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

  • The first edition of the Bretagne Ladies Tour Ceratizit will be held from 20 – 24 May. The parcours details will be revealed at a special presentation in April.
  • KlondikeGP will not put on a women’s race this year, citing that the course is too tough and that there was not enough money to stage a women’s race.
  • The course of the Ronde van Vlaanderen has been revealed, featuring 10 hellinge, including the famed Muur-Kappelmuur.
  • 24 year old Colombian rider Jessica Parra will be joining Team Illuminate this season.
  • Yara Kastelijn has sustained two fractures and contusions of her vertebra. We wish her all the best.
  • 20-year old rider Manon Bakker, who took fifth place in the cyclo-cross worlds this year, has been dismissed by Experza CX Pro Team. The reasons cited were her non-compliance with contractual obligations towards the team and sponsors.
  • FDJ Sport has announced their continued financial support of the women’s team FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope until 2023.
  • The Tour de Brisbane in April will be paired this year with the Oceania Road Championships, featuring a road race and a time trial around the city of Brisbane, in Australia.

Results

  • The first stage of the Lexus of Blackburn Women’s Herald Sun Tour was won by Arlenis Sierra, ahead of Anna Trevisi and Ruby Roseman-Gannon. Stage 2 went to Ella Harris, ahead of Sarah Gigante and Lucy Kennedy, who also won the overall classification.
  • At the National Championships of South Africa, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio became time trial champion for the fifth time in her career. She also took out the road championship title.
  • Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado won gold at the DVV Trofee Cyclocross Krawatencross, ahead of Annemarie Worst and Shirin van Anrooij.
  • The Vuelta CV Feminas was won by Marta Bastianelli, with Barbara Guarischi and Teniel Campbell rounding out the podium.
Zwift Blog

  • In her first blog of the year, Leah Kirchmann writes about her season opener in Australia, her first period of racing since her injury four months ago.
  • Jess Pratt has penned her first blog in which she tells us how she got into cycling, the importance of her family’s support, her job as a registered nurse and winning the 2019 Zwift Academy.
  • This week, we welcomed our newest blogger, Tour Down Under winner and US national road champion, Ruth Winder, who wrote a piece on her first thoughts on the start of the 2020 season.

#ICYMI from Voxwomen

This week in cycling history…

  • 5 February is Anna Turvey’s birthday. She held the Irish National records for the 10, 25 and 50 mile individual time trials. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she represented Scotland and placed in the top 10 in the time trial event. At the RTTC National Team Time Trial Championships in 2015, she took home the title with teammates Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne. A year later, she became the Irish ITT cycling champion and took bronze at the European Track Championships in the individual pursuit. Aside from still being active in cycling, the 40 year old also works as an optometrist.

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