Loren Rowney

A ‘stay sane’ packing guide for the Giro Rosa

It’s that time of year again. Pink fever! The new national champions have been crowned around Europe and the Americas, which can only mean one thing -the Giro Rosa is fast approaching. It feels like the Aviva’s Women’s Tour ended only a couple days ago, but it’s possible I feel this way because I have […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades; Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture; Landa declines to speculate on whether he should have been Astana leader all along; Savio: ‘Ochowicz missed a good opportunity to keep his mouth shut’; […]


Roommate rules: How to share a hotel room like a pro

As a professional cyclist, I spend a large majority of my existence on the road and, by default, hotel-hopping. I am currently in the middle of what I would call epic hotel-hopping all over the United States. I’ll stop there for a second. Are you reading this now and imagining that I’m living it up […]


Ella Picks

We’ve been rolling out a lot of new features and writers and titles at Ella this month. Here’s another new weekly column we’re going to add to the mix. Ella Picks. The best or most important things we’ve read or watched in the last week(ish) all in one place for your reading (and viewing!) pleasure. […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Formolo wins solo on stage 4 of the Giro, Clarke takes the overall lead; Tom Skujins soloes to victory on stage three of the Tour of California; Uran sufferers blow in Giro d’Italia, podium chances take a knock; Clarke continues Orica-GreenEdge’s monopoly of Maglia Rosa; Team Sky’s […]


Pro travel day essentials: Top tips to make long travel more bearable

Professional cyclists become quite accustomed to the epic, long travel days to races. It comes with the territory. Sometimes you get lucky. In my case, lucky looks like a flight from Girona around 11am to Brussels. I take a cab to the Girona airport and have a short transfer to my race hotel in Belgium. […]


Giddy up! Back to Holland: Loren Rowney on her return to racing

Ella columnist Loren Rowney returns to racing this weekend at EPZ Omloop van Borsele and Dwars door de Westhoek. It has been six weeks since a horrific and widely documented crash involving a spectator in the sprint finish at Drentse 8 left her with a broken collarbone. As she awaited surgery the morning following her […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Valverde triumphs on stage two of Volta a Catalunya, Paterski maintains GC lead; Wippert wins again at Tour of Taiwan as Bevin holds on; Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Riis is sidelined, but questions remain as to reason; Citing CIRC report, UCI says allegations against Zorzoli are unsubstantiated […]


Believe in yourself: Loren Rowney on dreams, fears and failure

The last time we heard from Ella columnist Loren Rowney, she was in hospital in Hamburg, Germany where she was awaiting surgery on her broken collarbone. Loren’s injuries were sustained in a widely documented crash involving a spectator in the sprint finish at Drentse 8. Less than two weeks following her accident, Loren is back […]


My Story: I crashed spectacularly at Drentse 8

The story at Molecaten Drentse 8 should have been Giorgia Bronzini’s win. The Wiggle Honda rider won an eight-up sprint from a late race breakaway group that formed over the finishing circuit in Dwingeloo. The two strongest teams of the spring season to date, Boels-Dolmans and Rabo Liv, missed out on the break but inexplicably […]