womens cycling

Time is ticking: is Specialized-lululemon’s crowdfunding model sustainable?

Confirming that the squad will continue next year but that the budget and roster size will depend in part on this weeks’ final push for crowd-funding, the owner of the team currently called Specialized-lululemon, Kristy Scrymgeour, has said that she is hoping for a good response prior to Friday’s deadline. The team has had a […]


Inside Line: Tiff Cromwell’s GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup

Going into Saturday’s final round of the Women’s Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) had an unassailable lead and was set to take out the series overall. But that didn’t mean the racing was any less exciting come Saturday. Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-Lululemon) was one of the main aggressors in the 122km […]


Inside Line: Amanda Spratt’s Vargarda TTT and road race World Cups

The nine-round Women’s World Cup series is nearly over for season 2014 after a team time trial and one-day road race were contested in Vargarda, Sweden over the weekend. Former Australian national champion Amanda Spratt took part in both races for the Australian Orica-AIS team and wrote this report about the weekend for CyclingTips.


Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.


Inside Line: Jo Hogan’s Sparkassen Giro World Cup

Six rounds of the nine-round UCI Women’s Road World Cup have now been completed for 2014, with the Sparkassen Giro contested in and around the German city of Bochum yesterday. The 124km race comprised eight laps of a 15.5km circuit, including a series of short climbs in the middle of the lap. Australia’s Jo Hogan […]


Armitstead and Pooley take gold and silver for England in the Commonwealth Games road race

Lizzie Armitstead (England) has won gold in the women’s road race at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, attacking with roughly 8km to go and taking victory ahead of her teammate Emma Pooley. Ashleigh Moolman (South Africa) won bronze ahead of Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) in a photo finish.


Inside Line: Jessie MacLean on the experience of racing La Course

Last Sunday Jessie MacLean was part of the Orica-AIS team that took part in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France, the single-day circuit race on the Champs Elysees held just before the final stage of the Tour de France. In this post, Jessie gives us an inside perspective on La Course and […]


Marianne Vos wins the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) has won the first ever La Course by Le Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) and Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits). The reigning world champion stayed sheltered in a fast and aggressive race, only coming to the front in the closing kilometres before […]


La Course by Le Tour de France preview

Just hours before the 2014 Tour de France hits the Champs-Elysees on Sunday to finish the final stage of this year’s race, the best riders in the elite women’s peloton will ride the same circuit in the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of […]


Interview with Marianne Vos: on La Course, a women’s WorldTour and more

When the peloton thunders down the cobblestones of Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees on the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, they won’t be the first to have raced on it that day. Preceding the final stage is a new addition to the women’s UCI cycling calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips’ […]