women’s cycling

The pathways to becoming a Euro pro

While racing was in full swing these past few months in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, all eyes were on Europe this weekend when the women’s road season “officially began” with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Although more UCI-sanctioned races are appearing around the globe, for men’s and women’s pro cycling alike, Europe is still considered […]


Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Ella

I’m incredibly grateful to share the labour of love that is Ella with all you today. It’s both a beginning and an end – as the behind-the-scenes work that we’ve been tirelessly plugging away at to prepare for launch begins to die down and the demands of running a live website with a real audience […]


Meet Simone Giuliani: Ella CyclingTips consulting editor unites passion and profession

I consider myself lucky to have landed Simone Giuliani as a consulting editor for Ella. While we are both journalists, our professional backgrounds couldn’t be any more different. Simone has worked for Reuters and Bloomberg and brings with her tricks, techniques and expertise from her years in business journalism. Her input has already been of […]


Meet Anne-Marije Rook: Dutch-born, America-based Ella CyclingTips consulting editor

I’m thrilled to introduce all of you to Anne-Marije Rook. Many of you may already know her as she has been a key player in women’s cycling coverage for several years both professional and personally. Anne-Marije brings with her a wide range of knowledge spanning the full spectrum of the sport – from the brand […]


Australian road champion Peta Mullens continues along rocky path of mountain biking

Peta Mullens has the Australian road champion’s jersey on her back, a deal with one of the top women’s road teams, Wiggle Honda, and enviable form on the road but that is not enough to make the determined 26-year-old Victorian turn her back on the obstacle-strewn path of mountain biking. Mullens has delivered a swag […]


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 […]


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 […]


Santos Women’s Tour: Valentina Scandolara holds off fast-chasing bunch to win stage one

Italian Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) turned a perfectly timed late race attack into a solo victory on the opening stage of the Santos Women’s Tour. Crossing the line six seconds ahead of a decimated bunch, Scandolara punched the air in celebration. Lauren Kitchen (Roxsolt) edged out Melissa Hoskins (Orica-AIS) in the bunch sprint to take second […]


Gracie Elvin Q&A: The vulnerability of the pre-race favourite

It was inevitable that Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) would line up for the women’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships as a marked rider. The defending champion had taken back-to-back titles (2013-2014) and the possibility of a record-equalling three-peat was a favourite discussion point amongst media and fans alike. Elvin projected a […]


Road National Championships: Martin Barras and Tiff Cromwell debrief on women’s road race

We crossed paths with Martin Barras and Tiffany Cromwell in Buninyong on Sunday during the elite men’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. Barras is the senior women’s road coach at Cycling Australia and serves as sport director at select events for Orica-AIS, including the Nationals. Cromwell, who has delivered fourth […]