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World, European and National Champion and Hour Record holder Ellen van Dijk has extended with Trek-Segafredo for two more years. The experienced 35 year-old Dutch rider has been riding in the peloton for 17 years and has an impressive palmarès.

Australian rider Grace Brown has extended with FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope for another two years.

USA Cycling has announced its team for the World Road Championships in Wollongong, Australia. Riders include Kristen Faulkner, Leah Thomas, Krista Doebel-Hickok, Veronica Ewers and Coryn Labecki.

The Australian cycling team for the World Championships has also been announced and includes: Georgia Baker, Grace Brown, Brodie Chapman, Alexandra Manly, Sarah Roy, Amanda Spratt and Josie Talbot.

At the end of this year’s season, the LUX Development Team will cease all operations. It was the leading junior development team in the US for both male and female riders, but due to difficulties in securing continuous and adequate funding, and staff shortages as a result of being under resourced, the squad will be unable to continue.

British EF Education-TIBCO-SVB rider LIzzy Banks, who has been absent from racing for a considerable time due to long Covid, is hoping for a comeback in 2023 as her recovery is slowly but surely progressing.

Tayler Wiles of Trek-Segafredo has had surgery for iliac artery endofibrosis and is now recovering. The U.S. rider is hoping to return competing in the peloton again in the near future.

In order to get more people to ride bikes as an alternative to cars, France has increased the grants available allowing cars to be traded in for up to €4,000 to help buy an e-bike. This is similar to a scheme that has been run in Lithuania for the past two years.



MTB World Championships:
Mixed Relay: Switzerland ahead of Italy and USA
E-MTB XC: Nicole Göldi (SUI) ahead of Justine Tonso (FRA) and Nathalie Schneitter (SUI)
Elite XCC: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (FRA) ahead of Alessandra Keller (SUI) and Gwendalyn Gibson (USA)
Elite Downhill: Valentina Höll (AUT) ahead of Nina Hoffmann (GER) and Myriam Nicole (FRA)
Junior Downhill: Jenna Hastings (NZL) ahead of Gracey Hemstreet (CAN) and Valentina Roa Sanchez (COL)
Junior XC Olympic: Monique Halter (SUI) ahead of Lea Huber (SUI) and Natalia Grzegorzewska (POL)

Kreiz Breizh Elite: Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team) ahead of Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) and Marie Le Net (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope)

Classic Lorient Agglomération – Trophée Ceratizit: Mavi Garcia (UAE Team ADQ) ahead of Amber Kraak (Team Jumbo Visma) and Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope)


Zwift Blog

We check in with Megan Jastrab of Team DSM, who started racing at the age of 12, and writes about the progress that has been made in women’s cycling since then. Catch her latest blog here!


This Week in Cycling History

Alessandra Cappellotto

The Italian rider was born on 27 August 1968 and represented her country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, in 1996 and 2000. In 1997, she won the UCI Road World Championship title in San Sebastian in Spain. After she won the title, she formed the first international women’s team in Italy, which at the time was not so common in that country. Later she became the vice president of the Italian riders’ association and ran the women’s sector of the CPA. Most recently she has been advocating for the provision of assistance to female riders from Afghanistan who have been trapped by the events in their home country, by heading the non-profit organisation Road to Equity. Outside of cycling, she also enjoys wine making using grapes of her own vineyard in Italy.


Henny Top

Born on 23 August 1956, Top’s strongest discipline was time trialing and she became a four-time Dutch national champion and winner of several stages at the Tour de France Féminin. She retired in 1985 and in 1991 was selected as the U.S. Women’s National Road Coach. Top coached for the United States at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, as well as the 1995 Pan American Games


Zwift Rides of the Week

Workout of the Week

Join us weekly for a fresh Workout of the Week every Wednesday! This week we have a challenging HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) session that focuses on repeated efforts under 1 minute. Find out more here!


Team I Race Like a Girl

IRACELIKEAGIRL is a community of women who provide opportunities for females of all ages and abilities to support, encourage and inspire one another in the sport of triathlon, cycling, running and swimming. Join IRACELIKEAGIRL for weekly workouts and check out their club for fun social rides. More info here!


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