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Soudal, the co-title sponsor of Lotto Soudal, will continue to support the team until 2022. After that, their eight-year relationship will come to an end, while Lotto will continue.

Out of 21 candidates for UCI Management Committee member, the following women are standing for election: Sonia Gregoria Ramos Acuna (BOL), Daniela Isetti (ITA), Agata Lang (POL) and Anne Gripper (AUS).

British Cycling has announced that Jess Lowden will be the reserve rider for the road race and time trial at the Olympics.

The city of Hulst would like to host the Cyclocross World Championships in 2026 but Rome has also expressed an interest in staging the event. In 2022 Fayettville, USA will host the race, followed in 2023 Hoogerheide in the Netherlands, in 2024 by Tabor, and in 2025 by Liévin.

American Trek-Segafredo rider Ruth Winder has announced that she will retire after this season. The 28 year old, who won Brabantse Pijl this year, felt that after seven years of racing, the time for a change had come. However, she hopes to be able to pass on her knowledge to the younger generations through coaching.

Due to the ongoing COVID situation in Japan, the cycling events at the Olympics will be held without spectators.

On the hilly finish in Puegnago Del Garda, Marianne Vos took her thirtieth stage victory at the Giro, an incredible achievement by the Dutch rider. After two stage wins at the Italian race this year, Vos decided to leave the Giro Donne early to prepare for the Olympics.

Results

Giro Donne
Stage 4: Anna van der Breggen (Team SD Worx), Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx), Grace Brown (Team BikeExchange)
Stage 5: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Emma Norsgaard (Team Movistar), Marianne Vos (Jumbo Visma Women)
Stage 6: Emma Norsgaard, Coryn Rivera (Team DSM), Marianne Vos (Jumbo Visma Women)
Stage 7: Marianne Vos, Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo), Anna van der Breggen
Stage 8: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Emma Norsgaard, Maria Vittoria Sperotto (A.R. Monex Women’s Pro Cycling Team)
Stage 9: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (SD Worx), Demi Vollering (SDWorx), Anna van der Breggen
Stage 10: Coryn Rivera, Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo), Elise Chabbey (Canyon//SRAM)
Overallwinner: Anna van der Breggen, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Demi VolleringBaloise Ladies Tour
Prologue: Lisa Klein (Canyon//SRAM Racing), Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma Women), Hannah Ludwig (Canyon/SRAM Racing)
Stage 1: Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg), Quinty Ton (GT Krush Tunap), Kelly van den Steen (Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire Cycling Team)
Stage 2A: Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing), Elisa Balsamo (Italy), Barabara Guarishi (Team Movistar Women)
Stsge 2B: Lisa Klein (Canyon//SRAM Racing), Meike Kröger (Team Coop-Hitec Products, Hannah Ludwig
Stage 3: Lonneke Uneken (SDWorx), Rachele Barbieri (Italy), Barbara Guarischi
Overall winner: Lisa Klein, Mieke Kröger, Anna Henderson

Zwift Blog

Shara Marche

The Food Coach of Team SD Worx shares her recipe for apple oat muffins, with an option for a gluten-free version, so it’s something nutritious and delicious for everyone!

Tanja Erath

The German rider from Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank reflects on her return to racing after her injury, the fine line between racing and participating, and all the small details that make a difference in high-level performance.

Five minutes with…

In our latest Q&A in collaboration with Peloton Magazine, we talked with Canyon//SRAM’s Tiffany Cromwell. With wins at some of the biggest races and part of numerous team successes, Tiffany is often found riding in support of her teammates and taking on the role of road captain for her team. She has represented Australia in several World Road Championship races, the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games and will be making her Olympic debut this year. Find out a little more about her in our interview.

This week in cycling history

Maria Canins

The Italian rider was the first winner of the Giro Rosa, now known as the Giro Donne. She prevailed over Australian cyclist Elizabeth Hepple and Petra Rossner of the former East Germany.

Francesca Galli

Galli turned 61 on the 5th of July. The most notable achievements of the Italian rider include winning the national road title in 1979, taking the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in 1980, as well as the team time trial at the World Championships in Ronse in 1988.

Rides of the week

Yumezi Badge Hunt

Hot on the heels of Yumezi’s recent launch comes two new routes—Kappa Quest Reverse and Suki’s Playground. Going down July 17 and 18, four times each day, this series gives riders a tangible goal in exploring this tranquil, picture-perfect countryside of Zwift’s new roads. Whether this is your first time badge hunting or you just want to tap into the contagious enthusiasm from like-minded Zwifters eager to explore some of Zwift’s most interesting roads, you’ll be in the right place. Join in here!

From our online shop

Kid’s Shirt – £14

Do you know a little rider who aspires to be the next Marianne, Annemiek or Anna? Then don’t look past this kid’s shirt, available in white and pink. All Voxwomen products purchased help us raise the profile of women’s cycling and build the future of the sport, so get shopping here!

Coffee, Bike, Cake Shirt – £21


Every great day on a bike begins with coffee and ends with cake. Our new coffee, bike, cake shirt brings it all together! Made with all natural materials, this shirt is perfect for lounging around in, working at home in or making a statement when you’re out with friends at the café. You can get yours here!

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