As this crazy year winds to a close, we take the time to slow down and celebrate the wonderful careers of two very special riders to The Cyclists’ Alliance; Gracie Elvin and Roos Hoogeboom.
In May to June 2020, professional women riders participated in The Cyclists’ Alliance Annual Rider survey. The survey was open to all cycling disciplines as well as U23, Continental and WWT levels to ensure the results were representative of the landscape.
We congratulate the men’s peloton for starting ‘The Riders Union’. We believe cycling needs a transparent union that communicates directly with the riders and which gives riders of all nationalities direct and equal influence on the decision making process.
Since racing restarted after the implementation of the UCI Covid-19 protocol, the first months have shown that both the teams and riders are taking the protocol seriously.
However, there have been instances where the protocol has been difficult to maintain.
We understand there are still a lot of questions on the return to racing, therefor we hosted a webinar with Dr Claire Rose (TCA) and Dr Tessa Backhuijs (CCC-Liv) to talk you through the UCI guidelines and how you can protect yourself. Rewatch the webinar here.
Racing means riding very closely with other members of the peloton, possible plane travel to reach the starting location and racing also means riders will be surrounded by more people (such as organizers, staff from other teams, spectators) and/or in larger groups.
We have been asked whether you can refuse to participate in a race. Can you be obliged by your team (employer) to get started?
We all have been looking forward to racing resuming tomorrow in Spain. We know many of you are at the race already and, as always, your safety is our priority. We have consulted with the TCA’s medical advisors and reviewed the UCI Covid Procedures. We are of the view that the risk assessment of the race tomorrow may result in a ‘high’ rating and this, together with the below, has given the TCA cause for concern.
There have been mixed reactions to the UCI’s new race schedule. In this article we explore this further, focusing on the revised MTB calendar. We speak to Candice Lill, Jolanda Neff, Maja Wloszczowska and Raiza Goulão, examining the impact the adjustments will have on riders.
In Marathon MTB races professionals and amateurs traditionally mix in the race and more often than not depart all together in a mass start, regardless of gender. Women came to accept that this male dominated discipline had no separate start line for them and that their race was interfered by the men.
Your image rights are one of your most important assets as a professional cyclist, but do you know what your rights and restrictions are?