Impressive crowds gathered for the Women’s Tour – one of few events where women take the stage alone, and 25 broadcasters showed TV coverage of La Course.
This success has proved the public want to see women race bikes, and for 2015 there will even be an expansion of the Tour of California to 4 days of competition.
Here’s a look at 8 of the races you don’t want to miss. Rider start lists, course maps and TV coverage are still unreleased in most cases, but information will trickle in as the season gets underway. For now, these are the dates for your diary…