|The CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 2022 has revealed details of the course and hosts cities in a live presentation last Tuesday. The race’s 8th edition will take off from Marina de Cudeyo, Cantabria, on 7 September and will conclude on 11 September in Madrid. There will be five very different stages: an inaugural team time trial, mid-mountain stages, an explosive finale and an opportunity for the sprinters on the traditional final circuit in Madrid.
Firefighter Sammie Stuart has joined Cams Racing for the remainder of the season. The young all rounder has been on the podium at a handful of regional races and won two rounds of the Road Series.
Glentress Forest will be hosting the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Mountain Bike Cross-country and Mountain Bike Cross-country marathon.Olympic medallist, World and European champion Katie Archibald has injured both of her ankles after a car hit her. Fortunately she did not suffer any serious injuries. The British rider had an unfortunate start to the year, suffering a fracture in March and another one in April. We wish Katie a speedy recovery.
The organisers of the Women’s Tour have opted for live TV coverage over parity in prize money, hoping to be able to showcase the event to potential sponsors and attract more money for future editions, in order to be able to increase the prize purse at that time.
After breaking her wrist in April, Annemiek van Vleuten is completing a training camp in Andorra with the men’s Movistar team. The Dutch rider has been able to train without pain but will skip the nationals in order to prepare for the Giro and the Tour de France.
Bicycles were also part of the British Queen’s Jubilee on Sunday 5 June. Among others, Dame Laura Kenny and Paralympic gold medallists Lora Fachie and Kadeena Cox led a peloton of 300 riders in the parade. In a bid to celebrate bicycles of all types, this peloton rode vintage bikes from across the Queen’s 70-year reign.