Loren Rowney

Discovering myself in the bike tracks of my parents

This column is a follow up to Loren Rowney’s Life after trying to become pro: the same path but two different journeys, posted yesterday. In 2012 Rowney and Rebecca Werner were both on the cusp of becoming professional cyclists. Werner had had a successful run in Australia, and early season in US, and Rowney got […]


Life after trying to become pro: the same path but two different journeys

My path to becoming a professional cyclist has been the most exciting and rewarding journey of my life thus far. The people I’ve met, the places I’ve been, the feelings and emotions I’ve felt has made me into the adult I am today. Like any journey or story, there are key characters that are there […]


The struggle is real: five tips to get back into shape

In my previous blog I spoke about the joys of the off-season. Swapping the protein shake for a beer, and the bike for a kayak. Well, that joyful month off the bike has caught up to me, and now it’s time to get serious. I’m just about to complete week two of pre-season training, and […]


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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Sinkeldam solos to victory in Binche-Chimay-Binche; Colli sprints to victory on stage four of the Tour of China 1; Sagan chasing first win as world champion in Abu Dhabi Tour; Aru commits to working for Nibali in Abu Dhabi Tour; Chaves, Dumoulin hoping Vuelta form remains; Loren […]


Loren Rowney finds new home at Orica-AIS for 2016

Orica-AIS today announced that Australian cyclist and Ella contributor Loren Rowney will join the Aussie squad in 2016. Rowney, a two-time Route de France stage winner, is Orica-AIS’ first new recruit for 2016. She was recruited after her Velocio-SRAM team announced it would disband at the end of the season. While part of the highly successful Velocio-SRAM […]


Drinking, binge eating, adventures and family time: doing the off season right

The days after the world championships are usually a mixed bag of emotions. All the pressure and anxiety leading up to the championships are washed away as soon as you cross the finish line (and of course later that evening when the washing away is done by some form of alcohol). Total elation, you made […]


Inside the business of women’s cycling: Until it’s profitable, wages are lacking

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. As the best cyclists in the world compete for the ultimate prestige next week –to be crowned World Champion– there’s something you should know: few of the female athletes make a […]


My first bike race with the Girona-based pros

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with several athletes that live in Girona or spend time training here during the season. We met at La Fabrica Girona, a café owned by professional cyclist Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) and his wife Amber, to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Julie Leth (Hitec Products), […]


VIDEO: Subaru High5 Australian National team at Trophée d’Or

The third video produced by Mr.Challenge Films on the Subaru High5 Australian National Team takes viewers behind-the-scenes at Trophee d’Or where Kimberley Wells took her first European victory, Loren Rowney won the final stage sprint and Rachel Neylan won the queen stage and the overall. Their collective results played an integral part of Australia’s success […]