Equal Prize Money: Yay Cyclocross!
Thank you @gform for equaling up prize money for top 3 men and women at @providencecross this weekend. This is so important & awesome.
— Lea Davison (@leadavisonbikes) October 5, 2012
What she said. Equal prize money for men and women is important and awesome. The trend in cyclocross is running in this direction, at least at the top level races. Mountain bike racing has also traditionally supported women athletes well. Road racing, with its chronically underfunded teams and minimal prize money for women, could learn a thing or two from the dirt disciplines when it comes to gender equity. There is just so much to love about beer, barricades, and equal prize money. Keep it up, cyclocross!