A Women's Paris-Roubaix: you cannot be serious

A Women's Paris-Roubaix: you cannot be serious

Hannah Troop 4 Apr 2018 It’s 2018, the week leading up to Paris-Roubaix, and still the Hell of the North is out of bounds for the female peloton Remember when you were a child and were told that you weren’t allowed to do something but your older sibling or friend could? I’m guessing it made you want to do it even more, right? A scenario of being told you can’t have, or it’s not possible, is regular dialogue the females who make up the Women’s WorldTour peloton have to endure. Like the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden, or in this case the cobblestones in the Hell of the North, it feels more than ever that a women’s race is within reach but at present still remains on the banned list. Speaking to Iris Slappendel, former pro-cyclist and founder of The Cyclists’ Alliance , Hannah Barnes, Canyon-SRAM rider, and ...

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