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February 13/11 10:23 am - Women's Cycling (in the) News

Posted by Editoress on 02/13/11

"People are screaming and the next thing you know you're going too hard. You're out of the saddle sprinting up a hill or something and because of the cheers you don't feel a thing until you get to the top. Then you pay." - Alison Sydor

Olympian keeps energy high during 'Let's Talk' media blitz
Clara Hughes appears on 16 television and 12 radio shows during an 11-hour media blitz to promote Bell’s Let’s Talk mental health initiative. The campaign raised $3.3-million through long distance calls, text messages in one day.
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Clara Hughes talks about her battle with depression
We all know who Clara Hughes is.

She's one of the darlings of Canadian sport. Her exploits in the Summer and Winter Olympics have made her legendary. Her charity work for organizations such as Right to Play have made her beloved.

But what many of us didn't know, until recently, is that she has had to battle demons of a very personal kind. Hughes battled deep depression, which threatened to derail her life, after winning two bronze medals in cycling at the 1996 Olympics.
Read more: CBC

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Could this be the end of road for Jeannie Longo?
There are few better symbols of freedom than a bicycle. Let's go, it says, the open road beckons.

For four decades, Jeannie Longo has been bewitched by that siren call. Longo's bike has taken her to all four corners of the globe and to seven Olympics, given her fame and so many trophies she now uses one of them - "a nice old silver one," she says - as a flower pot. Into her 50s, she is still collecting titles. She is France's reigning time trial champion.

"I'm a bit like a dog ... always willing to have a go," she says.
Read more: Washington Post

First National Women’s Road Cycling Championship
The Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) is organizing the Ist National Women’s Road Cycling Championship from February 13 in Kasur. The PCF is holding this event in collaboration with District Sports Committee Kasur to promote cycling among women.
Read more: Pakistan Daily Times

Top women's team set for NZ tour
Top international cycling outfit Team HTC Highroad has entered the women's tour of New Zealand later this month.
Read more: NZ Herald

Gilmore peddles a new deal for female racers
Commonwealth Games champion Rochelle Gilmore fears the Australian Institute of Sport risks becoming the end of the road for the nation's best women road cyclists rather than an elite development pathway, unless there are more opportunities for them to race on professional trade teams.

Gilmore, the road race gold medallist at Delhi last year, believes it is imperative that the recently launched GreenEDGE project, which aims to have a first division Australian ProTeam men's squad running by next season, also fulfils its pledge to create a women's program.

Since returning from Delhi, Gilmore has ramped up her calls for better recognition for women's cycling - from the staging of more races and improved scheduling of events to an increased commitment by the sport's stakeholders for support of women's professional teams.
Read more: SMU

From rink to ring, these seven Canadian women were built to win
Read more: The Star

First Woman's off Road cycling Session Huge Success
Sunday saw the first of three women only introductory sessions to off road cycling being run at the world famous 7stanes mountain bike trails in South Scotland.

The series of Women on Wheels events have been designed to encourage more women to take that first step into off road cycling in Dumfries and Galloway within the extensive 7stanes trails networks.

The event at Ae Forest was a huge success and the organisers said they could have filled the first course nearly three times over.
Read more: Standard

Cycling SA changes the rules
Cycling South Africa’s (CSA) new road racing regulations will be implemented for the first time in the Eastern Cape at The Herald VW Cycle Tour national classic in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

According to Hendrik Lemmer, director of the CSA road commission, the new rules were an attempt to move away from age and gender-based categories to a strength versus strength system.

Many female riders supported the move, said Lemmer, as they recognised its potential to raise the standard of women’s cycling.
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