Valentina Scandolara

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.


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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

Jack Bobridge claims stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under from day-long break; Valentina Scandolara wins Santos Women’s Tour, Mel Hoskins sprints to stage 4 victory; Cavendish philosophical after missing out on stage in Tour de San Luis; Dowsett back training for hour record after broken collarbone; Domenico Pozzovivo hoping for top five at […]


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 […]