Your Monday Briefing


Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:

  • Elena Cecchini and Roxane Fournier will be joining SDWorx Cycling Team in 2021.
  • Dutch rider Maud Rijnbeek will be joining NXTG Racing next year on a two-year contract.
  • Trek Factory Racing Cyclocross will start the season with Massie Munro from Colorado who will be joining Jolanda Neff, Evie Richards and Hattie Harnden.
  • Inge van der Heijden will leave CCC-Liv and join Team 777, while European cyclo-cross champion Yara Kastelijn will leave Team 777 to join Creafin-Fristads.
  • Due to the theft of their bikes the day before the Giro dell’Emilia, Equipe Paule Ka had to withdraw from the race, as their bikes could not be replaced in due time.
  • The Organisers of the Giro della Toscana and Coppa Sabatini announced that they have placed a bid to host the 2020 UCI Road World Championships from 20-27 September in the region of Valdera in Italy.
  • The parcours for La Course by Tour de France has been revealed by the A.S.O.
  • The organisers of the Giro Rosa have released the names of this year’s participating teams.
  • German Cycling has announced the participants for the European Road Championships: Elite – Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein, Kathrin Hammes, Romy Hammes, Trixi Worrack, Clara Koppenburg, Charlotte Becker, Mieke Kröger. U23 – Hannah Ludwig, Franziska Koch, Christa Riffel, Lea Lin Teuteberg, Dorothea Heitzmann, Katharina Hechler.
  • Denmark will be represented at the EU Championships by Amalie Didericksen, Julie Leth, Pernille Mathisen, Christina Sigaard, Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.
  • Lizzy Deignan, Lizzy Banks, Alice and Hannah Barnes will contest the Elite road race for Great Britain, while Lizzy Banks and Hayley Simmonds will take part in the ITT. Jess Roberts, Anna Docherty, Anna Shackley and Amelia Sharpe will line up in the U23 category.

Race Results

  • Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) won the Giro dell’Emilia Internazionale Donne ahead of Rasa Lelelivyte (Aromitaika-Basso Bikes-Vaiano) and Pauliena Rooijakkers (CCC-Liv).

European championship results

  • Austria: Anna Kiesenhofer (ITT), Kathrin Schweinberger (road race)
  • Belgium: Lotte Kopecky (ITT)
  • Czech Republic: Nicola Noskova (ITT), Jarmila Machacova (road)
  • Denmark: Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (road)
  • Estonia: Aidi Gerde Tuisk (road), Marie Liis Möttus (ITT)
  • Finland: Minna-Maria Kangas (ITT, road)
  • France: Audrey Cordon-Ragot (road), Juliette Labous (ITT)
  • Germany: Lisa Brennauer (road)
  • Hungary: Barbara Benko (ITT), Blanka Vas (road)
  • Iceland: Agusta Edda Bjornsdottir (ITT)
  • Italy: Elisa Longo Borghini (ITT)
  • Lithuania: Katarzina Sosna (ITT), Inga Cilvinaite (road race)
  • Luxembourg: Christine Majerus (road, ITT)
  • Netherlands: Anna van der Breggen (road)
  • Norway: Mie Bjorndal Ottestad (road)
  • Poland: Marta Lach (road), Anna Plichta (ITT)
  • Romania: Manuela Muresan (road) Maria-Ecaterina Stancu (ITT)
  • Russia: Diana Klimova (road), Elizaveta Oshurkova (ITT)
  • Serbia: Ivana Vilim (ITT)
  • Slovakia: Tereza Medvedova (road, ITT)
  • Spain: Mavi Garcia (ITT and road)
  • Thailand: Jutatip Maneephan (road), Phetdarin Somrat (ITT)

Videos of the Week

  • As part of our “How to…” series, Laura Winter talks about what to wear while riding. If you are new to the sport or if you just want some helpful ideas, then check out our YouTube channel
  • Megan Jastrab shows you how to best use your rollers in another feature of our “How to…” series.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • In our latest podcast Hannah Walker talks to Amina Lanaya, the UCI’s Director General about her role in the organisation, her strategies and plans to move cycling forward and many more interesting topics.
  • You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!

Zwift Blog

  • Chloe Hosking writes about her decision to return to Europe and the challenges of returning to racing in unsure times in her latest blog.

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This week in cycling history…

  • Sarah Hammer Kroening, born 18 August 1983, is the most decorated track cyclist from the U.S.A., having won four sliver Olympic medals, eight World Championships and holding the world record in the 3000m pursuit. After 12 years in professional cycling she retired in 2017. She started to race her bicycle at the age of nine, but when she couldn’t make a successful switch from the junior to the senior level, she turned her back on the sport and sold all her bike gear. However, when sitting at home watching the 2004 Olympics, she realised that she wanted to come back with more determination and grit, and it’s that what she eventually ended up doing, subsequently forging a highly successful track career. After retiring, she opened up a coaching business and now trains upcoming talents on the track.
  • From the archives… Tessie Reynolds, born on 20 August 1876, on the Isle of Wight, rode into the record books when as a 16-year old, she cycled from Brighton to London, a journey that took her 8 hours and 30 minutes. Although it was a great accomplishment, her record brought scathing critique due to the nature of the cycling clothing she wore. Later she became a road safety officer, a role rarely taken up by women in those days. Later, although not actively riding, she became involved in promoting safety on the roads and campaigning for accident prevention.

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