Valentina Scandolara

Shaw, Scandolara conquer stage 3 of the Bay Crits

PORTARLINGTON, Australia (CT) – Pat Shaw (Avanti IsoWhey) and Valentina Scandolara (Alé) have overcome windy conditions in Portarlington to take victory in their respective races on day three of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. After being one of the early aggressors in the elite women’s race, Scandolara made her way into a three-rider breakaway that […]


Valentina Scandolara kicks off her road to Rio in Australia

Australian cycling’s favourite Italian, Valentina Scandalora, is back in Melbourne, choosing to spend the wintery pre-season months in her “second home” of Australia instead of the popular wintery hideouts  of Spain or South Africa. Scandolara spent the past two years racing for the Aussie Orica-AIS squad and has made many connections and friends along the […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sunderland, Scandolara take victory in the Shimano Supercrit; Oleg Tinkov to step away from pro cycling by end of 2016; Teams and route announced for 2016 Dubai Tour; Horner keen to race on but illness might force retirement; Marianne Vos finds form and morale at […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campbell Flakemore quits cycling; BMC Racing Team comments on Flakemore’s decision to retire; Fabian Cancellara confirms 2016 will be his last season; Contador’s 2016 season plan outlined – Is this the route to a final Tour de France victory?; Debt-riddled RCS Sport to sell races?; […]


The Training Foodie’s peanut butter oat slice

Brittany Lindores is an Australian competitive cyclist who, following a bike crash in 2010, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and a gluten and dairy intolerance. The diagnoses changed not only her diet, but her a lifestyle in general. Food preparation became a big part of her daily routine and sparked an interest in the science […]


New UCI team with many familiar faces to compete in the UCI Women’s World Tour

There will be a new UCI women’s team competing in the inaugural UCI Women’s World Tour in 2016. Cybersecurity company Cylance, in partnership with Inspire Sports, LLC, today announced the establishment of a new U.S. registered UCI Women’s team, the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. The team roster includes many familiar names including Americans Shelley Olds, […]


Carbo load with Valentina Scandolara’s pumpkin ravioli

Pro cyclist Valentina Scandolara may have been riding for the Australian Orica-AIS team for the past few years but she is all Italian. Her love for food and cooking included. Earlier this year, we featured her mother’s famous sbrisolona (Italian cookie) recipe, and now Valentina was kind enough to share one of her own favourite […]

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, […]


Orica-AIS: What I know now that I wish I knew then

The tip section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign-up is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” It’s a question we ask repeatedly in interviews. We ask professional cyclists. We ask industry leaders. We ask the women we met on […]


My first bike race with Orica-AIS

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with Orica-AIS last month before the start of the Tour of Flanders. We sat down with the Australian-registered squad to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Melissa Hoskins, Valentina Scandolara, Amanda Spratt, Loes Gunnewijk, Gracie Elvin, Emma Johansson and Lizzie Williams regaled us with tales […]