Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling:
- The OVO Women’s Tour has announced that Oxfordshire will play host to the event for the next three years. This partnership will commence when Oxfordshire hosts day three of the 2019 race on Wednesday 12 June. The stage will commence in South Oxfordshire and finish in one of the country’s most iconic locations, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace. This comes in addition to the news that Drops has been announced as the first competing team in this year’s edition of the race.
- Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) won the inaugural edition of the Belgian one-day race, Danilith Nokere Koerse voor Dames, ahead of Lisa Klein (Canyon // SRAM Racing) and Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies).
- Marianne Vos (CCC-LIV) took victory at the 3rd round of the UCI WWT, Trofeo Binda in Italy ahead of Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) and Cecillie Uttrup Ludwig. Marta Bastianelli (Virtu Cycling) holds onto the UCI WWT jersey despite not racing, whilst Sofia Bertizzolo (Virtu Cycling) continues to lead the UCI WWT youth jersey.
- The inaugural Six Day Manchester was won by Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny took second, Kirsten Wild rounded out the podium.
- In the junior nations cup, Trofeo Da Moreno – Piccolo Trofeo Alfredo Binda, USA’s Megan Jastrab won the bunch sprint ahead of Gaia Masetti (Italy) and Lea Curinier (France).
- Christine Majerus has penned a not-to-be-missed blog on the blog on the inaugural cycling World Championships. Catch up on her insights into the event, which will be held in Glasgow in 2023, and its potential implications for our sport, right here.
- In her latest piece for Voxwomen, “Spring Season,” Leah Kirchmann talks all things Spring Classics, including Omloop het Nieuwsblad, Strade Bianche, and her podium at Omloop het Hageland, and also pays tribute to Kelly Caitlin.
- How could it be that training partners can be the best of friends, yet remain rivals when they take to the start line? Abby Mickey gives you a unique insight into this peculiar situation in her first blog for us.
- Did you catch our exclusive interview with Katie Archibald? After her track worlds disappointment, find out how the Tour of Scotland has become a silver lining for the Olympic Champion by reading the piece here.
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- Looking to catch up on our latest Podcast? In this not-to-be-missed episode, Abby Mickey talks with Annemiek van Vleuten, and gives you a recap with Laura Winter on the races we’ve seen so far as well as the upcoming classics. Listen to the podcast here.
- Earlier last week, Voxwomen met with Marianne Vos, Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion and three-time winner of the Giro Rosa. The Dutch rider discusses her 2019 season and how she’s settling into her new team, CCC-Liv, in this exclusive interview.
Voxwomen announcements and events
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This week in cycling history…
- 22 March was the birthday of former Dutch rider Leontien van Moorsel. She was a two-time world road and time trial champion, a two-time Olympic gold medallist in the time trial and the 2000 Olympic road champion. She also took out several Olympic and world titles on the track, and held the Hour Record from 2003 until 2015. During her racing years, she was considere not only the best female cyclist in the Netherlands, but one of the biggest personalities in professional sport in her country. She is currently the Race Director of Amstel Gold Race Ladies, a race where she soloed to victory in 2002.
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