Tales From The Women's Tour De France – Women's Edition Podcast

Marianne Martin with Team USA wait in the shade ahead of a stage at the 1984 women's Tour de France

Welcome to the Cyclingnews Podcast Women's Edition, brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville. In the latest episode we speak to Isabel Best, author of the ' Queens of Pain: Legends and Rebels of Cycling ', a book which chronicles the story of some of the pioneers of women's cycling. With the one-day race La Course by Le Tour de France held on July 19 in Pau, the first part of this episode focuses on Lyli Herse, Millie Robinson and the original women's Tour de France. Herse and Robinson had two very different upbringings, but their worlds collided when they met on the start line of the first-ever women's Tour de France in 1957. This incarnation of the event was not run by the organisers of the men's Tour de France and would last just a year. A new women's Tour would be created in 1984, and ...

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