Is someone finally listening to demands for a women's Tour de France?

Over 2,000 kilometres ridden - but news of a potential new women's race from ASO makes it all worth it...

Helen Bridgman is cycling the route of the Tour de France - 3,360 kilometres - as part of the 10 women 'InternationElles' team aiming to highlight the current lack of women's race.

So far, Tour de France organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have brought only La Course, which though providing a spectacle every year since its 2014 introduction, has never made it past two days. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.