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South African rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio has extended with AG-Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step for another year. She has already won three races this year and hopes to achieve more victories this season and in the year to come.

Forty-eight young riders between the ages of 13 and 18 have been selected by the French Cycling Federation to ride on the route of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift a few hours before the pro-riders.

British Cycling has announced the riders who are selected to represent the GB Cycling Team in the road and para-road events at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland. Lizzie Deignan, Pfeiffer Georgi, Anna Shackley, Elynor Backstedt and Alice Towers are just a few of the participants. Here is the complete list.

USA Cycling has also announced their squad for the World Championships, which includes among others Veronica Ewers, Kristen Faulkner, Megan Jastrab, Coryn Labecki and Lauren Stephens.

Zwift has commissioned a report to measure the impact of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, using data from Nielsen Sports. When looking at the coverage of the race, the report illustrates the huge success of the event. Across eight 8 stages, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift attracted an average live audience of 2.9 million and in total, the race achieved a cumulative live audience of 23.2 million people. More statistics on the race’s impact can be found here.

Sophie Swinkels of Coop Hitec Products broke her collarbone in the prologue at the Baloise Ladies Tour and had to abandon the race. Lea Lin Teuteberg and Franzisca Brausse of CERATIZIT – WNT Pro Cycling also had to leave the race due injuries sustained in a crash at the Belgian stage race. Pfeiffer Georgi of Team DSM-firmenich had to also abandon due to illness, while Mike Docx of Lotto Dstny Ladies suffered a broken collarbone and a lung contusion. We wish all riders a speedy recovery.

After 12 years as a pro rider, 33-year-old Lidl-Trek’s Tayler Wiles has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the season. She has been suffering from external iliac endofibrosis for two years and her surgery has failed to resolve the problem.

Natalie Grinczer has signed with Lifeplus-Wahoo for the remainder of the 2023 season. The 29-year-old rider has spent the last eighteen months riding for French Continental Team, Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime and previously rode for CAMS-Tifosi, Bizkaia Durango and WNT-Rotor.

At an extraordinary meeting held on 5 July, the Management Committee of the UCI decided to adapt the current UCI rules on the rights of female transgender athletes to take part in competitions on the UCI International Calendar. More details can be found here.



Baloise Ladies Tour:

Prologue: Charlotte Kool (Team DSM-firmenich) ahead of Lucinda Brand (Lidl-Trek) and Jenny Rissveds (Coop-Hitec Products)

Stage 1: Charlotte Kool ahead of Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team) and Lucinda Brand

Stage 2: Charlotte Kool ahead of Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo Visma) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team)

Stage 3A: Charlotte Kool ahead of Lucinda Brand and Emma Norsgaard


Zwift Blog

Megan Jastrab of Team DSM shares some travel tips to make your airport experience more enjoyable in her latest blog.


New Podcast: “Just 3 Questions”

Want to submit your own question to be answered by our experts? Send a voice note to us at!

In our second episode, three questions asked by you are answered by experts David from Supersapiens & Chris from Precision Fuel & Hydration. Topics include:

– Fuelling strategies for early morning training
– How to fuel for training vs. racing
– If there’s an upper limit for fuelling during exercise?

Listen on Spotify here!
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This week in cycling history

Patsy Maegerman

The Belgian former rider recently celebrated her 51th birthday. In 1994 she won the silver medal at the World Championships in the road race, and also took second place in the nationals. While initially riding with an amateur license, due to the advocacy of the Flemish Government, which supported the professionalisation of the women’s peloton, Maegerman became the first professional female rider in Belgium. This allowed her to give up her job as a secretary and concentrate full-time on her sporting career. After retiring from the active competition, she remained involved in cycling as a race director of the women’s Gent-Wevelgem. Maegerman turned from the first professional female rider to one of the first female race directors in the sport.


Performance Corner




How to use caffeine before rides

Depending on your day-to-day caffeine usage, the general guideline would be to consume 3–6 mg of caffeine per kg of body weight (1.4-2.7mg/lbs) during the final 60 minutes before you exercise.

But, should you go cold-turkey in days before a big ride? And, can you caffeine-load like you can carb-load? Find out here.

Questions? Email Click here to get 15% off fuel and electrolytes – proud partners of Lotto Dstny and Team DSM.


Zwift Rides of the week

Voxwomen Zwift Rides

Join, ride, share, and be inspired! Join others and celebrate women’s cycling through a women’s cycling fan club on Zwift. Be part of the journey and complete rides that cater to our busy lives, and find motivation and enjoyment through riding!

The rides are open to everyone and there are two rides every other Thursday. The next one is on 27 July. The times of the ride are 7am and 7pm GMT (8am and 8pm CET) and are 40min in duration with special guests leading the rides! The pace will be set to open, but “rubberbanding” will be turned on which keeps everyone together regardless of how hard they are pedaling – so it is a no-drop ride as long as you keep pedaling. On the ride days, one ride will be a standard group ride, while the second ride will be Zwift’s Aerobic Conditioning Workout. Find inspiration from each other and have fun challenging yourself! We hope you join us in the virtual world of cycling!

Take advantage of the club chat and be a part of the women’s cycling community also – there will be some giveaways from time to time, so be on the lookout!


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