Women's Tour de France will happen in 2022, says Lappartient

The UCI President can't say whether it will be called the 'Tour de France' but that a French stage race for women will happen in two year's time

Marianne Vos wins La Course 2019 (Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images)

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A women's Tour de France will take place in 2022, UCI President David Lappartient has said.

Whether it will share the 'Tour de France' name or exactly how it will look, is not yet known. What is certain, according to Lappartient, is that  French Grand Tour organiser ASO will launch a women's version of the stage race in 2022.

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