- This week, Trek and Voxwomen announced a partnership to provide a free hour-long broadcast of each of this year’s Giro Rosa stages, starting 5 July and concluding 14 July. The episodes will go on air shortly after the conclusion of the day’s Tour de France stage and will include English commentary, stage previews with Trek-Segafredo Sports Directors Ina Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini as well as highlights from the full stage and post-race content. The broadcast which will be managed and produced by Voxwomen will be available on Trek’s racing and Voxwomen’s website. Voxwomen founder Anthony McCrossan was excited about this new venture, saying: ”This has been part of our strategy in building Voxwomen as the go-to place for women’s cycling insight and coverage, and now we’re able to develop it. Trek has been a supporter of our goal from the start, and we’re excited to partner with them to make this landmark moment in women’s cycling coverage happen.” This year’s edition of the 10- day race will be one of the most difficult in the event’s history with summit finishes on the Passo di Garvia and at Malga Montasio.
- The Colorado Classic announced its most international and competitive field yet. Besides a number of domestic teams it will include five international and four top-20 UCI women’s elite teams which will compete between 22 to 25 August on a challenging course that will traverse through Steamboat Springs, Avon, Golden and Denver. This year it will be a standalone women’s race with organisers quadrupling the prize money, providing increased team support and offering live streaming.
- Organisers of the Prudential RideLondon Classique have announced the teams that will be participating at this year’s event, held on 3 August. The race consists of a 5.4km circuit around Central London and will start and finish on The Mall in St. James Park. Teams that will take to the start are: Boels-Dolmans, Trek-Segafredo, Team Sunweb, CCC-Liv, Canyon-SRAM Racing, Virtu Cycling, Parkhotel Valkenburg, WNT-Rotor, Ale Cipollini, Drops, FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope, Hitec Products-Birk Sport, Lotto Soudal Ladies, Rally UHC Cycling, Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank, Valcar Cylance Cycling.
- The UCI Management Committee has announced a series of new measures affecting track cycling and cyclo-cross, including moving the UCI Track World Cup that is currently held from October to January to be staged between July and September, starting from 2021. The UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Elite) will also be moved from March to October. With a name change to “Track Cycling Nations Cup” the World Cup events will only be open to national squads and no trade teams. The cyclo-cross UCI World Cup was granted to the organisation Flanders Classics for a period going from 2020 to 2014. This provides Flanders Classics among others, general organisational rights, marketing and sponsoring rights and distribution of television rights.
- Laurena Wiebes of the Netherlands won the women’s road race at the 2nd European Games in Minsk ahead of her compatriot Marianne Vos and Tatsiana Sharakova form Belarus. The race traversed the city of Minsk on a 15km flat circuit that had to be completed 8 times for a total distance of 120km.
The Voxwomen Cycling Show
- Our latest episode of the Voxwomen Cycling Show is out now. We talk to Rachel Voyles about her role as a soigneur at Rally UHC Cycling, as well as Hagens Berman Supermint team owner Lindsay Goldman, and share with you all the action from Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Amgen Tour of California.
- In her most recent blog, Leah Kirchmann of Team Sunweb wrote about her favourite stage race of the season, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. Find out why this event has such an importance for her.
- Tanja Erath of Canyon//SRAM has penned a piece in which she explains why she likes stage races and her experience at her last event, Emakumeen Bira. Have a read and discover the little things that makes racing special for her.
- InternationElles, a team of ten women cyclist of different nationalities who will cycle the complete 21 stages ahead of the male professional Tour de France give you insight into the aim of their project in their first blog. Stay tuned, as they will be documenting their journey and experiences over the coming weeks.
Insider Podcast powered by Rawvelo
- Listen to our latest podcastright here, in which Abby Mickey and Laura Winter talk about the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, our exciting Giro Rosa Iccrea announcement together with Trek, the latest Rawvelo photo competition, and much more!
Voxwomen announcements and events
- Check out the Voxwomen Big Week Off! and secure your place in this fantastic event by paying a non-refundable deposit of £150. There are a limited number of places at the event, so you can be sure to reserve your place and then pay in installments. If you would like to participate in a week of social riding, get nutritional advice and training tips, all in the beautiful Spanish countryside, then take advantage of this unique offer by clicking here.
This week in cycling history…
- Marianne Berglund was born on 23 June 1963. She is a retired professional cyclist from Sweden who is a former UCI World Road Champion, 10 times Swedish champion and two-times Olympic cyclist. After retiring from her cycling career, Marianne moved to the USA and obtained a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and now, besides coaching and sharing her experience with nutrition and training, consults businesses on improving their performance.
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