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Get your week started with the latest news and results from the world of women’s cycling.

  • Former world champion Jolanda Neff announced she will take off three months in order to recover from her injuries which she sustained while mountain biking in North Carolina in December.
  • Young cyclo-cross rider Shirin van Anrooij will transfer to Telent Baloise Lions next season.
  • The city of Gent will host the Omloop Het Niewablad for the next five years providing the funding needed to organise the races.
  • Lorena Wiebes has agreed to stay with her team Hotel Valkenburg for the time being but may be allowed to leave sometime during the season.
  • USA Cycling has announced the 2020 cyclocross world championships roster to include at the elite women’s level, Katie Compton, Clara Honsinger and Rebecca Fahringer. The riders will compete at the championship in Dübendorf, Switzerland on February 1-2.
  • Vuelta CV Feminas has announced that Lotto Soudal Ladies, Biehler Krush Pro Cycling, Ale BTC Ljubljana, Valcar Cylance Cycling, and Movistar Team will participate at their second edition on 9 February.
  • Marianne Vos finished her last race in cyclocross this winter as she will be undergoing medical treatment for a groin disorder. She will have surgery for a node in the artery and expect to be able to start training again in about six weeks. We wish Marianne all the best and a speedy recovery!

Results

  • In one of the closest women’s time trial championships in Australian cycling history, Sarah Gigante took the win ahead of Grace Brown and Emily Herfoss. In the Women’s Criterium, Chloe Hosking took the win ahead of Ruby Roseman Gannon and Gracie Elvin. Amanda Spratt won her third Australian road cycling championship title ahead of Justine Barrow and Grace Brown.
  • At Sixdays Bremen, the Omnium was won by Emily Nelson, ahead of Franziska Brauße and Lea Lin Teutenberg. The Madison was won by Emily Nelson and Maggie Coles-Lyster, with Tamara Dronova and Diana Klimova finishing in second, and Tatsiana Sharakova and Hanna Tserakh placing third.

At The Cyclocross national championships, the podium results are as follows:

  • Austria: Lisa Pasteiner, Nadja Heigel and Cornelia Holland
  • Belgium: Sanne Cant won her 11th straight elite cyclocross national championship title ahead of Laura Verdonschot and Ellen Van Loy.
  • Czech Republic: Paula Havlíková, ereza Švihálková and Nikola Bajgerová
  • Denmark: Caroline Bohé, Anna-Sofie Norgaard and Marie Barbara Holm
  • France: Marion Norbert Riberolle, Caroline Mani and Perrine Clauzel
  • Germany: For the third time in a row, Elisabeth Brandau took the national cyclocross championship title, while Kim Anika Ames was second and Stefanie Paul third.
  • Great Britain: Harriet Harnden, Bethany Crompton and Anna Kay
  • Italy: Eva Lechner ahead of Alice Maria Arzuffi and Alessia Bulleri
  • Luxembourg: Christine Majerus, ahead of Elise Maes and Pia Wiltgen.
  • Spain:  Lucia Gonzalez, Aiada Nuno and Paula Diaz
  • Switzerland:  Zina Barhoumi. Chrystelle Maumann, Tanja Blickenstorfer
  • The Netherlands: Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, ahead of Annemarie Worst and Lucinda Brand

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest exclusive article, Tanja Erath tells us how she spends her off-season, which includes a well-deserved but rare holiday before starting the next year of training and racing.

#ICYMI from Voxwomen

  • Hear from Letizia Paternoster about how she got into cycling, her career so far, her hopes for this season and her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, right here in our latest Sunday Supplement.
  • Missing your weekly dose of race coverage? We’ve got all the episodes of the Voxwomen TV show available to watch and download. Revisit races and interviews from the past few seasons right here on our channel.
  • Re-live and reflect on a year of fantastic women’s cycling here. In a review of the highlights of the 2019 season, we look at the new teams, outstanding riders, memorable victories and year-end rankings of a season to be remembered.
  • If you want to get faster and stronger on your climbs, take a look at our new segment Vox Training Zone. Check out the five training tips for climbing that will help you to improve your cycling ability in the mountains.
  • Listen to this bonus Christmas episode of the Rawvelo Voxwomen Insider Podcast, in which Laura Winter talks to Coryn Rivera, Leah Kirchmann and Alison Jackson at the Team Sunweb launch.

This week in cycling history…

  • French rider Lyli Herse was born on 6 January 1928. She competed in the first Women’s Tour de France in 1955, where she finished in fourth place. She 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 championships in 1972 and 1974. Later on, she took over the running of her father’s bicycle factory. She passed away at the age of 89 years.

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