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

  • The IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have decided that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo will be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games, as well as the general international community. Several countries like Australia and Canada had already announced that they would not participate if the Olympics were to go ahead in 2020.
  • British Cycling has extended the current suspension of cycling events and races in the country until June 30 and urged cyclists to only go out once per day, alone or with housemates, following new guidelines issued by the government.
  • Starcasino will become the title sponsor of the newly-named Starcasino Team (formerly ExperzaProCX).
  • USA Cycling expects a 30 per cent revenue shortfall for this year due to decreased sponsor support and race income. The organisation announced that it would reduce its staff as a consequence. It can be expected that other cycling organisations will be forced to make similar changes to their budgets, resulting in job losses, reduced rider support, and changes to development programs.

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 from last year, chick delves into the European Championships in the Netherlands, the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland and gives an insight into Lisa Brennauer’s bike collection!

Zwift Blog

  • Chloe Hosking writes about the only event that her team, Rally Cycling, raced in Europe this season so far, Omloop het Nieuwsblad. As a veteran rider, she has a wealth of experiences to share, so have a read about what she has to say about racing on the cobbles.
  • US Champion Ruth Winder shares her thoughts on how to cope with the current situation of not being able to race, as well as how, despite her feelings of uncertainty, she still feels grateful.
  • Elena Cecchini expresses her thoughts on the postponement of the Olympics in her latest blog “Tokyo 2021, it sounds strange, doesn’t it?”
  • While not a blog, you’ll nevertheless want to read this piece about recently-graduated doctor of medicine Elise Chabbey. The Bigla-KATUSHA rider is facing the worst health crisis of a lifetime head on, as she takes up work in a hospital in Switzerland where she’s helping in the treatment of Coronavirus patients. An truly inspiring rider.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

  • 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…

  • American rider Rebecca Twigg was born on 26 March 1963, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A six-time world champion in the 3000 metre individual pursuit, she began racing while a teenager, earning her first national championship title at 18 and her first world title a year later. This gifted athlete is also the holder of 16 US championship titles and two Olympic medals. Twigg is one of the most successful riders in the history of UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

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