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British champion Pfeiffer Georgi has extended with Team DSM until 2025. She will continue in her role as captain, while also focusing on the classics. Her teammate sprint star Charlotte Kool has also extended and will ride for the Dutch team until 2024, where she will be given the opportunity to develop further as a sprinter.

Demi Vollering and Ashleigh Pasio-Moolman were both involved in a crash at Durango-Durango Emakumeen last week. While Ashleigh was able to finish the race, Demi had to abandon and was taken to hospital. Both riders are okay and reported to have not sustained any injuries.

The Women’s Tour has now published detailed maps and timings for each stage. More information is available here.

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope rider Marta Cavalli had to abandon the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas due to a crash. She had been taken to hospital but tests fortunately revealed no fractures and the Italian rider is in a stable condition and was able to leave hospital next day. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery!

In a tragic turn of events, gravel racer Kaitlin Armstrong has been charged with the murder of fellow US gravel rider Mo Wilson, who was shot in Austin ahead of a race last week.

After Biniam Girmay, the winner of a recent Giro d’Italia stage, was unfortunately injured in the eye by the popping cork of the champagne bottle and sadly had to abandon the race, the race organisers decided to present the bubbly beverage to the rider uncorked, without losing its spraying effect. Will this become a trend in men’s and women’s cycling?


Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria: Rualine Rooijakkers (Canyon//SRAM Racing) ahead of Veronica Ewers (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)

Vuelta a Burgos Feminas:

Stage 1: Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx) ahead of Tereza Neumanova (Liv Racing Xstra) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team)

Stage 2: Matilda Vitillo (Bepink) ahead of Nina Buijsman (Human Powered Health) and Lara Vieceli (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling)

Stage 3: Mavi Garcia (UAE Team ADQ) ahead of Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) and Liane Lippert (Team DSM)

Stage 4: Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) ahead of Juliette Labous (Team DSM) and Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)

General Classification: Juliette Labous (Team DSM) ahead of Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) and Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx)

Joe Martin Stage Race:
Stage 1:
Skylar Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles) ahead of Rylee McMullen (InstaFund Racing) and Shayna Powless (L39ION of Los Angeles)Stage 2: Heidi Franz (InstaFund Racing) ahead of Diana Peñuela (DNA Cycling Team) and Austin Killips (ATX Wolfpack)

Stage 3: Emma Langley (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) ahead of Austin Killips (ATX Wolfpack) and Clara Honsinger (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB)

Veenendaal-Veenendaal: Gladys Verhulst (Le Col – Wahoo) ahead of Karlijn Swinkels (Jumbo Visma Women) and Rachele Barbieri (Liv Racing Xstra)

Zwift Blog

Amber Joseph talks about finding her feet after an uncertain and challenging time, her difficulties in finding a suitable place to train and her great experience riding for L39ION of Los Angeles. Check it out here.

Here comes the Future Podcast p/b Liv

In the fourth episode of Here Comes the Future empowered by Liv, host Hannah Walker talks with Elynor Backstedt. They chat about Elynor’s rise in the sport, how to deal with setbacks and injuries and coming back stronger, being a part of a talented cycling family and meeting her idols at the first Trek-Segafredo camp.

Hannah Walker is also joined by 3 x World Champion Giorgia Bronzini who talks us through the course and her thoughts for stage 4 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift on 27th July, giving listeners a unique and in-depth point of view from the Liv Racing Xstra sports director and former professional. And you can listen here!

Vox Performance Project Blog

Amy Cuthbertson reflects on her progress thanks to the Vox Performance Project. Combing training for the event and holding a full-time job at the same time isn’t easy but she is feeling more in control and full of confidence. Read about her progress here

This week in cycling history

Katherine Bates

Born 18 May 1982 in Sydney, Bates is a former Australian track and road cyclist who won the national championships on multiple occasions and became multiple national champion and Commonwealth Games champion in 2002 and 2006. She competed in both track and road but was forced to retire in December 2011 due to injury. She now co-runs Chicks Who Ride Bikes, a women’s cycling organisation which supports women at all levels of cycling, as well as working as a freelance television commentator and host covering international races.

Zwift Rides of the week

Ride Like King

Ride Like King brings together Zwift, World Bicycle Relief and participants to ride for a better world. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to join the Giant and Liv community of athletes, ambassadors and riders on Zwift for Ride Like King 14. To honor 14 years of Ride Like King, one Buffalo Bicycle from World Bicycle Relief will be donated by Giant Group for every 1,000 km ridden collectively during RLK14 Zwift rides. Find out more here!

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