'Lack of judgement': Tour des Pyrénées organiser doubles down on women's peloton criticism

‘We run the risk that there will no longer be women’s races in France,’ says event organiser

Women's peloton at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
(Image credit: Getty)

The organiser of the CIC-Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées has again hit out at the competing riders, following the UCI’s decision to cancel the race on Sunday. 

The three-day event, won by FDJ-Suez’s Marta Cavalli, ran for just two stages before it was stopped amid safety concerns with parked and moving cars on the race course.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.