ICYMI – women’s cycling news and views

Team Wiggins Women Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he plans to have a U23 women’s team running alongside the Team Wiggins U23 men’s squad by 2018. Wiggins, whose daughter Isabella is currently racing in U12 events, has some history backing women’s cycling – his Bradley Wiggins Foundation supported the Wiggle-Honda (now Wiggle-High5) team in…

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Shane Sutton resigns from British Cycling …after the National Federation announced a pending investigation into offensive comments and language used by the Technical Director. Multiple British and European Champion Jessica Varnish stated that Sutton had made several sexist comments to her when she was interviewed by the Daily Mail. Other female riders publicly supported Jess including Nicole Cooke, who…

Results and Comment

28.02 Primavera RR Initially planned as a pursuit format race, last-minute logistical issues saw the first ever Primavera (which replaces the Springtime Pursuits, held in the SW for many years) switch to a standard RR format. With a rider like Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (ex-Team Sky, returning from a doping ban) in the men’s E/1/2/3, the women’s…

News

WNT Team Launch… and new website! WNT returned for a second year to the Barnoldswick HQ of bike component manufacturer Hope Tech for their annual team launch, giving us our first look at the 2016 roster, kit and bikes all together for the first time. WNT on Facebook and Twitter Neutral Service caught up with manager…

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Teams and Transfers Aprire-HSS, which launched at the end of 2014, began announcing names featuring on its 2015 roster over Christmas. Emily McLoughlin(from PMR@Toachim House) was first, followed by news that 2015 rider Lucy Harper would remain onboard. Mel Brand (previously Ikon-Mazda) was named next, then Louise Laker (also previously PMR) on Monday, Lucy Chittenden (from…

Isla Rush at the Jeugtour Assen

Text © Isla Rush; race photos © Steve Rush Jeugdtour Assen (“youth tour Assen”) is one of the biggest youth and junior events in Europe, if not the world. It’s definitely one of the highlights of my year as it offers some incredible race experience and the opportunity to race abroad – a completely different…

10 Minutes With… Anneke Prins

Anneke on Facebook – Welwyn Wheelers – Anneke’s Palmares Usually, 10 Minutes With… interviews only appear on Neutral Service during the off-season when there isn’t a great deal going on to write about. However I recently met and had the pleasure of chatting with Welwyn Wheelers’ Anneke Prins, and it was clear that in addition to having…

SDCC Woodbridge – Jen Smart reports

With photos c/o (race winner!) Claire Richardson This was my third year of racing the SDCC Woodbridge Circuit Race, and it’s always a great event, well organised with a good atmosphere – thanks SDCC! There were only eight women on the start line at this very open circuit, which meant the wind was tricky one way but made for…