Women’s cycling

The memorable moments that happen between the results

Results are wins, losses, disasters and sometimes easily structured into acronyms –DNS. DNF. DFL. WTF. What you did and did not do in a season is listed clearly in placings and numbers. This is the time of year when the season is broken down into statistics and points. Everyone loves statistics and addition. Ok, maybe …

The off season is calling but first we gotta “work work work work” for those stripes

As the season begins to draw to a close, I find that I’m reaching some of the hardest weeks of the year. I can almost smell the hamburger & bravas, and taste the cider on my lips. The off season is calling, a mere few weeks away, but I need to stay focused and motivated …

Meet Siobhan Dolan: The woman behind the “womenskit” Instagram account

Instagram is a wonderful place to discover new things. You can follow your favourite racers and teams, see the hottest new bikes and gear, get inspired to ride in new places, and learn where you’ll be spending your next paycheck. One of my favourite cycling-related accounts to follow is womenskit. Whether I’m looking for a …

Video: Catching up with the woman who went 235km/hr (147 mph) on a bicycle

One-hundred-and-forty-seven miles per hour. That’s a little over 236 kilometres per hour for the metric-minded among us and, in layman’s terms, really friggin fast. For someone who has never driven her car faster than maybe 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), let alone taken a bicycle anywhere near that speed, I find that number unfathomable. …

Video: UCI’s Gaudry on the first year of the Women’s WorldTour

UCI Women’s Commission president Tracey Gaudry has summed up the first year of the UCI Women’s WorldTour as one that has benefitted race organisers, teams and athletes, but that is just the beginning of a plan to lift the viability of the top level of women’s racing. “When we created the Women’s WorldTour, we created with a vision of where we …

Cylance bolsters 2017 roster with world-class sprinters Kirsten Wild and Dani King

Building on their successful inaugural year, the American-registered Cylance Pro Cycling Team is significantly bolstering their roster for the 2017 season with the signing of two of the best sprinters in the women’s peloton, Kirsten Wild and Dani King. Cylance emerged on the Women’s WorldTour scene as a brand new team this year and had a decent amount …

2016 Cross Vegas Elite Women Live Streaming

Watch live the first round of the 2016-17 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Las Vegas (USA). Women’s Elite race starts at 03.10am GMT (1:10pm AEST, 4:10am London) on September 22, 2016. Sorry, but live streaming geo-blocked in USA, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, San Marino, and Vatican City. See here for local broadcasts.

A call out for women to join a sports board and change the world

‘It is way easier to throw rocks at the tent’. It’s an expression I have come to use frequently, although the proper saying may use a house instead of a tent, but regardless, my take on it is: ‘it is easier to criticise than to actually try to build something.’ With social media in our …

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Ella Eats: Skin food pre-ride smoothie

This green smoothie is a creamy, delicious ‘skin food.’ With avocado, peppermint and coconut oil on the ingredients list, it’s jam-packed with fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that will promote a healthy glow on the inside and out. Not only is this combination of ingredients designed to feed your skin, it will also provide you …

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A Day in the Life of cyclocross racer Helen Wyman

Once a niche discipline in cycling, cyclocross continues to grow every year and reaches far beyond its native Belgium. Professional cyclists specify in the discipline and spend their whole year training for those few cold and wet weather months of fall and winter. The UCI cyclocross season officially kicked off in China earlier this month …

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