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The story behind the surprise prize parity announcement at the Santos Women’s Tour

Just when we thought we were putting the excitement of the four-day Santos Women’s Tour Down Under behind us for another year, the South ...

In her own words: Tracey Gaudry on the resurgence in Australian women’s cycling

It’s only 17 days into the new year and it's already been a big one for Australian women’s cycling. First, we had Australia’s FedUni Road...

Age vs experience: Compton faces hungry young rivals in battle for 14th title

American cyclocross legend Katie Compton was in the middle of unpacking and repacking her bags as I caught her on the phone. Still jet-la...

Faces of the future: Aussie Road Nats triple title winner Sarah Gigante

There were five days of impressive performances at Australia’s FedUni Road National Championships in Ballarat last week, showing a depth ...

Ranked second in the world, Kaitie Keough ready to challenge Compton's US cyclocross reign

We are less than two weeks out for the 2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships and you can hear the familiar rumblings among r...

Movers & Shakers: Meet the world's first bicycle mayor

  Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who...

What I have learned: Connie Carpenter, women's cycling's first Olympic gold medalist

While men’s bike racing has been a part of the Olympic Games since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, women’s cycling didn't get...

How a father and son duo are turning a passion project into Women's WorldTour potential

Three years ago, printing business owners Bob and Tom Varney got hooked on women’s cycling after a successful season as sponsors of the B...

Q&A with Marianne Vos: La Course, lessons learned, and what’s left to achieve

It’s the day before a long flight to Australia, Marianne Vos says. If you want to chat, let’s do it quickly or you may not catch me for a...

Chloe Dygert: 'I want rainbow stripes every year and four Olympic gold medals'

With a flash of pink and blue, American Chloe Dygert zipped through the finish line in the centre of the Norwegian town of Bergen in Sept...

Smaller fields and ‘true’ Women's WorldTour teams are coming, says UCI

With an exciting Women's WorldTour and World Road Championships behind us, the road season is coming to a close. While some cyclists are ...

Awake from a nightmare: How Pauline Ferrand-Prévot got her groove back

In August of 2016, former multi-discipline world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot abandoned the Olympic cross-country mountain bike race m...

From roadie to retired, part 3: On the sidelines with Emma Johansson

The active career of a professional cyclist is a relatively short one. While there certainly are some exceptions, many pros retire in the...

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 worl...

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...

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. Whe...

With These Thighs: a celebration of cyclists of all shapes and sizes

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often ...

Sink or swim: How the Zwift Academy winner fared

Leah Thorvilson has had a very unusual start to her cycling career. After winning Zwift’s inaugural Zwift Academy competition in December...

Always there: A chat with podium regular Elisa Longo Borghini

Elisa Longo Borghini holds every quality to be a cycling superstar. She can climb, she time trials well, she is almost always in the brea...

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Rainbow diaries: Champagne showers and the beginning of a new era

We are so pleased to have world road champion Amalie Dideriksen on our team of Ella contributors. The 20-year-old Dane surprised the worl...

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 g...