cyclocross

The changing of the guard for Australian cyclocross

The Australian National Cyclocross Championship on Saturday is set to usher in a changing of the guard. The retirement of three-time champion Lisa Jacobs (Rapha Focus), means the women’s jersey will change hands for the first time ever, and odds are the men’s jersey will also be handed over to a new owner as illness …

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Cannondale launches revamped SuperX and CAADX cyclocross bikes

Cannondale’s new SuperX and CAADX cyclocross bikes head into the 2016-17 season with longer, lower, and slacker frame geometries for improved high-speed stability but shorter rear ends and decreased trail dimensions for quicker low-speed handling. Cannondale says the progressive handling is better suited to today’s more technical cyclocross courses but you’re more likely to notice …

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Helen Wyman launches program to help the next generation of elite cyclocrossers

Multiple National and European cyclocross champion, Helen Wyman, today announced the “NEXT Wyman” project, an initiative aimed at filling the gap between the sport’s leading riders and the up-and-coming individuals that struggle to reach those heights alone. Despite the name, the initiative is not a search for the next Helen Wyman but rather a support …

Ella Picks: meet the first women to ride in Gaza; women’s cycling not ready for disc brakes; track worlds; equality in cyclocross; and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest.

The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos

When I go to meet Marianne Vos in the small Dutch town of ‘S Gravensmoer, the villages seem to become smaller and smaller the closer I get. The roads are narrow, tractors are interspersed with traffic and I pass one city limit sign after another. A town sign greets me to De Moer and a …

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Ella Picks: controversy over sexist race poster, women’s team to tackle the Tour de France and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest. LET’S TALK: Controversy regarding ‘sexist’ Euskal Emakumeen Bira artwork Promotional artwork for the prestigious Basque women’s race, Emakumeen Euskal Bira, caused a bit of a …

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Ella Picks: Belizean cyclist threatened for demanding a women’s race; the hour record battle is on; analyzing women’s cycling in the media; and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest. There was no shortage of content this week with the cyclocross season nearing its end, track season ramping up to its pinnacle event …

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Five things to know about new CX World Champion Thalita de Jong

In a nail-biter of a race, 22-year-old Thalita de Jong overcame sloppy conditions, a poor start and a 21-seconds gap to be crowned world champion in Zolder, Belgium, last week. While she may have been overlooked as a favourite, those who’ve been watching her closely were not surprised at all. The young Dutch rider of …

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Lisa’s Mum on mechanical doping and a whole new level of committing to the rut

Lisa Jacobs is a three-time Australian cyclocross champion, a lawyer and an all round nice person that helps set the tone for a welcoming women’s scene in the fledgling world of Australian cyclocross. However, sometimes in her blogs on ridehappy.com.au she lets out her alter ego, Lisa’s Mum, who steers clear of conventional wisdom and most …

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Faces of the Future: Seven things to know about Emma White

As part of a new series entitled ‘Faces of the Future‘, we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions, and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you’ll be hearing lots about. At just 18 years of age, road and cyclocross racer Emma White already has …

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