Orica-AIS

The transfer carousel comes to a stop: could we see a more level playing field in the Women’s WorldTour?

As the year is coming to an end, so is the transfer season. Contracts have been inked, and by now most teams and riders have announced their 2017 plans. There have been a fair bit of rider switcharoos, the announcement of a new WorldTour team and some exciting changes in UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar. After …

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One month after Rio crash, Annemiek van Vleuten returns to racing with dominance

UPDATE: With a speed of almost 49km/h, Annemiek van Vleuten (racing for the Netherlands) won the 4-kilometre Prologue of the Lotto Belgium Tour on Tuesday, her first race back since her scary Rio crash a month ago. She remained in the mix for the following two stages and then, on the final day of the …

Roommate Rules 2.0

Last year’s “roommate rules” blog struck a chord with pro athletes, uni students, apartment dwellers, travellers and people living in close proximity all around the globe so I thought I would re-visit this topic and add a few more “tips/insights” into ways we can all get along a bit better when living in close quarters. …

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Endless baguettes, blanketless beds and bedbugs: Tips on surviving the French tours

That part of the season is upon us…the beginning of the French tours. Yep, the Tour de France isn’t the only tour happening in France! There’s La route de France, Trophee d’Or and the infamous Tour of Ardeche which will include Mont Ventoux. And so whilst the Olympians are off frolicking in Rio, the racing …

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Gracie Elvin: Why I’ll be humming Smoke on the Water at the Olympics

There are so many things I want to say and people to thank now that it has been announced that I have been selected to represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but first I want to tell you a story. It’s not my story – you’ve probably heard 100 like mine where a …

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After failed appeal, Australian women’s road cycling team for Rio finalised

The wait is over. Cycling Australia today announced its final roster for the Olympic Games in Rio next month, revealing its women’s road team after a failed appeal. The women’s road squad will be led by national road race champion Amanda Spratt who will be joined by her Orica-AIS teammates Gracie Elvin and Rachel Neylan. Rounding out the …

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Twenty and thwarted: Why a world champion left pro cycling after just one season

Macey Stewart is a 20-year-old road cyclist from Australia who, after an amazing junior career, joined Orica-AIS in 2015. By the end of the season however, Stewart decided to step away from life as a professional cyclist. In her own words, here’s why she’s taking a break from competitive cycling. I have been pushing pedals …

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Daily News Digest

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling …

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A day in the life of pro cyclist Loren Rowney: Moto pacing, studying and Ronda Rousey

Last week, Aussie pro cyclist Carlee Taylor (Liv-Plantur) agreed to be the first in our “Day in the Life of…” Twitter takeover series, and entertained us for a good 15 hours by live tweeting her entire day. This week, Carlee’s BFF and Ella contributor Loren Rowney (Orica-AIS) was up for the task and live-tweeted her “average day” …

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Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success

When the 24 teams for the 2016 Giro Rosa were announced on May 12, one team that was surprisingly missing in that line-up was Orica-AIS. It isn’t the only race where the Australian team has been absent this year, having skipped the past three UCI Women’s WorldTour events in China and the United States. In the …

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