Lizzie Armitstead

Lizzie Armitstead wins small group sprint in Plouay to repeat as World Cup overall winner

Six months ago, the day before she won her first UCI Women Road World Cup of the season, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) insisted that repeating as World Cup overall winner was not a priority in 2015. By the time she had taken her second World Cup win in Philadelphia, Armitstead had changed her tune. She was […]


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, […]


Road World Cup Round 7: Sparkassen Giro preview

The UCI Women Road World Cup heads to Bochum, Germany on Sunday. The former mining town plays host to the seventh round of the 10-race series. Formally a 1.1 race, the Sparkassen Giro gained World Cup status last year. Run over a largely flat but technical 15-kilometre urban circuit, the German World Cup is thought […]

Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 La Course

The second edition of La Course proved as prestigious as the first. The women’s peloton enjoyed the fuss and fanfare that comes with racing around the Champs-Élysées in front of the biggest crowds of the year as well as a world-wide television audience. While the rain may have soaked the roads and caused crashes aplenty, it […]


Vegetarian diets and vegan desserts with Lizzie Armitstead

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) is currently the top-ranked female cyclist in the world – and she’s achieved her results on a vegetarian diet. The 26-year-old made the choice to give up meat at age ten – and likely would have done so sooner if her parents had allowed it. “I never like the taste or texture […]

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 […]