|Cofidis rider and former U23 ITT and road champion, Pernille Mathiesen, has decided to retire, citing a lack of motivation, an eating disorder as well as having difficulties maintaining her mental health.
French champion Evita Muzic, who has been with FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope since 2018, has extended with the squad until 2025.
The lists of riders for Team England and for Wales for Birmingham 2022 have been announced.
Australia has also announced its cycling team for the Commonwealth Games and so has New Zealand.
Team SD Worx has signed a partnership with Brides-les-Bains, a town in the French Alps known for its thermal baths. Demi Vollering, Lotte Kopecky, Lonneke Uneken, Niamh Fisher-Black, Blanka Vas and Anna Shackley will prepare here at altitude for the Giro Donne and Tour de France Femmes.
Four events will join the 2023 Women’s WorldTour: The Women’s Santos Tour Down Under, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad,Tour de Suisse and the all-new women’s edition of the UAE Tour which will debut in 2023. The WWT race of Guangxi scheduled for 18 October has been cancelled due to COVID-related issues in China, therefore the UCI Women’s WorldTour will end on 15 October at the Tour of Chongming Island in China. The UCI has also put RideLondon Classique on notice for failing to meet the broadcast standards for a Women’s WorldTour event. The UCI requires a firm commitment concerning the live TV broadcasting of all the stages. Furthermore The Ceratizit Challenge will be named La Vuelta Femenina and is currently scheduled for seven stages.
The 2022 and 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships will take place in Italy. The inaugural event will be held in the Veneto region on 8 and 9 October 2022, while next year’s edition will be on 30 September and 1 October 2023.