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

  • The UCI has released a press statement in which it outlines measures taken in regards to the coronavirus, noting the suspension of events and providing details explaining the Olympic and Paralympic qualification procedure.
  • In the hope of the Olympics still going ahead, the Australian Olympic committee has announced its track cycling squad: Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton will compete in the sprint events, with Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson and Maeve Plouffe selected for the endurance events.
  • Santini, which supplies clothing to cycling teams such as Boels-Dolmans and Trek Segafredo, in joint venture with Sitip, a local Italian textile manufacturer, will now be producing much-needed face masks.
  • Catherine Marsal, 4 times world champion, has recently concluded her time working for Team Ciclotel and instead will be spending her time working in a kindergarten.
  • Le Tour de Yorkshire is postponed, as well as Flèche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. All three races hope to find a new date in the calendar.
  • Canyon ZCC and its partners will form a roster of 12 men and women for its first professional e-cycling team. The women riders involved are: Eva Buchholz (German Zwift National Champ for 2018), Laura van Regenmortel (2018 Zwift Academy semi-finalist), Siri Hildonen (CVR Paris finalist, 2017 Zwift Academy finalist, Natalie Eklund (Zwift Academy semi-finalist and Kristin Falck (Zwift Norwegian National Champ 2018).
Video of the Week!

  • If you’re missing all the races and interviews inside the pro peloton, you’ll want to have a look at these episodes of the Voxwomen Cycling Show.
  • Why not check out this episode about last year’s Giro Rosa and La Course. It’s a jam-packed show, so settle in and re-live what happened at these two major races in the calendar.
Zwift Blog

  • Leah Kirchmann penned an inspirational blog on the current situation we’re all facing, its effect on the pro peloton, and how she feels you can control the uncontrollable.
  • Ella Harris tells us about her journey from being a Zwift winner to a professional rider. Find out about the challenges she faced by stepping up to racing in Europe and some of the joys she experienced during the past year.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

  • We want you to stay active and have some fun at the same time! So we start free instagram classes with former racing cyclist Charline Jones. The work out will include yoga, strength and core exercises. Everyone from all sporting backgrounds are welcome to join us at the first session on Monday at 11am GMT. You won’t want to miss it!
  • We have some awesome jerseys available to purchase! The Voxwomen WorldTour jersey’s cut and fit have been tweaked and innovated in consultation with teams in the UCI WorldTour and on top of that, the kit was even handmade in Scotland. Don’t miss your chance to own one of these unique jerseys. Plus, we offer free delivery! For more info on how to order, click here.
  • We also have a few limited-edition Voxwomen #bepartofthejourney jerseys. These beautifully-crafted jerseys are handmade in Scotland by Endura. Delivery is also free, and you can order one here!

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • The first episode of our podcast 2020 is here. Chloe Hosking, Amanda Spratt, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Kimberley Conte talk about the Tour Down Under, giving their insights and comments on the Australian cycling event. Join us and be part of what’s happening in women’s cycling.

This week in cycling history…

  • Leontine Van Moorsel’s birthday was on 22 March. The achievements of the Dutch cyclist were extraordinary. She is a two-time world road and time trial champion. At the Sydney Olympics in 2000, she had the most successful Olympics ever for a female cyclist. She won the individual pursuit in world record time, won the road race and the individual time trial, and added a silver medal on the track in the points race. Van Moorsel continued competing and at Athens in 2004 won a gold medal in the individual time trial and a bronze medal in the individual pursuit. She also held the world hour record from 2003 until 2015.
  • Alfonso Strada was born on 16 March 1891. At an early age she developed a liking for cycling and competing. Her nickname among locals was the “Devil in a Dress.” Although her parents did all they could to discourage her bike racing, she was a strong-willed woman and did not give up. She entered the Giro under the name of “Alfonso,” leading the organisers to believe she was a male rider. They allowed her to continue riding after finding out she was a women and she completed the Giro in 1924 after riding all 3,610 km.

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  • Looking for cycling clothing and accessories? Then visit our online shop for a selection of quality items. Every purchase from our online store will support Voxwomen and make it possible for us to provide you with the latest from the world of women’s cycling. So check out our online shop!
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