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

  • Canyon//SRAM has signed Chloe Dygert for 2021-24. The U.S. rider is currently recovering from a leg injury that she sustained at the Worlds.
  • Ceratizit-WNT has extended with Kirsten Wild and Lisa Brennauer, while British rider Lizzy Banks, as well as Lotta Henttala of Finland, will join the German team in 2021. U23 French road champion Laura Ascencio has also extended with the team.
  • Mitchelton-SCOTT  has re-signed the Australian riders Jessica Allen, Gracie Brown, Lucy Kennedy and Sarah Roy for another season.
  • New Zealand rider Niamh Fisher-Black has signed with SDWorx while Canadian Carol Ann Canuel has extended with the Dutch team for another year.
  • French riders Evita Muzic and Marie Le Net have extended with FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope until 2023.
  • German rider Christa Riffel will join Hitec Products – Birk Sport in 2021.
  • Rally Cycling has signed multiple U.S. junior champion Katie Clouse. Over the past 10 seasons, she has been very successful in road cycling, mountain biking and cyclocross in her home country, but has now decided to move to Europe to race on road for her new team.
  • Norwegian ITT champion Vita Heine will move from Hitec Products to the Spanish team Massi-Tactic.
  • Young British rider Sophie Wright will join Alé BTC Ljubliana Cipollini in 2021.
  • German rider Tanja Erath, Dutch rider Eva Buurman and Japanese rider Eri Yonamine will join TIBCO-SVB next year.
  • USA Cycling, together with EF Pro Cycling and Cannondale, will launch a new collegiate cycling program at U.S. colleges aimed at increasing diversity in both men’s and women’s cycling, initially starting with Historically Black and Tribal colleges and universities.
  • In the UCI 2020 Women’s WT ranking, Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) finished first. In the youth ranking, Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb) took out the number 1 place, while Trek-Segafredo dominated the team ranking. Further details can be found here.
  • The UCI World ranking is led by Anna Van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT).
  • British Cycling will launch an initiative in 2021 to help domestic teams and riders to bridge the gap to the UCI Continental level. This will aim to ensure that riders are supported by team staff, and also give them a racing program as well as guidance towards advancing in the sport. Both men’s and women’s teams are encouraged to apply for this new Elite Development Team status.
  • Australian cycling is coming out of the hibernation enforced by COVID-19. For local riders as well as pro-riders who have returned from overseas for the off-season, the start of the National Road series has been announced from 28 November for nine days.

Race Results

  • At the Telenet Superprestige-Jaarmartcross in Niel, Lucinda Brand took the win ahead of Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Denise Betsema.
  • Israeli ITT champion Omer Shapira (Canyon//SRAM) is also now the new Israeli XCM champion.
  • At the Cyclocross GP Leuven, Dutch rider Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado took the win ahead of her compatriots Denise Betsema and Lucinda Brand.

European Track championships in Bulgaria:

  • Team sprint: Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine.
  • Scratch: Martina Fidanza (Italy), Hanna Tserakh (Belarus), Tetyana Klimchenko (Ukraine).
  • Team Pursuit: Great Britain, Italy, Ukraine .
  • Elimination: Elinor Barker (GBR), Rachele Barbieri (Italy), Maria Martins (Portugal).
  • Sprint: Anastasia Voionova (Russia), Daria Shemeleva (Russia), Olena Starikova (Ukraine).
  • Individual Pursuit: Neah Evas (GBR), Martina Lazini (Italy) Silvia Velsecchi (Italy).
  • Omnium: Elisa Balsamo (Italy), Laura Kenny (GBR), Maria Novoloskaya (Russia).
  • Points race: Katie Archibald (GBR), Silvia Zanardi (Italy) Karolina Karasiewicz (Poland).
  • Keirin: Olena Starikova (Ukraine), Sara Kankovska (Czech Republic), Helena Casas Roige (Spain).

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…

  • Kristina Vogel celebrated her 30th birthday on 10 November. The German former track cyclist won two gold medals and a bronze at the Olympics and is a seven-time UCI World Champion. Born in Kyrgystan, her parents moved to Germany when she was very young. Vogel was also working part-time as a police officer, when an accident in June 2018 left her paralysed. In 2019 she entered politics and was elected to the council in her home city of Erfurt, Germany. She has also returned to the police force and now also serves on two UCI boards, occasionally also commentating on cycling for a German TV station.
  • Nicole Van den Broek, who passed away three years ago, would have been 74 years old on 9 November. The Belgian rider won the national road title five times, as well as the 1973 World Championships in Barcelona. She started racing in 1967 and decided to retire in 1980.

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