Aso Plan To Develop Women's Cycling, But Still No Tour De France

The 2019 La Course podium (l-r): Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb), Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) and Cecilie Ut

Organisers of the Tour de France , Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), have reportedly said that it is looking into a women's stage race that would be the equivalent of its marquee men's Grand Tour, but did not say it would be a women's Tour de France. According to an article published in Reuters on Friday following the one-day women's La Course by Le Tour de France , ASO also stated that it is setting up a special working group intended to help the development of women's cycling. "We are setting up a cell to develop women's cycling within ASO," an ASO official told Reuters . "We cannot have a women's Tour de France at the same moment as the men's Tour because it would be logistically impossible. The Tour has grown so much and is so big that having two races at the same time would not be feasible." Cyclingnews ...

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