Last week The Cyclists’ Alliance held our first General Assembly. We are happy to present you the newly formed rider council and new board members.
Who calls the tune? Riders, or the team they represent? On the surface, a team of six riders cycling with full commitment in a big race, doing their very best to represent their jersey, may suggest they are happy and being treated fairly and justly by their team. Not always.
Any rider, whether they are a member of The Cyclists’ Alliance or not, can contact us if you are experiencing abuse within the sport. As is the case with the UCI Ethics Commission or your national safe sport contact point, for purposes of confidentiality, any discussions surrounding such cases will…
While it looks the professional womens peloton and The Cyclists’ Alliance have given up their dream of a Tour de France for women, Donnons des Elles au Velo haven’t. Abby Mickey finds out why both organizations have a different opinion and what they have in common.
Filing a complaint is the best way to protect the riders and the sport from offenders. It’s very much case-by-case but it’s important that the riders who experience these types of situations file a formal complaint, even though it is not an easy process. It’s the only way to get these people out of the sport.
We would like to inform you on The Cyclists’ Alliance and share our annual report with you. We created the Alliance 18 months ago and since then represented the career interests of all women in competitive cycling.
The Giro Rosa ICCREA, which starts next week, is one of the most prestigious stage races of women’s cycling. It’s even more exciting that it will now be possible to see the action of the world’s best riders, for free! We are grateful for Trek Bikes and Voxwomen for making this possible.
In the last few days the news around the Health Mate Ladies Team and Mr. Van Gansen has received a lot of publicity. We have also been approached by different media channels and we can just say, yes, we have been aware of this situation but at this time we don’t want to share any private information from riders.
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the HeadSmart Sports Concussion Programme, aworld leading programme that focuses on baseline brain function testing, concussion education and post-concussion management. It simple and easy to use and will be co-ordinated by The Cyclists’ Alliance to ensure your health and safety while riding.
Text by Claire Rose: I believe there are deficiencies in the standards for medical support in women’s professional cycling, and that we can work together towards real solutions.