Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:
- Exciting news from Voxwomen! We are partnering with the award-winning Peloton magazine. Our aim is to expand the global audience for women’s cycling in print, digital and online channels. Voxwomen founder Anthony McCrossan commented that the inspiring reach and focus on storytelling, design and quality of the magazine fits perfectly with Voxwomen’s brand. We are very excited to partner with them on many different projects to help keep women’s cycling in the forefront of everyone’s mind particularly in these unprecedented times.
- The Giro d’Italia Virtual started on Saturday, where professional riders race the finale of 7 iconic stages of the Giro 2020. Trek-Segafredo’s Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini are among the current stars of the women’s peloton that will participate.
- In the Zwift Classics, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio took out the 24km long Trofeo Bologna, winning the race to the top of the San Luca ascent. She beat Lou Bates and Canyon//SRAM’s Ella Harris on a replica of part of the opening course of the 2019 Giro d’Italia.
- The Belgian road championships were due to be held in Anzegem, but the mayor Gino Devogelaere, would like to see it postponed until next year for health concern reasons and because sponsors had dropped their support for this year’s edition. In this case, Jesse Vandenbulke of Dolcini-Van Eyck Sport would be wearing the champion jersey for another year.
- The UCI has proposed a new calendar for road races commencing later on in the year but have not made any comments about the re-scheduling of any of the women’s races.
- Arkéa Pro Cycling Team is setting up a competition using Training Peaks that is open to all women cyclists older than 16 years old, regardless of age. Results of the competition may lead to a professional stagiaire contract or even subsequently to a neo-pro contract.
- The Cyclists’ Alliance, represented by Marianne Vos, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Amanda Spratt, Ellen van Dijk, Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Christine Majerus, Leah Kirchmann and Ariane Luthi wrote an open letter to the UCI, expressing the riders’ concern that there is no adequate representation from the women’s side in the ongoing discussions concerning the current pandemic and the challenges it brings. The riders requested that the UCI engage with the riders through the The Cyclists’ Alliance so that together strategies to sustain and improve women’s cycling can be formulated.