The inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour drew to a close earlier this month, bringing the curtain down on seven months of action and 35-days of racing. UCI Vice-president and Women's Commission President Tracey Gaudry has been speaking about the success of the first Women's WorldTour in the short video interview you can find here.
I believe this year will prove to be a breakthrough season for women's cycling with the success of the inaugural UCI Women's WorldTour.
Brian Cookson, UCI President
17 events made up the 2016 UCI Women's WorldTour, from the Strade Bianche in Italy in March through to September's Madrid Challenge in Spain. Among the four stage races on the calendar was June's Women's Tour, the first UCI Women's WorldTour event to be held in the UK, and the first European stage race.
You can read more about the success of the 2016 UCI Women's WorldTour here and watch the interview with Tracey Gaudry below.
Take a look back at some of the brilliant riders that we had wearing the race jerseys across the 5 days of The Women's Tour 2016. A big thank you to all of our jersey sponsors Aviva, Chain Reaction Cycles, Strava, Adnams & Stoke-on-Trent European City of Sport for helping make it all possible!
We spent the whole of Stage 4 of the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour from Nottingham to Stoke-on-Trent going behind the scenes with the Canyon//SRAM team. Find out what a day in the life of a team looks like from start to finish, including how the riders prepare for a race, what happens in the peloton and race convoy when there's a crash and what it's like in the team car when your team are chasing down a breakaway group.
With both of Northamptonshire's Barnes sisters competing in the Aviva Women's Tour together for the first time, we sat down with both Hannah and Alice to find out more about them, and to get them to answer questions about each other.