Hi there! Here’s your weekly spin:
Zwift KISS Super League sees double; the 2019 Rutland CiCLE Classic route reveal; British Cycling work to improve women’s racing; plus what’s happening on social media.
Zwift KISS Super league
Jon Mould (Madison Genesis) took his second straight win in the Zwift KISS Super League last week. This week’s event was based on New York’s Central Park and the relatively short race was a mere 28km long but, what it lacked in distance, it made up for in intensity.
The fast and aggressive race saw British teams well represented across the board, with Dan Bigham and Ed Hopper of Ribble Pro Cycling taking second and third in the sprint competition respectively, while the intermediate competition was won by the Belgian, Lionel Vujasin.
You can read the full race highlights over on the Zwift website.
Rutland CiCLE Classic route revealed
The UK’s biggest one day race officially launched the 2019 race route on Monday.
Race Director, Colin Clews, was proud to announce a criterium-style start to the race as a new addition this year - the race will cover two 4.8km loops, and two 6.5km loops, of Wymondham village in the first 50km. The race distance has increased to 198.5km and will see 176 riders contest the course, fighting it out over six off road sections and three bergs, before a thundering finish in Melton Mowbray.
VeloUK have a full breakdown of the presentation here.
BC Women’s Road Racing Workgroup
We’re happy to see Hog Hill League regular, Deena Blacking, getting her voice heard as British Cycling release details of their new Women’s Road Racing Workgroup.
The Workgroup is aiming to improve competitive road cycling for women in the country, meeting on a quarterly basis and taking on feedback, ideas, and suggestions.
Monument Cycling strives to give women equal representation in everything we do, and is looking forward to seeing what comes out of the Workgroup. If you have any feedback that is specific to our races, do feel free to get in touch and let us know how we can improve! Give us a shout on one of our social media channels or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the British Cycling Workgroup here.
Men’s UCI teams: Part 3
We’ve now got the rundown of all the men’s UCI teams up and running for your benefit; last week saw us publish two articles on the top men’s cycling teams in 2019.
Part 2 covered Ribble Pro Cycling and SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling – two teams with much smaller budgets than the big hitters, Canyon dhb and Madison Genesis, but just as much drive and will to win. We wrapped up the UCI teams on Friday with Team Wiggins Le Col, the development team full of precocious young talent, and Vitus Pro Cycling, a joining of the old guard and new names.
This week will see us take on the Elite teams to watch. They are often the teams that don’t have the funding or inclination to step up to UCI Continental level, but nevertheless provide an important stepping stone for some of the country’s best young riders.
We’ll also be releasing our first breakdown of the top women’s teams in 2019, so hold onto your hats guys, it’ll be a big week!
We’re going to need a clean up team at our races now: