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British Cycling has announced its team for the UEC Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland, scheduled from 8 to 12 February. The squad will head to Grenchen for the first event of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualification period, with 14 of the riders seeing out the 2022 season with medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Paris.

The teams participating in the 2023 Paris Roubaix avec Zwift have been announced. Find out all you need to know here.

Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer has signed with Israel-Premier Tech Roland for 2023. The former Austrian road and ITT champion joins the team that features all but three new riders.

Team Parkhotel Valkenburg has released its new kit for 2023, featuring an update on its familiar look.

Gent Wevelgem has announced the teams that will be at the start this year. In addition to the WWT squads, some continental teams will also be able to participate.

Thirteen WorldTour teams and seven Continental Teams will ride at the UAE Tour, the first-ever UCI Women’s WorldTour event in the Middle East.

Life Time, the parent company of the Leadville Race Series, as well as Unbound Gravel and Crusher in the Tushar, has announced that it’s adding a new event. The Little Sugar MTB race will kick off the week-long Big Sugar Classic Cycling Festival in northwest Arkansas on 15 October.

 

Results

CX World Championships 

Elite: Fem Van Empel ahead of Pick Pieterse and Lucinda Brand (all NED)

Junior: Isabella Holmgren (CAN) ahead of Ava Holmgren (CAN) and Celia Gery (FRA)

Team relay: 
1. Netherlands (Lauren Molengraaf, Fem van Empel, Leonie Bentveld, Guus van den Eijnden, Tibor del Grosso)
2. Great Britain (Zoe Backstedt, Cat Ferguson, Anna Kay, Joseph Blackmore, Alfie Amey, Thomas Mein)
3. Belgium (Julie Brouwers, Marion Norbert Riberolle, Xaydee Van Sinaey, Laurens Sweeck, Antoine Jamin, Joran Wyseure)

 

Vox Performance Project

Nadine Brody delves into how she balances life with two young children and a busy job while also training for triathlon and working to achieve her cycling goals. Check out her insights here!

 

Zwift Blog

In her latest blog, Megan Jastrab of Team DSM shares some things she wish she knew when she started racing. Some are simple concepts, but can sometimes be hard to accept, and she still reminds herself of them today. Have a read here.

 

This week in cycling history

Anna Turvey

5 February was Anna Turvey’s birthday. The now 43-year old Irish rider came to cycling late after initially competing in triathlon events. She held the Irish National records for the 10, 25 and 50 mile individual time trial. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she represented Scotland (by virtue of her Glasgow-born mother) and placed in the top 10 in the time trial. At the RTTC National Team Time Trial Championships in 2015, she won with teammates Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne. A year later, after switching to riding under an Irish flag, she became the Irish ITT champion and took bronze at the European Track Championships in the individual pursuit. All throughout her sporting career, she was able to combine cycling with her profession as an optometrist, a job that she still holds today.

 

Performance Corner

 

 

 

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Zwift Rides of the week

Tour de Zwift: The big tour to explore it all

It’s a new year and a brand new chance to ride, run, and explore as the global
community tours the amazing worlds of Zwift. With multiple routes for each stage, this year’s Tour de Zwift is serving up multiple chances to ride more miles, unblock more badges and collect more Tour swag. So get ready to take off on a tour to explore the best and newest maps Zwift has to offer. More information here!

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