women’s cycling

How is a race route designed? Aviva Women’s Tour race controller Guy Elliott explains

In the build-up to the Aviva Women’s Tour, we explained all the reasons we love the British race – and why you would, too. Well, Aviva Women’s Tour race controller Guy Elliott recently gave us one more reason to love this race when he reached out to us on Twitter following the publication of our […]


Lizzie Armitstead: best in the world

Women’s professional cycling has a new leader. The recently updated UCI Individual Rankings shows that Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) is the best ranked rider in the world, taking the number one spot from The Netherland’s Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) who’s been sidelined with injuries all season. Armitstead has been enjoying a very successful season. In the […]


Mel Hoskins’ pasties

If you follow Mel Hoskins on social media, chances are likely that you’ll see some of the delectable dishes she whips up on the regular. She claims that she’s most comfortable when it comes to baked goods, but I’ve found nearly anything that comes out of her kitchen to be dependably delicious. A few months […]


Climbing tips for non-climbers

Not long ago I received an email from a magazine asking if I wouldn’t mind providing an expert opinion on a question one of their readers had asked. The question: “Should you apologise if you get dropped on a climb during your bunch ride?” Being a sprinter and not a climber, I thought it both […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

It’s that time of the week again. Ella Picks Monday is our attempt to bring you the best, most important or most interesting content we stumbled upon over the past week –and oh man was this week jam-packed with good finds. Our picks for the week include various video clips out of National Road Championships […]


Host housing do’s and don’ts

Today’s the last day of Tour of America’s Dairylands (TOAD). I can’t believe it’s over already. We’ve had an awesome time racing together, scoring one podium and several top-tens. Personally, I’ve been proud of my performances at TOAD. I’ve had a handful of finishes in the top-twenty. I spent some time off front at Schlitz […]


National championships round-up: coverage from the women’s races

The national championships are in full swing in Europe, which kicked off with the individual time trial in numerous countries. The Northern Hemisphere countries tend to collectively hold their national championship events in June due to a designed break in the professional European race calendar. Beyond the honuor of being crowned the best in the […]


Ask ALP: How do I train with minimal free time?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply […]


More ice cream, less excuses: the perks of pregnant pedalling

When Lillie Rumpf and her husband Alain read our story about how to continue cycling during pregnancy, they were inspired to reach out and share Lillie’s story. Lillie, like many women, has chosen to ride with baby on board. And in doing so, Lillie has learned that pregnant pedalling comes with some perks. She shares […]


Extend your outdoor riding season by keeping warm in the (extreme) cold

With both of your co-editors living in the Northern Hemisphere and currently sweating it out in Spain (Jessi) and Seattle (Anne-Marije), the fact that it’s winter in Australia isn’t always on the forefront of our collective minds. When we hear talk about cyclocross and cold mornings during our weekly editorial meetings, it serves as a […]