The publishers of womenscycling.net - who are regular contributors to Cyclingnews - have just released a 156-page annual that features many of the photos taken by CJ Farquharson throughout the year, as well as stories on women's racing over the past year.
Called 2006 in Review : WomensCycling.net, it includes race commentary and reflections from a number of the top professional women including, World Cup champion Nicole Cooke (Univega Pro Team) and world time trial champion, Kristin Armstrong (TEAm Lipton).
The other riders who give their unique insights into particular races are : Kate Bates (Nürnberger), Natalie Bates (AA Drink), Priska Doppmann (Univega Pro Team), Olivia Gollan (Nobili Rubinetterie), Gina Grain (Colavita Light), Helen Kelly (Elk Haus), Jenny Macpherson (Elk Haus), Peta Mullens (Australia), Amber Neben (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint), Tina Pic (Colavita Light), Emma Rickards (Univega Pro Team), Amanda Spratt (Australia), Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile) & Oenone Wood (Nürnberger).
The annual also provides a review of the season by incoming T-Mobile Team manager (and former Cyclingnews.com marketing rep) Kristy Scrymgeour, and a look at how women's racing has changed in a few short years by the new T-Mobile Team Directeur Sportif and former World Cup champion, Anna Wilson.
The manager of the Univega Pro Team, Thomas Campana, reflects upon winning the World Cup series for both individuals (Nicole Cooke) and Univega taking the team award too. The Commonwealth Games and the World Track Championships are covered in depth, as are the major events in North America which the European pros rode; the Canadian Tour of Montreal plus World Cup and "Philly" - the American race, the Commerce Bank Liberty Classic.
For further information and to order a copy (a discount is being offered for all online orders received by December 28, 2006), go to the WomensCycling.net and follow the links to the order page for your country.