|After five years with Team DSM, U.S. rider Coryn Labecki will join Jumbo-Visma Women for two years. She was the first U.S. rider to win the Tour of Flanders in 2017. In addition, her palmarès include victories at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the Women’s Tour, and the RideLondon Classique.
The Cyclists’ Alliance, in partnership with Supersapiens, has launched a new initiative called “The Cyclists Alliance Duty of Care Framework” with the aim of assisting all stakeholders in female professional cycling to put their mental and physical well-being first. More information on the framework’s specific aims here.
Movistar Team has partnered with La Passione Cycling Couture to become the squad’s technical partner and supply the team with technical cycling apparel.
TIBCO-SVB rider Tanja Erath sustained multiple fractures due to a crash after the first stage of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour and requires spinal surgery. We wish her well and a speedy recovery.
The organisers of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol have announced the launch of a three day women’s race, planned from 29 April to 1 May 2022, covering 350km through the Spanish provinces of Malaga, Cadiz, and Granada.
CERATIZIT Tools has extended their sponsorship of the CERATIZIT Festival Elsy Jacobs which will take place from 29 April to 1 May 2022.
The race director of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour confirmed his intention to have live coverage for next year’s edition, but will not be taking funds away from other parts of the race in exchange for a short live stream. The race is contracted until 2025 to a highlights package with ITV4 and he believes that the advantages of this highlights program outweigh 45 minutes of live streaming.
After a failed attempt in 2019, Christina Mackenzie has now broken the Land’s End to John O’Groats women’s record of 51:05.05, surpassing Lynne Taylor’s 19-year-old record by 100 minutes
Following discussion about unequal price money at the women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix, Trek-Segafredo confirmed that since the start of the 2021 season, the team has matched the prize money for their female athletes at women’s road races to the money awarded in the equivalent men’s races. This did not only apply to the winner but for all riders who finished in prize money-earning positions.
France is offering owners of old cars the opportunity to return them for a 2,500 Euro grant towards the purchase of an electric bike in order to get more people on bikes and reduce greenhouse emissions.