women’s cycling

Movers and Shakers: Rochelle Gilmore smooths path for Australia’s female cyclists

Rochelle Gilmore’s Australian summer break has turned out to be anything but relaxing. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has kept up the pace off the bike in an ongoing effort to smooth the path to the top-level of the sport for riders from her home country. Gilmore, who founded international professional women’s road cycling […]


Five questions with Dig Deep Coaching – meet Ciara MacManus

The partnership forged between Dig Deep Coaching and CyclingTips in July 2014 will extend to Ella. We’re pleased to introduce you to Ciara MacManus. The Dig Deep coach hails from Ireland and is the reining Irish MTB XC champion. Her main passion is the dirt, but her experiences span across all disciplines, and she has […]


Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Ella

I’m incredibly grateful to share the labour of love that is Ella with all you today. It’s both a beginning and an end – as the behind-the-scenes work that we’ve been tirelessly plugging away at to prepare for launch begins to die down and the demands of running a live website with a real audience […]


Meet Simone Giuliani: Ella CyclingTips consulting editor unites passion and profession

I consider myself lucky to have landed Simone Giuliani as a consulting editor for Ella. While we are both journalists, our professional backgrounds couldn’t be any more different. Simone has worked for Reuters and Bloomberg and brings with her tricks, techniques and expertise from her years in business journalism. Her input has already been of […]


Ella Explained

The website was nameless. We had been referring to it for well over a month as the ‘sister site’ and despite tossing around lots of ideas as to what we would call our women’s cycling website, we had yet to land on a winner. We crowd-sourced the site name in the comments section of my […]


Meet Anne-Marije Rook: Dutch-born, America-based Ella CyclingTips consulting editor

I’m thrilled to introduce all of you to Anne-Marije Rook. Many of you may already know her as she has been a key player in women’s cycling coverage for several years both professional and personally. Anne-Marije brings with her a wide range of knowledge spanning the full spectrum of the sport – from the brand […]


Australian road champion Peta Mullens continues along rocky path of mountain biking

Peta Mullens has the Australian road champion’s jersey on her back, a deal with one of the top women’s road teams, Wiggle Honda, and enviable form on the road but that is not enough to make the determined 26-year-old Victorian turn her back on the obstacle-strewn path of mountain biking. Mullens has delivered a swag […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour

Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide on Tuesday. She launched a late race attack on the opening stage between Woodside and Murray Bridge that gave her a small advantage over the peloton on the run-in to the finish. The Italian managed to hold off the peloton to pocket a stage […]


Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour; Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour. It is the first general classification win for the 24-year-old. The four day stage race held in and around Adelaide concluded with a 70 minute criterium in Victoria Park on Tuesday evening. Melissa Hoskins, Scandolara’s teammate, showcased her quick turn of speed to beat out […]


Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown

Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Down Under) made the elite selection over Checker Hill to take a convincing win on the third stage of the Santos Women’s Tour The two time former world champion easily outsprinted Orica-AIS pair Melissa Hoskins and Valentina Scandolara to the finish line in Campbelltown on what was expected to be the […]