Top women cyclists reveal how they would improve women's cycling

Maria David 26 Mar 2019 We look at the current state of women’s professional road racing, and hear from those at the sharp end of the fight to improve conditions When the winner crosses the finish line of the Tour of Flanders, he will pocket €20,000. A few hours earlier the winner of the women’s race will win just €1150. Apart from some of the big races in the UK, such as the Tour de Yorkshire and the Women’s Tour , the women’s prize fund is only a small fraction of the men’s in equivalent road races. Although the women’s racing calendar includes a number of Monument races like Flanders and Liege-Bastogne-Liege that mirror the men’s race, there are still a few key events that women do not have the opportunity to compete in – notably the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix . ASO, the organiser of both of those ...

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