CTT's potential gender imbalance exposed

Lynn Hamel, 7th, National 25-mile time trial championships

Can British time trialling accommodate a sudden influx of women newcomers, or will many of those who have signed up to the new South East Women's Time Trial Series end up without a ride due to a system of entry limitation that favours men?

Despite the discipline's governing body, Cycling Time Trials, passing a proposal in December to reserve 20 per cent of an oversubscribed field for women, SEWTTS organiser Rebecca Slack still foresees a problem if the 100 women signed up for her new 2014 series, that uses existing CTT events as its qualifiers, all enter the same event.

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