Women’s cycling

Meet our US-based Ella ambassadors, and get ready to ride!

When we opened up the application process for our Ella CyclingTips ambassador programme, we didn’t now what to expect. We knew that we were part of a passionate women’s cycling community, but even we underestimated the level of enthusiasm that was out there to play a part in growing this sport that means so much …

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A fresh start for Pauline Ferrand-Prevot at Canyon-SRAM

With a heart-breaking post, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot ended her season in dramatic fashion, stating she that was unsure when or if she’d return to racing again. Fan rejoiced when she uploaded a picture to her  Instagram account of her training again. But the eagle-eye observers noticed something else:  she was sporting Rapha instead of her Rabo-Liv colours. Today, Canyon-SRAM …

Ask Ella: How can I make tough tyre changes easier?

Whoever came up with the saying “it’s like riding a bike” as a way to explain something as easy, never changed a flat tyre. You’d think it’d be simple, but there’s so many ways to get it wrong and have to start over. I was once watching on as a fiercely independent friend who didn’t …

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Riders and name announced for Marianne Vos’ 2017 team

The name and roster for the new team of Marianne Vos have been announced today. The team will operate under the name Fortitude Pro Cycling and offers a new way of sport sponsorship. Team manager Eric van den Boom explains: “Small businesses, mom-and-pop shops, larger companies with a sizable workforce, multinationals; really, all businesses that believe in …

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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 …

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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 …

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