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Let’s get 2021 started!

  • We’d like to say a sincere thank you for following the twists and turns of the 2020 season alongside us. Now we’re counting down to the upcoming season of women’s cycling and, as always, are looking forward to you being part of the journey with us.
  • So we’re having an exclusive sale for our mailing list subscribers. Just use the discount code ENJOY2021 in our online store to receive a 30% discount on your purchase!

Voxnews

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

  • The Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour has announced that the 33rd edition of the race will be held from 25th to 30 May, 2021.
  • The 2018 Zwift Academy winner Ella Harris has signed a two year extension with Canyon//SRAM.
  • NXTG Racing has announced that it will add a U19 women’s team to their racing program. In 2021, this team will be known as the NXTG U19 Development Team.
  • Nicole Hanselmann, Antri Christforou, Ana Ruiz, Lucianda Roland, Sara Cueto, Tereza Neumanova and Nofar Maoz have signed with Team Casa Dorada. The Spanish team has secured new sponsors and will be riding as La Burgos Alimenta Women Cycling Team in 2021.
  • The IOC may require athletes competing in the Olympic Games to remain inside a “bubble” for two weeks before competition begins. They are able to train at their respective venues, but must not mix with the public. This could create a conflict for some riders, who may have to decide between already scheduled races such as the Giro Rosa or attending the Games. However, final details about those COVID-19 measures are still yet to be confirmed.
  • Mitchelton-SCOTT will be riding under the new name Team BikeExchange in 2021. BikeExchange, which has been a sponsor of the Australian outfit for the past five years, has stepped up as a naming rights sponsor for both men’s and women’s teams.
  • British team Saint Piran Cycling has entered women’s cycling at the Continental level. The women’s team has a two-tiered structure and will target races in the national road series, the Tour series and possibly also a handful of European events.
  • World Cup leader Lucinda Band’s successful cyclocross team Telenet-Baloise Lions has changed its name to Baloise Trek Lions.
  • Any bicycle that is sold in France from this month onwards will have a unique identifier attached to it, which contains the details of its owner and is linked to a database. This initiative is aimed at redressing cases of bicycle theft in the hopes of reuniting more owners with their bikes.

Results

  • At the UCI World Cup race in Hulst, Denise Betsema won ahead of Lucinda Brand and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, making for an all-Dutch podium.
  • At the Ethias Cross Bredene, Hungarian national champion Kata Blanka Vas took the honours, with Belgian rider Sanne Cant and her compatriot Alicia Frank finishing second and third respectively.
  • At the X²0 Badkamers Trofee GP Sven Nys, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado took the win ahead of Lucinda Brand and Denise Betsema.
  • Kata Blanka Vas won the Cyclocross Gullegem in Belgium with Inge van der Heijden of the Netherlands taking second and Sanne Cant in third place.
  • At the EKZ Crosstour Hittnau in Switzerland, Luxembourg rider Christine Majerus won ahead of German rider Elizabeth Brandau and Italian rider Eva Lechner.
  • The Troyes Cyclocross International saw Lauriane Duraffourg victorious ahead of Line Burquier and Amandine Fouquenet, all of France.

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest blog, Christine Majerus reflects on the 2020 road season, the return of cyclocross, and starting this season in the colours of SD Worx.
  • Junior Road Race World Champion Megan Jastrab has penned a new exclusive blog, in which she tells us about lost opportunities to race during her final year as a junior, and how she coped with this challenging situation.

The Voxwomen Podcast

  • Our latest podcast with the winners of the Voxwomen Sharon Laws Rider of the Year Awards is now available right here. Listen to Hannah Walker’s chat with Lisa Brennauer and Liane Lippert about how they tackled the unique 2020 season.
  • You can also catch up on our previous podcasts right here.

Videos of the Week

  • Wondering how to get properly kitted out for your next ride? In this video, we show you the basics of heading out with the right clothing, so you can take on your ride with confidence!

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This week in cycling history…

  • Ciska Hage celebrated her 70th birthday on 29 December. Hage was a Dutch rider who grew up in a family of cyclists, with her sisters Keetie van Oosten-Hage, Bella and Heleen Hage and two brothers all becoming involved in the sport. Not quite achieving the success of her sisters, she did however ride competitively on a professional level for several years.

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