2018 News

 


The Cyclists’ Alliance

Elvin: Giving riders a voice shows them they have choices

Australian on balancing racing, studies and Cyclists’ Alliance

Mitchelton-Scott rider Gracie Elvin says that women’s cycling can take heart from the growing success of their tennis counterparts and thinks that there are major opportunities for the sport to grow. Elvin is one of the founding members of riders’ association, the Cyclists’ Alliance, which was announced last month. Read more…

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Slappendel, Elvin and Small launch The Cyclists’ Alliance

Women’s rider group looking to provide support and advance women’s cycling

Former and pro riders Iris Slappendel and Carmen Small, and Gracie Elvin (Orica-Scott) have announced the formation a new riders’ union called The Cyclists’ Alliance. The new women’s cycling group is looking to provide contract and educational support, career advice, and legal and retirement assistance.  
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Small: Women’s cycling can’t just sit here and complain, we have to do something

American on her work with The Cyclists’ Alliance

Former rider turned directeur sportif Carmen Small says that her new venture with The Cyclists’ Alliance is about creating something for women’s cycling and not just “bitching about what we’re not getting.” Small is one of three members on the board of The Cyclists’ Alliance alongside founder Iris Slappendel and Orica-Scott rider Gracie Elvin.  
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Second place at Cadel Evans Race an early-season surprise for Elvin

For Gracie Elvin, the Tour of Flanders and Commonwealth Games in April remain the primary targets of the early-season. Second place, then, at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Saturday was disappointingly close to a major win on home soil but a result kept in perspective of her April ambitions.

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2018 Tour of Flanders and Commonwealth Games early-season goals for Elvin

In November of 2016, Gracie Elvin outlined her goal to win the 2017 Tour of Flanders. In April, she came within a wheel length of winning the race. In 2018, the Tour of Flanders will again be the primary goal for the Australian on Orica-Scott. However, the 28-year-old is also aiming for the Commonwealth Games road race just two-weeks later on the Gold Coast, Brisbane.

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