Women’s Cycling News


Unvarnished Tales of a Professional: The Winter Low

It’s official. I’ve reached the low point of winter training, the nadir of the year, an occasion so bleak my own mother opened an upstairs window to mock me: I am riding the trainer outside on the deck. (Peloton Magazine)

Frostbite and a handmade ‘Mad Max’ machine: training with the Mongolian national women’s cycling team

Although cycling is growing in popularity in Mongolia, there are significant barriers to getting new riders involved.

The open steppes might be a mountain biker’s dream, but road conditions are not good, city traffic is chaotic and red lights are treated as meaning ‘give way, maybe’. (Cycling Tips)

Status Of Women’s Cycling – Part 1: Discussion With Iris Slappendel

‘I think the UCI really wants to listen. They listen to us in the Athletes Commission, and they listen to me.’ But, at the same time, she says the women’s needs are typically not the first business priority of the UCI’s stakeholders. (Pez Cycling)

Annemiek van Vleuten pulls off victory for Orica-Scott at an attack heavy women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

It was a day out in the sun for women’s cycling, both literally and figuratively as the women’s peloton revelled in the live coverage to deliver a great spectacle on the roads around Geelong. (SBS Cycling)

Video: Final Kilometer

Barker: Sexism in cycling is ‘not always blatantly obvious’

‘It’s not always blatantly obvious like a pay gap or races not being put on. I think sometimes it’s the subtle things that can be quite damaging – the choice of music while the women are racing can often be quite trivial and it downgrades the racing a little bit.’ (CyclingNews.com)

Movers and Shakers: Meet the woman who saved Enve Composites from bankruptcy | Ella

In January 2010, things were looking pretty grim for Edge Composites. (Cycling Tips)

Pro rider falls off stage at team unveiling, needs 15 stitches for wound

Kasia Pawlowska suffered a nasty fall off the stage at the Boels-Dolmans team presentation in the Netherlands. The 27-year old Polish woman required 15 stitches to close the wound. (Sticky Bottle)

The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. (Ella Cycling Tips)

Want to be a professional cyclist? Zwift Academy back in 2017, virtual development team possible 

There will be another chance to earn a women’s professional cycling contract in your own home in 2017 as the unorthodox cycling talent identification program, the Zwift Academy, will be back and there is even the possibility that it could expand further by creating a virtual development team. (Cycling Tips)

Tayler Wiles Diary: post-Santos feels and a coffee shop guide to Southern Australia

Formerly a member of the Orica-AIS squad, the 27-year-old penned a pre-race diary for us to introduce you to her new squad.

Still wired from the fast and furious final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour, here’s Wiles reporting from Adelaide. (Cycling Tips)

Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm hold of GC

Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) charged to victory in the final sweltering criterium stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in a battle of the sprint trains.

Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) finished safely in the bunch to take out the overall leaders blue jersey which she has held firmly in her grasp throughout the tour, with the help of a powerful team that has taken the win in the Santos Women’s Tour since it began three years ago. (Cycling Tips)

Kirsten Wild’s powerful sprint captures stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour

Trying out the sprint train with a new team for the very first time, Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) used her powerful kick to take out the stage two criterium at the Santos Women’s Tour in front of an enthusiastic crowd. (Cycling Tips)

Cylance claims stage 2 quinella (Velo News)

Stage 1 and 2 highlights (YouTube)

Tayler Wiles Diary: Introducing “the blue crew” and our “Skux life”

In her own words, here is Wiles reporting from Adelaide a day before the battle for the blue Santos Women’s Tour leader’s jersey starts. (Cycling Tips)

Missy Erickson’s Story of Sexual Abuse Sparks Deeper Conversation in Her Hometown

The six-time track national champion worried about how her community would react to her speaking about years-long abuse as a junior racer, but the response has been encouraging. (Bicycling Magazine)

Megan Guarnier: The (not so) natural

From collegiate B field to UCI pro. (Velo News)

The Joy of Not Fixing Your Bike

Sometimes, bike maintenance DIY is all about the options it gives you. (Bicycling Magazine)

National Champion Missy Erickson Speaks Out About Her Sexual Abuse

The six-time champion claims that the sexual and emotional abuse began when she was a junior. (Bicycling Magazine)

Cromwell changing approach to national championships

28-year-old Australian taking a more relaxed attitude into this weekend’s races. (CyclingNews.com)

Redemption for Orica-Scott with podium sweep in Portarlington

Australian squad embraces opportunity to amend stage 1 mistakes at Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. (CyclingNews.com)

Clearing obstacles: Kaitie Antonneau’s journey from depression to self-acceptance

With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. (Cycling Tips)

News Year’s resolutions for Boels Dolmans riders

We jumped on the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon with this one. We asked all 11 riders to share their (non-cycling!) goals for the upcoming year. (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)