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The SHEcret Pro: On Australia’s Summer of Cycling

Yep, I was finally let into Australia, and got to see what all the fuss was about Down Under in the summer. For years I have been hearing from certain Australian friends how ‘awesome’ and ‘heaps good’ Australia is, and now, I realise for the first time, they weren’t lying. For non-Aussies, it’s hard to …

Not above bottle duty: Amalie Dideriksen’s year ahead in the rainbow stripes

Pulling on the world championship jersey is a moment so many cyclists dream of and it’s a title that, once earned, will stay with the rider for the rest of their lives. Many spend their entire careers working toward that iconic rainbow jersey, but only a select few get to wear one. Even rarer are …

New Kit Day: A look at 2017 women’s pro kits

A new season means #newkitday for professional and amateur athletes around the globe. While some teams are sporting a brand new design this 2017 season, other have made only subtle changes. Here are the new season’s standout kits. The Rainbow Jersey The rainbow jersey was first introduced in 1927, at the first professional UCI Road …

Movers and Shakers: Jude Gerace on building wheels, a business and another crack in the glass ceiling

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of women’s cycling go round. The women we write about in this series include team owners, key industry players, race organisers, cycling advocates, journalists, inventors, designers, …

Team leader at 22: Kasia Niewiadoma takes on new role in Marianne Vos’ WM3 Pro Cycling Team

The newly opened headquarters of Shimano Europe at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands served as the decor for the team presentation of Marianne Vos’ new team, WM3 Pro Cycling. Outside, the weather was grey and rainy but inside, floor-to-ceiling posters of the team’s recent camp in sunny Spain and the bubbly enthusiasm among the sponsors …

My ongoing struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with the bike and food

One of the first things I do in the morning is weigh myself. It’s also the last thing I do in the evenings. Every day. The number that I see will affect what type of mood I either start or end my day in. Was it a “good” number? A “bad” number? Do I need …

Top 10 female riders to watch in 2017

The 2016 road season was a momentous one in which the Women’s WorldTour was introduced, Olympic champions were crowned and Lizzie Deignan passed the rainbow jersey onto her younger teammate Amalie Dideriksen. Things may seem more routine in 2017, but thanks to a series of transfers, the formation of new teams and addition of new Women’s …

Frostbite and a handmade ‘Mad Max’ machine: training with the Mongolian national women’s cycling team

Cycling can take you to amazing places and open doors to meeting incredible people. I’m from Melbourne yet today I’m on a bus heading to the outskirts of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. It’s a training day, so I’m carrying my cycling kit, pedals and a spare battery charger in case the cold weather causes my phone …

Meet Jono Coulter: The man who joined the team game because the women deserved better

Jonathan Coulter doesn’t mind doing it the tough way, in fact you get the sense that he gets a perverse pleasure from doing things that others would consider too difficult, even impossible. Take women’s cycling for example – lack of funding, the challenge of finding sponsors and the omnipresent uncertainty about whether there will be …

Movers and Shakers: Joan Hanscom and her quest to make racing sustainable

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of (women’s) cycling go round. The women we write about in this series include team owners, key industry players, race organisers, cycling advocates, journalists, inventors, designers, …

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