Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:
- The Road World Championships are set to go ahead in Aigle-Martigny in September and the organising committee is now going forward with planning for the event.
- Anna Shackley, the British national points race champion, will be joining SD Worx next year on a two-year contract.
- 18 year old Jade Teolis from France will become a trainee with Astana women’s Team, a significant opportunity for the young rider.
- Former professional rider Lars Boom, will become the new performance manager with CCC-Liv.
- The ASO is planning to partner with Zwift to stage a virtual Tour de France for both men and women. The e-racing event will take place during three weekends in July (4-19 July) with the race consisting of six stages, each around an hour in duration.
- The German National Road Championships had initially been postponed until 2021, but the organisers are now planning to stage the event on 23 August on a motorsport racing circuit under strict observation of COVID-19 safety measures.
- The first French race since lockdown will take place on 5 July in the town of Plouhinec in Brittany, and is a time trial open to both male and female riders.
- All sporting events are allowed to restart again in the Netherlands from 1 July. This includes bike races. However, social distancing of the public will be necessary. Announcements regarding any women’s races can be expected in due time.
- In the battle of Balenberg, the cyclo-cross triathlon, 2019/20 UCI World Cup champion Annemarie Worst took the overall win.
- Ursa Pintar took out the Slovenian national championship road race ahead of Spela Kern and Urska Zigart.
Videos of the Week
- In case you missed it, check out our awesome featured videos, featuring superstar Chloe Dygert, and the always-entertaining Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.
- Watch our in-depth interview with seven-time world track champion, world time-trial champion and Olympic silver medallist Chloe Dygert, who talks about her winning mentality, her sensational time trial world title in Yorkshire, and her ambitions on the track.
- During lockdown, we hosted a Q&A with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. Fans were able to send in their questions, ranging from avocados to her famed Fanta addiction, to her unforgettable post race interview at the Tour of Flanders in 2019. You won’t want to miss what Cecilie had to say, right here!
Exclusive from Voxwomen…
- Our latest Voxtunes segment features Teniel Campbell, where the double Caribbean champion shares her favourite songs with us. So check out the tunes that she listens to in order to get motivated for training!
- From our archives: At the end of last year, Laura Winter talked to Teniel Campbell about how she became a professional rider. Read her remarkable story here.
- Looking for that perfect ride snack? Try National TT champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Hayley Simmonds’ peanut butter cookies. Check out the recipe here!
- Australian track cyclist Amy Cure has announced her retirement. Check out our piece, which outlines her many achievements during her career.
- Did you catch our “How To” section, now featuring on our website? Whether it’s descending, climbing, getting comfortable, or training in winter, we’ve got you covered with our easy and informative guides.
The Voxwomen Podcast
- We have an exclusive podcast with Lorena Wiebes, who signed with Team Sunweb after splitting from her previous team Parkhotel Valkenburg. Hear what she has to say about her switch of teams and why this was so important to her.
- In our most recent podcast we chat to Annie Simpson of Marketing at OTE Sports about nutrition, how to strengthen your immune system and properly refuel for indoor training, and how to weather stressful times.
- Laura Winter also chats to Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, who’ll be sure to make you laugh, on our latest podcast powered by Brother UK Cycling. Don’t miss it!
- You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!
- Leah Kirchmann tells you everything she wished she knew before she first started cycling!
- Megan Jastrab provides helpful tips on how to get into cycling in her latest blog. Have a read here
Keep updated about upcoming events
- Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated on our latest events and announcements, such as Instagram takeovers by pro-riders during the week, and much more!
- All our latest posts are now featured on our homepage, making it easier for you to keep up with our newest content.
This week in cycling history…
- Former skier and professional road cyclist Marianne Berglund’s birthday was on 23 June. The now 57 year old won the UCI World Road Champion at the age of 20 years, is 10-time Swedish national champion and a two-time Olympic participant. After retiring from her cycling career, she became a management consultant in the US and obtained a PhD in Organizational Leadership. In addition to coaching and sharing her experiences with nutrition and training, she mainly consults with businesses about how to improve performance.
- This week in 1896, Maria Ward’s book “Bicycling for Women” was published. This was not a usual book about women riding bikes. Ward, an avid rider herself, instructed women not only on the benefits of riding but also explained in detail the functions of bicycle parts and the laws of mechanics and physiology. The book is still in print today.
Voxwomen Online Shop
- We have very few limited edition 2020 Zwift VoxTour x IRIS Jerseys left! You might have seen this jersey worn in the virtual world, but you can now own it when you’re out riding or on the trainer. With your purchase you’ll also support Voxwomen, so that’s an extra bonus! Check out this stylish jersey in our online shop!
- While you’re browsing in our online store, check out the exciting items that are now available. Have a look at our shopping bags, sweatshirts, hoodies and much more. We also currently have a sale on some of our items, so don’t miss this fantastic shopping opportunity!