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

It’s that time of the week again. Ella Picks Monday is our attempt to bring you the best, most important or most interesting content we stumbled upon over the past week –and oh man was this week jam-packed with good finds. Our picks for the week include various video clips out of National Road Championships […]

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Emma Johansson wins Bira stage two photo finish over Annemiek van Vleuten

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) beat out Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) by the narrowest of margins on Friday to win stage two of Euskal Emakumeen Bira. Initial reports named van Vleuten the winner. The Dutchwoman had thrown her hands up across the line in celebration. A photo finish later declared Johansson the winner. “It could have gone […]

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Five times on the Emakumeen Saria podium, Emma Johansson finally climbs to the top step in Durango

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) has five times finished on the lesser steps of the podium in Durango at the one-day Emakumeen Saria, but on Tuesday, the Swedish national road champion finally climbed to the top step of the Emakumeen Saria podium, winning a two-up sprint from Rabo-Liv’s Kasia Niewiadoma. Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) led home […]

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My first bike race with Orica-AIS

Ella CyclingTips spent an afternoon with Orica-AIS last month before the start of the Tour of Flanders. We sat down with the Australian-registered squad to talk first bike races. In a roundtable format, we listened as Melissa Hoskins, Valentina Scandolara, Amanda Spratt, Loes Gunnewijk, Gracie Elvin, Emma Johansson and Lizzie Williams regaled us with tales […]

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The Week in Bike #54 – The Season Arc

Road season’s just getting going while cyclocross prepares for that last big bang. The circle of life, really, but with more awkward—especially where sprinting results, footed fencing, and US Weekly are concerned. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Santos Women’s Tour

Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide on Tuesday. She launched a late race attack on the opening stage between Woodside and Murray Bridge that gave her a small advantage over the peloton on the run-in to the finish. The Italian managed to hold off the peloton to pocket a stage […]

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Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour; Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour. It is the first general classification win for the 24-year-old. The four day stage race held in and around Adelaide concluded with a 70 minute criterium in Victoria Park on Tuesday evening. Melissa Hoskins, Scandolara’s teammate, showcased her quick turn of speed to beat out […]

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Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown

Italian Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Down Under) made the elite selection over Checker Hill to take a convincing win on the third stage of the Santos Women’s Tour The two time former world champion easily outsprinted Orica-AIS pair Melissa Hoskins and Valentina Scandolara to the finish line in Campbelltown on what was expected to be the […]

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Peta Mullens bests Rachel Neylan in two-up sprint for nationals road race gold

Victorian Peta Mullens (SRAM) won a two-up sprint against Rachel Neylan to take her first elite national road title, continuing the fine form she has shown during the Australian summer of racing. Mullens, reigning cross-country eliminator (XCE) mountain bike champion, could not contain her surprise and delight following her brilliant victory at the Mars Cycling […]

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Orica-AIS signs Sarah Roy, Lizzie Williams and Chloe McConville

Orica-AIS has announced three new Australian signings for 2015, with Lizzie Williams, national criterium champion Sarah Roy and Chloe McConville all inking one-year contracts with the team for next season. Williams made her return to racing in September 2013 after nearly a decade away from the sport and quickly rose through the ranks. She won […]

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