pro rider at Team SD Worx’ training camp in Spain. Follow the young Kiwi on a typical day on the Costa Blanca!

Food coach Shara Marche is back in the Voxwomen kitchen with a mouth-watering recipe. This time she prepares a nutritious pizza, so be sure to check out her recipe here!

Vox Performance Project Blog

Philippa Draper’s story shows just why we created the Vox Performance Project. Countless power records, second in the A1 Zwift Racing League and a contract with Canyon eRacing Sport are just some of her recent achievements. Have a read as to what is possible 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

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå

The Norwegian cross-country athlete and mountain biker celebrated her 49th birthday on 10 February. She started her professional career in 1995, at the age of 22. Often times called the ’grand dame’ of mountain biking, some of her greatest achievements include the Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens, 9 World Championship gold medals, 8 European Championship gold medals, and several silver medals. She won her last rainbow jersey in 2013 at the Worlds Marathon, showing incredible grit and determination. She overcame serious illness to continue racing in a career that spanned 20 years. Dahle retired in 2018 and joined Merida as brand ambassador, having ridden for the brand since 2002. Since then, she has been putting effort into encouraging people to ride their bikes as a sport as well as a form of transport. Even today she still gets involved in cross-country or marathon events with a renewed interest in ultra-endurance cycling and e-mountain biking.

Rides of the week

Mountain Bike Mondays with Ladies Allride

Join the Ladies AllRide crew for a fun, lighthearted ride series to get you prepared for your spring and summer off-road adventures. Come mingle with the coaches of Ladies AllRide and ask us questions about mountain biking skills, or just riding in general! Find out more here!

KX3 Women’s Freestyle Ride
Join your coach, 3-time Olympic gold medallist, Kristin Armstrong, along with special guests and cycling mentors, for KX3 Lifestyle + Coaching’s weekly women’s group ride! Join in 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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