'Women’s cycling is more exciting than men’s!' Le Col-Wahoo ready for Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

‘I’m sure it will all sink in when we’re on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday’: Le Col-Wahoo general manager Tom Varney

Le Col-Wahoo
(Image credit: Le-Col Wahoo)

On Sunday, two races will collide in Paris as the men’s Tour de France rolls into the French capital after a gruelling three weeks of racing. As that draws to a close, the excitement will continue as the first ever Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift gets underway. 

The eight-stage race has been a long time coming in women’s cycling, and Tom Varney, general manager of the only British team at the race, Le Col-Wahoo, says taking part still hasn’t quite sunk in for him. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.