Mara Abbott

Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 La Flèche Wallonne

Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) reached the top of the Mur de Huy alone to win La Flèche Wallonne and move into the overall lead of the women’s World Cup series following its fourth round. Her Rabo Liv team rode a tactically brilliant race from start to finish, perfectly positioning van der Breggen for […]


Mara Abbott’s raw caramel sauce

I do not even know what I was looking for on the internet when I found this recipe – whatever it was became instantly irrelevant. If you are a healthy desserts skeptic, I swear, just try this. You could put it on apples or pancakes or even ice cream or brownies – or you could […]


Hearts, minds and eyes: Mara Abbott on the equality and visibility of women’s cycling

Equality (or lack thereof) in cycling has been a widely discussed topic on Ella this past week. Visit the comments section of our news story on the plans proposed by the UCI Women’s Working group or our feature on wages in professional women’s cycling, and it becomes abundantly clear that there are many, varied views […]


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 […]


Homemade granola with Mara Abbott’s dad Dave

Having made this granola countless times since Mara first shared her dad’s recipe with me five years ago, I can attest to its deliciousness. I’m happy she’s chosen to pass it along to all of you. Dave Abbott’s granola kick-starts our weekly recipe series. Why recipes? Because cyclists like to eat – and because our […]


Women’s Cycling Round-Up

Like the Daily News Digest hosted over on our brother site CyclingTips, the Women’s Cycling Round-Up will be a collection of content we curate twice weekly to share with our readers. The pieces we select will occasionally include articles we’ve produced and want to highlight but more often than not will be women’s cycling content […]


Eat your dinner: Tips and tricks with Mara Abbott

I read Mara Abbott’s first Daily Boulder column shortly after landing the women’s cycling editor position at Ella. I’m pretty sure I emailed her to ask her if she wanted to write for us before I reached the end. Mara’s talent with words rivals her talent on the bike, and we’re lucky she so graciously […]


Giro Rosa preview

While most of the cycling world’s attention is focused on the Tour de France Grand Depart in Leeds at the moment, the biggest stage race on the elite women’s calendar, the Giro Rosa, is also about to start. Contested over ten stages – a prologue individual time trial and nine road stages – this year’s […]