Valentina Scandolara

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 […]


Elisa Longo Borghini and Valentina Scandolara preview Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche is a race full of history. It began as an amateur fondo called l’Eroica, which is held in October in Tuscany each year following the Road World Championships. The ride is a throwback to earlier days. All participants ride bicycles built before 1982. Many wear vintage clothing and accessories. The professional event began […]


Mama Scandolara’s sbrisolona (Italian cookie) recipe

Last week I wrote about making cookies with Orica-AIS rider Valentina Scandolara and her mother Giovanna. You asked for the recipe – and we’re happy to share it. Whilst Valentina has kindly agreed to allow us to pass along the recipe, she wanted to make sure we told all of you that no one makes […]


Visiting the home of Valentina Scandolara from Orica-AIS

When my former boss signed off on my attendance at Milan-Sanremo and a team training camp last March, I reached out to Valentina Scandolara to see if I might be able to head out to Italy a day or two early and spend some time with her family in Tregnago. My bucket list included “visiting […]


Valentina Scandolara’s behind-the-scenes Ladies Tour of Qatar videos

Here’s Valentina Scandolara’s video from the final stage of the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar. It offers great insight at what the Qatar experience is like for the riders. The hotel the peloton stays at in Doha is the best the riders will see for the whole season, and the hospitality extended by the race […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jose Joaquin Rojas wins stage 1 of the Tour of Qatar; Rohan Dennis sets new hour record with 52.491km; Cameron Meyer wins the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Patrick Bevin claims the final stage; Mark Cavendish crowned Dubai Tour winner; Lizzie Armitstead wins the Ladies Tour […]


Rachel Neylan plays cards to perfection to win Cadel Road Race

Rachel Neylan soloed to victory at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The 32-year-old launched two decisive attacks on the finish circuit and eventually rode away from the remnants of the elite leading group. Forty six seconds after Neylan crossed the line, Santos Women’s Tour winner Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) won a two-up sprint against […]


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.


The Week in Bike #53 – CGFYN News

This Week’s The Week in Bike will not be seen, so that we might instead bring you this special news presentation.