women’s cycling

We’re off to China: Seven things to know about round seven of the Women’s WorldTour

After two Italian races, one in the Netherlands and three in Belgium, the Women’s WorldTour leaves Europe this month. We’re leaving behind the classics season and are moving towards a period of stage racing. Before the peloton heads to the United States later this month for the AMGEN Tour of California, first there’s the Tour of Chongming […]

Video: Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu fastest woman in Africa

We can’t get enough of Rwandan cyclist Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu, the first black African woman to ride at the UCI Road World Championships last year. She is now pursuing her dream of racing professionally in Europe and British cycling team Matrix Fitness has stepped in to help. Back in april, Team Rwanda put together a video highlighting the path, […]

Fuel up on these sweet potato cakes

I love pancakes. Actually, that’s not true. I love healthcakes. Basically anything that resembles a pancake but that has an alternate main ingredient to flour, like bananas, pumpkin, flax seeds, protein powder, etc. I like experimenting with these from time to time, and here’s my latest creation, which happens to be Whole30 approved.  Savoury Sweet Potato Cakes […]

Photo gallery: Kasia Niewiadoma delivers Rabo-Liv its sixth Elsy Jacobs win

Rabo-Liv went into the Festival Elsy Jacobs as the team to beat, with five GC wins within the team over the last five years. Marianne Vos won this Luxembourg race in 2011, ’12 and ’13, while  Anna van der Breggen was victorious in 2014 and ’15. Although Marianne Vos started out really strong by finishing 2nd in the […]

Hidden Heroes: road captains and domestiques – Part 1

While the winner is being honoured on stage, the riders that have worked for the team all day roll over the finish line. They’re the ones who spent all day in the wind, setting the pace. They attacked and countered, closed gaps, grabbed bottles and did whatever else needed to be done for the team to win. With […]

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Tackle the unknown with confidence: five tips to help you prepare for a new challenge

Part of the fun of taking on a cycling event can be the discovery of new areas and new roads. It can also be the daunting part, especially when the distance or the elevation gain is out of your comfort zone.  But don’t let that be the reason to avoid cycling challenges outside your home turf, as […]

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UK’s top female cyclists speak out about sexist behavior within British Cycling

British Cycling is rife with sexist behaviour and prejudice is the common message coming from UK’s top female cyclists. After being controversially dropped from the Olympic programme last month, track cyclist Jessica Varnish has come forward and opened up about the real reasons her contract was not renewed. While British Cycling insists that the decision […]

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Jessica Varnish reacts to being pulled from the British Cycling program

Seven days ago, the Telegraph reported that British track rider Jessica Varnish was dropped from the Olympic programme on performance grounds. In the article it was emphasized that this “had nothing to do with her criticism of the organisation at the recent track world championships in London,” referring to statements made by sprinters Varnish and Katy […]

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Improve your performance with a proper warmup and cooldown

At this point, many of you have probably pined a number or two to a jersey and raced. By now, you should have a good idea of what you need to take with you in your race bag (if not, click here for a race checklist), and hopefully it’s been at least a little while since someone […]

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Inspiring change: a women’s event where success is measured after the finish line

Last weekend around 600 women lined up for the first edition of Bicycle Network’s The RACV Ascent, a 100 kilometre women’s only ride packed with climbing. It was an event on the winding roads of the Dandenong ranges that successfully pulled together so many disparate threads of the existing women’s riding community to support and welcome others in. For […]

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