Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling.
Transfer and re-signing news:
- Teniel Campbellsigned with Valcar Cylance as the first non-Italian rider. Campbell hails from Trinidad and Tobago and won four medals at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. This year she won the U23 individual time trial at the Pan American Road and Track Championships.
- Zsofia Szabo will be joining Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport next year. The Hungarian rider was with Team Health Mate-Cyclelive in 2019.
- Biehler Pro Cycling will welcome Senna Feronto their squad next year. The young rider will make her UCI debut with the Dutch based team. They also welcome the New Zealand rider Jenna Merrick.
- Joscelin Lowden will again be riding for Drops Cycling in 2020. She recently won the bronze medal with Great Britain in the first ever Mixed Team Relay event at the World Championships in Yorkshire.
- New Zealand time trial champion Georgia Williamsre-signed with Mitchelton-SCOTT. 2020 will be her fourth consecutive season with the Australian squad.
- Teuntje Beekhuiswho only joined the elite peloton last season will leave Biehler Pro Cycling and join Lotto Soudal Ladies next year.
- Trek-Segafredo completed its 2020 roster with the renewal of contracts for Audrey-Cordon-Ragot, Lauretta Hanson, Anna Plichta andAbi Van Twisk
In other news…
- During the 2019 UCI Cycling Gala in Guilin/China, the best of cycling were honoured. Marianne Vos (NED) won the top spot of the women’s WorldTour, Lorena Wiebes (NED) of Team Parkhotel Valkenburg was best young rider while Boels Dolmans (NED) was the overall team winner of the Women’s WorldTour.
- The only UCI U23 women’s team has a new name: NXTG Racing Team. The team will provide their nine riders, all in the same phase in their cycling career, not only with a solid structure to develop into elite riders but also with support in their non-cycling career as many of the women are still completing their studies.
- Chantal Hoffmann who has been riding for six years with Lotto Soudal Ladies Team has announced her retirement.
- Brother UK Fusion RTwill call it quits. The team finished second overall in this year’s inaugural HSBC national road series. In the past this British team has developed riders to become World, European and national champions and assisted some of its team members to step up to UCI teams.
- Dutch rider Annemarie Worst won the 2019-20 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup (individual) in Bern, ahead of Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Anna Kay.Worst also won in Beringen ahead of Geerte Hoeke (NED) and Katherine Compton (USA)
- The Guangxi Women’s Tour was won by Australian rider Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini) who after 145km of racing beat Alison Jackson (Team TIBCO-SVB) and Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to the line.
- Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio took the win at the Taiwan KOM challenge.
- In the Ethias Cross in Beringen Annemarie Worst took the top step with Geerte Hoeke and Katie Compton rounding out the podium.
- Victory in the Telenet Superprestige Cyclo-cross in Gavere went to Yara Kastelijn ahead of Alice Maria Arzuffi and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado.
At Six Day London:
- Lin Teutenberg (WNT-ROTOR Pro Cycling) won the opening race at Six-Day London, the first Zwift race to be held there ahead of Tamara Dronova and Manon Lloyd.
- Katie Archibald won the UCI Omnium ahead of Emily Nelson and Neah Evans.
- Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny won the Team Elimination with Katie Archibald and Neah Evans taking 2nd, whilst Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson took 3rd.
- Katie Archibald and Neah Evans won the 20km Madison ahead of Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny with Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson in 3rd.
- In the 10km Scratch race the victory went to Jarmila Machacova of Czechia, with Brit’s Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny rounding out the podium.
- The final 20km Madison of the Six Day was won by Katie Archibald and Neah Evans with Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny taking 2nd and Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson finishing 3rd.
- The General Classification was a comfortable win for Katie Archibald and Neah Evans with 257 points, Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny scooping 2nd with 198 points as Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson finish 3rd with 158 points.
- Ella Harris writes about her unforgettable experience at the World Championships and what she took away from this special event in her latest blog, “Descending with Vos and The World Champs.”
- Sophie Wright shares her very turbulent travel experience which took her from England to Italy to get arrive at her final race of the season, in her latest blog “Travel.”
Rawvelo Voxwomen Insider Podcast
- Laura Winter went to Girona to talk to Lizzie Holden from Drops Cycling, Ella Harris from Canyon/SRAM Racing and Brodie Chapman of Team TIBCO who all just finished off their year of cycling. Fabulous insights into their season and more, so have a listen!
Voxwomen announcements and events
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- Last chance to grab one of the amazing Iris designed VoxTour jerseys from the February GoZwift VoxTour. This lightweight jersey, designed by Iris Slappendel offers many features such as enhanced breathability, freedom of movement, three back pockets and many more. We only have eight left, so head over to our online store now so not to miss out on these stunning jerseys.
- Thanks to all of you who have voted for the Voxwomen’s Sharon Laws Rider of the Year award 2019. The poll has now closed and the winner will be announced at the Rouleur Classic held in London on Friday 1st November.
- This year’s Zwift Academy has been the biggest sign-up with almost 9,000 entrees. The semi-finals take place from 15 – 28 October. The three finalists will be announced in mid-November, and will be invited to attend the CANYON/SRAM training camp in mid-December. The team will then select the winner to join them for the 2020 season. Read more about the 10 riders who are bidding for a chance to be riding for the WorldTour team.
This week in cycling history…
- 26 October is Dame Sarah Storey’s birthday. The British rider is a multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in both cycling and swimming and up to this day is the most successful British female participant of the Paralympics. Storey’s other major achievements also include multiple world champions in both swimming and cycling and 21-time European championship wins in both disciplines. Storey also holds 75 world records. Among many accolades she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours.
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