Lizzie Armitstead

Top 10 female pros to watch for in 2016

With the introduction of the UCI Women’s World Tour and the Olympics taking place in Rio later this summer, the 2016 season will be one to remember. Throughout the off season, new teams emerged, riders transferred and some influential riders are making a comeback out of injury or retirement. The excitement around this coming season […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Velon underlines backing for AIGCP, UCI in WorldTour reform, while hints of frustration amongst riders emerge; Düsseldorf confirmed as hosting Tour de France start in 2017; Armistead influences expansion of women’s Tour de Yorkshire; Women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race race secures 1.2 UCI status, bolsters […]

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

In this week’s internet roundup, let’s discuss the Rio Olympic road course and the introduction of e-bike racing. We also want to introduce you to the all-women cyclocross team, This Team Saves Lives, and their mission to combat hunger and to get more women on bikes. There’s a clip from a Halloween cyclocross race you […]

Bike envy: the World Champion’s new bike

In pro cycling, it’s customary for great achievements to be celebrated with custom painted apparel and gear. Think national or world stripes on jerseys, helmets, socks, sunglasses, shoes and of course, the bike itself. Earlier this month, Specialized revealed its world championship-themed Tarmac for Peter Sagan ahead of the Abu Dhabi tour, and now it […]

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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. […]

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The Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

The inaugural UCI Gala took place in Abu Dhabi this past weekend, and while 17 great cyclists were celebrated, we felt that some athletes were left out. Specifically, female athletes. So we came up with our own Ella Awards to celebrate the season’s best moments and performances. 1. Best overall season It’s a rare rider that […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Neil van der Ploeg retains overall lead after stage 3 of the Tour of China I; Marcel Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step; Ivan Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team; Giro d’Italia route officially revealed for […]

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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like race radios, car-bike collisions and whether or not there should be gendered products. Meanwhile we’re applauding Rwanda’s Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu appearance (and consequent media attention) as well as Kris Auer’s push for equal prize money in cyclocross. And of course, we’ve got plenty of videos, […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack; Tom Boonen wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Jan Bakelants takes solo victory in the Giro del Piemonte; Alexis Gougeard wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Neil van der Ploeg claims stage 2 ITT of the Tour of China […]

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“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. We talked to the newly crowned world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, just minutes after she sprinted to rainbow glory this past weekend. She stated that winning something once is enough and while […]