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The seventh edition of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta will feature four stages, all within in the region of Galicia: two mid-mountain stages, a mountain time trial and a sprint stage. The event will start on 2 September and finish in Santiago de Compostela on 5 September.

The Women’s Tour has revealed the teams that will be participating at the event, scheduled to run from 4 to 9 October.

The Ladies Tour of Norway has revealed the stages and the 18 teams that will participate in the event from 12 to 15 August. All of the 4 stages will have live broadcast of between 90 and 120 minutes.

The Cyclists’ Alliance has published the first part of the results of their annual rider survey on the current state of the women’s peloton. Here are their findings.

The organisers of the Giro Donne have vowed to increase the hours of live broadcast for the 2022 edition. Although the event was successful from a sporting point of view, the 2021 edition has been criticised as lacking adequate TV coverage for a race of this stature.

The Swiss Velodrome in Grenchen will host the Elite Track European Championships from 5 to 9 October 2021.

The final version of the 2021-2022 cyclocross world cup calendar has been published. The season starts on 10 October 2021 in Waterloo, USA and finishes on 23 January 2022 in Hoogerheide in the Netherlands.

Alison Jackson (Liv Cycling) has been called up as a late addition to the Canadian road cycling team for the Olympics.

Marta Lach of Team Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling has been a late call up for the Polish Olympic road team. She will join Kasia Niewiadoma and Anna Plichta.

The Hungarian national road champion Blanka Vas has won the national XCO title.

Young Norwegian rider Anne Dorthe Ysland will be leaving Team Coop-Hitec Products at the end of the season to join Uno-X Pro Cycling from 2022 to 2024.

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 collaboration with Peloton Magazine, we talked with Swiss TT and road champion Marlen Reusser. Find out more about the Alé BTC Ljubljana rider, who also trained as a medical doctor, in our latest interview right here.

Product Review

Former professional rider Jessie Walker puts the new women’s collection launched by La Passione to the test. Catch her product review of this new cycling apparel here!

This week in cycling history

Patty Maegerman

The Belgian former rider recently celebrated her 50th birthday. In 1994, she won the silver medal at the World Championships in the road race, as well as taking second place in the nationals. While initially riding with an amateur license, yet with the advocacy of the Flemish Government who supported the professionalisation of the women peloton, she became the first professional female rider in Belgium. This allowed her to give up her job as a secretary and concentrate full-time on her sporting career. After retiring from active sport, she remained involved in cycling as a race director of the women’s edition of Gent-Wevelgem, thereby turned from the first professional female cyclist to one of the first female race directors in the sport.

Rides of the week

Midweek Motivation Ride with Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank

Join members of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank for their midweek Motivation ride. Join in here!

Twenty24 Road to Tokyo
TWENTY24 are now in our 17th year of operation developing high-performance athletes and the next generation of competitive cyclists. Success in aligning student-athletes with college scholarships through cycling. Support of the multi-discipline athlete. Adaptive, dynamic, versatile, resilient and committed to growing diversity in the landscape of women’s cycling. Don’t miss out!

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