Why Specialized switched teams and will instead focus on Boels-Dolmans

It’s a move that took some by surprise; after three years of backing Kristy Scrymgeour’s successful team, a period where the squad took three world team time trial titles plus many other victories, both Specialized and lululemon confirmed several weeks ago that they would end their title sponsorship at the end of the 2014 season. …


Chloe Hosking signs with Wiggle Honda

Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking has inked a one-year deal with the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Team and will join the British-registered squad for the 2015 season. The 24-year-old has spent the past two seasons racing for Norwegian-based Hitec Products but was told by the team in August that her contract would not be renewed. Hosking …


Orica-AIS signs Sarah Roy, Lizzie Williams and Chloe McConville

Orica-AIS has announced three new Australian signings for 2015, with Lizzie Williams, national criterium champion Sarah Roy and Chloe McConville all inking one-year contracts with the team for next season. Williams made her return to racing in September 2013 after nearly a decade away from the sport and quickly rose through the ranks. She won …


How the Race Was Won: 2014 Women’s World Championship Road Race

In this edition of Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” we take a look at the Women’s Road Race from Ponferrada, Spain that was held over the weekend and won by France’s Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” series, you’ll see much more than simple race highlights. Cosmo Catalano picks up the …


Inside Line: Tiff Cromwell on the World Championships Road Race

On Saturday afternoon the elite women’s peloton contested the 2014 world championships road race in Ponferrada, Spain. The event was won by Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in a reduced bunch sprint, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win the worlds road race since 1995. Tiff Cromwell went into the race as the leader of the Australian team and …


Pauline Ferrand-Prevot sprints to world championship road race win

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) has capped a breakout road season with a sprint victory in the world championship road race in Spain on Saturday. Ferrand-Prevot was part of a chase group that overhauled an elite four-rider lead group inside the final kilometre, before sprinting to victory ahead of Lisa Brennauer (Germany) and Emma Johansson (Sweden).


2014 Elite Women’s World Championship Road Race preview

In just a few hours the elite women will take to the world championship road race course in Ponferrada, Spain, to decide who will wear the rainbow jersey for the next 12 months. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of the race, looking at some of the favourites and some riders who …


Evelyn Stevens leaves Specialized lululemon for two year deal with Boels Dolmans

After racing with the HTC Highroad setup and its successor, Specialized lululemon, since 2010, Evelyn Stevens has decided to take her career in a different direction and has inked a deal with the Boels-Dolmans Cycling team. The 31 year old has inked a two year deal with the Dutch squad, joining other top names such …


Shelley Olds joins Bigla Cycling Team

Two days after it was announced that Annemiek van Vleuten would join the squad, the Bigla Cycling team has today confirmed that the American Shelley Olds will also be part of the setup in 2015. The 33 year old took two stages, the overall classification and the points competition in Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile …

Van Vleuten and Campana join Bigla Cycling Team as squad expands

Fresh off her overall victory in the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour, Dutch time trial champion and Giro Rosa stage winner Annemiek van Vleuten has been confirmed as moving to the Bigla Cycling team for 2015. The squad is aiming to expand for 2015 through new signings and a change in team management. Van Vleuten is …

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