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

  • After a three-year break, the organisers of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya will stage the reVolta, a one-day race held north of Barcelona. The event will be held on 30 May, a month after the men’s edition. A congestion in the 2019 calendar and COVID-19 in 2020 forced the organisers to postpone the race until this year.
  • Ella Harris of Canyon//SRAM had a crash on a ride in New Zealand, which led to a pelvis injury. We wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.
  • USA Cycling has announced its participants for the Cyclocross World Championship in Belgium, scheduled for 30-31 January. Madigan Munro (U23) and elite riders Clara Honsinger, Katie Crompton, Rebecca Fahringer and Katie Keough will be representing the USA.
  • The Sea Otter Classic, considered the world’s largest cycling festival combining pro racing events for road, mountain bike, cyclocross and gravel, has been postponed again until October due to COVID-19 restrictions in Monterey, California.
  • AusCycling has announced its national athletic squad. For the road races, the riders are Amanda Spratt, Brodie Chapman, Grace Brown, Sarah Roy, Chloe Hosking, Lucy Kennedy and Sarah Gigante. For the track, the riders are Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Annette Edmondson, Alexandra Manly and Maeve Plouffe.
  • The junior and U23 events at the World Cup cyclocross Overijse have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • The Colorado Classic has decided not to run the event this year, but plans to be back in 2022. After the 2019 debut of the four-day women’s race, the organisers were unable to stage the event in 2020 and had hoped for a 2021 edition, but health concerns prevent the race from going ahead this year.
  • The Australian national championships, to be held in Victoria, have been confirmed for 3-7 February. National jerseys will be decided for the road race, criterium and time trial disciplines. However, due to Australia’s strict travel restrictions, several riders who are still in Europe will not participate this year.
  • The UCI Cyclocross World Championships will go ahead on 30 and 31 January in Ostend, Belgium. However, only elite and U23 riders will be able to participate. No junior races will be held this year and fans will not be permitted to attend.
  • The UCI has published its complete list of women’s continental teams for 2021. 34 teams with a total of 13 different nationalities will be competing this season.
  • The Six Day Series will go online, starting on 19 January. Five-time world champion Elinor Barker, Megan Barker, Zoe and Elynor Bäckstedt, Neah Evans and Abi Smith will take part in the four nights back-to-back virtual track cycling tournament.

Results

National Cyclocross Championships:

  • Lucinda Brand of the Netherlands won at the Lampiris Zilvermeercross in Mol, Belgium, ahead of compatriots Denise Betsema and Marianne Vos.

Zwift Blog

  • In her latest blog, Christine Majerus reflects on the 2020 road season, the return of cyclocross, and starting the season in the colours of SD Worx.

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…

  • This week Amanda Ellen Jones celebrated her 59th birthday. The former British rider won the bronze medal at age 18 at the World Championships in the French Alps in 1980, and two years later she became world champion, the first British woman in 15 years to take out that honour. After retiring from the sport, she ran a cycling shop until only a few years ago. These days, she manages a mail-order cycling business and organises events for the Dave Rayner Fund, which raises money for young riders to race abroad.
  • 15 January was also Christina Soeder’s birthday. A German-born Austrian road cyclist, she took the bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in the ITT discipline and won silver at the 2008 World Championships in Varese, Italy. In addition, she won the national Austrian road and time trial championships on multiple occasions.
  • Angela Brodka celebrated her 40th birthday on 15 January. Among other successes, the German sprinter took several stage wins at the Thüringen Rundfahrt, Tour de l‘Aude, Giro della Toscana and Giro d’Italia Femminile.

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