A closer look reveals the inequity at Tour de France Femmes

A closer look reveals the inequity at Tour de France Femmes


Kathryn Bertine has been at the forefront of the push for change regarding inequity in professional cycling. She’s an advocate for equality, a documentary filmmaker of Half The Road, which explores corruption and sexism in sports, and author of STAND: A memoir on activism. She is also an activist who, along with Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley and Chrissie Wellington, started Le Tour Entier that called for a women’s Tour de France, with a successful petition that helped lead to La Course by Le Tour de France in 2014.

An ASO-run women’s Tour de France last took place from 1984-1989 with the first edition won by American Marianne Martin, while Italy’s Maria Canins won two editions in 1985-86, and France’s Jeannie Longo won in 1987-89. 



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