Photo gallery: Kasia Niewiadoma delivers Rabo-Liv its sixth Elsy Jacobs win

Rabo-Liv went into the Festival Elsy Jacobs as the team to beat, with five GC wins within the team over the last five years. Marianne Vos won this Luxembourg race in 2011, ’12 and ’13, while  Anna van der Breggen was victorious in 2014 and ’15. Although Marianne Vos started out really strong by finishing 2nd in the […]


Loes Gunnewijk returns to Orica-AIS as sport director in training

Retired Orica-AIS rider Loes Gunnewijk is returning to her former Australian team as a sports director “in training”. Gunnewijk completed the UCI sport director course last year and is keen to utilise her extensive knowledge of women’s racing to give back to the team she calls her second family. “Last year I got a scholarship from the UCI […]

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 […]


On the scene in Drenthe: Boels-Dolmans takes another Women’s WorldTour win

The attractive thing about cycling is that races take place on public roads, so it’s the same stretches of pavement that cars and cyclists use every day. When the professional peloton visits your home country, it makes those familiar roads extra special. So I was quite looking forward to visiting Drenthe for the second round in […]


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 […]


Photo gallery: 2016 Ladies Tour of Qatar

Two former winners returned to the Ladies Tour of Qatar this year. Ellen van Dijk took the GC in 2014, Kirsten Wild already has four wins of the Ladies Tour of Qatar to her name. Both Dutchwomen are looking for a chance at a World Championships title later this year and came to the desert for an early dress rehearsal. […]

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 […]


Photo gallery: 2016 women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

GEELONG, Australia (CT) — It came down to a battle of two teams at the women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with Orica-AIS finishing off a dream Australian season by taking the two top spots of the podium and Wiggle High5 putting up a valiant fight to come across the line in third and fourth. […]


Amanda Spratt finishes dream Australian run with victory at the women’s Cadel Evans Race

GEELONG, Australia (CT) — Amanda Spratt took out the women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race with a solo run to the line on Saturday, finishing off a dream run in Australia’s summer season of racing for the rider and her Orica-AIS team. Teammate and defending champion Rachel Neylan made it a one-two for Australia’s only UCI […]


Photo gallery: 2016 Santos Women’s Tour kickstarts the 2016 UCI season

It’s heating up in the land down under and as temperatures rise, so does the level of racing. Now in its second year, The Santos Women’s Tour served as the kickoff event of the 2016 Subaru Australian National Race Series and received a UCI 2.2 status, drawing some of the best riders of the women’s peloton […]