Loren Rowney

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 […]


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 […]