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

  • The UCI has adopted a series of measures to confront the effects of the Coronavirus crisis on cycling. Read the full statement here.
  • CAMS, a cycling accident help service confirmed that the three-year sponsorship of the CAMS-Tifosi UCI registered women’s cycling team remains in place and unchanged, despite the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of national and international racing.
  • British Cycling announced that due to an expected loss of income of around £4 million, around 90 roles, which represents one third of their workforce, will be furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
  • In March, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC president Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until 2021. However, the chief executive of the Tokyo Organising Committee, Toshiro Muto, has announced this week that there is no guarantee that the postponed Olympic Games will be held in July of 2021, suggesting that it is too early to know if the pandemic will be under control by then.
  • The former MTB world cup rider Helen Grobert has received a four-year suspension for doping. She was stripped of her national titles and world cup results.
  • The German track cycling championships, originally planned for the beginning of July, have been postponed indefinitely.

Video of the Week

  • Check out the Vowomen Cycling Show, and select your favourite episodes to watch from this huge selection!
  • The video of the week features a throwback to the Spring Classics of 2018, the time we chatted with Alexis Ryan of Canyon//SRAM, and bike tech!

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • Listen to Laura Winter talk with Trek-Segafredo’s Abi van Twisk about lockdown turbos, Tik Toks, and how to put everything in perspective! She also catches up with Lucy Shaw to chat about cooking, and much, much more! Be sure to check it out here.

Zwift Blog

  • Lauren Kitchen talks about life experiences, failure and leadership in her blog for us.
  • In a thought provoking piece, Christine Majerus writes about the effects of the current crisis not only on cycling but also expresses her thoughts about the people on the forefront of the fight against the pandemic.
  • 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.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

  • Need some extra motivation for training at home? We are collecting riders’ favourite playlists. First up is four-time Australian champion Shara Gillow, who shares her music with us on Vox Turbo Tunes. Listen to all the tunes here on Spotify!
  • In our newly created Vox Kitchen Segment, we’re showcasing recipes from pro riders that will keep you fuelled during your training sessions. Floortje Mackaij introduces her delicious banana bread recipe here. Try it out, and send us a photo of your culinary creations!
  • We want you to stay active and have some fun at the same time! So we’re offering free classes with former racing cyclist Charline Jones. Head over to our Facebook page to join in, at 11am (BST) on Monday! You can also sign up directly with Charline, who has over 30 sessions a month to choose from for only £10. Visit her website to find out more.
  • 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!

This week in cycling history…

  • Josiane Bost, born on 7 April 1956, is a former French rider who won the world road championship title in 1977. Before the race, she felt she had a good chance of winning as soon as she was given her race number, 51. Bost comes from the region as Bernard Thévenet and Michel Laurent. Thévenet won the Tour with number 51 and Laurent won Paris-Nice with the same number, so she felt that she could not lose. She also became the national pursuit champion twice, as well as the French sprint champion, in addition to coming second three times in the national road championships, where she was beaten each time by Geneviève Gambillon.

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