Women's Cycling

Women's Cycling

She Rides launches new program in WA

Cycling Australia’s She Rides program is thrilled to announce a partnership with Perth-based business Girl Bike Revolution. She Rides has partnered with Girl Bike Revolution to launch the next phase of the She Rides journey, She Rides On. Powered by...

Women’s Madison brings parity to Track Cycling Worlds

The Madison is one of the oldest and most exciting events in track racing, with the Men's Madison traditionally closing out the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. For the 2017 Championships in Hong Kong (April 12-16), a Women's Madison...

Mitchelton-SCOTT women’s team welcomes Martin Vestby as sport director

Norwegian sport director Martin Vestby will make his first appearance with Mitchelton-SCOTT this weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad having joined the outfit for the 2018 season to work alongside Gene Bates. With extensive knowledge of women's cycling, Vestby brings fresh...

TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK ANNOUNCES TOUR OF CALIFORNIA ROSTER

Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank returns home for the “Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race supported by SRAM" that starts tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe. The Tour of California is the next round of the UCI Women’s World Tour following last week’s Chongming China race. Stages 1 and 2 start and finish at the Heavenly resort in South Lake Tahoe and offer Bay area fans a great opportunity to come and see their home team compete against some of the best women in the world. “It’s such an exciting opportunity for the Bay area cycling community to have a World Tour race right in their back yard” said Team founder Linda Jackson.  “We have competed in every Tour of California race since the first edition in 2008 when it was a one-stage Criterium.  We won that race with Brooke Miller, and have been thrilled to watch the continual evolvement of the race into what is now a multi-day World Tour race.  We are looking forward to an intense four days of racing here at home.” Three road stages will be followed by a criterium around Capitol Park in the center of Sacramento.   Stage one takes the riders around scenic Lake Tahoe, and finishes up the challenging climb into Heavenly resort. Stage 2, a new route for 2017, offers up an exciting opportunity for the climbers in the peloton with the introduction of the relentless Kingsbury Grade (7.8 miles at an average grade of 6.1%) towards the end of the stage.  This climb and the final kick up to the finish line will most probably be where the attacks will come and the GC battle can be won or lost! TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK ROSTER: Lex Albrecht (CAN) Kate Buss (USA) Ingrid Drexel (MEX) Lindsay Myers (USA) Lauren Stephens (USA) Brianna Walle (USA)

Boels-Dolmans 1, 2 at Amstel Gold Race

Olympic road champion Anna van der Breggen soloed to victory in Valkenburg on Sunday. The Dutchwoman launched the race-winning move at Amstel Gold Race from a six-rider breakaway that included 2016 world champion Lizzie Deignan. Fifty-five seconds after Van...

Nettie Edmondson: “We have a really strong sprint team” on Chongming Island

Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling’s Nettie Edmondson will lead the black and orange team at the Tour of Chongming Island, which begins with a 118km circuit race on Friday. The three-day event is the first stage race of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, and the only event in the 2017 series in Asia. Edmondson returns to the race that she won in 2013, as a 21-year-old, with a squad built for the expected bunch sprints in the pancake-flat race. “It was my first win as a pro,” she smiled, remembering that 2013 victory. “I really like the race. It’s something different to usual, all the fans are really crazy. It has a different kind of feel. You fly into a different world and get greeted by a really excited team of volunteers. “At the start line you have loads of fans who want signatures. It’s a nice race because it’s something different to what we usually expect in Europe.” With previous years dominated by endurance racing on the track, the Tour of Chongming Island has not always fitted into Edmondson’s programme. In her first post-Olympic season, and her first with Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling, however, the Australian has found the wide, flat roads of the race very much to her liking. “I’ve only done it twice - in 2013 and 2015 - and it was each time it was always pretty cruisey  with a big bunch finish every stage,” she explained. “A couple of times there were breaks that happened, but then it always came back together. It’s nice and flat and I don’t mind bunch finishes.” As her victory in March’s Pajot Hills Classic proves, Edmondson is far from reliant on a flat course for success. As a rider who races with so much power, however, the Chinese course suits her characteristics very well. “It really does suit the power riders, who do have the explosive sprint, which is why it always suited me coming off the track,” she smiled” Edmondson will be far from the only sprinter in the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling line up. Also at the start will be Jolien D’hoore, who continues her return after a short post-Classics break, and former two-time junior World Champion Lucy Garner. Younger sister Grace Garner will also contribute considerable speed to the team’s stage finishes, while strength and power will be provided by Julie Leth and Amy Roberts. “We have a really strong sprint team here,” Edmondson explained. “We have Jolien, we’ve got the two Garner sisters, who will also do well in the team lead out. We’ve got the really strong Julie Leth, and Amy Roberts, who’s also been in China before. “Jolien and I had delays on our visas, but we were saying that if we didn't get our visas then at least we had two other sprinters going!” she joked. Edmondson is not the only member of the black and orange team to have enjoyed victory on Chongming Island. In Edmondson’s overall victory year of 2013, the first stage was won by Lucy Garner, marking the remarkable junior’s arrival in the elite peloton with a bang. “That was really cool,” Edmondson said. “That was the first time I heard of Lucy in the pro peloton. We’d all heard about her at the Junior Worlds, but it was cool to see her stand up. I had a really strong team behind me, who had faith in me, and I ended up winning by one second. It was a dream come true that year.” WIGGLE HIGH5 PRO CYCLING TEAM FOR THE TOUR OF CHONGMING ISLAND JOLIEN D’HOORE (Belgium), ANNETTE EDMONDSON (Australia), GRACE GARNER (Great Britain), LUCY GARNER (Great Britain), JULIE LETH (Denmark), AMY ROBERTS (Great Britain)

Team Sunweb’s Juliette Labous claims first UCI victory at Tour de Feminin Queen stage

A strong ride against some tough competition saw Team Sunweb's Juliette Labous (FRA) take the victory on the Queen stage of Tour de Feminin today, her first victory whilst riding with the team. The Queen stage of the Tour de...

Peta Mullens claims fourth title at Otway Odyssey

Peta Mullens claimed her fourth victory at the renowned 100km Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon presented by Focus, in Forrest Victoria today, Saturday 25 February 2017, with Tasman Nankervis conquering the men’s race. The eleventh edition of the Otway Odyssey confirmed...

Brown’s star on the rise in the Subaru NRS

When one takes a look at the women’s Subaru NRS standings, it is easy to see Holden Cycling has begun 2017 on a high. Louisa Lobigs claimed the honours at the season’s opening event, the Tour of East Gippsland, with...

Lizzie Deignan wins Tour de Yorkshire

Copyright Boels Dolmans Cycling Team Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team put on a master-class in team tactics for the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire peloton on Saturday. Otely-born Lizzie Deignan emerged victorious in Harrogate off the back of endless attacks from her teammates...

TRACK CYCLING

Morton & Glaetzer conduct keirin master class; Cure & O’Brien celebrate...

Master classes from Matthew Glaetzer (SA) and Stephanie Morton (SA) in the keirin finals, plus dual gold to Amy Cure (TAS) and Kelland O'Brien (VIC)...

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