Guest Blog: Francesca Rust – My First Time Trial

You might not have heard of Francesca Rust yet, because as she explains below she’s only been cycling since last year – but VO2 Bikes, a new women’s team, has already signed her up to race with them in 2015. That’s a meteoric rise by anyone’s standards, so expect to hear much more about her…

Women’s Cycling News Round-Up 01-08.09.2014

No Brits for Elite Women’s Worlds TT — Laura Trott to Matrix-Vulpine — Newport Nocturne — VeloPark Women’s League Update — US Worlds team — Kirsten Wild to Hitec Products and more transfer news — Tweet of the Week No Brits for Elite Women’s Worlds TT In a move that has drawn criticism from fans,…

Women’s Cycling News Round-up 30.06-07.07.2014

Nationals: Trott and Pooley take titles — National Champions around the world —  Armitstead wins in Otley — Wiggle-Honda signs Bertine — Tickhill GP needs entries — Upcoming British & UCI Races — Interesting Links — more to come   Laura Trott takes National title The support and commitment invested in her by Boels-Dolmans has seen Lizzie…

Surf ‘n’ Turf 2-Day Preview

British Women’s Road Race Series Round 4 14-15.06.14, Lancashire Official Website The British domestic calendar is in much better shape in 2014 than it has been for years, and all riders and fans are glad of it. However, while everyone loves a good criterium, a common complaint is that there’s simply too many of them….

Wiles grabs a win in Gatineau

Tayler “Cookie Monster”* Wiles scored the first UCI Elite individual time trial victory of her career at the Chrono Gatineau in Canada, almost three years to the day since she took the USA Under-23 ITT title back in 2013. Wiles recorded a time of 15’51”, 20″ faster than second-place Leah Kirchmann (Canada National Team) and…

Ritter wins in Lubjana; Batagelj new Slovenian ITT Champ

Austrian Individual Time Trial Champion Martina Ritter might ride for a relatively unknown team, BTC City Ljubljana), but she refused to be intimidated by the start list at the Nagrada Ljubljane TT despite the fast that it featured some of the best-known names in cycling, from some of the best-known professional teams – among them Vera Koedooder…

Longo Borghini is new Italian ITT Champ

Elisa Longo Borghini, who rides for the Hitec Products trade team, is the new Italian Individual Time Trial Champion after completing the 23.6km parcours at Povegliano in 31’04”, setting an average speed only just short of 46kph – fast enough to make her a full minute quicker than second-placed Elena Berlato (Ale-Cipollini) and 1’04” faster than…

Omloop van Borsele TT Gallery

Hans van der Maarel, who will be familiar to anyone who spends a lot of time reading Tweets ending with the #womenscycling hashtag as @redgeographics, has been to see the individual time trial at the Omloop van Borsele – and he took some photos to share with us all. Got some race photos you’d like to share…