Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling:
- The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, which will take place on 3 and 4 May, has announced that it will welcome 14 out of the top 15 teams in the world. The participating squads are: Ale Cipollini, Bigla, Brother UK Tifosi powered by On Form, Boels Dolmans Cycling Team, Canyon // Sram Racing, CCC – Liv, Drops Cycling, FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, Great Britain Cycling Team, Hitec Products – Birk Sport, Mitchelton Scott, Movistar Team Women, Parkhotel Valkenburg, Storey Racing, Team Sunweb, Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank, Trek-Segafredo, Valcar Cylance Cycling and WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team. Stage 1 will take the riders from Barnsley to Bedale over 137km, with the peloton heading from Bridlington to Scarborough the next day for a 135km-long stage featuring five climbs.
- The European Cycling Association announced that the European Cycling Championships will be held in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, from 7 to 11 August. The event will consist of 13 races, and features the introduction of a mixed team time relay, in which a three-man squad cycles laps of a circuit and then hands over to a team of three women.
- At Gent – Wevelgem, Kirsten Wild (WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team) prevailed over Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel – Valkenburg) and Letizia Paternoster (Trek – Segafredo)
- A similar result occurred at Driedaagse Bruggee – De Panne, where Kirsten Wild (WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team) finished ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Lotte Kopekcy (Lotto Soudal Ladies)
- Three-time world champion, Amy Cure, has penned a moving blog discussing the strength, resilience and courage that she needed to deal with adversity and come back stronger to win the world team pursuit champions in Pruszkow.
- In her latest exclusive piece for Voxwomen, the 2018 Zwift Academy winner, Ella Harris, gives you an insight into adapting to life in Girona: “I feel like I’ve rediscovered that little bit of extra motivation that was lost when riding back in NZ on roads that became too familiar.”
- Did you catch Abby Mickey’s first column? Want to find out more about the unusual situation where rivals will train, hang out and be best of friends, yet on the start line, become rivals? Then check out her blog here.
- After her track worlds disappointment, find out how the Tour of Scotland has become a silver lining for Katie Archibald in our exclusive interview with the Olympic champion.
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- Abby Mickey talks with Annemiek van Vleuten, and gives you a recap with Laura Winter on the races we’ve seen so far as well as the upcoming classics. Listen to the podcast here.
- South African national champion, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, talks about her new team, CCC-Liv, her aims for this season, and what it’s like to ride alongside Marianne Vos. Watch the exclusive interview here.
- Did you catch our video featuring the one-and-only Marianne Vos? The Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion and three-time winner of the Giro Rosa sat down with Voxwomen to discuss her 2019 season and how she’s finding life with her new team, CCC-Liv. Watch this not-to-be-missed interview here.
Voxwomen announcements and events
- Want to be part of the Voxwomen Big Week Off, seven action-packed days of social riding, nutritional advice and yoga sessions in the picturesque Spanish countryside? Then don’t delay! Rocacorba Cycling is hosting this not-to-be-missed experience from October 13th to 20th. And we’re offering a special reduced price for a limited time. Tickets are selling out fast, so purchase yours today from the Voxwomen Online Store!
This week in cycling history…
- 26 March is the birthday of American cyclist Rebecca Twigg, a six-time world champion in individual pursuit, 16-time US champion and winner of two Olympic medals.
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