13 women will ride into Paris tomorrow but parity is their finish line

The women's Tour de France has a turbulent history but these women want to prove an equal race is possible. For sponsors, and support, we may be better off looking closer to home

Image: Charlie Forgham-Bailey (Skoda)

(Image credit: Charlie Forgham-Bailey)

A group of 13 women will embark upon the final stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, but unlike the men’s pro peloton, their target won’t be ticked off come the Champs-Élysées.

The ‘Donnons des Elles au Velo J-1’ team began riding the full route of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the men, in 2015.

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