|After a two-year hiatus, the Bretagne Ladies Tour CERATIZIT is back. From 3 to 7 May, the riders will take on five stages of a total of 600km, including an individual time trial. The organisers have revealed a provisional start list.
After wining the gold medal at the 2021 Women Elite individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Brugge, Trek-Segafredo’s Ellen van Dijk is ready for a new challenge and will attempt the UCI Hour Record on 23 May 2022 at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland. The Dutch rider will complete her classics campaign before turning her focus to the track.
The Women’s Tour has revealed the teams who will be at the event, including all of the top division UCI Women’s WorldTour teams. 108 riders will compete in the 2022 event, making it the biggest field in the eight-year history of the race.
The organisers of The Women’s Tour, which starts in two months, are also still looking for £75,000 in order to be able to broadcast the event live for the first time ever.
In an update on Amy Pieters, who has been in a coma since her training accident, her team has reported that her condition remains unchanged and her doctors can’t wake her at this stage from her coma. We are keeping Amy in our thoughts.
Talented cyclocross rider Fem van Empel has received several offers from road teams. However, due to her contract with Cyclocross squad Pauwels Sauzen, despite her wanting to leave and her team not having a road program this summer, she hasn’t been released to develop further on the toad.Jumbo Visma has revealed a new design of their jersey that the team will wear at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift later in the year.
World champion Elisa Balsamo of Trek-Segafredo was disqualified from Paris-Roubaix Femmes for a sticky bottle after she returned from a puncture. The commissaires ruling that the Italian rider had made “an irregular return after her mechanical”
Away from competition, and just to remind us that bikes can be a means of achieving many things, sisters Ariana (10 years old) and Carina Dinu (7 years old) from Arizona rode 53 miles to honour a Ukrainian mother, who was shot while riding her bike at the age of 53. They raised funds which are to be sent to their grandmother in Romania, who is coordinating with a local church to purchase essentials for the 70 to 80 Ukrainian refugees who are sheltering there each day.