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

  • Ashleigh Moolman and Nicola Noskova will be joining SD Worx next year. The South African rider will be riding for them for two years, while the Czech rider signed a one-year contract with the Dutch team.
  • Anna van der Breggen has decided to ride the World Championships in Belgium next year before retiring.
  • Carolina Soto Campos from Chile will join NXTGRacing for two years, the only women’s U23 UCI team.
  • Marta Cavalli will be joining FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope for two years
  • Rebecca Durrell has extended with CAMS-Tifosi for the next season.
  • Bryony Van Velzen will be returning to Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport-Proximus for the next season.
  • Swedish rider Caroline Andersson has signed with Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport.
  • US rider Katie Hall of Boels-Dolmans has decided to retire at the end of the season.
  • After having earlier cancelled the road and track national championships, USA Cycling has now also cancelled the 2020 US cyclocross national championships that had been scheduled for 8 December in Iowa.
  • The Lotto Belgium Tour, scheduled for 13-15 October, has been cancelled.
  • Jessica Pratt (Canyon-SRAM) and Sarah Gigante (Team TIBCO-SVB) have been selected to represent Australia at the 2020 UCI Cycling E-sports world championships, scheduled for 8-9 December.
  • GoZwift and Canyon/SRAM are again offering the opportunity for a female rider to obtain a pro contract.

Race Results

  • At the UBI MTB World Cup in Nové Město, British rider Evie Richards took the win in the Cross-Country Short Track ahead of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France and Laura Stigger of Austria. In the Cross-country Olympic discipline, Ferrand-Prevot prevailed ahead of Anne Terpstra of the Netherlands, and Loana Lecomte of France.
  • Flèche Wallonne was won by Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) ahead of Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg).
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes was won by Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) ahead of Grace Brown (Mitchelton-SCOTT) and Ellen van Djik (Trek-Segafredo)
  • In the 3 jours d’Aigle individual pursuit, Martina Alzini (ITA) was victorious, while the elimination was won by Clara Copponi (FRA) and the scratch by Jolien D’hoore (BEL), the omnium by Silvia Zanardi (ITA), the points race by Marie Le Net (FRA) and the Madison by Lotte Kopecky and Jolien D’hoore (BEL).
  • Eve McCrystal is the new Irish national TT champion, while Nathalie Eklund won the Swedish road championships.

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

  • Have a read of Ella Harris’ blog on injury, recovery and finding motivation to keep going despite misfortunes.
  • Lauren Kitchen explains the reasons why she rides, and how she keeps herself motivated in challenging times.

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!

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This week in cycling history…

  • British rider Emma Pooley, born on 3 October 1982, had a very successful ten-year career in professional cycling. Her greatest wins came in 2008, when she took the Olympic silver medal in the ITT, and then when she won gold in the 2010 World Championships ITT. Her palmarès includes several national titles and stage as well as individual race wins. In 2013, she took a step back from racing to complete her PhD. in geotechnical engineering, but came back a couple of years later to a series of great successes. Pooley also embarked on competing in running and triathlon, where she added several international wins to her already astonishing sports career.
  • Sandra Rombouts‘ birthday was on 29 September. The Dutch rider started her professional career in 1997 and retired in 2006. She competed in road races as well as cyclocross, and completed several successful races with the likes of Mirjam Melchers-Poppel and Amber Neben while at Team Flexpoint.

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