New organisation formed to represent women professional cyclists

The Cyclists’ Alliance surveys found that just under half of female pro riders get paid €5000 or less per year, with a significant number not getting paid at all

Elite women's road race at the 2017 World Championships

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

A new organisation has been formed to represent the interests of female professional cyclists after a recent survey revealed widespread concerns among women cyclists relating to contracts, wages and rider safety.

The Cyclists' Alliance was founded by Iris Slappendel, Gracie Elvin and Carmen Small, and says that it aims to "be a resource and a cohesive voice for professional cyclists in order to promote and protect athlete safety and enhance professionalism within the sport".

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