Your Monday Briefing


Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling

  • Last week Trek and Voxwomen announced their partnership to provide a free hour-long broadcast of each of this year’s Giro Rosa ICCREA stages. We are now pleased to let you know that Rebecca Charlton will be hosting the coverage of the event every day, so make sure you tune in this week to hear her commentary on Voxwomen and Trek’s Giro Rosa coverage.
  • The Cyclists’ Alliance has also joined the partnership between Trek and Voxwomen to provide a ”TCA Question” for riders. The questions will focus on the current state of women’s cycling and the unique challenges that it currently faces.
  • The Clasica San Sebastian has revealed the route for its 2019 edition. It is the first time that the Spanish event will have a women’s race. It will be held on 3rd August, on the same day as the men’s event, and the prize money will also be equal. The route will consist of over 127 kilometres and feature four categorised climbs, including the famed Jaizkibel.
  • Team owner Bjarne Riis announced on Danish television TV2 Sports that Team Virtu Cycling will shut down its women’s team at the end of the season due to lack of sponsorship. The team recently enjoyed several wins, with European champion Marta Bastianelli taking out the Tour of Flanders, Ronde van Drenthe and Omloop van het Hageland.
  • Hagens Berman-Supermint will also be discontinued after its fourth season due to the main sponsor, the Hagens Berman law firm, pulling out of title sponsorship for 2020. The team races mostly in the US. Its best results include victory at the 2018 and 2019 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, as well as jerseys at the last three editions of the Women’s Amgen Tour of California.
  • The Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race has been granted UCI WorldTour status for 2020 and is the first Australian women’s race to be given such status. The first one-day Classic-style race of the season will also be awarding equal prize money for both the elite men’s and women’s races. However, Prudential RideLondon Classique and Emakumeen Bira wil no longer be part of the 2020 UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar.
  • FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope has announced that it will officially apply to become part of the Women’s WorldTour in 2020. This is the third team to do so, in addition to WNT-Rotor and Ale Cipollini.

Recent results

– Marlen Reusser of Switzerland won the Individual Time Trial at the European Games in Minsk ahead of Chantal Blaak (NED) and Hayley Simmonds (GB).

National Championships (Road Race) :

  • Alice Barnes (Great Britain), Ruth Winder (USA), Lisa Brennauer (Germany), Lourdes Oyarbide (Spain), Christine Majerus (Luxembourg), Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), Lorena Wiebes (Netherlands), Eri Yonamine (Japan), Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada), Jade Wiel (France), Marlen Reusser (Switzerland), Zsofia Szabo (Hungary), Olga Shekel (Ukraine), Lucja Pietrzak (Poland), Ingrid Lorvik (Norway), Shama Fitsum (Eritrea), Liisa Ehrberg (Estonia), Qianyu Yang (Hong Kong), Danilas Silva (Brazil), Omer Shapira (Israel), Lisa Norden (Sweden), Daniela Reis (Portugal), Lija Laizane (Latvia), Alexandra Goncharova (Russia), Pia Pensaari (Finland), Svetlana Pachshenko (Kazakhastan).

– National Championships (ITT):

    • Alice Barnes (Great Britain), Lotte Kopecky (Belgium), Severine Eraud (France), Louise Hansen Norman (Denmark), Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands), Amber Neben (USA), Christine Majerus (Luxembourg), Sheyla Gutierrez (Spain), Leah Kirchmann (Canada), Lisa Klein (Germany), Marlen Reusser (Switzerland), Eri Yonamine (Japan), Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kazakhstan), Tatiana Jasekova (Slovakia), Dana Rozlapa (Latvia), Vita Heine (Norway), Liisi Rist (Estonia), Anna Plichta (Poland), Anna Maria Colvig (Romania), Daniela Reis (Portugal), Katazyna Sosna (Lithuania), Jelena Eric (Serbia), Minna-Maria Kangas (Finland).

The Voxwomen Cycling Show

  • Our latest episode of the Voxwomen Cycling Show is out now. We talk to Rachel Voyles about her role as a soigneur at Rally UHC Cycling, as well as Hagens Berman Supermint team owner Lindsay Goldman, and share with you all the action from Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Amgen Tour of California.

Zwift Blog

  • In her most recent blog, Leah Kirchmann of Team Sunweb wrote about her favourite stage race of the season, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. Find out why this event has such an importance for her.
  • Tanja Erath of Canyon//SRAM has penned a piece in which she explains why she likes stage races and her experience at her last event, Emakumeen Bira. Have a read and discover the little things that makes racing special for her.
  • InternationElles, a team of ten women cyclist of different nationalities who will cycle the complete 21 stages ahead of the male professional Tour de France give you insight into the aim of their project in their first blog. Stay tuned, as they will be documenting their journey and experiences over the coming weeks.

Insider Podcast powered by Rawvelo

  • Listen to our latest podcast right here, in which Abby Mickey and Laura Winter talk about the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, our exciting Giro Rosa Iccrea announcement together with Trek, the latest Rawvelo photo competition, and much more!

Voxwomen announcements and events

  • Check out the Voxwomen Big Week Off! and secure your place in this fantastic event by paying a non-refundable deposit of £150. There are a limited number of places at the event, so you can be sure to reserve your place and then pay in installments. If you would like to participate in a week of social riding, get nutritional advice and training tips, all in the beautiful Spanish countryside, then take advantage of this unique offer by clicking here.


This week in cycling history…

  • At the age of 24, Annie Londonderry set out from Massachusetts, on 27 June 1894 to ride around the globe. Initially wearing a long skirt, corset and carrying a small pistol, she later switched to a man’s riding suit and acquired a new lighter bike, but with only one gear and no brakes. She travelled to Marseille, Alexandria, Colombo, Singapore, Saigon, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kobe, then back to San Francisco, and arrived on 12 September 1895 in Chicago. At the end of her journey, she collected $10,000 in prize money and although she often times had to take trains and ships to circumnavigate the globe, she proved to be a prolific athlete and adventurer who was ahead of her time.
  • French former road cyclist Geneviève Gambillo‘s birthday was on 30 June. In addition to winning 7 national road titles, she also became the women’s Road World Champion in 1972 and again in 1974. After retiring from cycling, she trained as a nurse and worked in the healthcare field for several years.

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