womens cycling

Inside Line: Tiff Cromwell on the World Championships Road Race

On Saturday afternoon the elite women’s peloton contested the 2014 world championships road race in Ponferrada, Spain. The event was won by Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in a reduced bunch sprint, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win the worlds road race since 1995. Tiff Cromwell went into the race as the leader of the Australian team and […]


Pauline Ferrand-Prevot sprints to world championship road race win

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) has capped a breakout road season with a sprint victory in the world championship road race in Spain on Saturday. Ferrand-Prevot was part of a chase group that overhauled an elite four-rider lead group inside the final kilometre, before sprinting to victory ahead of Lisa Brennauer (Germany) and Emma Johansson (Sweden).


2014 Elite Women’s World Championship Road Race preview

In just a few hours the elite women will take to the world championship road race course in Ponferrada, Spain, to decide who will wear the rainbow jersey for the next 12 months. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef put together this preview of the race, looking at some of the favourites and some riders who […]


Evelyn Stevens leaves Specialized lululemon for two year deal with Boels Dolmans

After racing with the HTC Highroad setup and its successor, Specialized lululemon, since 2010, Evelyn Stevens has decided to take her career in a different direction and has inked a deal with the Boels-Dolmans Cycling team. The 31 year old has inked a two year deal with the Dutch squad, joining other top names such […]


Shelley Olds joins Bigla Cycling Team

Two days after it was announced that Annemiek van Vleuten would join the squad, the Bigla Cycling team has today confirmed that the American Shelley Olds will also be part of the setup in 2015. The 33 year old took two stages, the overall classification and the points competition in Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile […]


Van Vleuten and Campana join Bigla Cycling Team as squad expands

Fresh off her overall victory in the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour, Dutch time trial champion and Giro Rosa stage winner Annemiek van Vleuten has been confirmed as moving to the Bigla Cycling team for 2015. The squad is aiming to expand for 2015 through new signings and a change in team management. Van Vleuten is […]


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.