Women who blog
I’m constantly disappointed when I log onto cyclingnnews.com and see little to no coverage of the latest women’s races. While there are websites like Podium Cafe and cyclingtips that try to report on most of the big women’s races a lot of the best stories come from the riders themselves.
Below I’ve compiled a list of ‘riders who blog’ (thanks to twitter!) so you can go straight to the primary source and get the inside story on how Ellen van Dijk attacked the peloton to win solo or how Rabobank shattered the peloton in the crosswinds.
If you know of any more riders who blog please add them in the comments and I’ll try my best to update the list.
Australia and New Zealand
Peta Mullens: Peta is an Aussie road and mountain bike cyclist racing for Wiggle Honda Pro Women’s Cycling Team.
Gracie Elvin: Gracie is Australia’s National Road Race Champion, she won it for the second time in 2014! Not only does Gracie blog but she often compiles Go-Pro videos!
Jessica Allen: Jess is a young Aussie road cyclist and 2011 junior world time trial champion. In 2014 she won the Oceania Championships.
Verita Stewart: An aussie racing cyclist racing riding for Total Rush. She’s proud to be ‘not a professional cyclist’ and says about her blog, ‘read it, or don’t’.
Anna Meares: If track cycling is your drug of choice.
Rochelle Gilmore: Rider and Owner of Wiggle Honda Pro Women’s Team. Her blog is a bit out of date but you never know when a new post might pop up.
Rebecca Wiasak: Fellow Canberra rider, juggling the track and the road.
Kate Chilcott: Kiwi cyclist for Vanderkitten 2014.
Emily Collins: Another Kiwi cyclist racing for Wiggle Honda Pro Women’s Team.
Katrin Garfoot: German born but married to an Australian Katrin is Australia’s up-and-coming hill climber . 2014 is her first season in the European peloton, racing with the Australian national team, and she’s already acquainted herself with the podium numerous times.
Chloe McConville: One of the most tenacious riders going around, Chloe never gives up.
Marijn de Vries: Marijn is a Dutch cyclist who races for Giant Shimano. She writes in both Dutch and English and wrote one of the funniest blogs I’ve ever read about what women do when they need to pee while cycling (Dutch and English).
Ellen van Dijk: Our Time Trial World Champion, Ellen has a fantastic website and often writes short, funny blogs racing for Boels Dolmans (Dutch and English).
Amy Pieters: 2014 Het Nieuwsblad winner Amy rides for Team Giant Shimano (Dutch).
Anna van der Breggen: Racing for Rabobank Anna is one of the most talented young riders going around (Dutch).
Loes Gunnewijk: The team captain of Australian squad, Orica-AIS, Loes is one of the most respected and experienced riders in the peloton (Dutch).
Vera Koedooder: Racing for Bigla Professional Cycling Vera is known for attacking, always (Dutch).
Annemiek van Vleuten: Former Dutch National Champion and Tour of Flanders winner (Dutch).
Iris Slappendel: One of my favourite female cyclists ever (Dutch).
Sanne van Paassen: Cyclist for Boels Dolmans (Dutch).
Floortj Mackaij: Cyclist for Team Giant Shimano and more often than not found on the front of the peloton (Dutch).
The United Kingdom
Hannah Barnes: Hannah is young, up-and-coming British road sprinter racing for United Healthcare.
Laura Moo: A British racing cycling blogging main about the UK domestic racing scene.
Lydia Boylan: Full time road and track cyclist based in Nottingham, UK. Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games hopeful.
Sinéad Burke: Sport science student and blogger out of the UK, Sinéad races for PH-MAS Cycling women’s road team.
Helen Wyman: Most likely news no introduction. One of the best cycle-cross racers going around.
Melanie Späth: Racing cyclist out of Ireland.
Alice Cobb: Young racing cyclist coming out of the UK.
Isla Short: You mountain biker coming out of the UK.
On the Drops: Not a person as such but features regular race reports and blogs from their riders.
USA and Canada
Lauren Hall: 2014 Gent Wevelgem winner and a Mississippi cyclist…
Kristabel D-H: An American cyclist racing for Team Tibco.
Tayler Wiles: An American cyclist racing for Specialized-Lululemon
Alison Tetrick: An American cyclist racing for TWENTY16 Pro Cycling.
Anika Todd: A Canadian cyclist racing for Team Tibco
Tiffany Pezzulo: Chronicling her under-rested over-caffeinated attempts to not totally suck at being a pro cyclist/mom/attorney.
Kat Hunter: Kat writes for and edits this blog.
Elisa Longo Borghini: One of the best and most popular riders in the peloton (Italian).
Tina Levin: A Swedish racing cyclist (Swedish).
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio: South African road and time trial national champion and professional cyclist with Team Hitec Products.
Sara Olsson: Racing for Team Hitec Products (Swedish).
Hanna Helamb: Swedish cyclists racing for Team Rytger (Swedish).