Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cycling:
- WNT ROTOR Pro Cycling has announced that it will apply to become part of the revamped UCI Women’s WorldTour, the highest tier in the two-tier system that is being introduced by the UCI from 2020. Read more about the team’s plans here on its website.
- British Cycling confirmed that the riders who will wear the GB colours at the Asda Tour de Yorkshire are: Rhona Callander, Dani Christmas, Anna Docherty, Lauren Dolan, Nikki Juniper and Jess Roberts
- Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans)celebrated her fifth consecutive victory at Flèche Wallonne, where she finished ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT) and Annika Langvad (Boels Dolmans). Race highlights are available right here on the UCI’s Youtube channel.
- Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-SCOTT) took out Liège-Bastogne-Liège, with Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) rounding out the podium.
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- Exciting news! Want to catch up on all episodes of the Voxwomen Cycling Show? You can now view Series 1 right through to Series 4 on our Youtube channel. So check out the Voxwomen Cycling Show Youtube Playlist right here!
- Leah Kirchmann writes about the importance of having a healthy and balanced relationship with food as a professional cyclist, and provides fascinating insight into the nutrition culture at Team Subweb. Read it here.
- Zwift Academy winner Tanja Erath, of Canyon//SRAM Racing explains how riders prepare for races, from pre-race baby wipe showers to scurrying after planes and trains after the race. Check out this entertaining blog right here!
- Voxwomen podcast host Abby Mickey penned this moving post about friendships within cycling teams: “Friendships so strong they last past retirement. Recently my team was shaken. Actually, shaken isn’t quite a strong enough word… torn. Ripped right down the middle.” You can read the piece here.
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- Listen to our latest podcast right here, in which Abby Mickey chats with Laura Winter about the races which have unfolded so far. You can also hear exclusive rider interviews direct from the races, right here via the podcast!
Want to find out more about the Drops riders? Then check out our latest exclusive series of videos:
- Find out about the 2018 New Zealand U23 Champion and Santos Tour Down Under White Jersey winner, Grace Anderson’s move to Europe and her future aspirations.
- Hannah Payton tells us: “I’d never question missing a training session and I’m beyond lucky every single day to be able to turn pedals on a bike.” See what else she had to say here.
- What was Manon Lloyd’s best day on the bike, as well as her worst day in the saddle? Find out right here.
- Lucy Shaw talks with us about cycling idols, getting into cycling, racing memories and her role within the Drops team in 2019.
- Want to find out a couple of things about Lizzie Holden that you probably didn’t know yet? You’ll find them all here in this video.
Voxwomen announcements and events
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This week in cycling history…
- 25 April was the birthday of Eileen Gray, who was a competitive rider and founded the Women’s Cycle Racing Association. She also went on to become the president of the British Cycling Federation (now known as British Cycling). Gray was instrumental in the development of women’s cycling internationally, and was a driving force behind encouraging the introduction of a women’s UCI world championship race and a women’s race at the Olympic Games.
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