|The oldest, longest and most prestigious stage race of the year is upon us – The Giro d’Italia Donne. The 2022 Giro takes place from June 30 to July 10 and will see the stars of the sport compete for the coveted maglia rosa over 10 days and 1000km of racing. Read our preview here.
The course for the 20th edition of the Tour de l’Ardeche, one of the premier French stage races, has been announced with at least one summit finish on Mont Lozère. There will be 7 stages that will take place between 6 to 12 September 2022. So far, there has been no mention of live coverage.
Water and waste management company Suez will become the new co-sponsor of FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futurscope. The French squad will be re-named FDJ Suez Futuroscope from 15 July onwards.
Amy Pieters, who suffered a brain injury at training in December last year, is making slow progress but signs are encouraging. She now spends weekends at home and her family is hoping she will be able to go to a rehabilitation centre, where she is able to receive intense treatment. A crowd funding has been set up to help support Amy in getting the best treatment. Teammate Christine Majerus has created artwork for a ‘champion of our hearts’ t-shirt, which Team SD Worx is giving away. Read more here how you can help by giving to the crowdfunding effort.
The UCI has announced that the Tour of Chongming Island (China) which was due to take place from 13 to 15 October 2022, has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic measures.
The UCI has updated the regulations regarding time trial position, among other changes, creating three height brackets. In addition, the junior gear restrictions have been removed. More details can be found here.The CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 2022 has revealed the teams that will take part form 7 to 11 September. 14 WorldTour teams will be joined by 8 wild card entries.
Taylor Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) will end her season early as she recovers from iliac artery endofibrosis surgery. She underwent the procedure in early June in the Netherlands and is hoping to be back racing stronger.
Lisa Brennauer won the German ITT championships for the fifth time last week but this time in an unusual fashion. She had to run with her bike towards and over the finish line due to a crash in the final corner.
The UCI has issued a statement regarding the use of pinless number fixation system/pockets at Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. In order to ensure better visibility of rider numbers, all riders are requested to have rider numbers fixed on the outer layer of the jersey and not placed in pinless fixation systems.
Cypriot champion Antri Christoforou, who won La Classique Morbihan in May, has signed with Human Powered Health. The climbing specialist will be joining the team mid season.
The Japanese women’s road championships have been cancelled with late notice due to a dispute about the use of team cars in the race.
A.S.O. has announced that Qhubeka will become an official charity of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift this year. Through this partnership, there will be a specific distribution of Qhubeka bicycles to schoolgirls in Africa.