The road season is back already and with it new teams, riders, sponsors and kits. Coverage of women’s cycling in mainstream media is still fairly limited, albeit improving slowly but fortunately many teams and riders make up for that in keeping us updated via Twitter, blogs, live online Q&A sessions and Facebook fan pages. To assist you finding riders and teams to follow over the course of the season I’ve collated social media contacts for both teams and riders of the 33 UCI registered women’s teams for the 2013 season. Just click the button below to find each team and within each team’s page links for the individual riders.

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Where riders have made their Twitter profile private I have omitted these from the list and Facebook links are only to “Fan pages” not personal Facebook profiles (everyone deserves some privacy!).

TEAMS 2013

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Rabo Liv Giant, the team that nearly never was. Following Rabobank’s shock announcement that they were withdrawing sponsorship from cycling the future of the...
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Boels Rentals has taken on the lead sponsorship of the team for 2013 and beyond. Securing investment all the way through to the next...
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Another year for Lotto Belisol Ladies and a theres an even mix of new and existing talent for 2013. New signings for 2013 include...
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Sengers returns for 2013 with another big squad. New signings include Veronika Kormos, Maaike Polspoel, Julia Soek, track starlet Gabriele Jankute and Evlyn Arys...
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After Honda moving their sponsorship with Rochelle Gilmore to her new team Finnish tourism has stepped up to make the quirkily named Italian team,...
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Swedish team, Cramo Go Green (formerly Alriksson Go Green) not only have a new sponsor for 2013 but virtually a new roster of riders...
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As a new Olympic cycle begins Exergy get a name tweak for 2013 to reflect their focus towards the next Olympics in 2016. 6...
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Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies wins the award for the longest team name but it’s unlikely to be the only award they get...
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A name change means MCipollini Giambenini (love how that name “dances” off the tongue) will be known as Cipollini Giordana Galassia for 2013. The...
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Vienne Futuroscope has a scaled down version of the 15 strong 2012 roster with 9 riders from last year being part of the 2013...
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Teams don’t come much more “Italian” than Fassa Bortolo all riders and management are Italian and a core group of 5 athletes return from...
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The Belgian talent factory continues to churn out promising talent, with a new wave of riders joining the team. However, in a departure from...
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As Argos-Shimano enter their second season they’ve added a mix of youth and experience to the team for 2013 with Kirsten Wild moving from...
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Following the departure of Giorgia Bronzini and the arrival Amber Neben the focus of the team for 2013 is likely to shift from winning...
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Other than getting a new, second named sponsor for 2013 changes to the squad have been relatively small with 3 new faces in the...
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Italian team, Michela Fanini – Rox have a 10 woman squad for 2013. Edwige Pitel returns to the team she left at the end...
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The Spanish team come into 2013 with a 12 strong roster for coming season including Anna Sanchis Chafer and 2013 Australian national championship road...
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The French team has a significantly trimmed squad for 2013 with just 8 registered for the season but others should follow in the coming...
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The Austrian “Speed Queens” have a squad very similar to 2012 with 3 new members for 2013 in the form of Daniela Gass, Julia...
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The Spanish outfit team remains largely similar to 2012 with a sprinkling of new riders including Emma Crum and Elena Utrobina. The full team can...
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Italian outfit Servetto Footon have a 10 strong roster for 2013. The full team can be found below but are rather sparse on the...
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Team Pratomagno have the most common team size for 2013 of 11 rider. Be sure to check out the Godarts who share a family...
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GSD Gestion – Kallisto have one of the smaller squad for 2013 with a roster of nine. The full team can be found below but...
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Russian team, Rusvelo have a 12 strong squad for 2013. As you’d expect the team has a strong Russian focus. The two highest profile...
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China Chongming – Giant Pro Cycling have by far the biggest roster with 16 riders for 2013 with about a third of the squad...
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Team TIBCO now in their 8th year have added strength to their team for 2013 and have one of the larger rosters with 12...
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Cycle Live Plus – Zannata, a new Belgian team for 2013. Australian Carla Ryan joins from the now defunct AA Drink-Leontien, and a Dutch...
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Whilst the departure of Emma Johansson to Orica-AIS was probably one of the bigger transfers of the close season it was far from the...
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Wiggle-Honda Pro-cycling, a new British registered UCI Professional team is owned and will be managed by Rochelle Gilmore. The team has a very anglospheric...
Georgia Williamns - BePink ready to race in 2013

Be-Pink have an 11 woman squad for the 2013 season. The team is still focussed on developing young talent with a few “old heads”...
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Specialized-Lululemon team have a 13 woman squad for the 2013 season. There have been a number of big departures from the team: Amber Neben...
Orica-AIS Team

Orica AIS have confirmed their 10 woman squad for the 2013 season. Emma Johansson steps in to fill the big shoes of team leader...
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There will be yet another Dutch team in the peloton for the 2013 season. Team Polaris, have registered a 10 strong team who are...

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