Loren Rowney

‘Time to suck it up, Princess’: Loren Rowney on dealing with post-tour depression and disappointment

Post Tour Depression. It’s a thing, at least for me. When you’ve been on the road for a while, you become this walking, talking robot, reliant on being told where to be and what to do. A typical tour day goes a little something like this: – Wake up Wake up around one hour before …

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A day in the life of pro cyclist Loren Rowney: Moto pacing, studying and Ronda Rousey

Last week, Aussie pro cyclist Carlee Taylor (Liv-Plantur) agreed to be the first in our “Day in the Life of…” Twitter takeover series, and entertained us for a good 15 hours by live tweeting her entire day. This week, Carlee’s BFF and Ella contributor Loren Rowney (Orica-AIS) was up for the task and live-tweeted her “average day” …

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The Olympic Dream that may never come true

I had a sobering moment yesterday that I may never realise my Olympic Dream. I know I’m not alone on this one. The Olympic buzz is everywhere around me. Living at the AIS base in Italy I’m surrounded by the heavy hitters not only from Australia but other countries as well, all chasing that dream. …

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Emotion into execution: my path to resilience

I’m sitting here trying to study for Uni, not getting far, because all I can think about right now is how much I want to be racing instead of sitting here on my balcony staring into space (more about that later). My teammate advised me to use this time to be productive in other areas…so …

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Life inside Wanda, the Orica-AIS camper

I always used to wonder what went on inside those big, shiny, team buses with the blackened out windows. Where the riders are tucked away from excited fans and the frosty bite of the spring wind or the scorching heat of the summer. My first experience in a pro men’s team bus was at my first …

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Loren Rowney and Gracie Elvin’s #CrepeMonday inauguration

Since about 2012, I have had an ongoing battle with my friend and fellow “Dutchie” (Yes, I hold a Dutch passport), Lauren Kitchen, about the definition of a pancake. It’s basically become a crepe vs. pancake debate.  Lauren has a pancake Sunday tradition with the Dutch relatives she lives with in Holland. Me being a massive …

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Ella Picks: How to win the Spring Classics; a bike justice vigilante; Women’s WorldTour 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.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with women’s voices and women’s stories

We are honoured to be part of a wonderful community that celebrates women on bikes, and we love sharing the incredible stories and inspiring voices behind the sport, lifestyle and industry of cycling. In celebration of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share with you some of our favourite and best read Ella interviews and …

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Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do things, and just never getting around to it. Either finding an excuse like I was too busy, or I couldn’t get in touch with the right people, or I’ll do …

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The journey, not the destination: Loren Rowney on her start in sports and missing the big Australian Summer races

I have been a cyclist now for essentially half of my life. It first started back in 2002 when I was a scrappy, gangly young teenager based on the Gold Coast, and one of the only girls racing. My very first race was a club race in E grade against all the ‘old codgers’ as …

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