Loren Rowney

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 […]


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

Salaries amongst the professional cyclists have proven a popular topic on CyclingTips. We’ve talked about factors that determine a rider’s wage and the ways in which the UCI minimum wage is broken – yet both of these articles focused only on the men’s peloton. What about the women? We set out to explore the salary […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte leads Sky 1-2 on stage 4 of Paris-Nice; Jens Debusschere claims crash-marred stage 1 at Tirreno-Adriatico; Joon Yong Seo wins stage 5 of the Tour de Langkawi; Giorgia Bronzini wins Molecaten Drentse 8; Women’s WorldTour, two-tiered system amongst changes proposed by UCI Women’s […]


Giorgia Bronzini wins Drentse 8 as spectator brings down Loren Rowney

Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) won Molecaten Drentse 8 from a breakaway of eight riders to take her first European victory of the season. The two-time world champion beat out Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) and Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) to the top step of the podium. Bronzini’s victory has been overshadowed by a crash in the closing […]


Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Strade Bianche

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) proudly stood on the top step of the podium in Siena on Saturday. The American winner of the inaugural women’s Strade Bianche soloed across the line. Thirty-seven seconds later Guarnier’s teammate Lizzie Armitstead bested Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda) in a two-up sprint for second place. The story of the season continues […]


Loren Rowney’s post-training epic omelette

Remember that epic training ride that Loren Rowney wrote about last week? Yes – we said epic. Because it was a ride that merits the (admittedly over-used) adjective. Following her six-hour battle with gale-force winds, Loren treated herself to her post-training epic omelette. She’s perfected this recipe over time and calls it the ideal meal […]


The pathways to becoming a Euro pro

While racing was in full swing these past few months in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, all eyes were on Europe this weekend when the women’s road season “officially began” with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Although more UCI-sanctioned races are appearing around the globe, for men’s and women’s pro cycling alike, Europe is still considered […]