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Video: Testing the friendship with a ride of the Great Divide

At 2768.4 miles (4455.3 km) long, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is one of the longest off-pavement routes in the world. It’s also a an extremely challenging route, that takes riders up and down 200,000 feet (60,960 meters) of elevation and includes plenty of other geographical and natural obstacles. Former neighbors and good friends Katie …

Video: The best moments of the 2016 Women’s WorldTour

This year we saw the introduction of a women’s WorldTour. Replacing the former UCI Women Road World Cup, which was held from 1998 to 2015, the UCI Women’s WorldTour now serves as the leading series of races for professional women cyclists. And the racing sure did not disappoint. We already recapped the inaugural series in numbers, …

Video: Behind the scenes with Rabo-Liv on their last race weekend together

Italy-based filmmaker Coreen Spahr Mazzocchi spent a day filming the Rabo-Liv women’s cycling team at the 2016 Giro dell’Emilia in late September, hoping to give cycling fans an inside look on the team’s last season. Rabobank, a fixture in cycling sponsorship since 1996, announced last December that it is refocusing its sponsorship and ending its relationship …

Losing gold: Annemiek van Vleuten’s first TV interview since Olympics crash

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, whose crash in the Olympic road race shocked viewers worldwide, has been released from the hospital and today, four days after the crash, made her first appearance on Dutch television. With a bruised face and a quivering voice, she bravely spoke to NOS about Sunday’s race, which saw her career-best performance turn …

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Live stream: Evie Stevens’ UCI Hour Record attempt

On February 27,  American Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record for women. This will be the fourth attempt on the women’s world hour record since a modernisation of the rules in 2014. The first to beat Leontien Van Moorsel’s 12-year-old mark of 46.065 kilometres was American law professor Molly Shaffer van Houweling who made …

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Live stream: Bridie O’Donnell’s UCI Hour Record attempt

On January 22, Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell — a 41-year-old physician and former nation champion time trialist — will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record for women. The record is currently 46.273 kilometres in one hour and was set last September American Molly Shaffer van Houweling in Mexico City. Keeping it local, O’Donnell will attempt …

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Video: get excited for the 2016 Women’s WorldTour

A new year and a new season is just around the corner. Take a look at this new teaser produced by UCI to get you excited for the 2016 – and first ever – Women’s WorldTour. Replacing the former UCI Women Road World Cup, which was held from 1998 to 2015, the UCI Women’s WorldTour will …

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Behind the scenes of the Abu Dhabi Tour on-bike live coverage experiment

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CT) – We saw a few firsts at the Abu Dhabi Tour: the race itself, for a start, Peter Sagan in his newly won world championships jersey and a live broadcast from inside the peloton on the final stage. During that stage, which took place over 20 laps of the …

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“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. We talked to the newly crowned world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, just minutes after she sprinted to rainbow glory this past weekend. She stated that winning something once is enough and while …

Aviva Women’s Tour inspires the next generation

Ask any rider racing the Aviva Women’s Tour what she loves most about the British stage race, and I can almost guarantee you that she will mention the crowds. Race organisers have gone to great length to educate the community about the race, and encourage community groups, schools and those who live along the route …

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