women’s cycling

How To: Get your mud on with Australian cyclocross national champion Lisa Jacobs

Ask any rider about her first cyclocross race, and you’ll probably hear something like this: “It was tricky and I got filthy, but afterwards I just had this big silly grin on my face and I couldn’t wait to do it again.” It is a cycling discipline that is designed for the wet and chilly […]


Roundtable with Boels-Dolmans: First bike races and top tips

Ella CyclingTips spent last Saturday in northern Italy with Boels-Dolmans. We met the Dutch super squad at their hotel in Ternate and followed along as they pre-rode one lap of the Trofeo Binda course. The team is a hot commodity these days, and five of the six riders that started Sunday’s World Cup already have […]


Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) handily beat out the Rabo Liv pair of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen to the finish line in Cittiglio to win Trofeo Alfredo Binda. Armitstead’s win in the second round of the ten-race Women’s World Cup series combined with a seventh place finish at Ronde van Drenthe two weeks ago […]


How To: Commute like a champ

Ella columnist Verita Stewart fell in love with cycling when she started to commute to work three years ago. And like many before her, Verita’s love for cycling quickly took on a life as its own. Although Verita now races at the top level of the sport in Australia, she continues the daily commute that […]


Lizzie Armitstead wins Trofeo Binda to move into World Cup lead

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) outsprinted a six-rider breakaway in Trofeo Alfredo Binda on Sunday, taking the lead in the UCI Women’s World Cup in the process. The victory continues Armitstead’s run of fine form and the Boels-Dolmans show of strength the week before the all-important Tour of Flanders, which Armitstead has long called a target. “I’m […]


Floortje Mackaij wins a wet and windy Gent-Wevelgem

We spent the weekend in Cittiglio for the second round of the World Cup won by Lizzie Armitstead in a six-up sprint. While we enjoyed the sunshine, Sean Robinson of Velofocus stood sideline at a wet and windy Gent Wevelgem where Floortje Mackaij soloed across the line to snag the best result of her very […]


The Sufferfest introduces The Suffer Prize in continued support of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Friday that The Sufferfest will continue as an official sponsor of the UCI Women’s Road Cup for the 2015 season. A sponsor of the UCI since 2010 and the UCI Women’s Road World Cup since 2014, The Sufferfest has partnered with the UCI to introduce a first-of-its-kind award […]


Race preview: 2015 Gent Wevelgem

We’re in Cittiglio this weekend for the second round of the World Cup, which means we’re missing out on Gent Wevelgem – another big women’s race happening over the weekend. When we learned that Sean Robinson of Velofocus was making the trek to Wevelgem, we reached out. We’re pretty excited to announce that Sean has […]


Riding comfort: What to consider when choosing a saddle

The first thing that went into my small suitcase when packing for ten days of riding in the French Alps and Pyrenees was my saddle. Sure the bike I was hiring would come with a decent quality saddle, and if I left my own behind, I might have even be able to squeeze in a […]


Pan-fried salmon – a Chloe Hosking speciality

I like to tell people I can cook. The reality is I have about four ‘wow’ recipes. Everyone has these. You know, the meals you always cook if you have friends or family coming over. I’ve mastered these recipes and I have them on a rotating roster. I’m in trouble if someone sticks around after […]