Get your week started with the latest news from the world of women’s cyclng:
- The Giro Rosa has secured Iccrea as a new title sponsor. Through its sponsorship, the Italian bank aims to support the promotion of women’s cycling and bring the potential of female athletes to the fore. The 30th edition of the race, one of the most prestigious in the women’s cycling calendar, will be held from 5 – 14 July.
- Voxwomen spoke to Drops team director Bob Varney at his team’s training camp about his battle to save the team, an uncertain winter and his hopes for the future. Be sure to check out our video interview here.
- Simona Frapporti will return to BePink, the team where she rode from the 2012 to 2014 seasons. She recently spent three years with Hitec Products.
– Chantal Blaak took out Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
– Marta Bastianelli won Spar – Omloop van het Hageland
– The UCI Track Cycling World Championships were held in Pruszkow in Poland. Here are the results:
- Madison: Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters
- Team Pursuit: Australia (Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker, Amy Cure)
- Team Sprint: Australia (Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton)
- Individual Pursuit: Ashlee Ankudinoff
- Scratch: Elinor Barker
- Omnium: Kirsten Wild
- Time Trial: Darla Shmeleva
- Sprint: Wai Sze Lee
- Keirin: Wai Sze Lee
- Points Race: Alexandra Manly
- In her first blog of 2019, Zwift Academy winner Tanja Erath gives you an insight into life as a pro rider. Check it out here.
- Did you catch our blogpost from World Champion Anna van der Breggen last week? In this exclusive piece for Voxwomen, she discusses what the rainbow jersey means to her, and reflects on several encouraging signs for the continued growth of women’s cycling.
- In Leah Kirchmann’s blog from last week, find out why pro cycling is a sport of extremes and why it’s important for riders to be willing to adapt.
Voxwomen announcements and events
- Get your diaries ready, because the Voxwomen Big Day Out is back! We’re giving social cyclists of all abilities an exclusive opportunity to join a 48-mile ride in the picturesque New Forest with Dani Rowe, Elena Cecchini and Sophie Wright on Sunday 16 June. These three stars of the peloton will also be available for expert advice, tips, coaching and a Q&A Session. Plus you’ll also enjoy full on-road support from Brother Cycling. But tickets are selling out very quickly, so don’t delay! Get yours for only £40 from our online store.
This week in cycling history…
- This week is a special week in history for us. Voxwomen was launched on 27 February, 2015, with the aim of giving our followers exclusive insight into the women’s peloton and promoting the sport through race coverage, exclusive rider interviews, and engaging content from the world of women’s cycling. Four years later, we continue to cover the sport with exactly the same passion and enthusiasm!
- 26 February is the birthday of Connie Carpenter Phinney, who won the first women’s Olympic road race in 1984. She also won four medals at World Championship level on the road and track, and 12 national titles. She is the only athlete, male or female, to be admitted to the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in the discipline of cycling.
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