|Maud Oudeman has won the 2021 Zwift Academy. She was selected after a week of intense finals in Mallorca and will now join Canyon//SRAM next year.
Annemiek van Vleuten was selected as the Dutch female rider of 2021 and was awarded the Keetie van Oosten-Hage trophy at the Wielergala. The Olympic time trial champion has won the award twice before, in 2017 and 2019.Team SDWorx has revealed their new jersey for 2022, which features different shades of purple, pink and yellow for a colourful look.
Human Powered Health also introduced their new jersey which added some magenta and purple tones to their traditional orange jersey.
UAE Team ADQ has also released their jersey for the next season.
Although having the same design for 2021, the UCI has asked Andy Schleck-CP NVST-Immo Losch to change their kit design after three other squads unveiled a similar look.
Team Jumbo Visma Women has launched their new kit, with the same black and yellow colours.
A survey by The Cyclists’ Alliance has revealed that 97 per cent of the respondents would like to see a separate U23 women’s road race at the World Championships. This event is currently not a standalone race.The Superprestige Cyclocross in Diegem, scheduled for 29 December, had to be cancelled due to tightened COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium.
After an 8 year absence from the sport, tour operator Vacansoleil returns to cycling, partnering with Jumbo-Visma Women.Dutch rider Amy Pieters of SDWorx was involved in a crash when out training near Calpe. She was transported to a hospital in Alicante and underwent surgery. We’re keeping Amy in our thoughts.
Danilith Nokere Koerse’s women’s race will be broadcast live on TV in 2022. The finale of the race, the podium ceremony and flash interviews after the event will be broadcast by Sporza, RTBF and Eurosport. With a prize pool of 20,500 Euros, it is the one-day race with the highest prize money in women’s cycling.
Melbourne to Warrnambool, the second oldest event in world of cycling, and the oldest in Australia, will have a women’s race in 2022. The participants will race from Colac to Warrnambool over 160km.