Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:
Movistar has signed World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten for two years, in the hopes that the Dutch rider will provide a decisive boost to reach the team’s ambitious goals in the future.
Chrono des Nations has been cancelled. The event was to be held in October this year, but has now been rescheduled to October 2021.
The schedule and host town for the World Championships have been confirmed, featuring a reduced schedule of the Elite ITT on 24 September and Road Race on 26 September. The event will take place in Imola, Italy. The course will be 144km long with a total of 2750m of climbing. The circuit will feature 5 laps of 28.8km and will include two difficult 3 km long climbs with an average gradient of 10 per cent.
Current Australian road champion Amanda Spratt has resigned with Mitchelton-SCOTT for another two years and will be taking over more leadership responsibilities, with Annemiek van Vleuten leaving the squad after this season.
Dina Scavone has renewed her contract with Doltcini Van Eyck Sport- Proximus for 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to many teams, the latest of which is Drops Cycling, which, due to government regulations, was unable to participate in the Tour de l’Ardeche.
Tanja Erath of Canyon//SRAM had to withdraw from the Tour de l’Ardeche due to a knee injury, while Team Hitec Products-Birk Sport’s Greta Richioud sustained a sprained knee injury during the race and was unable to continue. We wish both riders a speedy recovery
Chloe Dygert, Amber Neben, Leah Thomas, Ruth Winder, Coryn Rivera, Lauren Stephens and Tyler Wiles will be representing US Cycling at the Worlds in Imola.
GP Euromat was won by Lorena Wiebes (Team Sunweb) ahead of Charlotte Kool (NXT Racing) and Susanne Andersen (Team Sunweb)
Tour Féminin l’Ardèche results – Stage 1: Mavi Garcia (Ale BTC Ljublijana), Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek Segafredo), Alicia Gonzales (Movistar)
Stage 2: Mavi Garcia, Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria), Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)
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.
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Read our report on the rescheduling of the 2020 World Championships right here.
Check out our newest podcast… Laura winter talks to Elisa Longo Borghini about her intentions for the shortened season and how she deals with the various unique challenges in the life of a professional rider.
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Jess Pratt writes her first Voxwomen blog from Europe after having spent the first 7 months of the year at home in Australia. Read it here!
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This week in 1980, American Beth Heiden became World Champion Sallanches, France. Heiden not only excelled in cycling but also in speed skating and cross country skiing, having won multiple championships in these sports. After retiring from professional sport, she went on to work at Apple in California, but continued to bike 10 miles every day to her office. Nowadays the 60 year old is still active in sport and besides cycling she participates in cross-country skiing.
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