Mara Abbott

McCabe wins Sunset Loop as Dal-Cin snatches GC victory from Acevedo at Redlands Classic

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Twenty-four hours after a dramatic pile-up in the final turn of the Redlands Criterium sent him somersaulting over his handlebar, Travis McCabe returned with a vengeance, winning the Sunset Loop road race, the final stage of the 2016 Redlands Classic. With his fists in the air and a scream across the line, […]


Ulises Castillo, Lauretta Hanson win Redlands Criterium as Sunset Loop looms on horizon

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Mexico’s Ulises Castillo (KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo) and Australia’s Lauretta Hanson (Colavita-Bianchi) took sprint victories at the technical Redlands Criterium Saturday, the fourth of five stages of the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic. Held in front of enthusiastic crowds in downtown Redlands, both races were notable for looming clouds, a lack of breakaways, and no major […]

Kristin Armstrong wins Redlands TT, takes race lead over injured Mara Abbott

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) — Kristin Armstrong, the U.S. national time-trial champion with two Olympic gold medals and two rainbow jerseys to her name, stamped her authority on the rest of the women’s field at the Redlands Bicycle Classic Friday, winning the stage and taking the overall race lead by a large margin. Armstrong won the […]

Mara Abbott takes Oak Glen summit finish, but uncertain to continue Redlands after mid-race crash

OAK GLEN VILLAGE, CA (CT) — It was an unusual day at the office for American Mara Abbott at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. For the second year in a row, Abbott, who races for Wiggle-Honda but is at Redlands on a composite Amy D. Foundation team, won the summit finish in Oak Glen to take the […]


Ella Picks: gender equality in professional cycling, new national champs crowned, Australian summer of racing is heating up, new UCI teams and more

It’s been a few weeks since the last Ella Picks but now that the festive season has come to an end, it’s back. It’s been a few busy weeks with battles for national titles (in cyclocross and road racing) taking place across the globe. Meanwhile, everyone is prepping for the 2016 road season and we’re […]


How to make money riding a bike

How can you make money with a bike? Certainly not by racing one. I have a different plot in mind today. Let’s talk about bike commuting. How often, when you are filling up your tank with gas, paying insurance bills or changing your oil, do you consider that the money exiting your bank account is […]


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 […]


Anna van der Breggen wins the Giro Rosa as Mara Abbott solos to stage victory atop San Domenico

Two-time Giro Rosa overall winner Mara Abbott (Wiggle Honda) soloed to victory up to San Domenico di Varzo on Sunday on the final stage of the 2015 Giro Rosa. Abbott last won on the San Domenico climb two years ago – en route to her second overall win at the Italian Grand Tour. Abbott’s stage […]


Q&A with two-time Giro Rosa winner Mara Abbott

Only two women have won the Giro Rosa in the last five years – Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) and Mara Abbott (Wiggle Honda). With Vos sidelined because of an injury, Abbott starts the Giro Rosa on Friday as a pre-race favourite and one of two returning champions. Abbott’s excelled in Italy since her Giro Rosa […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days […]