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

  • Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport and Proximus Alpha Motorhomes have extended their cooperation until 2021.
  • U.S. rider Leah Tomas has extended for another two years with Équipe Paule Ka, while her teammate Mikayla Harvey will also remain with the Swiss squad.
  • Danish rider Emma Norsgaard will join Movistar for the next two seasons.
  • The inaugural British Gravel Championships will be held on the weekend of 25 to 27 September. The women’s course is 52 km long and will also be open to amateurs.
  • Australia’s 2020 Track National Championships, originally scheduled for March and then postponed until September have been pushed back again to December, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19.
  • The UCI announced the cancellation of the indoor cycling championships due to COVID-19 health concerns.
  • The UCI noted that a cancellation of the World Championships cannot be excluded if restrictions do not ease in Switzerland. In addition, the organisation commented that increasing quarantine restrictions in several countries could make it impossible to stage such an event. A decision will be made in due course.

Race Results

  • At the Cross-Country Olympic – Alpe d’Huez event, Lina Gerault of France finished ahead of Jolanda Neff of Switzerland, and French rider Loana Lecomte.
  • At the Fiorenzuola 6 day International Track event, Italian rider Vittoria Guazzini took out the scratch ahead of Shari Bossuyt of Belgium and Elisa Balsamo of Italy. At the points race Daria Pikulik (Poland) won ahead of Dutch rider Kirsten Wild and Vittoria Guazzini (Italy). Elisa Balsamo took out the Madison, second Kirsten Wild and third place for Chiara Consonni (Italy). The Omnium Final Points Race went to Elisa Balsamo ahead of Kirsten Wild and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Itay). The Sprint general classification was won by Miriam Vece (Italy) ahead of Calvo Barbero (Spain) and Elena Bissolati (Italy).
  • Blanka Kata Vas (Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus) won the Hungarian MTB Championships.
  • Amelie Didericksen won stage 3 of the Randers Bike Week in Denmark against male riders in a three-rider sprint.

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

  • Leah Kirchmann writes about the symbolic nature of returning to racing at Strade Bianche and the particular problems facing teams while racing during the current situation.

Keep updated about upcoming events

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  • All our latest posts are now featured on our homepagemaking it easier for you to keep up with our newest content.

This week in cycling history…

  • Yvonne Reynder’s birthday is on 4 August. The now 83-year Belgian road and track rider won 13 World Championship medals, including seven gold. Initially retiring in 1967, she came out of retirement at the age of 39 and won the National Road Championships as well as a bronze medal at the World Championships in the road discipline. She started her sporting career in athletics but then switched to cycling, and subsequently  became one of the most successful riders during the late 1950s and 1960s. When she started cycling, she needed to build up some strength, and decided to do a coal delivery run where she took bags of coal and delivered them on her specially made transport bike to customers around Antwerp – certainly a unique form of strength training!

Voxwomen Online Shop

  • New in store: Limited edition VoxTour x Iris jersey. We have only seven of these beautifully crafted cycling jerseys left, so head over to our online shop and check it out. As a bonus, we’re offering free delivery with these jerseys!
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