Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Women's Race on Tour de France
Tour de France 2014 will host a one-day women's race on the Champs-Elyseés that will be held on the final day of the race. This is the first time that this will happen since 1989 that women cyclists will race alongside men.
The "La Course by le Tour de France" will be held on July 27, 2014. It will be part of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) elite women's calendar.
Tour organiser Amaury Sports Organisation has beeing pressured to have a women's tour.
UCI president Brian Cookson told the media that he is "delighted to see this exciting development for women's cycling. Women's racing on the iconic Champs Elysees is a tremendous step forward."