Your Monday Briefing


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

  • Équipe Paula Ka has folded after the failure of its title sponsor to make payments to the team, with riders and staff now looking for new teams for 2021.
  • Trek Segafredo has signed Amalie Dideriksen, Chloe Hosking and Shirin van Anrooij for two years.
  • Ariana Fidanza will be joining Mitchelton-SCOTT for two years.
  • Parkhotel Valkenburg announced the signing of five new riders for the next two years: Kirstie van Haaften, Lieke Nooijen, Femke Gerritse, Mischa Bredwold and Julia van Bokhoven
  • The UCI and Flanders Classics has announced a reduced calendar for the 2020-2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.
  • USA Cycling has selected the team for the E-Sports World Championships. The women’s team will consist of: Krista Doebel-Hickok, Lauren Stephens, Jacqueline Godby, Laura Matson Ko, Kristen Kulchinsky, and Christie Tracy.

Race Results

Ronde van Vlaanderen:

  • Chantal Van den Broek-Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) won ahead of Amy Pieters (Boels-Dolmans) and Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies).

U23 Track European Championships:

  • Sprint: Lea Sophie Friedrich (Germany)
  • Points race: Silvia Zanardi (Italy)
  • Scratch: Martina Fidanza (Italy)
  • Individual pursuit: Franziska Brauße (Germany)
  • Team sprint: Germany
  • Team pursuit: Italy

UEC Mountain Bike European Championships in Switzerland

  • Mixed team relay: Italy ahead of France and Switzerland
  • Elimination Women: Gaia Tormena (Italy), Linda Indergand (Switzerland) and Marion Fromberger (Germany)
  • Women Elite: Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France), Anne Terpstra (Netherlands), Yana Belomoina (Ukraine)

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.

Zwift Blog

  • Jessica Pratt discusses the condensed season, and also compares Girona to Brisbane and how life differs in the two places.
  • Have a read of Ella Harris’ blog about injury, recovery and finding motivation to keep going despite misfortunes.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • 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.
  • You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!

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This week in cycling history…

  • Eileen Sheridan celebrated her 96th birthday on 18 October. The English rider was one of the most celebrated female cyclists in the 1940s and 1950s. She broke all 21 long distance and place-to-place records on the books of the Women’s Road Records Association. In 1954, she rode from Lands End to John O’ Groats in only two days eleven hours, thereby smashing the previous record. Nicknamed “the Mighty Atom,” she had a physical and mental capacity for superlative performance and was at the forefront of women’s cycling for more than a decade.

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