With the Women’s Olympic Road Race just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to preview the basic details of the course, go over the favorites and tactics. Hopefully, these details can make everyone a slightly more informed viewer and increase your enjoyment of the race.
Multi World champion at 23 years-old, there are not many people who can make that claim, but Chloe Dygert Owen from Brownsburg, Indiana in the USA can. From junior World road race champion in 2015 to elite World individual pursuit champion in 2020, with quite few in-between.
Toolbox: Over the past few years we have been witnessing a very positive growth in women’s cycling, with not only an increasing number of athletes in the pro ranks, but also in the number of amateur and recreational riders. While some of the best WorldTour cycling teams have a female UCI team, information on specific nutrition for female cycling It is still scarce.
Young Gun Interview: As ever, Ed Hood has been keeping his eye on the results of the 'promising riders' and the name Teniel Campbell has stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb. The twenty-two year old Trinidadian has been winning at home and now in Europe and will be a pro for the Valcar Cylance team in 2020.
Book Review: Is there a reasonable explanation why so little attention is paid to the ladies in cyclesport? A book from Rapha.CC by Isabel Best brings new light to half-forgetten epic tales of women on wheels, women of enthusiasm, competitiveness and athletic accomplishment equal to any male counterpart. "Queens of Pain - Legends and Rebels of Cycling".