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A series of new team kits have been recently revealed: Uno X Pro Cycling Team has kept its jersey pretty much the same to miminise waste and promote the reuse of clothing from last year. EF Education-TIBCO SVB has presented its 2023 kit, which features pink for the second year in a row but the different shades of pink give the jersey an updated look. Team SD Worx showed off its new colourfully designed kit while Ceratizit – WNT Pro Cycling introduced its new kit, which is largely the same as last season.

Australian rider Chloe Hosking, who was caught out by the collapse of B&B Hotels team, will be riding for Roxolt Liv SRAM in some races during the Australian summer. The 32 year old, who turned professional in 2010, may be looking at retirement if she is not able to sign with a team by February, as this is the deadline to committing to her last semester in her studies.

Vittoria Bussi, former hour record holder, will attempt a new hour record this year, hoping to break Ellen van Dijk’s current record, set in May last year. The Italian rider, who is also a mathematician, has set up a Gofundme campaign to raise 10,000 Euros in her bid to surpass the current record. Bussi is aiming to give back to the community by promoting cycling safety and equality and in the future aims to start a cycling academy to help a new generation of female athletes.

Garmin Unboud Gravel will have separate men’s and women’s races after complaints about the elite women having to pass many amateur male riders during the race, which compromised their ability to achieve a true result.

The UAE Tour will present the first-ever UCI Women’s WorldTour race in the Middle East and will run from 9 to 12 February. The route will be announced later this month.

The Tour Down Under has released its 2023 team and rider lists. 13 squads will be at the start of the event, which runs from 13 to 17 January. Not too many WT teams will make the journey to Australia, citing costs and logistics as the reason for skipping the event.



Australian Road Championships
Amber Pate ahead of Alex Manly and Matilda Field
Road: Brodie Chapman ahead of Grace Brown and Amanda Spratt

Stage 1: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Amanda Spratt and Peta Mullen
Stage 2: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Matilda Raynolds and Grace Brown
Stage 3: Matilda Raynolds ahead of Valentina Scandolara and Tilly Field
Overall: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Georgia Baker and Chloe Hosking

Cyclocross Herentals: Puck Pieterse ahead of Lucinda Brand and Annemarie Worst (all NED)
X2OBadkamers Trofee: Shirin van Anrooij ahead of Fem van Empel and Lucinda Brand (all NED)

Superprestige CX Gullegem:  Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado ahead of Inge van den Heijden and Denise Betsema (all NED)


Vox Performance Project

Maz Hedley Lewis, one of our Vox Performance participants and a self-confessed data junkie, shares some of the knowledge she gained from the experts at Precision Fuel and Hydration, as well as Supersapiens data insights from her Mallorca rides! Have a read here.

Vox Performance Project participant Maria Paula Bustos tells us all about how she’s been able to hit her exercise goals as part of the program. Have a read of her latest blog here.


Zwift Blog

In her latest exclusive Zwift blog, Kristen Faulkner delves into some of the things she wishes she knew when she started cycling, from the importance of a T-shaped skillset, being comfortable with imperfection and knowing that recovery is as important as training.


This week in cycling history

The Women’s Tour Down Under

This week in 2011, the female peloton participated in the Tour Down Under for the first time, with a series of criterium races around Adelaide, with Chloe Hosking crowned as the inaugural overall winner. Now, after an absence of two years, the Women’s Tour Down Under returns in 2023, with its status elevated to the WorldTour. It was the first UCI cycling event in the world to offer women the same prize money as male riders.


Lyli Herse

The French rider was born on 6 January 1928 and competed in the first ever women’s Tour de France in 1955, where she finished in fourth place. She was a strong climber and between 1956 and 1967 she won the French national road title nine times. Herse was introduced to cycling at an early age, as her father owned a bicycle manufacturing business. After retiring from active competition she became a coach, working with Geneviève Gambillon, who won two word titles in the road racing discipline. Later on, she took over the running of her father’s factory. She passed away a few days short of her 90th birthday in 2018.


Zwift Rides of the week

Zwift Pro Training Camp

Consider this your invitation to four different camps, hosted by four top-tier teams. Training camps have a rich history in cycling. They’re where teammates come together, get to know each other, and work hard. Closed to all except official team members…until now. More information here!

ZRacing: Race Like a Pro

Get ready to Race Like a Pro throughout multiple worlds while wearing some of the most iconic team kits in cycling. Stage 2 kicks off December 12 – 18 with one lap of the Richmond Rollercoaster route. Complete all four routes in this month’s series to pick up the “Race Like a Pro” badge for your trophy case. Find out more here!


From our online shop

Be Part of the Journey Mountain Hoodie – £45

Since the launch of Voxwomen, we have always used the message, “Be Part of the Journey.” Women’s cycling has been on a journey and the development of the sport continues. This mountain design links with this message and looks great on this relaxed hoodie. Wear before or after an event, and it will be sure to keep you warm. Get yours here!

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