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

  • The Tour Down Under and Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2021 have been cancelled. The Tour Down Under, however, will work towards hosting a domestic cycling festival in its place.
  • Daniek Hengeveld and Swedish U23 champion Clara Lundmark will be riding for Biehler Krush Pro Cycling for the next two seasons.
  • 23-year old Teniel Campbell has signed with Mitchelton-SCOTT for two seasons. The rider from Trinidad and Tobago previously rode for Valcar – Travel and Service
  • Kelly Markus will stay for another year with Doltcini- Van Eyck Sport-Proximus after having been part of the Dutch team for already six years.
  • Swiss rider Marlen Reusser, previously with Équipe Paula Ka, will join Ale BTC Ljubljana in 2021
  • Norwegian team Hitec Products has renewed contracts with Ingvild Gaskjenn, Pernille Feldmann, Amalie Lutro and Silje Mathisen, all from Norway, as well as German time trial specialist Mieke Kröger.
  • Team Sunweb has welcomed junior world champion Megan Jastrab to their squad. The US rider has signed until the end of 2022.
  • Anna Plichta will join the Belgian squad, Lotto Soudal Ladies
  • Team FDJ Aquitaine-Futuroscope has announced that due to the risk of Covid-19 they will not start at the Challenge by La Vuelta, scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 November
  • The Cyclists’ Alliance has conducted a survey to obtain information on how riders are impacted by COVID-19. The survey noted, among other issues, that many teams had no team doctor or riders had no access to a doctor during the races, and that often riders had to pay for their own COVID-19 testing.
  • Canyon//SRAM’s Hannah Ludwig rode 1026km from Traben Trabach, Germany to Vannes, France and return in order to do a recon ride in Vannes ahead of the Bretagne Ladies Tour, only to be to told on arrival that the race was cancelled.
  • British Cycling has announced steps to make the sport more inclusive, and bring more people from minority communities into racing and cycling for leisure.
  • Due to Dutch government regulations regarding COVID-19, riders in the junior categories will not start the UEC Cyclo-Cross European Championships in the Netherlands.
  • Given the current health crisis, Belgium has decided to send a limited number of athletes to the Cyclo-cross championships. Sanne Cant, Alicia Franck, Loes Sels, Joyce Vanderbeken, Ellen Van Loy, Laura Verdonschot, Karen Verhestraeten and Suzanne Verhoeven will be representing their nation.

Race Results

  • At the Koppenbergcross, Annemarie Worst took out the win ahead of Lucinda Brand and Yara Kastelelijn
  • At the Swiss national track championships, Kathrin Schweinberger is now the new omnium champion. Verena Eberhardt won the points race and scratch race and Veronica Windisch the individual pursuit.
  • Elise Chabbey is the new Swiss road champion.
  • Elisa Longo Borghini won the Italian road and time trial 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

  • Jess Pratt discusses the condensed season, and also compares Girona to Brisbane and how life differs in the two places.
  • Have a read of Ella Harris’ blog about injury, recovery and finding motivation to keep going despite misfortunes.

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…

  • Dame Sarah Storey, born on 26 October 1977, is a British Paralympic cyclist and former swimmer. She competed as a swimmer at the Paralympic Games before switching to cycling in 2005. Among the most decorated athletes in Britain, she also holds numerous world records in both sports. Following the 2012 Olympics, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Years Honours. She is the founder of Storey Racing, a women’s team that rides road, track, TT, CX and trike.
  • Marianne Martin, born 1 November 1957, is a former American rider. Among her accomplishments is her win of the first ever Tour de France (then the Grande Boucle) for women in 1984. She managed to obtain the last place on the US team by persuading the committee to give her a chance, and a few weeks later headed to the first Grande Boucle. The media initially was not particularly interested in the women’s event, but after Martin performed so well, all quickly changed and she garnered significant interest from the press and spectators. Retiring due to health issues, she still rides her bike and owns a photography business in Colorado.

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