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Results

Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour
Stage 1:
Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team), Lucinda Brand (Trek-Segafredo), Lotte Kopecky (Belgian Cycling Team)
Stage 2: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Emma Norsgaard, Christine Majerus (SDWorx)
Stage 3: Lucinda Brand, Emma Norsgaard, Lotte Kopecky
Stage 4: Lotte Kopecky, Lucinda Brand, Liane Lippert (Team DSM)
Stage 5: Lucinda Brand, Lorena Wiebes, Emma Norsgaard
Stage 6: Lorena Wiebes, Lotte Kopecky, Emilia Fahlin.
General Classification:

Zwift Blog

Megan Jastrab

Team DSM rider Megan Jastrab talks about her long road to recovery following COVID. Read her latest blog here.

Alison Jackson

Check out the latest installment of Alison’s entertaining vlogs, in which she shows what it’s like to prepare for Paris – Roubaix, a race that has been cancelled, re-scheduled, cancelled, and re-scheduled…

Shara Gillow

Team SD Worx’s Food Coach shares her delicious Hazelnut Choc Squares recipe, a fantastic snack that is easy to make and easy to eat during a ride. Check out how to make it here!

Café Talk with…

In the first of our Café Talk series, presented by Liv Racing, we delve into Ayesha McGowan’s journey as a trainee with the WorldTour team Liv Racing. Find out how this 34-year old American rider became inspired to race and what she is most passionate about.

Five minutes with…

In our latest Q&A in collaboration with Peloton Magazine, we talked with Olympic track medallist and World, National and Commonwealth track champion Annette Edmondson. Find out how she’ll be preparing for the Olympics, what the most cherished memory of her sporting career is, plus much more, right here.

This week in cycling history

Diana Žiliūtė

The Lithuanian rider who dominated the sport in the late 1990s celebrated her 45th birthday on 28 May. She won the Junior World Championships in 1994 and four years later took the overall world cup title, followed in the same year by the world championship title. In 1999, she added an overall win at the Grand Boucle to her palmarès, as well as a bronze medal at the Olympics in 2000. After winning many more stage races and one-day events, she retired in 2009. These days, she works in sport marketing for a sportswear company and lives in Italy. She still continues to be involved in cycling in a role that brings her experience to the development of Italian junior riders.

Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour

On the fourth stage of this year’s edition of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, the peloton took on an uphill finish on the top of the Hanka-Berg in Dörtendorf, Germany. The hill was named after Hanka Kupfernagel in order to honour the region’s greatest rider. The now 47-year-old rider became the first female cyclocross World Champion and added two gold medals in that discipline to her palmarès. She also won gold at the 2007 Road World Championships in the time trial discipline, a silver Olympic medal, multiple national titles as well as several road and mountain bike races during her long career. Nowadays she is a brand ambassador and works as a fitness coach.

Rides of the week

Olympic Virtual Series
Join us between 1-27 June for our Olympic Virtual Series, which features Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with special guests. More information here!

Pride On Series
Ride and run with friends as well as LGBTQIA+ Zwifters during special events every Tuesday and Saturday. Join us for Pride On fun!

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