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

  • The dates for the first UCI E-Sport World Championships have been announced. On 8 and 9 December this year, riders in the Elite Men and Elite Women categories will compete over the same route and distance. A rainbow jersey will be awarded that can be worn by the winner at sanctioned cycling e-sports events in 2021.
  • The UCI announced that it will reinforce its safety measures before and during races, and aims to introduce an overhaul of its existing measures to safeguard riders
  • Cross rider Shirin van Anrooij will become a stagiaire at Trek-Segafredo for the rest of the season
  • TIBCO-SVB has renewed contracts with Lauren Stephens, Sarah Gigante, Leah Dixon, Nina Kessler, Emily Newsom and Kristin Faulkner. The team is now seeking a third partner to join TIBCO Software and Silicon Valley Bank to enable the squad to acquire WorldTour status
  • Baloise Insurance will be the new naming rights sponsor for the BeNe Ladies Tour which will now be called Baloise Ladies Tour, which is scheduled for 8 – 11 July 2021.
  • UCI President David Lappartient has announced that the UCI Road World Championships will go ahead in 2020, with a new venue. Further information will be released on 2 September.
  • CAMS-Tifosi announced the signing of Kate Wooton for the rest of the season. Kate will be joining as a stagiaire as part of the squad’s development of future talent.

Race Results

  • Lizzie Deignan was the winner of GP Plouay-Lorient Agglomeration Trophee ahead of Équipe Paule Ka’s Lizzy Banks and Chiara Consonni (Valcar Travel and Service)
  • At La Course by Tour de France, Lizzie Deignan won the race ahead of Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg).

European Championship results

  • Anna van der Breggen is the Elite time trial champion, while Hannah Ludwig took out the U23 time trial title.
  • Annemiek van Vleuten is the new road champion, while Elisa Balsamo is the U23 road champion.
  • Germany are the mixed relay team time trial champions, an event consisting of three female and three male riders on each team.

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

  • Check out our newest podcast… Laura winter talks to Elisa Longo Borghini about her intentions for the shortened season and how she deals with the various unique challenges in the life of a professional rider.
  • You can listen to all our previous podcasts right here!

Zwift Blog

  • Chloe Hosking writes about her decision to return to Europe and the challenges of returning to racing in unsure times in her latest blog.

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This week in cycling history…

  • The 27 August is Alessandra Cappellotto’s birthday. The retired Italian rider participated in two consecutive Olympics and won the world championships road race title in 1997 in Spain. In 2017, she became the new head of the women’s CPA and later took on the role of vice-president of the ACCPI, the Italian Professional Cyclists’ Association.
  • Dutch rider Chantal Beltman, born on 25 August 1976, won the silver medal at the road world championships in Plouay, France, in 2000, as well as winning four World Cup races and taking part in the Sydney and Beijing Olympics. Retiring after a fifteen years long career, she now works in sports marketing.

Voxwomen Online Shop

  • New in store: The limited edition VoxTour x Iris jersey. We have only very few 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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