women’s cycling

“What are you wearing?” – Chloe Hosking on dressing for cold rides

Chloe Hosking wrote her debut Ella column on one the questions she fields most frequently – “why do you ride?” Her second column tackles a question that is equally popular – “what are you wearing?” My youngest teammate Anna Christian looked genuinely concerned as she pulled me aside after dinner last Friday, the night before […]


Boels-Dolmans dominance continues as Blaak Wins Le Samyn

Continuing the early season success of her Boels-Dolmans team, Chantal Blaak won the fourth edition of Le Samyn des Dames in Dour. Blaak edged out Omloop Het Nieuwsblad winner Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) and Le Samyn defending champion Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) in the reduced bunch sprint. “Ellen [van Dijk] did the lead-out for […]


Movers and Shakers: History-making Anna Meares keeps focus firmly on the future

Anna Meares may be proud to have just delivered her 11th world championship win but the Australian track cyclist is not about to get caught up in her history-making achievement, not when there is still work to be done towards the Rio Olympic Games next year. When the 31-year-old won the women’s keirin final at […]


My Story: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was my first spring classic

There were a lot of great stories to come out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday – and by now you’ve probably heard the same ones on repeat. Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) completed her comeback from a broken pelvis to take out the win in her return to road racing. Boels-Dolmans used their strength […]


The pathways to becoming a Euro pro

While racing was in full swing these past few months in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, all eyes were on Europe this weekend when the women’s road season “officially began” with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Although more UCI-sanctioned races are appearing around the globe, for men’s and women’s pro cycling alike, Europe is still considered […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) may have won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but it was the strength of Boels-Dolmans that proved the talking point following the first European race of the season. The Dutch team put two riders on the podium with Ellen van Dijk coming in second place to the race winner in […]


Storey clocks up 45.502 kilometres, finishes 563 metres off world record

British rider Sarah Storey came up short in her bid to beat Leontien Van Moorsel’s twelve year world hour record, covering a distance of 45.502 kilometres in Lee Valley VeloPark in London on Saturday and missing out by fractionally over half a kilometre. Riding courageously, the multiple British Paralympic gold medallist dug in as deep […]


Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener

In the tenth edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) beat out Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) in a two-up sprint to win the first European race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) led home the chasers in Ghent to round out the podium. The race winning move escaped from an elite front […]


Sarah Storey’s Hour Record Live Stream

Tune in here for Sarah Storey’s attempt for the Hour Record taking place at the Lee Valley Velopark in London on Saturday February 28 at 15:00 GMT (Saturday March 1 at 1am ADST, and Saturday February 28 at 7am PST). Storey is aiming to better the 46.065 kilometre distance covered by the Dutchwoman Leontien van […]


Emma Johansson and Tiffany Cromwell Preview Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Omloop het Nieuwsblad marks the start of the women’s road season in Europe. The Australian summer of racing followed by the Tour of Qatar provided a glimpse of what we might expect to see over the cobbles and climbs of Flanders. The race on Saturday is the first of the spring classics, a series of […]