Valentina Scandolara

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campbell Flakemore quits cycling; BMC Racing Team comments on Flakemore’s decision to retire; Fabian Cancellara confirms 2016 will be his last season; Contador’s 2016 season plan outlined – Is this the route to a final Tour de France victory?; Debt-riddled RCS Sport to sell races?; […]


The Training Foodie’s peanut butter oat slice

Brittany Lindores is an Australian competitive cyclist who, following a bike crash in 2010, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and a gluten and dairy intolerance. The diagnoses changed not only her diet, but her a lifestyle in general. Food preparation became a big part of her daily routine and sparked an interest in the science […]


New UCI team with many familiar faces to compete in the UCI Women’s World Tour

There will be a new UCI women’s team competing in the inaugural UCI Women’s World Tour in 2016. Cybersecurity company Cylance, in partnership with Inspire Sports, LLC, today announced the establishment of a new U.S. registered UCI Women’s team, the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. The team roster includes many familiar names including Americans Shelley Olds, […]


Carbo load with Valentina Scandolara’s pumpkin ravioli

Pro cyclist Valentina Scandolara may have been riding for the Australian Orica-AIS team for the past few years but she is all Italian. Her love for food and cooking included. Earlier this year, we featured her mother’s famous sbrisolona (Italian cookie) recipe, and now Valentina was kind enough to share one of her own favourite […]

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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like race radios, car-bike collisions and whether or not there should be gendered products. Meanwhile we’re applauding Rwanda’s Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu appearance (and consequent media attention) as well as Kris Auer’s push for equal prize money in cyclocross. And of course, we’ve got plenty of videos, […]


Orica-AIS: What I know now that I wish I knew then

The tip section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign-up is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” It’s a question we ask repeatedly in interviews. We ask professional cyclists. We ask industry leaders. We ask the women we met on […]


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 […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky wins Tour de Romandie TTT, Geraint Thomas claims yellow; Davide Rebellin wins stage 3 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey; The curious case of Alejandro Valverde; Ted King to retire at end of 2015 season; Tracey Gaudry leaves the Amy Gillett Foundation; “The […]


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 […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana doctor defends team’s anti-doping measures; Conflicting reports about possible deal between Dekker and Lampre-Merida; Sagan and Contador to race together for the first time at Tirreno-Adriatico; Elisa Longo Borghini and Valentina Scandolara preview Strade Bianche; Marianne Vos to miss Strade Bianche and possibly the […]