31 07, 2015

Pro Cyclist and WCA CEO, Robin Farina, Cycling to Stop Diabetes®

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Olympian and Professional Cyclist to attend the Tour de Cure Colorado in August

The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA) and BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental Pro Cyclist, Robin Farina, and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure Colorado on Saturday, August 15th. All funds raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association’s mission — to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Tour de Cure is designed for everyone from the occasional bike rider to the experienced cyclist and in Colorado participants have the option of a 12-mile, 32-imle, 62 mile metric century or 100-mile route. Visit www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure for more information about the event that Robin will be attending.

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Tour de Cure event in Colorado this year.” said Robin Farina. “The Women’s Cycling Association and I are truly passionate and committed to encouraging people of all ages and skill levels to get involved with cycling, to be training properly and, at the same time, raise critical funds to stop this growing epidemic.”

Robin Farina is a professional cyclist and the Founder and CEO of the Women’s Cycling Association (WCA). Robin began her cycling career over 10 years ago after graduating from the University of Tennessee and is the 2011 National Road Race Champion and a 2012 Olympic long team member. Robin owns an [...]

30 07, 2015

On Bike Video of La Course by Vera Koedooder of Bigla Pro Cycling Team

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Thanks to Vera Koedooder of Bigla Pro Cycling Team for sharing this awesome video of the second edition of La Course by Le Tour de France!

“Rain, attacks, crashes, flat tires. The 2nd edition of La Course by Le Tour de France had it all. Me, Vera Koedooder of the Bigla Pro Cycling Team, rode the race with a camera on my bike. In this video you see the most spectacular images of the women’s road race on the Champs-Élysées. Anna van der Breggen became the winner.”

28 07, 2015

WCA Board Member Dotsie Bausch Speaks Out on Women’s Cycling

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Olympian and WCA Board Member, Dotsie Bausch, speaks out on how to help women’s cycling and women’s sport.

The WCA is actively changing the face of women’s cycling. Our Board of Directors includes over 15 international former and current pro riders, Olympic medalists and World Champions. The WCA has lobbied to USA Cycling, the UCI and race promoters around the world to step up and offer equal prize purses, more quality races and provide more media opportunities for women’s cycling to highlighted like the men. We know the future is very bright for women’s cycling!

Here’s your chance to get behind the WCA and help us elevate Women’s Pro Cycling! Your membership dues go directly to grassroots efforts to get more women on bikes, marketing and PR of our vision and attending key UCI International round table events to help shape the next generation’s opportunities. Please join us in encouraging your brother, mother, sister, and friends to JOIN the WCA as WE forge the way for women in cycling to have equal opportunities the world over.We are committed to fair play, sportsmanship and leadership and YOU are an integral part of our journey.

JOIN the WCA!

21 07, 2015

Universal Sports Network Presents Exclusive LIVE Coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26

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Universal Sports Network Presents Exclusive LIVE Coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26

Women’s One-Day Cycling Race to Finish on the Famed Champs-Élysées

Broadcast to Feature Interview with American Women’s Cycling Legend Marianne Martin

LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2015) – Universal Sports Network presents exclusive LIVE coverage of La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 26, at 8 a.m. ET. The one-day, elite women’s cycling race will finish on the famed Champs-Elysées prior to the finale of this year’s final stage of the Tour de France.

Twenty top women’s teams featuring 120 athletes from 12 countries will compete in the second edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. With reigning champion Marianne Vos (Rabo-liv) skipping this year’s race, a new winner will be crowned. Riders scheduled to compete include Americans Shelly Olds (Ale Cipollini), who finished third in 2014, and Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans), and England’s Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans).

The Universal Sports broadcast team will feature veteran play-by-play announcer Craig Hummer alongside analysts Todd Gogulski, who spent more than a decade racing professionally, and Dotsie Bausch, a 2012 Olympic medalist in track cycling.

“With the thrill, speed and power of women’s cycling on display at last year’s inaugural La Course, I am so excited to be back for what is sure to be another nail-biting race at a time when the attention on women’s sports is at an all-time high,” said Bausch whose commentary will provide perspective on women’s professional cycling. “Thanks to Universal Sports Network, we will once again showcase the intensity and fierce competitiveness of the top women cyclists in the world [...]

21 07, 2015

Women’s Cycling Association Board of Director Vice Presidents, Iris Slappendel and Georgia Gould, Voted to Revamped UCI Athletes’ Commission

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Winston-Salem, NC – For Release June 25, 2015 –The Women’s Cycling Association applauds the recent announcement of the newly elected athletes to the revamped UCI Athletes’ Commission, and is excited to learn that two WCA Board of Director Vice Presidents have been voted to the 13 member commission by their peers – 2014 Dutch Road Champion, Iris Slappendel, and, 2012 Cross County MTB Olympic Bronze Medalist, Georgia Gould! This is the first time members have been voted on the commission directly by their peers! Click HERE to see the full results of the election.

“I am thrilled to be part of the renewed UCI Athletes’ Commission, to help make the UCI become a more transparent organization, said Slappendel. It is an honor to be elected to the commission by my peers. I am inspired by their trust and confidence in me; and look forward to representing them to the best of my ability. I do feel responsible for my colleagues in the women’s peloton, and hope they will turn to me when they are struggling with issues. It is very important for women’s cycling to have a voice in the UCI. My predecessor, Marianne Vos, has already achieved some important changes in women’s cycling. I look forward to continuing her efforts to make our sport more professional in every aspect.”

In March, 2015 the UCI announced it would revamp the Athletes’ Commission as part of its renewed efforts to make the UCI a “more transparent and open organization.” According to the UCI, the charge of the 13 member commission is to:
• improve the training and competition conditions for athletes;
• give riders the opportunity to have their say with the guarantee of being heard by [...]

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