women’s cycling

What your coffee says about you

I don’t know about your riding group but mine is very diverse. We all ride different bikes, have our preferred brand of kit, and we all order a different style of coffee. No matter what your coffee choice is, everyone knows that cycling and coffee goes hand-in-hand. Many times I have scraped through on training […]


Brian Cookson: Rules about minimum wage for the women’s peloton could come soon

He’s previously said that he doesn’t believe that women’s cycling is in an economic position to have firm regulations about the payment of a minimum wage but with the sport developing, UCI President Brian Cookson has said that the time for that is growing closer. “I think we are making great steps now,” Cookson told […]


Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro by a bike throw

Less than 24 hours after winning the Prudential RideLondon, Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) took her first World Cup win at Sparkassen Giro. The Italian sprinted across the finish line in Bochum, Germany ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products). Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) managed 11th place to maintain her spot atop the UCI […]


Emma Johansson inks two-year deal with Wiggle Honda; confirms plans to retire following Rio Olympics

Wiggle Honda announced a two-year deal with Swedish national champion Emma Johansson on Saturday. The press release issued by the team states that Johansson would make the move to the British-registered squad for the 2016-2017 seasons but includes a quote from Johansson that indicates she plans to retire following the 2016 Rio Olympics. Why a […]


Ask ALP: I’m feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

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 […]


Road World Cup Round 7: Sparkassen Giro preview

The UCI Women Road World Cup heads to Bochum, Germany on Sunday. The former mining town plays host to the seventh round of the 10-race series. Formally a 1.1 race, the Sparkassen Giro gained World Cup status last year. Run over a largely flat but technical 15-kilometre urban circuit, the German World Cup is thought […]

Will ride for coffee: tips on how to become a morning person

Apologies for the tardiness of this post, I pressed snooze a couple times too many. Early mornings and late nights, are catching up on me. Not many people are granted the luxury of pro hour riding. I, like many people who work 9-5, fit my riding in before work. That means an early start. Getting […]


Riding etiquette: How to avoid being the annoying tag-along

I ride alone a lot. A combination of not wanting to be bound by a tight schedule, specific training sessions and a love for blasting hip hop in my ears while I ride are probably to blame. Although my Dad would probably just say it’s because I’m unpopular. Regardless of the reason, I find that […]


#SwannyorRider with Emilie Moberg: Homemade portables for your pockets

When we interviewed Julie Leth (Hitec Products) for her “pimp my porridge” piece as part of our Ella Eats series, she gave us a little hat tip. “You should talk to my teammate Emilie Moberg,” Leth said. “She’s always baking us portables and making her own bread. I joke to her #SwannyorRider because she’s just […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 La Course

The second edition of La Course proved as prestigious as the first. The women’s peloton enjoyed the fuss and fanfare that comes with racing around the Champs-Élysées in front of the biggest crowds of the year as well as a world-wide television audience. While the rain may have soaked the roads and caused crashes aplenty, it […]