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Hello, and Happy International Women’s Day!
This week at VeloNews, we’d like to turn your attention to the stories in women’s cycling — the races, the rider profiles, the calls for change, and the victories already won. Please follow along for these storylines and more as we focus on women in the sport.
A preview of what’s to come on VeloNews during International Women’s Week:
Guest columnist Matilda Price brings up a very good point — if mountain biking has equal TV coverage, pay, and courses, can’t road cycling have those things, too?
From the dirt, I catch up with ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox to discuss how she’s achieved her dream of racing and promoting women-focused projects. Then, we learn about the Dusty Bandita, the world’s first all-women’s gravel race.
We hear from a chorus of voices from within women’s racing — Alison Tetrick shares her past and present relationship with cycling via a love letter, Kate Courtney reflects on Lea Davison‘s friendship and career, and Audrey Cordon Ragot chimes in about the upcoming women’s Tour de France.
Women’s cycling is something to acknowledge — and normalize — every day. But, it’s also something to celebrate in a major way.
Happy International Women’s Day.
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- Commentary: Professional mountain biking made equality the benchmark – road cycling could learn a lot
- VN Archives: Gravel race therapy at Leadboat
- Kate Courtney reflects on Lea Davison’s years-long mentorship
- Kasia Niewiadoma on lack of U23 racing: ‘It’s crazy that an 18-year-old is racing riders with years of experience’
- Diving in the deep end: Rising Australian star Ruby Roseman-Gannon on racing in Europe
- Audrey Cordon-Ragot: A generation of young female riders can be inspired by Le Tour de France Femmes
- Chantal van den Broek-Blaak on women’s cycling growth: Female riders shouldn’t be treated like ‘little men’
- Maternity leave is changing the future of women’s cycling, but it’s still not open to all
- Alison Tetrick: A love letter to my bike
- Does being a WorldTour pro make you better at gravel? Not necessarily, says Emily Newsom