New kit day: a look at the new national jerseys in the women's peloton

With #Natsweek now a month behind us, some new national champions were crowned while others prolonged their titles. The reshuffling of titles means that there was a lot of new kit to be made, and each …


Grabbing confidence by the handlebars: Meet the Instagram fashionista and mum behind Babes Ride Bikes

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trailblazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of women’s cycling go round. …


Molly Weaver: 'When it rains, it pours and this season's been a thunderstorm'

The Giro wasn’t supposed to go this way. After a horrific crash left her off the bike for months, Molly Weaver was keen to make her return to the peloton. She’d recovered, trained, and was now rea …


Swapping knobbies for slicks: Cyclocrosser Ellen Noble's first pro road season

Some of the best road racers in America contested the five-day North Star Grand Prix in Minnesota last week, but it was the young cyclocross racers who shined. Nineteen-year-old Emma White won the ov …


CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 34: Why Specialized decided to ditch gender-specific geometry

When Specialized launched its 2018 line last month, there was plenty to get excited about. But eyebrows were raised in surprise when Specialized announced it was stripping away gender from its geometr …


The next chapter: Professional cyclist to pregnant proprietor

Just over 12 months ago I posted a photo on Instagram with the words: “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade ... time for the next chapter.” The photo was a copy of the MRI of my spine and the …


Just how good are female pro road cyclists?

Just how hard is it to win a Women’s WorldTour race? What about an elite time trial? And what about holding on in the pro peloton -- is that something a strong amateur rider could do? With the g …


A race for second: no contest for Van Vleuten in pursuit-style La Course

After winning the 67-kilometre climbers' stage from Briançon to the top of the Col d'Izoard with a 43-second lead, it seemed unlikely that anyone would be able to catch Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica- …


Photo gallery: the women's peloton takes on Izoard

After three editions of La Course on the Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris, the race moved away from France's capital city into the Alps. For the first time ever, the women's peloton got to h …


Van Vleuten climbs to solo victory atop Izoard to win La Course

After three editions of La Course on the Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris, the race moved away from France's capital city into the Alps. The 67-kilometre climbers' stage from Briançon to th …


The new La Course: details and rider responses

This weekend, the women's peloton will line up for a renewed, two-stage edition of La Course by le Tour de France, and the feedback has been mixed. Started in 2014, the first three editions of La C …


Just five weeks after nasty crash, Marianne Vos returns to the peloton at BeNe Ladies Tour

A nasty fall in the third stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour last month saw Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling) along with several other riders hit the deck at 60 km/h. The former multi-discipline worl …

Thüringen Rundfahrt, La Course and RideLondon highlight big women's cycling month in July

July was off to a great start for women's cycling with the Giro Rosa running from June 30 to July 9. The only remaining Grand Tour for women was once again a thrilling display of our sport with action …


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 …


Ella Eats: Chicken and pesto with zoodles

This is one of our favourite mid-week lunches or dinners that is perfect when you’re running short on time. It can be made with leftover roast chicken, or freshly cooked diced meat. The pesto can be …

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