Lisa Jacobs

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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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to …

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Finding motivation when the going gets tough

No matter how much you love the bike there is always the odd wet morning or can’t be bothered day when getting out on it seems a chore. Often all it takes is a bit of a quick reminder of how exciting cycling is, like maybe watching an exciting race of reading about a gutsy ride, to reignite …

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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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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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Ella Picks: Mud, tears, motors and rainbows

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 has been plenty happening this week, both good and bad. We have revelled in the mud of the cyclocross, hung our heads …

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Ella Picks: Ferrand-Prevot breaks her leg; 36-year-old makes comeback ahead of Rio, Ale-Cipollini rider tests positive for EPO and more

In this week’s internet roundup, we explore the riders with the most ‘character’. We also want you to meet Rebecca Werner, who’s currently riding from Adelaide to Brisbane in the bike tracks of her parents, and take a trip to Rio with the Dutch national team. And as always, we catch up on latest race news. …

Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

Ella Picks returns to its regularly scheduled Monday time slot – and we’ve got loads of links for you. Catch up on all the race action from the last 10 days out of Norway, Sweden, Colorado and France — including lots of videos! Read up on the latest news stories about the end of Velocio-SRAM …

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My first cyclocross race: Tales from a spectator, a teenager, a mum, and a national champion

It can be nerve-wracking to try something new, and taking on an unfamiliar challenge on the bike is no exception. At the start line, experienced racers can look so confident and focussed that it is difficult to imagine they ever felt that queasiness in the pit of their stomach when lining up for their first …

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Lisa Jacobs takes a third Australian cyclocross title, Paul van der Ploeg wins a tussle-tainted men’s race

A tight and controversial battle in the Australian National Cyclocross Championships has seen the men’s title shift again, this time to Paul van der Ploeg (Giant), while reigning women’s champion Lisa Jacobs (Rapha-Focus) managed to overcome injury to keep a firm hold of the jersey for a third time. Van der Ploeg, a former world …

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