Interviews

Going against the tide: A European chasing the cycling dream in America

In a sport where Europe is usually still considered the ultimate goal, the decision by the British Claire Rose’s to hop the pond and come to America to chase her cycling dream might seem like an unconventional one. But after getting a taste of American racing during last year’s Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Tour of …

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‘Remember to enjoy it, Amalie’: Dideriksen, on kicking off new season in rainbow stripes

We are so pleased to welcome world road champion Amalie Dideriksen to our team of Ella contributors. The 20-year-old Dane surprised the world and herself last fall when she outsprinted race favourite Kirsten Wild to take her biggest win of her career yet and wrote herself into the cycling history books as the second youngest …

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CyclingTips podcast, Episode 28: Makeup, style and does the way you look on the bike matter?

Following her mother’s motto of ‘be tough but still be a lady’, pro cyclist Breanne Nalder won’t leave the house until she’s properly put together, even if she’s going out for a training ride. So much so that she has permanent eyeliner tattooed on her. Her teammate Jen Luebcke meanwhile matches her earrings to her …

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 …

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, …

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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 …

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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, …

CyclingTips podcast, Episode 24: Genevieve Jeanson on making peace with a tainted past

In the early 2000s, Genevieve Jeanson was a rising star in women’s cycling. Already a two-time national and world champion as a junior –in the road race and time trial –the French Canadian was taking the American and international scene by storm. She won La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, a world cup race, and made her …

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Strength in “extensive experience”: How at 39, Katerina Nash is on top of her game

When Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team/ Czech Republic) lines up for the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Luxembourg on Saturday, it’ll be the end of a successful but long season. One that started on the top step of the cross-country mountain bike podium at Sea Otter Classic, saw her compete at her fourth Olympic …

The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. The multiple world and Olympic champion admitted to being doubtful about her recovery and …

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