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Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) has broken the Hour Record with a distance of 49,254 km, that is an incredible 800 meters more than the previous record holder.Flavia Oliveira Parks, who won the 2022 overall women’s title at the 2022 Stetina’s Carson City Paydirt, has donated a portion of her race winnings to the foundation that the family of Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson, who was killed two weeks ago, started in her honour.

BikeExchange-Jayco’s Jessica Allen fractured her collarbone on stage 1 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour and had to abandon the race. She is now recovering and we wish her all the best.

The CIC-Mont Ventoux Denivele Challenge has announced the teams which will be participating on 14 June.

Scottish Cycling has announced its members for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which will be held in just over two months. Riders include Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Anna Shackley. More information here.

Five bikes were from stolen from the Lotto Soudal Ladies Team ahead of stage 4 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour.

CAMS-Racing has signed Emma Matthews on a 2-year contract, the first time the team has offered a contract longer than one year.

Teams have voiced concerns that RideLondon did not show the required 45 minutes of live TV of all of their stages. The organisers had previously assured that they would follow the UCI regulations regarding WorldTour races and live coverage. In response, the organisers noted that it was not financially viable to commission live coverage for all three days and that this had been communicated to the UCI.

Results

Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour:

Stage 1: Alexandra Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Silvia Zanardi (Bepink)

Stage 2: Georgia Baker (BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Marta Confalonieri (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling) and Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg)

Stage 3: Alexandra Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling) and Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg)

Stage 4: Alexandra Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon//SRAM Generation) and Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling)

Stage 5: Yulia Biriukova (Arkea Pro Cycling Team) ahead of Alexandra Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling)

Stage 6: Alexandra Manly (BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling) and Silvia Zanardi (Bepink)

GC: Alexandra Manly ahead of Marta Lach and Femke Gerritse

 

RideLondon Classique

Stage 1: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) ahead of Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team)

Stage 2: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) ahead of Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team)

Stage 3: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) ahead of Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) and Lotte Kopecky ( Team SD Worx)

GC: Lorena Wiebes ahead of Elisa Balsamo and Emma Norsgaard

Zwift Blog

BikeExchange-Jayco’s Kristen Faulkner talks about her journey back from concussion and the difficulties she has been facing. She hopes that her experience will inspire better testing, recovery and follow-up for athletes. Read about her story 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

Women’s Hour Record

A week ago, Ellen van Dijk broke the Hour Record and this achievement captured again the imagination of riders and fans as it has for more than 100 years. While Tamara Novikova’s record was the first women’s hour record recognised by the UCI, the first record was actually established in 1893 by Mademoiselle de Saint-Sauveur. The French rider, who took to the cement track of the Vélodrome Buffalo in Paris, covered a distance of 26.012km. The record she inaugurated continues to inspire riders still today.

Lady Florence Harberton

Otherwise known as Florence Wallace Pomeroy, she was one of the leaders committed to the women’s right to cycle. On 25 May 1881, she co-founded the “Rational Dress Society” and as its president she promote adapted clothing for cycling. In the late 19th century cycling offered new freedoms of transport and exercise that women never had before. However, their clothing, made up of cumbersome long skirts was impractical for cycling. Harberton and her Society campaigned against those heavily weighted skirts and suggested knickerbockers suits which she wore despite criticism from her contemporaries. Harberton was determined and when she was refused entry to a pub for wearing her knickerbockers she sued the establishment, albeit unsuccessfully.

Zwift Rides of the week

Pride On

2022 is bolder, the music is a little louder, and we’re moving forward—together. Feeling festive? Get ready to flood Watopia with Pride Ons—rainbow Ride Ons for Pride On fun. Find out more here!

Rocacorba Collective

Join the Rocacorba Collective and their Premier League eSports athletes in an inspiring, uplifting and safe space for women to come together on any level in cycling eSports; from beginner to World eSports Champion. More here!

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