Your Monday Briefing

We wish all our readers a very happy New Year and look forward to you joining us again in 2020 for all the news and events in women’s cycling.


Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling.

  • Kathrin Hammes, Lea Lin Teuteberg and Franziska Brausse are staying with WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling next year.
  • Eleven-times world champion and two times gold medal winner, Kristina Vogel will be honoured at the Legend’s Dinner at the Tour Down Under in January 2020.
  • Jolanda Neff has sustained serious injuries as a result of a high-speed crash while she was mountain biking in North Carolina/USA. She suffered a ruptured spleen, a fractured rib and a collapsed lung. We wish her a speedy recovery.


  • At the Heusden-Zolder UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, Lucinda Brand was victorious ahead Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Annemarie Worst.
  • American Lizzy Gunsalus won the Helen 100 Trophy in Loenhout, Zoe Backstedt was second, and Fern van Empel was third.
  • Ceylin de Carmen Alavarado won the DVV Trophy Cyclocross Azencross at Loenhout ahead of Sanne Cant and Annemarie Worst.
  • Lorena Wiebes has become the Dutch scratch champion with Nina Kessler second and Maike van der Duin third.
  • Kirsten Wild won the Dutch National Championship Omnium ahead of Amy Pieters and Nina Kessler.
  • The Telenet Superprestige Diegem was won by Annemarie Worst ahead of her Durch compatriots Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Yara Kastelijn.

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest exclusive article, Tanja Erath tells us how she spends her off-season, which includes a well-deserved but rare holiday before starting the next year of training and racing.

Rawvelo Voxwomen Insider Podcast

#ICYMI from Voxwomen

  • Missing your weekly dose of race coverage? We’ve got all the episodes of the Voxwomen TV show available to watch and download. Revisit races and interviews from the past few seasons right here on our channel.
  • Lizzie Deignan reflects on this year’s World Championships and talks to us about her expectations for the Olympics in Tokyo next season. Read all about it here.
  • Re-live and reflect on a year of fantastic women’s cycling here. In a review of the highlights of the 2019 season, we look at the new teams, outstanding riders, memorable victories and year-end rankings of a season to be remembered.
  • If you want to get faster and stronger on your climbs, take a look at our new segment Vox Training Zone.  \Check out the five training tips for climbing that will help you to improve your cycling ability in the mountains.

This week in cycling history…

  • Maria Leijerstam arrived on 27 December 2013 at the South Pole, and was the first person to cycle across Antarctica, taking 10 days to reach her destination and setting a human powered speed record using a special polar cycle. The British-Swedish rider cycled for 10 to 17 hours each day with no rest days, clocking up a total distance of 640 km. Employing a lot of hypnotherapy to get through the challenging weather condition, the knee pain from over-cycling and the loneliness of the trip, she managed to complete this incredible feat of skill and endurance on her three wheeled bike.

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