Longo Borghini laments pay gap after winning just £871 at Tour of Flanders

While Alexander Kristoff picked up €20,000 for winning the men's Tour of Flanders, women's winner Elisa Longo Borghini got just €1,213

5 April 2015
Tour des Flandres Women
1st : LONGO BORGHINI Elisa (ITA) Wiggle - Honda
2nd : D'HOORE Jolien (BEL) Wiggle - Honda
3rd : VAN DER BREGGEN Anna (NED) Rabo Liv
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Wiggle-Honda's Elisa Longo Borghini wants to see more done to raise women's cycling to the level of men's, starting with equal prize money.

She revealed that she took home just €1,213 (£871) for winning the Tour of Flanders, a fraction of the €20,000 (£14,365) claimed by men's winner Alexander Kristoff.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.