The Dutch team has again dominated the women's World road championships, this year with one rider - Anna van der Breggen. She won the time trial on Thursday and added the road race title on Saturday, finishing Solo. Teammate Annemiek van Vleuten was second with Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini in third.
Anna van der Breggen became World time trial champion for the first time in her career on Thursday afternoon. The Dutch girl beat Swiss rider Marlen Reusser into the silver medal position. Van Breggen's teammate, Ellen van Dijk, took the bronze medal. Top favourite Chloé Dygert had a high speed crash and was unable to finish.
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.
PeloPics: The Dutch team took all three medals in the woman's time trial on Tuesday afternoon in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria. Annemiek van Vleuten won the individual race for an entirely Dutch podium, completed by Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk, who finished second and third respectively.
Zwift, the global online fitness platform for cyclists, has seen its first round of 2017 top graduates emerge from the Zwift Academy to move closer to a professional cycling contract with top ranked men’s and women’s teams.
A legacy of abuse and sexism unfortunately continues to simmer just beneath the surface of women’s professional cycling – and particularly within the smaller and more thinly-supported teams. Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris from the Outerline talk to riders and suggest how to 'strengthen all of global pro cycling'.
Interview: Iris Slappendel was one of the most consistent one-day riders of her generation, adept at timing a winning move, and at strategically setting up her teammates for victory. The former top professional had many great moments in her career, numerous high placings and teammates’ victories in top-tier races. Her most notable career achievement was an unexpected and hard-fought National Championship of the Netherlands in 2014.
After an exciting World Cyclo-cross Championships battle and the start of the Ladies' Tour of Qatar yesterday (Tuesday), Gordan Cameron takes a look at the 'Top Ten' women for the 2015 season. Marianne Vos is not at the top of his list, so you might be surprised with the line-up.
HALF THE ROAD is a film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling focusing on both the love of sport and the issues of inequality that female riders face. With footage from some of the world’s best races to interviews with Olympians, World Champs, rookies, officials and more, HALF THE ROAD offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive.