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Newly crowned Dutch champion Riejanne Markus has extended her contract with Team Jumbo-Visma Women until the end of 2024.

EF-TIBCO SVB has unveiled its special kit and bike design for the upcoming Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. Trek-Segafredo has also launched its kit for the French stage race.

Annemiek van Vleuten has extended her contract with Movistar Team for another season, after which she will end her incredible career.

Uno-X Pro Cycling has signed three time Norwegian alpine ski champion Marte Berg Edseth until the end of 2024. The young rider is racing currently at the Giro Donne for the team.

Having had only six race days on the road prior to the Giro Donne and having suffered from Covid, Marianne Vos cemented herself as one of the peloton’s greatest riders, winning stage 3 at the Italian race and with that taking her 31st win in 11 participations there. Her victory last Saturday came fifteen years after her first in 2007.

Jérôme Pineau, the manager of the B & B Hotels-KTM team has stated that the squad is on track to obtain the support of a very large main partner next year, and the new venture will also include the creation of a women’s team.



Giro Donne
Prologue: Kristen Faulkner (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) ahead of Georgia Baker (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) and Lisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo)
Stage 1: Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) ahead of Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma Women) and Charlotte Kool (Team DSM)
Stage 2: Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma Women) ahead of Charlotte Kool (Team DSM) and Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo)


Zwift Blog

After winning the Zwift Academy earlier this year, Maud Oudeman has had several new experiences riding for Canyon//SRAM. Be it riding cobbles or getting bidons from the team car and she shares her journey so far in her latest blog right here.


Big Day Out

Our Big Day Out is back in 2022! Come and join us for a great day of riding, chatting, sharing experiences and learning from our experts. The event is based in the beautiful setting of the Balmer Lawn Hotel, New Forest in Hampshire UK.

Find out all you need to know here, and get your tickets for road and for gravel!


Vox Performance Project Blog

Sophie Hamer, one of the participants of the Vox Performance Project, reflects on her experience of being part of the first season of the program. She shares her remarkable progress in her latest blog, which you won’t want to miss, here!


Here comes the Future Podcast p/b Liv

In the latest episode, host Hannah Walker talks with the talented Dutch Liv Racing XStra rider Silke Smulders, and DS Giorgia Bronzini of Liv Racing Xstra provides her thoughts on Stage 6 of Le Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift, giving listeners a unique and in-depth point of view of the race. And you can listen here!


This week in cycling history

Giro Donne

The first edition of the Giro d’Italia Femminile was held this week in 1988. The event was rebranded from 2013 to 2020 as the Giro Rosa, having been the Giro Donne until 2012 and again in 2021 and 2022. During its history, the race was shortened to 8 days before returning to its original 10-day length again. Italian rider Maria Canins was the inaugural overall winner of the race with Anna van der Breggen being the rider with most GC wins and Marianne Vos having taken most stage wins with 31 victories. Last year, due to the lack of live TV coverage which is required for all WorldTour races, the UCI downgraded the race to the 2.Pro Series. Since then the event’s organisers have rectified this and the 2022 edition has been classified as a WT event again.

Geneviève Gambillon

Born on 30 June 1951, Gambillon was the best French rider of the 1970s, winning the world road championships in 1972 and again in 1974, as well as 22 national titles on the road and track. She retired from competition in 1978 and became a nurse. Gambillon has since unfortunately been somewhat forgotten in sports history, but earlier this year in order to pay tribute to her and her achievements, a multi-sport hall in her hometown of Hudimesnil has been named after her.


Zwift Rides of the week

Watch the Femmes Mission

Eight events. Eight stages. Modeled after the races of the real-life tour, the mission offers a range of experiences for riders of all levels. For every two events you
complete in the mission, you’ll earn another chance to win an official Santini winner’s jersey from the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, signed by a champion. Join in here!

Watch the Femmes – Prologue Podcast Rides

Your one stop shop for all things Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. These rides include some history as well as information on how you can #watchthefemmes. An event this big demands something special. Both the Paris and France maps include surprises around every corner. Find out more here!

Partner Focus

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MAAP London Summercross Series: 8-29 July

Summer nights are stretching out in London, and it’s the perfect time to show the city what MAAP-inspired party-racing is all about.

This four-week cyclocross series held under floodlights at Herne Hill – the beating heart of London cycling culture – has been a mainstay of the local scene for years, but it’s never been supported by MAAP before.

Expect big feel-good vibes from the stands to the start line, out-there leaders’ jerseys, and all-round good times. This is the reason you need to skip work early on a Friday in July.

Register to race or just enjoy the party – click here!

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