Anna van der Breggen

The Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

The inaugural UCI Gala took place in Abu Dhabi this past weekend, and while 17 great cyclists were celebrated, we felt that some athletes were left out. Specifically, female athletes. So we came up with our own Ella Awards to celebrate the season’s best moments and performances. 1. Best overall season It’s a rare rider that […]


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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like race radios, car-bike collisions and whether or not there should be gendered products. Meanwhile we’re applauding Rwanda’s Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu appearance (and consequent media attention) as well as Kris Auer’s push for equal prize money in cyclocross. And of course, we’ve got plenty of videos, […]


Lizzie Armitstead crowned the new UCI women’s world champion

As the top pre-race favourite, there was a lot of pressure for Great Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead going into this race. And even as the fans were biting their nails in a thrilling last lap, Armitstead stayed calm, followed her plan and sprinted to rainbow glory. “It’s very surreal. I think every cyclist dreams of the […]


After five near-misses, Linda Villumsen finally wins the rainbow jersey

Bronze in the world championship time trial in 2009 and again in 2010. Silver in 2011. Bronze in 2012. Silver in 2013. Linda Villumsen (New Zealand formerly Denmark) may very well be the most consistent time trialist around but the rainbow jersey kept eluding her. She has worn the golden stars of the European title, […]


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

Ready. Set. Ella Picks. We’ve got race coverage for you from Boels Rental Ladies Tour and Tour de Ardèche. This week in news there are more teams announcing contracts and national federations naming selections for Worlds – most notably Amy Pieters moves from Liv-Plantur to Wiggle Honda and Australia named its seven-rider elite women’s team for Richmond. […]


Highlights from the 2015 UCI Women Road World Cup

The UCI Woman Road World Cup series came to a close last weekend in Plouay, France. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) sprinted from a small group to win the tenth and final round – and repeat as the overall winner. The 18th edition of the World Cup series is likely the last as the UCI has unveiled […]


GP de Plouay to determine the last-ever winner of a women’s World Cup

Nine rounds down, only one race remains in the UCI Women Road World Cup. Not only is it the final World Cup of the season, it’s likely the final World Cup ever. The UCI has confirmed plans to roll out the Women’s World Tour next year, which means an end to the World Cup series, […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Danny van Poppel wins final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Terpstra wins overall; UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals; Tejay van Garderen to race the Vuelta a Espana; Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top; Live on-bike camera […]


Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top

With its most prolific rider sidelined with injuries, many of the stories surrounding Rabo Liv have been around the absence of Marianne Vos. So dominant last year, many wondered what would become of Rabo Liv this year and who would emerge as the team’s new leader. With a stacked roster, there is ample talent in […]


Anna van der Breggen wins crash-filled La Course with brilliant late-race attack

La Course by Le Tour de France was meant to be a day for the sprinters, but Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) elected to ignore that memo. Launching a powerful attack just inside the final lap of the 89km circuit around the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday, van der Breggen narrowly held off the […]