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Rainbow diaries: The last race in the rainbow jersey

We are so pleased to have world road champion Amalie Dideriksen on our team of Ella contributors. The 20-year-old Dane surprised the world and herself last fall when she outsprinted race favouri …

Cyclocross legend Katie Compton opens up about career struggles, retirement and upcoming European season

“I think my biggest motivation is that I simply like to ride my bike and always have. I rarely need to find motivation to go training, it’s just inherently there.” – Katie Compton When 38-ye …

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Far from done: Ellen van Dijk eyes world title, Olympic gold, hour record

With a big smile, Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb) opened the door of her brand new home in Woerden, The Netherlands, and welcomed me in. When asked for an interview, it was she who suggested I'd stop by …

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Faces of the Future: Megan Jastrab, the 15-year-old who's taking on the pros

In our Faces of the Future series, we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you are bound to  …

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Uncertain future for Australian women's road development teams

The future of Australian cycling's two key development pathways for women, the High5 Dream Team and the High5 Australian Women’s Road Development Team, is uncertain as Cycling Australia continues to …

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Why Cycling Australia left women's Road Worlds spots unfilled

On Tuesday, Cycling Australia announced its teams selection for the UCI Road World Championships and there was a surprise in store. It wasn’t so much the riders named, just that there weren’t more …

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Balancing act: Lessons learned as a student athlete

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won her first U.S. national elite cross-country title in Snowshoe, …

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‘Screw the naysayers’: Chloe Hosking ready to make an impact at Worlds

It’s the eve before the 2017 UCI Road World Championships road race and Chloe Hosking is keeping an eye on the TV screen in the hotel lobby as she talks. The junior men are racing and she wants to s …

Finding your fight: The mental side of bike racing

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won her first U.S. national elite cross-country title in Snowshoe, …

Preview: Can anyone beat the powerful Dutch women in worlds road race?

The 2017 UCI Road World Championships are in full swing in Bergen, Norway, where the cool climate and bumpy courses are a stark contrast to last year's desert races in Doha, Qatar. With the races a …

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Photo gallery: The women's races against the clock at Worlds

The 2017 UCI Road World Championships are in full swing in beautiful Bergen, Norway. With the races against the clock now completed, all eyes are on the weekend when the elite women and men will vie f …

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Fastest woman in the world: Annemiek van Vleuten wins world individual time trial title

Annemiek van Vleuten's tears started flowing before the final riders had even crossed the finish line. When Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia), Katrin Garfoot (Australia), Ellen van Dijk (The Netherlands) and …

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Underdogs Sunweb upset Boels-Dolmans in Worlds TTT

The 2017 UCI Road World Championships kicked off in Bergen, Norway, on Sunday with the women's team time trial, and Team Sunweb were the first to claim titles. Contested in trade teams instead of n …

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Ella Eats: date-licious snacks

The more you ride, the more food-conscious (read: obsessed) one becomes. This makes complete sense because you’re burning a lot of fuel, you’ve learned bonking is no fun, and you’re probably alw …

Ella Eats: Three treats minus a serving of guilt

Are you still feeling a little sluggish after the silly season? Did that New Year's healthy eating resolve never really stick or has it yet to kick into gear as that holiday mood was prolonged through …

Ella Eats: Breakfast crumble

This breakfast crumble is the perfect alternative to a big cooked breakfast, and is light enough to fuel your early morning ride or enjoy as post-workout snack. Packed with natural sugars and healthy …

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