The Tour de France is a sprawling pandemonium of bike racing, product launches, and roadside parties. But the sport’s biggest event, the Tour itself, has largely left women riders out of the festivities. This year, they’ll participate for just two days, in a race called La Course, which runs ahead of the men’s race.
Why is there no Tour de France for women? Ask 12-time World Champion Marianne Vos, and she’ll laugh and say in her distinctive, Dutch-inflected English, “Well, that’s going to be a very long answer.” — Read the story A Chronicle of Persistance over at Bicycling.
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“It drives me nuts when companies don’t use imagery of their top female pros. They’re assuming that women are these feeble creatures. I don’t see Venus Williams and think, ‘I’m scared.’ I’m totally inspired by that!” said Davison, whose sponsor Specialized has a long-standing commitment to elite racing and supports three women at the World Cup level. — Step Aside, Boys.
I believe women athletes deserve more media coverage. I believe there should be more images of women athletes that celebrate them for what they do, rather than for how they look.
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