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My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30-something from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

SD Worx strengthens itself with signing of Barbara Guarischi

SD Worx strengthens itself with signing of Barbara Guarischi

SD Worx has signed Barbara Guarischi, formerly of Movistar, to their roster for the next 2 years. The Italian leaves Movistar after 3 seasons on the Spanish team. Guarischi started her 2022 season with a demotion for dangerous sprinting at the Vuelta CV Feminas. She swiped across the front of Chiara Consonni causing a crash. …

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Marianne Vos starts cyclocross season in Nacht van Woerden

Marianne Vos starts cyclocross season in Nacht van Woerden

We don’t have long to wait to see the rainbow stripes this cyclocross season. With the majority of her rivals now either down to race or have kicked off their campaigns (maybe Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is the only exception), Vos will begin hers on Tuesday 25th October 2022. It’s the first cyclocross race for Vos since …

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16 teams officially confirmed by UCI as applying for the 2023 Women’s WorldTour

16 teams officially confirmed by UCI as applying for the 2023 Women’s WorldTour

The UCI announced on Wednesday which teams have applied for the various statuses across men’s and women’s cycling. The 2022 season saw 14 teams in the Women’s WorldTour with a maximum of 15 spots available. They are Liv Racing-Xstra, Jumbo-Visma, SD Worx, Team DSM, Movistar, UAE Team ADQ, Canyon -SRAM, FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope, BikeExchange-Jayco, Trek-Segafredo, Human Powered Health, Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad, Uno-X …

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Maxx-Solar Lindig are promoted to UCI Women’s Continental Team in 2023

Maxx-Solar Lindig are promoted to UCI Women’s Continental Team in 2023

The German club team, Maxx-Solar Lindig are due to become a UCI Continental team in 2023. The outfit was seen in a number of UCI races this season, like Gracia Orlová, the Thüringen Ladies Tour, Alpes Gresivaudan Classic and Binche-Chimay-Binche. In the last race, Olivia Schoppe finished 15th and Katharina Fox was 19th at Alpes …

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Pauline Ferrand-Prévot plans to ride Koppenbergcross in the run-up to CX European Championship

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot plans to ride Koppenbergcross in the run-up to CX European Championship

She’s had a super strong season on the mountain bike, with 3 world championships in the discipline and another in the first UCI gravel world championships. Now it’s cyclocross season, and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has her eyes set on another title – the European Championships in Namur this November. It would be a first European cyclocross …

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Canyon-SRAM promotes Bauernfeind and Niedermaier from development team

Canyon-SRAM promotes Bauernfeind and Niedermaier from development team

Canyon SRAM has chosen to promote both Ricard Bauernfeind and Antonia Niedermaier from their Canyon SRAM Generation development team. Both take advantage of the new neo-pro status for Women’s’ WorldTour teams and will sign for 2 years. For Bauernfeind, it’s a richly deserved move after an impressive season. She took a series of strong results, …

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Israel-Premier Tech becomes title sponsor of Roland Cogeas Edelweiss

Israel-Premier Tech becomes title sponsor of Roland Cogeas Edelweiss

After joining the Roland Cogeas team after the start of the 2022 season, Israel-Premier Tech has agreed to become the new title sponsor of the team. Their name from 2023 will be Israel-Premier Tech Roland, a move that has been confirmed by team owner Ruben Contreras. This collaboration will see the team receive more financial …

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Wright, Marturano and Van Zuthem all sign for two years at Plantur-Pura

Wright, Marturano and Van Zuthem all sign for two years at Plantur-Pura

Plantur-Pura announced the signings of 3 riders today – Sophie Wright, Greta Marturano and Cecilia van Zuthem. All 3 riders have signed two-year contracts to join Plantur-Pura who are expected to join the Women’s WorldTour in 2023. For Sophie Wright, it’s a move from Alé BTC Ljubljana/UAE Team ADQ where she spent 2 years already …

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Fem van Empel wins Fayetteville World Cup race after battle with Brand & Worst

Fem van Empel wins Fayetteville World Cup race after battle with Brand & Worst

Fem van Empel’s amazing start to the 2022 cyclocross season continues after winning her second consecutive World Cup race in Fayetteville, USA. She won the previous World Cup event in Waterloo a week ago and doubled up with an impressive win against the former World Champion Lucinda Brand. Annemarie Worst has been racing in America …

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