Women's Tour guaranteed same prize money as Tour of Britain for second year
Joe Robinson 14 Mar 2019 OVO Energy continues work towards parity in professional cycling as prize fund increases for 2019 The continued backing of UK-based energy supply company OVO Energy will see the Women's Tour match the prize funds of the men's Tour of Britain for a second consecutive season. The event sponsor announced today that it will match prize funds across the two marquee British stage races while also upping the prize pot to €97,880 for 2019 from €89,999 last year. This will continue OVO Energy's ambition to provide parity between the men's and women's races and hopefully encourage more women to ride bikes, as OVO's CEO of retail Adrian Letts said in a statement. 'This is our third year sponsoring the OVO Energy Women's Tour, helping to enable a free-to-view sporting event to be brought to fans across the UK. Last year we announced the top cyclists at ...
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