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Results

Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour: Lucinda Brand (Trek-Segafredo Women) took the overall win ahead of Lotte Kopecky (Belgian Cycling) and Emma Norsgaard (Movistar Team)

Dwars Door het Hageland: Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Team SD Worx), Christine Majerus (Team SD Worx), Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM).

Tour de Suisse Women
Stage 1: Elise Chabbey (Canyon//SRAM), Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo), Marlen Reusser (Alé BTC Ljubljana)
Stage 2: Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana), Tereza Neumanova (Women Cycling Team), Hannah Barnes (Canyon//SRAM Racing)
GC: Elizabeth Deignan, Elise Chabbey, Marlen Reusser

Zwift Blog

Lauren Kitchen

“On my terms, when the time is right for me. Just over a week ago it was officially announced that I am retiring from pro cycling. I’m really happy to be retiring with a passion for the sport still with me and a drive and curiosity for the next chapter of my life.” In her latest blog, Lauren Kitchen reflects on her long career in the pro peloton, and tells us what’s next for her. Have a read here.

Megan Jastrab

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

Five minutes with…

The next rider in our Q&A series in collaboration with Peloton Magazine is Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of Team SD Worx. The multi-time road and ITT champion of South Africa is also the first ever UCI Esports World Champion and has a degree in engineering. Find out more about her journey to the pro peloton, where she finds motivation, and her advice for younger riders right 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.

This week in cycling history

Maria Canins

Born on 4 June 1949, the now 72-year-old Italian was a talented athlete, excelling as a champion skier, runner and cyclist. She was one of the most successful riders during the 1980s, winning the Grande Boucle twice after only taking up riding at the age of 32. Canins also won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda four times, a feat that has only been matched by Marianne Vos. When asked, she admitted that she preferred the racing style of the 1980s, when riders did not receive instructions through an earpiece but rather had to read the race themselves and ride intelligently. These days she still rides her bike several times a week and is involved as a cycle tour guide in the Dolomites where she lives

Edwige Pitel

Born on 4 June 1967, Pitel is a French rider who most recently rode for the UCI Women’s Continental Team Cogeas-Mettler-Look. She was the winner of the 2003 ITU Duathlon world Championships, an event that involves a continuous run-cycle-run course. After that win, however, she concentrated on road cycling, winning multiple national road and time trial titles and before retiring at 52 was the oldest competitor on the circuit. In her later years, she raced without a salary but purely because she was still very passionate about riding and competing. Outside of the sport, Pitel earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Imperial College in 1994.

Rides of the week

Olympic Virtual Series
Jam-packed with exciting events, this series will serve up a full month of action June 1–27. Olympian-hosted podcasts and Olympian-inspired workouts with surprise guests, all leading to 24-hour group rides as well as a broadcasted chase-style event with Olympians! Join here!

Midweek Motivation Ride with Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
Join members of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank for a little midweek motivation. More details here.

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