- The Cyclists Alliance has teamed up with Cannondale, Liv Cycling, Specialized Bicycles, SRAM Road and Trek Bikes to provide a new and innovative program for professional female cyclists. Elite riders will be connected with businesses in the sport of cycling as well as fellow cyclists through a mentoring program that is aimed at assisting riders before, during and after their career.
- After her second place in Nové Město, Haley Batten has now qualified, alongside Kate Courtney, to represent the USA at the MTB event at the Olympics in Tokyo.
- The UCI officially launched the Track Championships League, a new and exciting format of track racing, commencing in November.
- Amanda Spratt (Road), Grace Brown (RR and TT), Sarah Gigante (RR and TT) and Tiffany Cromwell (Road) have been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Olympics. It will be Spratt’s third time at the Games, while her compatriots will be making their debut in Tokyo. The women’s road race will be held on 25 July over a 137km course with 2,700m of climbing while the time trial runs over 22.1km starting at the Fuji International Speedway.
- The organisers of La Course by Le Tour de France announced the 22 teams that will take to the start at the 8th edition of the race. In addition to the nine WWT teams, 13 Continental teams will also participate.
- The UCI has released a report by an external auditor investigating the development of salaries in the women’s peloton. The report indicated that the average salary of members of the UCI Women’s WorldTour teams has increased by 25% from 2020 to 2021. According to the report, this is due to the introduction of a minimum salary for WorldTour team riders. The study also showed a significant boost in the budgets of WWT teams, having increased by 22% between 2020 and 2021.
- Lauren Kitchen from FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope has announced her retirement with immediate effect. The Australian rider has been riding for the French team for more than three years, yet after an injury last July, she decided that the time had come to leave the sport.
- The coffee brand Segafredo will continue its partnership for a further two years with Trek-Segafredo, the team of Italian road champion Elisa Longo Borghini.
- The Italian national road race championships will be held on 20 June in Puglia.
- The Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT and road race have been cancelled for this year. The organisers have cited financial difficulties due to Covid-19 and reduced opportunities for sponsorship of the event, which was originally scheduled for August. The event also had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
- Last June, Trek Bikes designed its “All In” plan, outlining steps to develop a more inclusive culture among their employees through training and new hiring practices. Plans also included liaising with underrepresented communities and creating partnerships with cycling associations to create a more diverse future for competitive cycling. In a report this week, the company shared the progress of its “All In” plan, and other initiatives.