Lizzie Armitstead

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history; RCS Sport announces return of its ‘Trittico di Autunno’ trio of races; Alpecin to drop ‘doping for your hair’ slogan during the Tour de France; Small to debut for Bigla Pro Cycling in the […]


Lizzie Armitstead: best in the world

Women’s professional cycling has a new leader. The recently updated UCI Individual Rankings shows that Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) is the best ranked rider in the world, taking the number one spot from The Netherland’s Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) who’s been sidelined with injuries all season. Armitstead has been enjoying a very successful season. In the […]


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

It’s that time of the week again. Ella Picks Monday is our attempt to bring you the best, most important or most interesting content we stumbled upon over the past week –and oh man was this week jam-packed with good finds. Our picks for the week include various video clips out of National Road Championships […]


“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

Last week, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolman) left the Aviva Women’s Tour after just one stage, following a disastrous crash beyond the finish line, which she had crossed first.  A race favourite, Armitstead has been in good form all season and having to pull out of the tour like that was an utter disappointment. But Armitstead has […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]


Aviva Women’s Tour inspires the next generation

Ask any rider racing the Aviva Women’s Tour what she loves most about the British stage race, and I can almost guarantee you that she will mention the crowds. Race organisers have gone to great length to educate the community about the race, and encourage community groups, schools and those who live along the route […]


From worker bee to yellow jersey, Christine Majerus assumes a new role at the Aviva Women’s Tour

It’s day three at the Aviva Women’s Tour and I’m riding in the race convoy with Boels-Dolmans. Their best-placed rider, Christine Majerus, finished third yesterday and started Friday’s stage in sixth overall, tied on time with three other riders. They all sit eight seconds behind overnight race leader Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM). Boels-Dolmans will support Christine […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Thibaut Pinot wins stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, takes overall lead; Lizzie Armitstead wins stage 1 of Aviva Women’s Tour, crashes out after finish; Roger Kluge wins Ster ZLM Toer prologue; UCI/CADF anti-doping whistleblower hotline in place; Peter Sagan won’t leave Tinkoff-Saxo before […]


Day one at Aviva Women’s Tour ends in finish line disaster

Crowds lined the streets as national darling Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) won the opening stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Aldeburgh on Wednesday. No British rider had won a stage of the inaugural event, and Armitstead’s victory confirmed her status as pre-race favourite. Confusion and chaos reigned immediately following what should have been cause for celebration. […]


We love everything about The Aviva Women’s Tour and you will, too

Confession: sometimes it’s hard for me to remain completely impartial when covering women’s cycling. Having been part of women’s cycling in varied capacities for the better part of a decade, there are certain riders, teams and events that make me fall in love with the sport over and over and over again, and I can’t […]