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

  • The organisers of the Giro Rosa have announced that the 9-day tour will take place in central and southern Italy between 11 and 19 September as planned.
  • The Belgian national championships will be staged on 22 September with start in Halle and finish in Anzegem with the Muur Kapelmuur in between.
  • Annemarie Worst sustained a shoulder injury requiring surgery, and is currently recovering from the operation. Lauren Kitchen of FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope broke her clavicle at the Classica Navarra, while an accident at Classica Navarra resulted in Janneke Ensing (Mitchelton SCOTT) breaking her collarbone. We wish all these riders a speedy recovery.
  • The UCI has summarised recommendations and advice on how to return to cycling during these difficult times.
  • Although the race proceeded, numerous teams, including CCC-Liv, withdrew from the Emakumeen Nafarraoka Klasikoa and Klasicoa Navarra this week citing concerns about the race organiser’s safety protocol. Bizkaia-Durango also withdraw from the Nafarraoka Klasikoa as their Covid-19 tests had not arrived by the time of the race start, while the race organisers excluded two more teams that had not submitted the corresponding negative PCR tests in time.
  • Jumbo Visma aims to launch a women’s team in 2021 hoping to attract Marianne Vos or Annemiek van Vleuten as their leader.
  • The French U23 team for the European Championships has been selected: Laura Asencio, Clara Copponi, Marie le Net, Celia Le Mouel (TT), Maëlle Grossetête, Evita Muzic and Jade Wiel.

Race results

  • Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT) won Emakumeen Nafarraoaka Klasikoa ahead of Mavi Garcia (Ale BTC Ljubljana) and Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
  • At the Clasica Femenina Navarra, Annemiek van Vleuten was victorious over Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek – Segafredo) and Maria Confalonieri (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling)
  • At the Swedish ITT Championships, Lisa Nordern took out the gold ahead of Nathalie Eklund and Emilia Fahlin
  • Katrine Aalerud (Movistar Team) won the Norwegian ITT Championships ahead of Vita Heine (Hitec Products) and Elise Marie Olsen (Drops)

Videos of the Week

  • As part of our “How to…” series, Laura Winter talks about what to wear while riding. If you are new to the sport or if you just want some helpful ideas, then check out our YouTube channel
  • Megan Jastrab shows you how to best use your rollers in another feature of our “How to…” series.

Exclusive from Voxwomen…

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • In our latest podcast Hannah Walker talks to Amina Lanaya, the UCI’s Director General about her role in the organisation, her strategies and plans to move cycling forward and many more interesting topics.
  • You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest blog, Lauren Kitchen gives some good advice on learning from misfortunes and challenges.
  • Leah Kirchmann talks about her experience in a long career in professional cycling.

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This week in cycling history…

  • Judith Arndt’s birthday is on 23 July. The German rider won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and became the world champion in Verona, Italy, in the same year. She won multiple national road and track championships and was also victorious on the track, winning the 1997 Individual Pursuit World Championship title. After finishing her career as a pro cyclist, she moved to Melbourne, Australia to become a cycling coach and still stays active in the cycling community.

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