Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:
British Cycling and HSBC UK will end their partnership at the end of this Olympic and Paralympic year, concluding a project which has inspired millions of people across Britain to get more active by riding their bikes. HSBC UK has decided to exercise a break clause in what was an eight-year partnership agreement due to a shift in UK marketing and partnership priorities.
The International Olympic Committee indicated that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo could be cancelled because of the fast-spreading coronavirus. The organisation could wait up until May to decide on the fate of the games, which are to begin on July 24.
Emma Pooley has taken on a new role with Fast and Female SUI, an initiative of Swiss Cycling. The project’s mission is to encourage and support women in Switzerland at all levels of cycling, and assist them in tackling new challenges.
Omloop het Niewsblad podium: Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT), Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana) and Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb)
Omloop van het Hageland podium: Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg), Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana) and Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (Bigla-KATUSHA)
At the UCI World Track Championships in Berlin:
Scratch: Kirsten Wild (Netherlands), Jennifer Valente (USA), Maria Martins (Portugal)
Team Sprint: Germany, Australia, China
Individual Sprint: Emma Hinze (Germany), Anastasiia Vonova (Russia) and Wai Sze Lee (Hong Kong)
In her first blog for us, Junior World Champion Megan Jastrab writes on how she sets her goals and plans for her season ahead.
Ruth Winder, who had a successful start to the season in Australia, tells us about her first experience at the Olympics in 2016, and what has changed for her since then.
#ICYMI from Voxwomen
In our latest edition of the Sunday Supplement, Voxwomen spoke to Pauline Ferrand Prevot about how she got into cycling, her successes and setbacks, and what MTB really means to her.
The Voxwomen Podcast
The first episode of our podcast 2020 is here. Chloe Hosking, Amanda Spratt, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Kimberley Conte talk about the Tour Down Under, giving their insights and comments on the Australian cycling event. Join us and be part of what’s happening in women’s cycling.
This week in cycling history…
Christine Majerus’ birthday is on 25 February. In addition to several other successes throughout her career, the rider form Luxembourg holds the national ITT championship uninterruptedly from 2007 through to the present, and the road championship title from 2010 until now.
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