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The organisers of the Tour Down Under have announced that despite the bushfires in the region, they are committed to continuing the event, to encourage people to travel to and support the affected regions.
CX Bredene was won by Sanne Cant ahead of Anna Kay and Rebecca Fahringer.
Grand Prix Odense (Omnium) in Denmark was won by Amalie Olsen, with Nora Tveit and Victoria Lund rounding out the podium.
Shirin Van Anrooij won the cyclo-cross Pétange/Luxembourg ahead of Rebecca Fahringer and Pauliena Rooijakkers.
DVV Trofee Baal was taken out by Ceylin del Carmen Alavarado with Lucinda Brand in second and Annemarie Worst in third place.
The last race of EKZ Cross Tour in Meilen/Switzerland was won by Christine Majerus ahead of Nicole Koller and Caroline Mani.
Amanda Spratt won the first stage of the Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong/Australia ahead of her Australian compatriots Rebecca Wiasak and Shannon McCurley. The second stage went to Chloe Hosking, second place to Ruby Roseman-Gannon and third to Matilda Raynolds. The final stage was won by Chloe Hosking ahead of Lotta Henttala and Peta Mullens with Chloe Hoskins taking the overall win of this year’s Bay Crits.
Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado won the Hexia CX Gullegem in Belgium ahead of Yara Kasteljin and Shirin van Anrooij.
Dutch rider Aniek van Alphen was victorious at the CX Troyes ahead of Christine Majerus and Marlene Petit.
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.
In our latest Sunday Supplement, Kasia Niewiadoma talks about bouncing back from her World Championships heartbreak. Read it right here.
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…
30 December, 1884 is the anniversary of the death of American Amelia Bloomer, an editor and social activist who advocated for more practical women’s fashion. Realising the restrictive nature of corsets and dresses, Bloomer pushed for women to adopt a new style of dress. The pantaloons, or bloomers, which combined knee-length skirts with loose trousers, were a departure from the accepted dress for women. The bloomers were taken up enthusiastically by female cyclists as much more comfortable riding clothing than the long skirts previously worn when riding their bikes. In that respect, female cyclists and their newly-designed cycling pants in part paved the way for women in trousers more generally.
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