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The following countries have announced their teams for the Road World Championships. The women riders confirmed so far:

  • Britain: Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Lizzy Banks, Nikky Juniper, Anna Henderson, Hayley Simonds and LIzzie Deignan.
  • New Zealand: Georgia Williams, Ella Harris and Mikayla Harvey.
  • Australia: Chloe Hosking, Brodie Chapman, Tiffany Cromwell, Amanda Spratt, Lauren Kitchen, Jessica Allen and Lucy Kennedy.
  • Belgium: Julie Van De Velde, Kelly Van Den Steen, Sofie De Vuyst, Valerie Demey and Ann-Sophie Duyck.
  • The Netherlands: Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten, Lucinda Brand, Chantal Black, Floortje Mackaij and Demi Vollering. Amy Pieters’ selection is still undecided as she was injured at the Boels Ladies Tour.
  • USA: Tayler Wiles, Ruth Winder, Leigh Ganzar, Coryn Rivera Leah Thomas, Chloe Dygert-Owen, Katie Hall and Amber Neben.
  • The Californian “Equal Pay for Equal Play” has now been signed into law and requires that sports prizes paid to men and women sports participants be equal for events, including cycling, that are held on state land.
  • Greta Richioud will be moving teams, from FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, to Hitec Products – Birk Sport next season.

Recent results

  • Women Elite XCO World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot won the final XCO World Cup of the 2019 season in Snowshoe, USA.
  • At the Lotto Belgium Tour, U.S rider Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) won the prologue while Mieke Kröger (Team Virtu Cycling) took second and Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) was third. Stage two went to Mieke Kröger ahead of Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo) and Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies) Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) won stage three ahead of her teammate Susanne Anderson and Lotte Kopecky. Stage four went to Coryn Rivera, ahead of teammate Liane Lippert and Sofie de Vuyst (Parkhotel Valkenburg). Mieke Kröger was the overall winner of the tour.
  • At the Tour Cycliste Feminin International de l’Ardeche, Marianne Vos (CCC-LIv) was victorious on the first stage ahead of Tatiana Guderzo (Bepink) and Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-SVB). Stage two was also won by Marianne Vos ahead of Lauren Stephens and Eider Merino (Movistar).
  • Lisa Brennauer (WTN-Rotor) won the opening stage of the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta while Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) took second and Pernille Mathiesen (Team Sunweb) was in third place.

Zwift Blog

  • Sophie Wright tells us about her injury during the Tour of Bretagne and how she coped with the injury she sustained in her  latest blog “Dealing with injury.”
  • Elena Cecchini shares her story about the first time she had to deal with a broken bone, an injury she sustained while riding the The Women’s Tour. Read how she coped with this unexpected event in her life in her latest blog “Facing injuries
  • Leah Kirchmann expresses her concern that since the UCI changed the format to a national TTT at the World Championships this year, the discipline of the team time trial has almost disappeared from the race calendar. She explains the reason for this and why it is still important to organise this team discipline of cycling, in her blog “Case of the disappearing discipline”

The Voxwomen Show

  • Check out the latest edition of The Voxwomen Show right here! We catch up with all the action from the European Championships in Alkmaar, Netherlands, we head to the UK and the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland and we meet WNT-ROTOR Pro Cycling’s Lisa Brennauer and talk about her bikes.

Voxwomen Announcements and Events

  • The Voxwomen Big Week Off runs from 13th to 20th October 2019 in Can Campolier Banyoles near Girona, Join us for a fantastic week of cycling and more at Can Campolier, the home of Rocacorba Cycling which is run by professional rider Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and her family. You can pay a non-refundable deposit of £150 and thereby secure your place and then continue to pay in instalments. If you would like to find out more or take advantage of this unique offer you can do so by clicking here.

This week in cycling history…

  • Australian racing cyclist Kathy Watt’s birthday was on 11 September. Watt won gold in the road race and silver in the pursuit at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Her palmarès also include 24 national championships in road racing, track racing, and mountain bike, four Commonwealth Games gold medals, and a third placing in the world time trial championship.
  • Alison Sydor’s birthday was on 9 September. She is an accomplished Canadian cross country mountain cyclist who won a silver medal at the 1996 summer Olympics in mountain biking, as well as three world mountain bike championship gold medals. Furthermore she took five silver medals and three bronze at mountain bike world championships, and one bronze at the road world championships.
  • Another birthday this past week was that of Monica Valvic, on 15 September. She won Norway’s first world road title in Agrigento in 1994 and was victorious on five occasions at the Norwegian National Road Race Championships.

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