Women's cycling is on a role. In the space of a year we have seen the introduction of The Women's Tour, a 5 day stage race in the UK and La Course, a single stage race on the Champs Elysees. And even better than that? We were treated to women's cycling on TV throughout the summer.
The good news is that this developments do not seem set to slow down in 2015.
It has been announced that Vuelta a Espana will host a one-day women’s race similar to that of La Course in September next year. The women’s event will be held on the Paseo de la Castellana boulevard in central Madrid on the final day of the Spanish Tour.
In addition to this, it was announced earlier in the week that Tour de California will host a three day women’s race during the men’s race in May 2015.
While we are still a long way from equality within the sport, it would appear that efforts are being made to make the women’s racing calendar a more comprehensive one.
Many professional riders have argued for a women’s version of the Tour de France, but this still seems a long way off. In the meantime we will have to settle for the smaller steps being taken and hope that each step is in the right direction.
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