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

  • Demi Vollering has signed a two year contract with SD Worx.
  • Former double junior Road World Champion Lucy van der Haar announced her retirement from racing.
  • The entry lists for the World Championships were recently published, and can be found here.
  • Annemiek van Vleuten and Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) crashed out of the Giro Rosa on Stage 7. They were taken to hospital, van Vleuten with a broken wrist and Spratt suffering a heavy hit to her shoulder and concussion. We wish both riders a speedy recovery.
  • The Netherlands will not be sending a track team to the European Championships in Bulgaria in November, citing that they do not consider this a safe move due to COVID-19.

Race Results

  • The Grand Prix International d’Isbergues was won by Chloe Hosking (Rally) ahead of Chiara Consonni (Valcar – Travel & Service) and Lauren Kitchen (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope)
  • The Belgian Junior Road Race Championship title was taken out by Julie Hendrickx, with Marith Vanhove and Julie De Wilde rounding out the podium.
  • Giro Rosa results:
  • Stage 4: Lizzy Banks (Équipe Paule Ka), Eugenia Bujak (Alé BTC Ljubljana) and Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott)
  • Stage 5: Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal), Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Stage 6: Marianne Vos, Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) and Lotte Kopecky
  • Stage 7: Lotte Kopecky, Elisabeth Deignan, Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM)
  • Stage 8: Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo), Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), Mikayla Harvey (Équipe Paule Ka)
  • Stage 9: Evita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope), Niamh Fisher-Black (Équipe Paula Ka), Juliette Labous (Team Sunweb)
  • Overall winner: Anna van der Breggen ahead of Katarzyna Niewiadoma and Elisa Longo Borghini

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.

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest blog, “Warp Speed Season,” Leah Kirchmann writes about COVID-19 testing woes, safety concerns at races, and the rescheduling of the World Championships.
  • Jess Pratt writes her first Voxwomen blog from Europe after having spent the first 7 months of the year at home in Australia. Read it here!

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!

Keep updated about upcoming events

  • Be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram 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 homepagemaking it easier for you to keep up with our newest content.

This week in cycling history…

  • Christine Thorburn, a former U.S. rider, celebrated her birthday on 17 September. She was the U.S. individual time trial champion in 2004 and participated at two Olympic Games, only narrowly missing out on a podium place. She was also as part of the Worlds bronze medal team time trial squad in Salzburg in 2006. After retiring from the sport, she studied medicine at Stanford and went on to become a rheumatologist.
  • Monica Valvik turned 50 on 15 September. She is a former five-time Norwegian national road champion and winner of the 1994 UCI Road World Championship gold medal, giving her country the first ever word title in a road event.

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!
  • Also why not have a look at our shopping bags, sweatshirts, hoodies and much more. We are also currently having a sale on selected items. All are available from our online shop, so don’t miss out!
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