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ellen van Dijk pioneers new Trek baby carrier
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It's been women's week on Cycling Weekly this week and so we should start by congratulating Ellen van Dijk on her pregnancy.

The fact that she's set to become just one of a growing list of mothers in the pro-peloton is a sign of how far the sport has progressed in recent years. When Lizzie Deignan had her daughter Orla in 2018 the fact she was coming back to race seemed unusual and remarkable.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.