Rapha’s Women’s 100 is back with a celebration of women’s cycling on 14th September with 100km rides taking place around the world, and to mark the occasion Rapha and Canyon have revealed some new kit designs to coincide with the OVO Women's Tour starting today.
For the six-stage race, starting in Beccles and concluding in Builth Wells, the Canyon//SRAM team will swap its regular team kit for the new Rapha Women’s 100 edition to “encourage women to participate in the global Rapha Women’s 100 event.”
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“The Rapha Women’s 100 is a celebration of women’s cycling and the community it creates around the world. A key part of this community are the women racing at the highest level; there's no better role models in the sport than the riders of CANYON//SRAM. They have, and continue to inspire so many women to ride the Rapha Women's 100 each year, on 14th September 2019, team-mates, friends, those new to the sport and racers alike, come together to ride 100km." @laraekazakos, our go-to-woman @rapha (aka Pro Team Executive)! . We’ll use this Rapha Women’s 100 kit at tomorrow’s @thewomenstour. Get inspired to ride together September 14! . #Womens100 #TakeTheLead . @thomas_maheux
The brand new 2019 Women’s 100 kit unveiled today takes its design cues from the logo that was first introduced back in 2013, with the same navy and coral colours as used in previous years.
In the range will be kit for racing and training, from the Souplesse Aero Jersey to the Core Jersey and Core Bibs, along with caps and socks in matching fade pattern. It’ll be available to buy from 15th June ready for that big ride on 14th September.
Not available to buy but being ridden by the Canyon//SRAM team are these very fetching Canyon Ultimate CF SLX WMN bikes.
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The special edition Canyon bikes that we will race at today’s @thewomenstour! . Based on the Rapha Women’s 100 design, keep your eyes peeled for these beauties on the roads of UK this week! The race has daily highlights on ITV4, Eurosport, SuperSport, Sky, FuboTV, FloSports. . "I love we use a special edition design as it is a home race for me so makes it even more special. The race is well-televised, has a healthy prize pot, is incredibly well organised and ran on it's own even and not alongside the men’s race. The crowds are always second to none! With the school children coming out makes it special and something you don’t see in other countries.” Alice Barnes @alice_barnes123 . #TakeTheLead #OVOWT #Womens100 #UCIWWT . @thomas_maheux
You can buy this team replica for £5,449. It’s the Ultimate WMC CF SLX Disc 9.0 Team with the same SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset and Mavic carbon wheels.
“The OVO Women's Tour sets the current gold standard of bike races in women's cycling. Built from scratch, it is one of the best organised stage events within professional racing. Media coverage is outstanding and the prize purse is also amongst the highest in the sport. Every day the roads are packed with spectators, the start and finish areas are filled with fans having close access to their heroes; it’s the perfect stage to do the Rapha Women’s 100 kit changeout and inspire hundreds of women to ride together,” explains Team Manager Ronny Lauke.
See the Rapha Women's 100 range www.rapha.cc/gb/en/stories/womens100
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.