Opinion: Women’s cycling is let down by lack of TV coverage

The racing is exciting, but with bad broadcasting, the whole sport is let down

The women's peloton at the Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Adam Becket
Adam Becket

Senior news and feature writer at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. 

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It is a tale as old as time. A top-level women's bike race with issues relating to it being shown live on television is not a new story, but it is a depressingly common one. Hot on the heels of the non-televised women’s UCI Gravel World Championships came the Tour of Chongming Island, where there was confusion and a lack of clarity over the race’s live coverage, and then shortened coverage itself.

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