Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Quintana wins Romandie stage, takes lead; Mareczko bests Greipel in Turkey sprint; U23 Costa wins Bretagne stage, takes lead; What does Drapac’s partnership with Cannondale mean for its existing team?; Pooley says British Cycling’s discrimination problem goes beyond Sutton, questions Brailsford; More questions emerge for British Cycling with Sutton departure; […]


What I learned from riding 440 miles in 4 days for advocacy

At the beginning of the month, a few dozen riders set out from Asheville, North Carolina, to ride 440 miles over four days in the name of bicycle advocacy.   With a goal to raise funds and awareness, this advocacy effort, called Ride on Atlanta, is led by former professional cyclist and PeopleforBikes advocate Tim Johnson, who […]


Specialized S-Works Sub6 shoe review

Laced shoes are coming back in a big way, particularly on the road. US tech editor James Huang checks out Specialized’s latest S-Works Sub6 model and compares them with two key competitors: the Giro Empire SLX and the standard S-Works 6. What once was old is new again — but better Back in 2012, it […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sammy Sanchez wins in another close Basque stage; Blaak wins Energiewacht Tour stage 2, takes over lead; Vorobyev makes it two wins at Circuit de la Sarthe; Lechuga takes the opening stage at Redlands Classic; Companioni solos to victory at opening stage of Redlands Classic; Scheldeprijs record-setter Kittel: The […]

Safety meeting: women from Trek, Specialized set aside competition in the name of advocacy

On March 30, representatives from Specialized and Trek will join former professional cyclist Tim Johnson and close to 30 of his friends and fellow cycling industry folk to ride hundreds of miles, across three states, to visit some of the least bike-friendly communities in the U.S. The goal? To spread awareness about safe roads and raise […]

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.


The women’s world hour record climbs again: Evelyn Stevens rides 47.98 km

American Evelyn Stevens (Boels Dolmans) has set a new women’s UCI World Hour Record of 47.98 kilometres, comfortably beating the mark set by Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell last month by over one kilometre. There were even times at the 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs where it looked like Stevens may threaten the all-time distance record of 48.159 kilometres set by French cyclist Jeannie Longo in […]


Live stream: Evie Stevens’ UCI Hour Record attempt

On February 27,  American Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record for women. This will be the fourth attempt on the women’s world hour record since a modernisation of the rules in 2014. The first to beat Leontien Van Moorsel’s 12-year-old mark of 46.065 kilometres was American law professor Molly Shaffer van Houweling who made […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins a second stage at the Tour of Qatar, Cavendish back into the overall lead; Daryl Impey wins his fifth South African time trial title; Boasson Hagen deflated after double puncture costs him the Tour of Qatar lead; Specialized announces layoffs and realignment; Why UCI […]


Gift ideas for women who ride

Just nine days till Christmas! Did you get your shopping done? Looking for the perfect gift for the bike-loving people in your life (or for yourself)? We’ve got you covered! We asked our Ella editors and contributors what’s on their lists or to share some of their favourite items to give. Big upgrades: | Related: Your first upgrades: […]