Get your week started with the latest news in women’s cycling:
- The Belgian national ITT championships will now be held on 20 August, after the host town was given permission for the go-ahead of the event.
- The Dutch cycling federation has announced dates for the rescheduled road championships, which will now be held between 21 and 23 August, with participants limited to 100 riders. The ITT championships are scheduled for October.
- Movistar’s men’s and women’s team has announced that it aims to become the first 100% sustainable cycling organisation. It is building solar panels at its Spanish headquarters and is planning the gradual changeover of their team cars to hybrid models.
- British Cycling has cancelled the National Series and National Championships in road, mountain biking, BMX and cycle speedway, due to the coronavirus pandemic after consultation with organisers and riders.
- USA Cycling has cancelled most of its national championship events for 2020, including road, mountain bike, and track nationals, amid coronavirus concerns. Only the cyclocross championships in December and the MTB Marathon in November will be staged. Current champions of the cancelled events will wear their jerseys until the 2021 championships.
- The Mointainbike Worldcup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, has been cancelled. It had been initially rescheduled for September, however, organisers and local authorities commented that they would be unable to stage the event safely during this time.
- The UCI announced the new dates of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup for the 2020-2021 season. The series will start on 1 November in Overijse, Belgium, and will end on 24 January in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands. The rounds will be held in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. The rounds in Waterloo, Dublin and Antwerp have been cancelled.
- Dirty Kanza, a premier gravel race, has decided to change its name and do more to make members of underrepresented communities feel welcome. The race’s name, it noted, impacts the Kaw Nation, an indigenous tribe that lives in Oklahoma and Kansas and that is also known by the name “Kanza.”
- It has been mooted that the Dutch road championships could be held in the future in either Austria or Switzerland to allow climbers a better chance to obtain the title than in the flat terrain of The Netherlands.
- The first stage of the Virtual Tour de France was won by April Tacey (DROPS), followed by Kristin Faulkner (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) and Chantal Van den Broeck-Blaak (Boels-Dolmans). Stage two was taken out by Lauren Stephens (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank), ahead of Joscelin Lowden (DROPS) and Erica Magnaldi (Ceratizit–WNT Pro Cycling). The race continues next weekend.
- In the battle of Balenberg, the cyclo-cross triathlon, 2019/20 UCI World Cup champion Annemarie Worst took the overall win.
- Ursa Pintar took out the Slovenian national championship road race ahead of Spela Kern and Urska Zigart.
Videos of the Week
- Megan Jastrab shows you how to best use your rollers in our “How to…” series.
- In case you missed it, check out our awesome featured videos, featuring superstar Chloe Dygert, and the always-entertaining Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.
- Watch our in-depth interview with seven-time world track champion, world time-trial champion and Olympic silver medallist Chloe Dygert, who talks about her winning mentality, her sensational time trial world title in Yorkshire, and her ambitions on the track.
- During lockdown, we hosted a Q&A with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. Fans were able to send in their questions, ranging from avocados to her famed Fanta addiction, to her unforgettable post race interview at the Tour of Flanders in 2019. You won’t want to miss what Cecilie had to say, right here!
Exclusive from Voxwomen…
- Our latest Voxtunes segment features Teniel Campbell, where the double Caribbean champion shares her favourite songs with us. So check out the tunes that she listens to in order to get motivated for training!
- From our archives: At the end of last year, Laura Winter talked to Teniel Campbell about how she became a professional rider. Read her remarkable story here.
- Looking for that perfect ride snack? Ella Harris whips up a fruit loaf. Check out her delicious recipe here
- Did you catch our “How To” section, now featuring on our website? Whether it’s descending, climbing, getting comfortable, or training in winter, we’ve got you covered with our easy and informative guides.
The Voxwomen Podcast
- We have an exclusive podcast with Lorena Wiebes, who signed with Team Sunweb after splitting from her previous team Parkhotel Valkenburg. Hear what she has to say about her switch of teams and why this was so important to her.
- In our most recent podcast we chat to Annie Simpson of Marketing at OTE Sports about nutrition, how to strengthen your immune system and properly refuel for indoor training, and how to weather stressful times.
- Laura Winter also chats to Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, who’ll be sure to make you laugh, on our latest podcast powered by Brother UK Cycling. Don’t miss it!
- You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!
- Leah Kirchmann tells you everything she wished she knew before she first started cycling!
- Megan Jastrab provides helpful tips on how to get into cycling in her latest blog. Have a read here.
Keep updated about upcoming events
- Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated on our latest events and announcements, such as Instagram takeovers by pro-riders during the week, and much more!
- All our latest posts are now featured on our homepage, making it easier for you to keep up with our newest content.
This week in cycling history…
- Geneviève Gambillon, a former French road racer who was born in the Normandy, celebrated her birthday on 30 June. The now 69-year-old was the best French rider of the 1970s, winning the World Road Championships in 1972 and again in 1974, as well as 22 national titles on the road a
Voxwomen Online Shop
- You might have seen this jersey worn in the virtual world, but you can now own it when you’re out riding or on the trainer… We have very few limited edition 2020 Zwift VoxTour x IRIS Jerseys left! Don’t miss out to own this unique jersey and at the same time support Voxwomen, so that’s an extra bonus! Check out this stylish jersey in our online shop!
- While you’re browsing in our online store, check out the exciting items that are now available. Have a look at our shopping bags, sweatshirts, hoodies and much more. We also currently have a sale on some of our items, so don’t miss this fantastic shopping opportunity!