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La Course by le Tour de France

La Course by le Tour de France Launched

When former World Time Trial champion Emma Pooley, Dutch cycling superstar Marianne Vos and four-time Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington launch their campaign last year for the return of a women’s Tour de France they clearly hit a nerve. The campaign saw rapid support and
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Women’s Tour de France Manifesto

The campaign to reintroduce a women’s Tour de France has intensified with the launch of a new website – letourentier.com – and the unveiling of an official manifesto which has been sent to both the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Amaury Sport Organisation, owners of the
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Women's Tour de France

Women’s Tour de France a Step Closer

When Cyclo reported on the campaign for a reintroduction a women’s Tour de France just eight days ago the signatures set against the online petition stood at an already impressive 13,000. Now that number has swelled to almost 70,000 and, it would seem, Amaury Sport Organisation
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Women's Tour de France

Reintroducing the Women’s Tour de France

The campaign to reintroduce a women’s Tour de France is going from strength to strength with some 69,801 signatures (updated July 23) already set against an online petition. The women’s Tour de France has had a checkered history; it began in 1984 (as the ‘Tour de
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Gilbert: King of the Road

Philippe Gilbert has been crowned World Road Race Champion in the Netherlands after a gruelling 267km that proved far too much for an exhausted Mark Cavendish (the defending champion) who dropped from the race on the third of ten laps that comprised final the 160km. Gilbert
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UCI Moves Towards Equality?

Big things – or at the very least small steps towards big things – could emerge from today’s Annual Congress of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Earlier this week their Management Committee unanimously approved plans to introduce measures that would heighten the
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Armistead Out of Road Race

A blow to GB’s chances ahead of this Saturday’s Women’s Road Race at the World Championships in the Netherlands with news that Lizzie Armistead has withdrawn due to illness. Armistead, who won GB’s first medal at the London Olympics, taking silver at a rain-soaked Road Race, was
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Martin Retains Time Trials Crown

Changeable weather conditions at the World Championship in the Netherlands, with heavy rain pre-race and intermediate showers throughout, made for tough cycling today at the Men’s Time Trials. The 45.7km course, including a wet and unforgiving cobbled opener and treacherous
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