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Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling

Team BikeExchange – Jayco has launched their new team kit for 2022, which features blue alongside purple edging and splashes of pink. The Australian women’s squad will be supported by Liv, the only comprehensive cycling brand in the world dedicated solely to women. For the first time in the team’s history, a separate identity for the squad’s women’s team has been created, which also integrates Liv’s aubergine brand colour into the design.

DROPS Le Col s/b Tempur will be racing as Le Col – Wahoo in 2022. The British team will be aiming for WorldTour status in 2023.

Purple, pink and red will be the colours of Team Roland  Cogeas, which recently introduced their kit for the 2022 season.

Team Cofidis has revealed their new three-colour kit for 2022, featuring a red and white jersey, with black shorts.

The UCI has banned the pink-coloured jersey of Spanish team Bizkaia Durango, despite the squad having worn pink for the last six seasons. The UCI has rejected two designs of the team’s kit due to similarities with the UCI Women’s WorldTour leader’s jersey.

According to Team SD Worx’s latest press release, Dutch national champion Amy Pieters, who was in an induced coma, is now stable and breathing on her own and has been transported from Spain to her home country of the Netherlands.

In 2019, the UCI launched the Centralised Prizemoney Management system for men’s professional cycling, which covers the distribution of prizes. As of 1 January this year, this system will also be used for women’s professional racing.

The Dutch team for the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, USA, to be held from 29 to 30 January, has been announced. Current World Champion Lucinda Brand will be joined by two former world champions in Marianne Vos and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. Denise Betsema, Annemarie Worst, Yara Kastelin, Inge van der Heijden and Manon Bakker complete a strong Dutch line-up. The team will also send a strong squad to the U23 women’s race with Puck Pieterse, Shirin van Anrooij and Fem van Empel.

Results

Bay Crits Geelong, Australia:
Stage 1: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Alex Martin-Wallace and Matilda Raynolds

Stage 2: Ruby Roseman-Gannon ahead of Matilda Raynolds and Grace Brown. With that result, Roseman-Gannon also took the overall win

Hexia Cyclocross Gullegem, Belgium: Shirin Van Anroij (NED) ahead of Maghalie Rochette (CAN) and Zoe Bäckstedt (GBR)

Herentals Cross, Belgium: Lucinda Brand ahead of Denise Betsema and Annemarie Worst (all NED)

National Cyclocross Championships:
Belgium: Sanne Cant
Luxembourg: Christine Majerus
Germany: Elisabeth Brandau
Czech Republic: Krystina Zemanova
Netherlands: Marianne Vos
Italy: Silvia Persico
France: Line Burquier
Great Britain: Harrier Harnden
Switzerland: Alessandra Keller
Spain: Lucia Gonzalez Blanco
Denmark: Caroline Bohé
Hungary: Blanka Kata Vas
Portugal: Ana Mafalda Sá Santos
Ireland: Maria Larkin
USA: Clara Honsinger
Austria: Nadia Heigl
Poland: Dominika Wlodarczyk

Zwift Blog

Catch up on Team DSM rider Megan Jastrab’s reflection about her 2021 season, where not everything was smooth sailing. Read her Zwift blog right here!

Vox Performance Project Blog

Jenny Greaves, a newcomer to the sport, has come a long way since joining the project. In her latest blog, she shares her first experiences with the Supersapiens glucose monitor, Zwift rides, joining the racing team RAVE and some of the challenges she faced. Jenny thoroughly enjoys riding and keeping fit, and tries to encourage others to give it a go. Get reading here!

Voxwomen Podcast

Episode 81: British Champion Pfeiffer Georgi

In this episode supported by Rapha, Hannah Walker talks to British Champion and inspirational young talent, Pfeiffer Georgi of Team DSM on growing up in a cycling mad family, her standout year with Team DSM, becoming National Champion and DSM’s road captain at a young age, as well as her aspirations for the future. Click here to listen!

This week in cycling history

Lyll Herse

The French rider was born on 6 January 1928. She competed in the first women’s Tour de France in 1955, where she finished in fourth place. Herse also became a nine-time national road race champion between 1956 and 1967. After retiring from her cycling career, she passed on her knowledge and skills as a coach, training Geneviève Gambillon to take two world championship titles in 1972 and 1974. Later, she took over her father’s bicycle factory, and eventually passed away at the age of 89.

Rides of the week

Tour de Zwift
This is the biggest party on Zwift! From Jan 10 – Feb 15, the Tour de Zwift features eight stages with multiple routes to roam in each. Join the global community for can’t-miss events, badge hunts, and exclusive Tour unlocks. Find out more here!
Ride with the Internationelles
This fabulous team of 10 women from across the globe, are united in the fight for equality and to boost women’s cycling. They host two co-ed rides every week on a Thursday/Friday (depending on your timezone) to suit riders from around the world. Unlock their kit with any ride. Read more here!

From our Online Shop

Men’s If In Doubt, Go Flat Out hoodie – £40

Another item from our men’s range of clothing. Inspired by the Voxwomen team attitude, it doesn’t matter how “flat out” is “flat out” to you – the freedom of riding a bike is perfectly encapsulated in this statement. All Voxwomen products sold help us raise the profile of womens cycling directly so thank you for your support. Buy this hoodie here!

Women’s Be Part of the Journey mountain hoodie – £45

Since the launch of Voxwomen, we have always used the message, “Be Part of the Journey.” Women’s cycling has been on a journey and the development of the sport continues. This mountain design links with the message and looks great on this relaxed hoodie. Wear before or after an event it is sure to keep you warm. Get yours here!

 

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